Kewstoke start with victory
Kewstoke Under-12s started the new season with victory over Isle of Wedmore.
KEWSTOKE Under-12s kicked off their season at Hutton Moor against Isle of Wedmore.
Wedmore were soon under pressure and a chip from Genetius Teboh opened the scoring after five minutes. The visitors hit back, but all threats were dealt with by keeper Sam Carter, Denzel Nyamutora and George Creech.
Dan Williams managed to cross well from distance and new signing Liam Bailey played exceptionally well as sweeper.
Brandon Tulley and Avasi Lucas played well in the Kewstoke midfield, as did Ryan Pugh. Despite Kewstoke’s best efforts, they could not increase their lead.
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After the break, it wasn’t long before Joel Crinson, Charlie Sweeting and Jake Manville were pressing the Wedmore defence. A shot from Tolley doubled the lead for Kewstoke. A mistake by Carter resulted in a consolation goal for Wedmore.
Liam Bailey was awarded the Lloyd Cox Plumbing & Heating man of the match.
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Picture: Kewstoke Juniors U12s with a kind equipment donation from Lloyd Cox Plumbing & Heating
WORLE Under-14s got their season underway in Division 2 away to Hutton.
The game was evenly matched for the first 20 minutes until Hutton got the breakthrough and they doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time.
The second half much the same until Hutton increased their lead. Four more goals were conceded in the last 15 minutes as Hutton ran out 7-0 winners.
The Trowbridge Plumbing and Heating man of the match was shared between Tom Stephens and Aaron Lawrence. Special mention for referee Stephen Quinton.
WESTON Town Under-11s started the new season with a narrow defeat away to Worle.
In an open first-half, both teams played some good football creating plenty of chances. Weston’s defence was well marshalled by Max Sharp, ably assisted by Alex Silcox, Adam Maidment and David Grimes, giving good protection for Brooklyn Chamberlain in goal.
Dominic Marshall had Weston’s best chance when through on goal, but his shot was well saved. Worle then scored during injury time of the first-half with a well-taken goal.
The second half was much the same with Worle just shading possession. Joseph Murphy was excellent in midfield and Reece Large and Tyler Mogg worked well down the wings. Mogg was replaced by Nathan Pratt, whose pace Worle found difficult to deal with.
With Callum Manaton playing just behind Dominic Marshall, Weston put together some nice passing moves, one of which led to Mogg being brought down just outside the box.
The resulting free kick from Reece Large led to a shot that clipped the outside of the post. That proved to be the last action of the match as Worle held on for victory.
The man of the match award went to Joseph Murphy.
The Under-14s lost their opening match 3-1 to Cheddar Valley Dynamos.
The first-half started with early shots for both teams. Ashton Millett in defence, had a good game clearing a shot off the line and Connor Harris had a good game in goal.
The first chance of the second half went to Town, but Cheddar scored within five minutes. Weston responded well, with the Cheddar keeper having to make a couple of good saves.
Weston equalised with a goal from Jack Griggs, but Cheddar scored twice more, leaving Weston stunned. Well done to Connor Harris in goal and Ashton Millett in defence who both played well.
SAINTS Under-15s started brightly against Winscombe with good possession.
Against the run of play, Winscombe scored from a counter attack. However, Saints replied quickly with some great link-up play before Jake Wilcox hit the target from the edge of the box.
Saints began the second half by scoring straight away with a through ball which Khalil placed into the bottom corner. Saints’ defence of Antonio, Jacob Piggot, Jacob Coles and Jordan Andersson were rarely troubled, but were caught napping when Winscombe got an equaliser.
Winscombe kept keeper Connor Callaghan on his toes, but a lack of concentration gave Winscombe a penalty which was tucked away. Saints replied with Wilcox getting his second of the game.
In the dying minutes, it was all Saints with shots from Welling, Wilcox, Khalil and Hodge being saved. Eventually Saints got the winner with a through ball to Khalil, who rolled the ball into an open goal.
Specsavers man of the match was Jacob Piggot.
MILTON Nomads Under-12s opening league game of the season was away to Berrow, with the visitors winning 7-0.
The game started with Nomads dominating possession and the midfield of Lewis Milkins, Olly Cunningham, Cai Williams and Dean Chrisostomou battling hard to create chances for George Harris-Aucott and Jacob Flavell.
Nomads’ first goal came from Harris-Aucott following good work from Milkins and his second came after a wonderful piece of skill in the box.
Nomads made two substitutions and George Darch crossed for Milkins to score to give Nomads a 3-0 half-time lead.
