Two victories for Weston Town

A BUSY seven days for Weston Town Under-11s saw victories over Wedmore and Swiss Valley.

A BUSY seven days for Weston Town Under-11s saw victories over Wedmore and Swiss Valley.

Weston visited Wedmore in a top v bottom league match and took command early with goals from Jo, Owen and Lewis before the break, giving Weston a strong foothold for the second half.

Even with some poor finishing, Town still able to score six more with Owen Griffiths getting a second, Josh and Ben scored a goal each and James Fewings netting two before goalkeeper Connor Harris snatched a goal in a rare appearance out field.

The final score was 9-0 to Weston Town, the Worle Century Club man of the match was Owen Griffiths.

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Weston then played host to Swiss Valley Rangers, winning 8-0.

A difficult pitch didn't help either team, but Swiss Valley came with an organised set-up, making it hard for Weston to break them down.

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Jo Rout and James Fewings broke the deadlock close to half time and it seemed to raise Weston's game and after the interval, another goal from James, two from Lewis Chappell and a well-deserved hat-trick for Jack Griggs sealed victory.

Solid defending from Will, Ashton, Jordan, and Taylor, meant Connor had little to do, but was brilliant when needed. The midfield of Jake, Oscar, Owen, josh and Ben worked tirelessly to feed the forwards and assist the defence to give Weston the victory they deserved.

Worle Century Club man of the match went to Jack Griggs.

HUTTON Under-11s played home against Nailsea Athletic and won 5-0.

Hutton worked hard and were winning the midfield battle with Billy Miller, Fraser Ham and Marios Michael, with Liam Campkin on the right and Butt on the left.

In defence, Joe Taylor, Lewis Mclean and Kyle Sampson stood firm and dealt with everything Nailsea had to throw at them and in goal was Charlie Walford, who was safe. Up front was Hayes and Sam Smith who combined well.

Hutton scored when Hayes' shot was parried away, but Campkin was on hand to score. Soon after, Hutton scored again when Hayes netted.

Hutton brought on Bradley Thomas and Morgan Bacon and both played well, with Thomas getting the man of the match award for a great performance. Bacon made an impact when his cross found Smith, but his shot went inches wide.

After the break, Hutton brought on Lewis Oakes and Rhys Davies and increased their lead when Bacon scored from just outside the box. Michael scored his first goal this season and when Hutton were awarded a penalty, Miller also netted his first of the season and finish the scoring.

The Grand Pier man of the match went to Bradley Thomas and Marios Michael. Many thanks to Jake Sheldon who refereed the game well.

The Under-16s were held to a 0-0 draw away to Clevedon at the Strode ground.

Despite having what must have been 80 per cent of the ball, Hutton were continually denied by a determined Clevedon defence and an inspired home custodian, who pulled off some incredible saves.

Simpson, Griffiths and Ash B were all denied on numerous occasions, while at the other end, Hutton's dominance was defined by their own defence quartet of Childs, Ricki, Bail and Brown who denied Clevedon any shots on Tremlett's goal.

Despite the scoreline, Hutton's performance was outstanding and Brown was awarded man of the match for a faultless performance.

After a long lay off due, Hutton Under-12s were glad to get back to league action for the first time this year.

Hutton soon got to grips of the game and pushed forward at every opportunity with wingers James Chudley and Josh Pratt getting in behind the defence and putting in good crosses for strikers Zak Westwood and Alfie Hardy.

Hutton broke the deadlock after 20 minutes when good work from midfielders Charlie Harris and James Difford fed Chudley. His pass to Josh Pratt was finished clinically.

The defence of George Thorne, Dan Cox, Stefan Thomson and Alex Kilpatrick all had good games and goalkeeper Oliver Edwards was in good form.

Just before half time, Hutton made it 2-0 when George played a good ball to Charlie Harris, who continued his scoring spree. A third nearly followed when Chudley delivered a free kick to the far post where Alfie's header was well held by the keeper.

The second half started brightly with James Difford making telling passes which gave Zak several chances. The third goal soon followed when a through ball from Difford found substitute Matthew Jones who netted.

Burnham scored a consolation goal when a shot deflected off the post into the path of their striker.

This was an excellent team performance by all the players keeping them at the top of Division 1.

Special mention for Stefan Thomson and for Dan Cox. Hutton would like to thank young referee Ben Adams who is a credit to the Woodspring Junior League.

The AGM Services man of the match went to George Thorne.

BANWELL Under-10s A faced a resilient Cheddar team who came to the Riverside with one thing in mind - to get a result, which they did.

Cheddar took the game to Banwell with some great passing football which meant Jack Partridge was called into action to make a number of fine saves. Max Bretherton was marked out of the game in attack and only had one chance, which the keeper made a great save to deny him

Luke Edwards was in great form in left midfield making some great runs and with the support of Charlie Camper and Billy Berry, they tried everything to breakdown the Cheddar defence.

The defence of Ben Tucker and James Hart held strong for most of the game and with the help of the Ryan Hastewell and Connor Burns, they restricted Cheddar to long range shots.

