Nomads on course to retain their title

Worle junior soccer under 14 v Priory Vikings.

Worle junior soccer under 14 v Priory Vikings. - Credit: Archant

Milton Nomads Under-10s reached the Woodspring Cup final and a chance to retain their title.

MILTON Nomads Under-10s visited Clevedon United for their eagerly awaited Woodspring Cup semi-final.

Nomads quickly settled into their stride with neat work from Williams creating room for Salmon to put in a fine cross for Santoro to fire home within 20 seconds of the start.

Nomads continued to control the half with Gauci working hard on the wing and frequently feeding Maskell, who was a thorn in the side of Clevedon throughout the game.

Nomads almost doubled their lead at the end of the half when a Smith free kick was beaten out by the excellent Clevedon keeper.

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The second half found Clevedon pushing for an equaliser with the Nomads back line of Williams and Smith restricting Clevedon to just one shot on goal, which was neatly saved by Tasker.

As the half wore on, Nomads looked more likely to double their lead with the midfield of Jones, Haycock, Santoro and Salmon in control and man of the match Maskell causing problems up front.

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At full-time, Nomads celebrated a return to the cup final and a chance to retain their Woodspring Cup against the Isle of Wedmore.

WESTON Crusaders Under-13s produced a solid performance against Nailsea United and progressed into the semi-finals of the league cup.

Having a bare 11 players, Crusaders took the lead within two minutes as Havard beat two players and beat the goalkeeper. The back five of Bonner, Buxton, Denyer and Rac were steady, as was stand-in goalkeeper Redding.

Thomas-Barker, Morteo, Cox and Santoro controlled the midfield, with Havard and Thomas up front a real handful.

The second half began much like the first with Crusaders playing some attractive football. Crusaders increased their lead within five minutes of the restart as Cox rounded off a superb five-man move.

Every Crusaders player was contributing to the cause and only the home goalkeeper and stout defending kept the final score 2-0.

Weston Crusaders man of the match went to Jamie Havard.

KEWSTOKE Under-12s started the match in good form and went ahead from a good passage of passing play leading to a goal from Adam Corbishley.

Clevedon responded with a goal of their own to draw level, when a shot took a deflection to beat Charlie Robinson in goal.

Kewstoke came out in the second half with real purpose. Corbishley was first to pounce on a loose ball and fire the ball into the Clevedon goal putting Kewstoke 2-1 ahead. Once again Clevedon levelled, this time from a corner to tie the score at 2-2.

With solid performances from George Creech, Liam Bailey, Charlie Sweeting and Denzel Nyamtoure, Clevedon did not get another attack. Genetius Teboh, Avasi Lucas, Joel Crinson, Ryan Pugh and Dan Williams worked hard to keep the pressure on.

Williams scored to take the Kewstoke 3-2 up and Teboh made a solo run from midfield to chip the Clevedon keeper. The game was topped off with a great goal from Brandon Tolley, who scored from an acute angle to win the game 5-2.

Worle Autos man of the match went to both Teboh and Corbishley.

Kewstoke Under-12s pictured with tracksuit sponsor Lee Williams from Worle Autos.

The Under-16s dedicated their final home game to their long-standing sponsor Harlow Hygiene, with a resounding victory to take them to third in the league.

This was Kewstoke’s third consecutive game without conceding a goal and notched up 23 goals in the process, a club record.

WITH bragging rights at school at stake, this was always going to be a close competitive game.

Worle Under-14s opened the scoring against Priory Vikings with a 25 shot into the top corner from Aaron Lawrence. Lucas doubled their lead two minutes later with a free kick that took a deflection.

Vikings responded and Sam Walkley in the Worle goal pulled off a great save, but Vikings tapped in the rebound for 2-1. Vikings finished the half the stronger and further great saves from Sam and a goal line clearance by Mitch, prevented them taking the lead before the break.

Just after the break, Nathan Bradbury showed some great skill in the box, but his shot was saved by Ollie in the Vikings goal. Moments later, Coggy’s shot found Nathan at the back post and his strike made it 3-1.

Lucas’s corner then found Aaron to bag his brace and Tom Stephens clinched the match with a neat strike inside the box to make it 5-1.

Trowbridge Plumbing and Heating man of the match went to Aaron Lawrence.

HUTTON Under-9s drew 1-1 with Axbridge, a clash of the two unbeaten teams in the league, both sides having won all 10 previous matches.

In front of a large crowd, the game kicked of at a frantic pace with both keepers being forced to pull off outstanding saves. The Hutton team of Jack Buckingham, Jude Hankinson, Bailey Hughes, Scott Hammond-Lumber, Jacob Dwyer, Oliver Luscombe, Sid Sheppard Sugg and Tommy Carter were pushed to the limit.

The deadlock was broken midway through the first half when Scott set up Tommy to fire it into the top of the net. Jack in goal was excellent in closing down attacks, while Bailey and Jude were magnificent in defence.

After the break, Sid was unfortunate not to score in a goalmouth scramble and Oli put in some powerful shots. With two minutes to go, Hutton finally conceded under relentless pressure.

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