After the break, Nomads continued to dominate and the defence of Charlie Woodards in goal and Lewis Barber, Tyler Pooley, Harry Little and George Fulcher holding firm and with Harry Spencer in midfield, gave Berrow few opportunities to score.
Nomads were rewarded for some excellent passing play throughout the game and added further goals from Darch (2), Williams and Harris-Aucott, who finished well to complete his hat-trick.
Man of the match was George Harris-Aucott.
The Under-10s A and B teams made a perfect start to the season, securing six points against an excellent Portishead Town Juniors side.
The first game saw Nomads pick up where they left off last season with flowing football. The miserly Nomads defence of Smith and man of the match Staddon, protected Tasker’s goal and provided good balls to the midfield of Santoro, Maskell and Salmon.
Up front, Almond and Pearce put the Portishead defence under pressure. By the middle of the second half, Nomads were two Salmon goals to the good, but Portishead rallied and scored a consolation goal.
The second game followed the same pattern as the first with both teams looking to start the season well.
With the game approaching half-time, last year’s top scorer Gauci pounced to put Nomads ahead. With Barrett looking a safe pair of hands in goal behind the excellent defensive pairing of Coughlan and Williams, Portishead had their work cut out.
In midfield, Haycock, Hallam and men of the match Hood and Jones, provided the ammunition for Gauci to secure a first hat-trick of the season. Hill continued the clean sheet for the B team with a confident performance.
With time running out, Coughlan arrived late in the box to score and secure a 4-0 win.
PRIORY Vikings Under-12s travelled to Axbridge Saxons for their first game of the season.
An explosive first-half saw goals by Ronnie Allen, Mitch Sandler and Ramel Smith in the first 10 minutes. An enthralling end-to-end period of play followed with further goals by Daniel Sturman and Allen.
Axbridge battled hard and only the fearless commitment of Priory’s keeper Kyle Godwin prevented several goals for Axbridge. Finally a goal from Axbridge’s Chris Routley via a free kick gave a chance for the second half.
Axbridge defended well after the break, but a strong Priory team effort including a further goal from Smith and two by Sandler proved too strong and sealed a well-earned 8-1 victory.
WESTON Crusaders Under-13s began the defence of their league title with a comprehensive 8-0 away victory over local rivals Kewstoke.
The midfield of Shipley, Redding, Thomas-Barker and Sontaro linked well with the forward strike force of Havard and Thomas. The back five of Rac, Buxton, Bonner and Denyer were well in control with Burgess in goal rarely in action.
Ten minutes in saw Crusaders score four goals in three minutes, with Thomas scoring a hat-trick and Havard netting one. Kewstoke had several chances to score, but Burgess in goal pulled off a couple of magnificent saves.
Changes at half-time saw Cox, Morteo, Filby and Ellis Barker into the affray and it wasn’t long before Crusaders increased their lead. With Kewstoke all at sea, Thomas netted his fourth and Crusaders fifth.
Thomas added another two goals to take his game tally to six and Ellis- Barker also got on the score sheet to complete the scoring.
The Under-12s started the new season against a strong Clevedon Youth team. With some new players in the squad, Crusaders went in at half-time 2-0 up and went on to win 6-2.
Goals came from Ty Jamieson, Tom Petch, Thomas Hyland, Bradley Patch, Matthew Ogbourne and Daniel Ferguson. Personalise Engraving man of the match went to Daniel Ferguson.
The club would like to thank Nick from Personalise Engraving for supplying and sponsoring the man of the match trophies.
YATTON Under-14s got their season off to a flying start with a great team performance against Berrow.
Joe Gentry and Declan Walters scored hat-tricks and Jamie Davies added another to give Yatton a 7-4 victory. All the boys played well and James Copeland had a great game in central defence.
WESTON Town Under-11s are looking for experienced players. For more information, contact manager Carl Manaton on 07427 619746.
BURNHAM United Under-9s proudly show off their new kit, kindly donated by Holley and Steer solicitors. The team would also like to thank Harrisons Financial Advisors for supplying their training tops.
In the picture are: Louie C, Mason, Rhys A, Nathan, Riley, Max, Louie B, Ollie, Harry, Rhys L, Jordan, Luke, Haydn, Dan, Joe, Dylan. Photo: Mike Lang.
KEWSTOKE Under-11s show off their kit supplied by new sponsor JRC Communications Ltd.
The management team said: “All of the players would like to give a big thank you to the new sponsor for the kit. We have made lots of changes in preparation for the new season, including a move to our new home ground at Hutton Moor.”
Despite the season being underway, Kewstoke are still looking to take on new players. “We still have places available for players and would welcome all boys and girls to join us at Hutton Moor on Mondays and Saturdays for training.”