Kewstoke teams crowned champions

KEWSTOKE Under-14s were crowned Division 2 champions after other results went in their favour.

KEWSTOKE Under-14s were crowned Division 2 champions after other results went in their favour.

They are champions for the second year running following their Division 3 title last season, losing just one game in two seasons.

With the help of coaches Jason Littlewood and Andy Sprague, the team has gone from strength to strength.

Squad: Ethan Aylott, Josh Burton, Craig Cragg, Jacob D’Arcy, Lewis Gaylard, Josh Kay, Tom Kenyon, Matt Knight, Blake Littlewood, Adley Phillips, James Pounsbury, Matt Saunders, Macauley Smith, Jake Sprague, Rhys Spurling, Jack Wadley and Jack West.

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The team would like to thank all their supporters and sponsors Burnham Plastering and Dry Lining and Ridgway Pine.

Kewstoke Under-11s keeper Josh Harrison made three early fine saves against Weston Town as they went on to win 3-1 and be crowned Division 2 champions.

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Kewstoke took the lead when Sam Chatwood sent Jack Anelay through, but was upended by the Weston keeper. Chatwood netted to give Kewstoke a 1-0 lead at the break.

The second half started with a sustained attack from Weston, only to be met by the defence of Tyler Midgely, Adam Rogerson and Mitchell Chadwick. More dominant play from Chatwood, Anelay and Cam Steer saw Anelay double the lead.

Weston immediately retaliated with a fine goal which caught Josh Harrison off his line. With minutes to go good work from Harrison, Chatwood, Holyday, Baker, Jones and Steer ended with Joel Wills netting.

AN EXCELLENT all-round team display saw Weston Town Under-13s win 7-0 away at Backwell.

Town’s crisp passing game was too much for the home side and it was not long before Sam Fletcher opened the scoring. Backwell had few chances thanks to good defensive displays from Jordan Hodge, Kieran Knapp, Harry Trego and Bradley Cousins.

Town went into the break with a deserved 2-0 lead when the influential Jamie Ramplin fired home.

The second half saw constant Town pressure and more good play allowed Josh Adams in to score. Town then went on to hit the woodwork four times, before Ben Sampson was rewarded with a goal.

Thomas Goodey then scored from close in and Joe Rout netted from outside the box. Fletcher grabbed his second late on to complete the scoring and the Weston Super Frames man of the match was awarded to Josh Adams.

The Under-14s had a convincing 6-0 win against Gordano. Weston opened the scoring with captain Dan Foan powering a shot in from a tight angle. A second was added after Sammy Baker set up Ryan Higgs to finish well.

Gordano continued to battle but the defence of Josh Manaton, Keiran La Touche, Jamie Harris and Mitchell Young held firm.

The second half saw Weston step up a level, Sammy Baker and Jacob Phillpotts took control of midfield allowing the forwards to play freely. Dan Vowles produced some great finishes to complete a second half hat-trick before the scoring was wrapped up with Foan curling in a superb 35 yard free kick.

Keeper Jordan Paton was excellent throughout, producing a couple of fine saves, but man of the match went to Sammy Baker.

WINSCOMBE Under-11s managed to extend their unbeaten run to five games with a battling draw against high-flying Long Ashton.

Winscombe started brightly, with Billy Berry laying the ball off for Theo Thornton-Matthews to run on to, but his effort was blocked. Soon after, Jack Drake, Matthew Gilmore and Toby Chambers all had chances.

At the back, Will Shergold and Ben Lee were on good form as the teams went in level at half-time.

In the second half, Toby Willcock came on to bolster the Winscombe defence that had to soak up some early pressure. Winscombe had chances through Berry, Gilmore and Piers Langford.

In the dying seconds Ben Lee forced a good save from the Long Ashton keeper but the game finished scoreless. Man of the match was Jai Nevison.

Winscombe Under-11s took the lead early on when Billy Berry raced on to a George Fairchild pass and coolly lobbed the ball over the keeper from the edge of the area. Matthew Gilmore and Theo Thornton-Matthews linked up well, but after a scramble in the Winscombe penalty, Priory equalised from short range.

A nice move led to Winscombe’s second goal when a Piers Langford throw found Toby Chambers whose overhead kick to Berry was flicked on to George Fairchild who restored Winscombe’s lead before half-time.

Winscombe’s all-round passing improved resulting in Jai Nevison finding Chambers who shot just wide. Jack Drake found some great space on the flanks and was a real menace. When Priory did manage to attack the Winscombe defence of Will Shergold, Philip Skinnarland, Toby Willcock and man of the match Theo Thornton-Matthews gave keeper Ben Meakin superb protection.

The good play was rewarded when Nevison found Langford in space and beat the helpless Pumas keeper for the third Winscombe goal. Will Shergold saw his goalbound effort blocked on the line and Chambers had a shot saved as Winscombe ran out 3-1 winners.

WESTON Crusaders Under-11s continued their good run of form by overwhelming rivals Milton Nomads.

Crusaders dominated from the start and opened the scoring when Thomas headed in from close range. Crusaders increased their lead when Ellis-Smith latched onto a loose ball and scored.

Havard, Denyer and Thomas up front were causing chaos, while the midfield of Ellis-Smith, Cox, Morteo, Thomas-Barker, Jones supplying the attacks with Tilsly, Bonner, Redding and Rac solid at the back.

The second half started much as the first, with Crusaders increasing the lead when Thomas-Barker scored with a 35 yard free kick. Both Crusaders goalkeepers, Filby and Burgess were untroubled as Nomads had few attempts at goal. Crusaders man of the match was Piers Rac.

Crusaders Under-11s started this game with all guns blazing against Clevedon Town and scored after two minutes and more goals came at regular intervals during the first-half. Morteo, Thomas-Barker, Denyer (2) and Cox giving Crusaders a 5-0 lead.

The second half was more of the same, but Clevedon pulled a goal back after a mix up in the Crusaders defence. Crusaders duly went straight back up the other end from the resulting kick-off to score, Thomas netting to make it 6-1.

The whole squad of Denyer, Havard, Thomas, Rac, Tilsly, Cox, Morteo, Thomas-Barker, Williams, Buxton, Bonner, Jones, Redding, Ellis-Smith, Burgess and Filby gave another outstanding team performance. Crusaders man of the match was Will Redding.

BANWELL Under-14s completed a winning double over local rivals Priory Vikings with a 2-0 victory.

With Banwell’s midfield dominating from the start, captain Joe Brett opened the scoring after good work from Ollie Habgood. Midfield players Mitchell Collins and Ben Clatworthy linked well with forwards Jake Thomas and Aron Staples and Banwell were unlucky not to increase their lead before half-time

In the second half with Banwell pushing forward, Thomas hit the post before volleying home Banwell’s second goal.

The defence was well marshalled by Ethan Johnson with Kallum Gavin, Joe Lawrence doing well and Sam Bond having his best game of the season. Keeper Jordan Sotiris made a great save towards the end.

Banwell’s man of the match was Sam Bond.

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