Town hit eight in their first outing

Weston Town win 8-2 against Hutton in their first league match of the season.

WESTON Town Under-13s started their league season with an 8-2 win over Hutton.

Jo Rout fired home from distance to give Weston an early lead, which was doubled when Josh Baker capitalised on defensive confusion after a corner.

Hutton halved the deficit when a big deflection beat keeper Connor Harris. With the hard work of midfield trio Baker, Chappel and Rout, along with the tireless running from Griffiths and Mclean on the wings, centre forward James Fewings scored twice to give Town a deserved 4-1 lead at the break.

After the break, Oscar Portlock netted the fifth before Hutton replied with their second. Weston finished the game with goals from James Fewings, Jack Griggs and Lewis Mclean.

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Weston’s man of the match went to Ben Griffiths.

The Under-14s produced a superb performance to beat Burnham Athletic 6-2.

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The game started with Weston attacking and there was some excellent link up play between Jake Marshman, Sam Fletcher and Dan Berry. Burnham took the lead against the run of play with a deflected shot.

Weston equalised when Josh Adams was fouled in the area and Jack Hockey converted the penalty.

The second half saw Weston take the lead straight from the kick-off through Dan Berry. A mistake at the back led to a Burnham equaliser from the penalty spot. This did not deter Weston and they quickly restored their lead when Berry netted his second.

Soon after, a similar ball saw Berry extend their lead and he went on to score two more to wrap up an emphatic victory and secure himself the parents’ player of the match trophy.

The Under-15s got their season off to a great start with an emphatic 10-0 win over Gordano Valley Giants.

Weston attacked from the start with Danny Foan opening the scoring and adding a second shortly after with a great free kick. They added two more before the break with Dan Berry scoring and Foan completing his hat-trick.

The second half saw Weston take control. New signings Jake Grimes and Sam Meikle impressed with Jake scoring two and Sam getting a well-earned goal.

The back four of Jamie Harris, Josh Manaton, Callum White and other new signing Sam Holbrook were excellent, protecting keeper Ryan Higgs.

More goals followed with Foan adding another, White scoring with a long range effort and Berry wrapped things up.

Man of the match went to Callum White.

BANWELL Under-15s started the season with a convincing 4-1 win over Axbridge.

Banwell started well with new signing Ross Buller opening the scoring after 10 minutes, but Axbridge equalised with a deflected header.

In the second half, Banwell’s midfield of Harry Walsh, Aron Staples, Mike Reames, Ben Clatworthy and captain Joe Brett took control and Jake Thomas scored a deserved goal.

Soon after, Brett burst through to make it 3-1. The defence of Sam Bond, Joe Lawrence, Ollie Habgood, Mitchell Collins played well, with Ethan Johnson bossing the Axbridge attack.

Clatworthy finished the match by scoring Banwell’s fourth goal. Keeper Jordan Sotiris handled well and man of the match was Jake Thomas

After a well-respected minutes silence, for Axbridge assistant, Alan Brock, who tragically passed away last week, Banwell Under-12s game against Axbridge was played with passion by both teams.

Sam White went close after a good run only for the keeper to make a good save. Banwell kept pressing with some fine work from Ryan Hastewell and Joe Honey in midfield but couldn’t break down a resilient Saxons side. Jack Partridge came off the bench and gave Banwell the lead just before half-time with a great strike.

After the break, Kaan Berk hit the crossbar. The defence of Edwards, Burns, Jenkins, and Vernon all had a solid game and coped well.

Partridge scored his second with a bit of magic again from outside the box. Saxons were given a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty with 10 minutes to go, but fired wide.

Supporters’ man of the match went to Jack Partridge, with the manager’s man of the match going to Ryan Hastewell.

KEWSTOKE Under-14s started the new season with a fine 7-1 victory over Portishead Town Youth.

Kewstoke began to take control of the midfield with Sean McCarthy and Connor Harding tackling well. The first goal came when Charlie Haskayne set up Ryan Eardley.

Eardley got his second after a through ball from William O’Hagan. Minutes later, Harding’s shot was parried by the keeper and Ben Fondu was on hand to net the rebound. Just before half time, Eardley completed his hat-trick.

In the second half, a reorganised Portishead side got a goal back following a corner. Harding immediately replied following a long throw from O’Hagan and Eardley added a sixth and finally Haskayne netted the final goal after good work by Thomas Edwards and Eardley.

Man of the match was awarded to Ryan Flynn.

The Under-12s took the lead against Portishead when a cross from Sam Chatwood was converted by James Jones. The visitors hit back, but were denied three times by keeper Josh Harrison. Good play from Stevie Baker and Chatwood saw Jones score his second.

After the break, Portishead took advantage of Kewstoke substitutions and equalised with two quick goals.

Superb midfield play from Mitch Chadwick, Jay Nevison and Jack Anelay, saw Baker’s cross find the head of Chatwood who netted. Tyler Midgely and Adam Rogerson defended well and just before the final whistle, Chatwood converted a penalty when he was brought down, making the score 4-2 to Kewstoke.

Man of the match was Mitchell Chadwick.

The Under 11s began their season with a 6-2 victory over Priory.

Priory took the lead, but Kewstoke responded with two quick goals, the first following good work by Adam Bungay and the second a terrific strike by Szymon Swierczyna.

As the game wore on, Athletic increasingly worked the channels with Joe Morrish, Ashley Hastewell and man of the match Ryan Hill working well. Priory were always dangerous in attack and Evan Brunsden, Tim Page and Carrick Flint worked hard to restrict their chances.

Daniel Layden showed excellent handling in goal with a couple of good saves. The game closed with Matthew Frost sealing his hat-trick after Sam Ford unselfishly squared the ball.

CRUSADERS Under-12s opened their league campaign with a fine 5-3 away win at Portishead.

Crusaders came out the blocks the quickest and built up a 5-0 lead by half-time. Goals by Thomas (2), Morteo (2) and Havard were the result of some fine all-round team football.

Crusaders’ midfield of Ellis-Barker, Morteo, Shipway and Santoro worked tirelessly and over-ran Portishead on many occasions. The back four of Bonner, Cox, Rac and Buxton snuffed out any threat from the Portishead attacks, with Filby in goal almost a bystander. Havard and Thomas up front were a constant threat with their pace and power.

Crusaders introduced Williams, Burgess and Denyer at the start of the second half and Portishead managed to score three times. However, Crusaders re-grouped and only a fine second half display by the Portishead goalkeeper kept Crusaders out.

Crusaders man of the match was debutant Elliot Shipway and Piers Rac.

BURNHAM United Under-14s (treble winners last season) are looking for new players for the coming season, including a new goalkeeper.

Training is on Friday evenings. Please contact Ollie on 07795 150096 for further information.

PRIORY Vikings Under-13s are looking for players old and new for the coming season.

Training is held every Wednesday (6pm) at Worle Rec in Station Road. For more details visit or call Jeff on 07973 120845.

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