Kewstoke slip to narrow defeat against Clevedon

Kewstoke Ath U12's V Clevedon Utd Juniors.

Kewstoke Ath U12's V Clevedon Utd Juniors. - Credit: Archant

Kewstoke Athletic Under-12s slipped to a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Clevedon.

KEWSTOKE Athletic Under-12s had another difficult fixture, at home game against Clevedon.

Tim Page and Jake Dunn worked hard in the middle, supported well by Jack Howard. Clevedon took the lead and Howard was unlucky with a superb shot from distance which hit the crossbar.

The second half was equally as thrilling, Kewstoke found themselves with more of the ball thanks to some great wing work from both Ryan Hill and Adam Bungay, with Bungay tormenting the Clevedon defence throughout.

Tom Perry and Joe Morrish put in some well-timed challenges at the back, with Howard again providing excellent cover.

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Despite their best efforts, Athletic could not find an equaliser and it finished 1-0 to Clevedon. Man of the match, voted by the players went to Tim Page.

WESTON Crusaders Under-13s travelled to Clevedon with 12 players and dominated the match from start to the finish.

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Crusaders came out the blocks with all guns blazing as the midfield of Thomas-Barker, Havard, Cox, Santoro and Morteo controlled the game. Thomas and Camper up front were well supplied as the home custodian kept Crusaders at bay.

The back four of Chadwick, Redding, Rac and goalkeeper Denyer were rarely troubled. Thomas eventually opened the scoring to make it 1-0 Crusaders at half-time. After the break, spurned opportunities and great goalkeeping kept them out. Bonner came on in a midfield role as Crusaders kept rotating their positions. Fifteen minutes in Denyer made it 2-0 after a slick move and further goals from Havard and Thomas sealed a comfortable win.

Crusaders man of the match went to Will Redding.

The Under-12s took the lead against Burnham when Patch was fouled in the penalty area and Thomas Hyland converted the spot kick. Soon after, Tom Petch scored after an interception.

The goals kept coming as Patch scored in the top corner and Brandon Smith netted to make it 4-0 at the break.

Going into the second half, Smith doubled his tally making the score 5-0 after a goalmouth scramble. Nathan Lammiman scored his first goal of the season taking the second penalty of the game after Oggie was fouled in the box.

A minute before the final whistle blew, Burnham scored a consolation goal making the score 6-1. A battling performance from Clark, Reece, Sam, Fergie and Thomas at the back, the midfield Ty, Sonny and Walsh were solid as ever, maintaining their 100 per cent record and top of the table status.

Man of the match went to Bradley Patch.

The Under-11s travelled to Chew Valley having drawn against them at home last week.

Starting up the slope, Lewis was put through to slam home an early first goal and during a scratchy first-half, Ethan steered home a second. Chew Valley pulled one back with an excellent strike that the otherwise faultless Harry in goal could do nothing about.

The second half saw Crusaders dominate, with Charlie deservedly scoring and Lewis netting his second from the best move of the match. Ethan was put through to score his second late on as Crusaders finished 5-1 winners.

Special mention gores to Tom, CJ, Blondie and Jack who all defended strongly, and Snedds and Archie for good work in the middle of the park. Man of the match, sponsored by Shaun Hicks Lollies went to Lewis.

FIFTH-placed Worle Under-14s took on third-placed Portishead at the Queensway,

Portishead struck first to go into a 2-0 lead. Lucas was felled in the box and Callum’s penalty was brilliantly saved by their keeper. Lucas pulled one back, but just before the half ended, Worle conceded a third.

Hugh was on hand in the second half to make it 3-2 as he nudged the ball over the line before Portishead made it 4-2. Worle kept pressing and even though Sam made some great saves he could do nothing to stop five further goals from Portishead.

Trowbridge Plumbing & Heating man of the match was Nathan Collier.

WESTON Under-11s recorded a comfortable 3-0 win against Axbridge.

After a scrappy start, Weston took control and went ahead through an excellent goal by the impressive Large. Mogg, Large and Marshall combined well, with the Axbridge keeper denying Marshall from scoring.

After the break, Marshall’s shot was saved and the lively Pratt tucked away the rebound. Weston continued to probe and Maidment once again proved a handful with some maurading runs forward

Weston were unlucky not to score again when Large’s cross saw Mogg unable to find the net. Weston effectively killed the game off when Large netted the third goal. Chamberlain made a couple of good saves, but Weston ran out deserved winners. Man of the match went to Large

The Under-15s booked their place in the cup semi-finals with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Clevedon United Juniors.

The match was played on Worles 3G Astro with the perfect playing conditions helping towards a good passing game.

A good move down the left saw Dan Berry send in a great cross that was met perfectly by Sam Fletcher, but his effort flashed inches wide.

The second half saw Weston start sluggishly and they were soon one down when a ball through the middle allowed Clevedon’s striker to run and score unopposed. Weston’s Thomas Goodey stole the ball back high up the pitch and rifled in a cross-shot that could only be parried by the keeper into the path of Berry and he made no mistake from six yards.

Bradley Cattle-Middleton let fly from 20 yards, but his goalbound effort was superbly saved by the Clevedon keeper. Berry was then unlucky to see a free kick hit the bar.

The winning goal however, arrived a few minutes later after a great run from Jake Marshman left him one-on-one with the keeper. Although his first effort was saved, Marshman reacted quickly to tuck away the rebound.

A special mention goes to Alfie Hardy who had an excellent game at centre half, but the Cove Restaurant man of the match award went to Matt Attwater.

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