Priory Rangers win seven on the trot

PUBLISHED: 09:01 04 February 2011

Jnr Soccer Prioryv Banwell U15s.

Jnr Soccer Prioryv Banwell U15s.


PRIORY Rangers Under-16s recorded their seventh win in a row, but were made to work hard by a battling St George.

PRIORY Rangers Under-16s recorded their seventh win in a row, but were made to work hard by a battling St George.

Midfield dominance from Ross Goldstone, Joe Reames, Ben Macaulay and Kyle Smith was the platform in creating many first half chances for Priory as they bombarded the St George goal, only to be denied by some good goalkeeping.

Priory eventually broke them down when a good through ball from Joe Cox set up Jack Hodrien, who coolly slotted home under pressure.

Priory replaced Cox with Marcus Dudd, who carried on where he had left off with some good attacking play.

The second half saw St George change their formation and were more attacking. The Priory defence of Ross Wood, Chris Bridges, John Hunt and Ashley Smith were backed up superbly by man of the match Callum Neate in the Priory goal.

Priory continued their attacking dominance and brought on Declan Whittle to help the attack with 20 minutes to play. Priory then scored a second goal when Macaulay pounced on a loose ball in the area to wrap things up and ensure they gained three more points in their pursuit of the leaders.

Priory Under-18s continued their great form with a 3-1 win against top of the table Highridge.

The first goal of the game came from Dan Thomas after he took the ball round the keeper to score from a through ball. After a scramble in the box, Alex Macaulay managed to control the ball and smash it into the top corner from close range.

Shortly after, Highridge scored to close the gap and looked like they could equalise, but Priory’s outstanding defence kept the opposition at bay.

Nearing the end of the game, Dan Hancock’s excellent free kick from a tight angle sailed into the top corner. Each player played an outstanding game to continue the team’s winning streak. Man of the match was goalkeeper Martin Williams.

BANWELL Under-15s produced a great second half fight back after a poor start that saw Priory Rangers lead 3-2 at the break.

Banwell started slowly and found the sticky pitch a burden to their normal passing game. Rangers took the lead within the first few minutes with an own goal. Banwell pushed forward and were rewarded with a brace from Harry Hornigold.

Rangers again dictated the midfield play and scored two set piece goals.

The outstanding Connor Davidson was joined in defence by Andy Izzard, Lewis Brake, Dan Butler, and Ben Stevens. Keeper Jack Andrews had a very good game as did wingers Jordan Townsend and Issac Boulton.

The second half saw Banwell turn the screw on the home side. Hornigold was a constant threat and was rewarded with a penalty. Joe Gomm linked up well with Dale Waite to set Hornigold up again before Waite finished off a great solo run.

The midfield of Mbali Hanyana and George Harris added bite to their performances, which released the wingers. Dan Cockle found himself in some great positions to score, but it was Hornigold who had the final say with an outstanding final goal. Banwell Royal Mail man of the match was awarded to Connor Davidson in a game well refereed by Joe Newbury.

KEWSTOKE Athletic Under-14s travelled to Burnham and put on a spirited display.

The well-organised back four of James Biggs, Kieran Smith, Kaylem Rowlands and Harry Walsh, along with keeper James Adams, left the home side with few chances in the first half and deservedly took the lead from a corner form Walsh, which was smashed into the roof of the net by Smith. Burnham equalised just before half-time.

After the restart and against the run of play, Burnham went 3-1 ahead. With heads held high, the midfield of Theo Payan, Ollie Norville, Marc Frost and Tommy Lloyd battled well and applied pressure, resulting in chances for Josh Donoghue and Corey Kellaway to score.

A pass by Kieran Malone enabled Kellaway to cross into the box for new signing Charlie Gibbons to score on his debut.

A great team display and though it ended 3-2 the coaches would like to thank all the boys for their continued efforts on the pitch.

UK Installations man of the match: Kieran Smith, improved performance: Kieran Malone and star of the week: Corey Kellaway.

WORLE Under-12s travelled to fourth-placed Backwell Wanderers and lost 2-1.

The visitors were soon 1-0 down, good work on the left and a well-placed shot saw Backwell take the lead. Worle responded soon after when Lucas Elliman scored from 25 yards out.

The remainder of the half was even with Worle defending well to prevent a further goal going in. JT had a great run down the right, but there was no support.

Three substitutions were made at half-time and straight from the kick-off Worle conceded again. The game remained even and Lucas had three or four chances from long range that were just wide.

Mention for Lucas, JT and Alex who put in a good shift. There were great defensive performances from Ben and Josh Makin, but the parents voted Josh Makin man of the match.

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