Cheddar eventually got the break they needed and took advantage with a well-taken goal to give them a 1-0 win.

The Cube @ Morse's man of the match went to Jack Partridge. Special mention to Ryan Hastewell and Luke Edwards.

Banwell B played Cheddar B hopping to turn the tables and give a good account of themselves. Banwell started well with Joel Wills and Harrison Giles working the wings to good effect. Steven Baker had a great game in midfield. Kaan Berk was quick to score a goal which was well set up by Giles.

Banwell found themselves having to defend their goal with Thomas Galliers and Ben Vernon being kept busy. Some great switch play allowed Berk to round the Cheddar defence and square the ball to Matthew Gilmore to double the lead.

Steven Baker then went on a great run before releasing Harrison Giles who made it 3-0. Cheddar were rewarded with a goal and, but for Ben Meakin in goal, the match would have been much closer

A goal kick was then intercepted by Harrison Giles, who lobbed the keeper with the goal of the game. Cheddar were rewarded for there continued efforts with a late goal to make the final score 4-2 to Banwell.

The Cube @ Morse's man of the match went to Kaan Berk.

CHEDDAR Under-9s B game against Clevedon promised to be a tough game.

The line-up was now back to its best with the return of Fintan Carroll in defence. The visitors started well, with Lewis Frost and Alistair Davies forced to clear a series of early attacks, but within five minutes Clevedon made a breakthrough to take the lead.

Undeterred, Cheddar responded with pace, leading to a corner from James King which sent the opposition's keeper scrabbling to make his first save of the game. Now on the offensive, the junior Cheesemen's on-form striker Joe Bracewell fired a powerful shot into the back of the net.

Cheddar midfielder Oliver Crandon then put together some passes to give William Britt and Bracewell more scoring opportunities, but they couldn't convert, whilst Clevedon managed to put two more past goalie Cameron McColm.

In the second half, familiar substitutions James Poyner and Tom Welchman took the field, but despite their best efforts and those of Frost, Clevedon extended their lead to a final tally of seven.

Cheddar B's man of the match: Joe Bracewell.

WESTON Crusaders Under-14s got back to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over local rivals Priory Rangers.

The opening 10 minutes saw both sides pushing forward and keeper Aaron Thomas made some good saves, whilst Billy Morrissey headed a goal bound shot clear.

The back line of Callum Wilson, Callum Climo, Jack Bridgman and Billy Morrissey worked well as a unit to snuff out the visitors attacking threat.

Crusaders began to control the match with the middle of the park dominated by Mike Dancer and Cyrus Molton, who were releasing wingers Joe Godfrey and Will Sneddon-Coombes.

The front pairing of Luke Loveridge and Kieren White worked hard to link up play and it was White who held the ball up well to play in Cyrus Molton to open the scoring against his former team.

The second goal soon came with Molton picking up a pass from Godfrey to hit a shot that the keeper failed to hold.

The second half got off to a flying start when Godfrey picked up a diagonal ball from Thomas to fire home goal number three. Priory upped their game and created a few opportunities that the home defence and second half keeper Luke Loveridge did well to keep out.

The fourth goal came when a cross from the right by Godfrey was headed in by Thomas to make the final score 4-0.

The Formula 1st man of the match award went to Cyrus Molton. Thanks to referee Joshua Nowlan who had a fine match.

In a closely fought contest at home to Cheddar Valley Dynamos, Crusaders Under-16s went down 4-2.

Cheddar arrived with a 100 per cent league record and were soon taking the game to Crusaders. Their attack put the Crusaders back four of Ryan Payne, Allan MacDonald, Shane Matty and Shaddai Tembo under pressure in the opening quarter of an hour and Jordan Tucker in the home goal had to pull off a couple of smart saves.

Crusader's midfield of Tom Bebb and Jordan Coombes gradually began to win the physical battle and create enough ball possession for Cameron Gray to trouble the visitors defence.

Crusaders fell behind when a corner was only half cleared and a shot from distance went in via the underside of the bar, giving Tucker no chance. This set back was compounded two minutes later when Cheddar doubled their lead.

Nathan Harrison and Curtis Godbeer began to test the resolute Cheddar defence down the flanks with Jake Fewings spearheading the attack. An excellent break from midfield saw Gray fire against the post before reducing the deficit just before half time.

The second half was equally hard fought and both keepers had to be alert and made a number of good saves. Encouraged by the introduction of the Joe Fiasella and James Leyshon, Crusaders continued to be thwarted by Cheddar's stout defending until Coombes equalised from close range.

Minutes later Crusaders almost took the lead when a corner was headed goalwards by Matty, only to be cleared off the line. This proved a turning point in the game as, with 10 minutes left, Cheddar regained the lead with a low shot. Crusaders pushed forward in search of an equaliser, only to be caught out by a goal in the final minutes.

Cameron Gray was awarded the Apple Central Taxis man of the match.

Crusaders Under-11s won 12-1 at Worle. The team of George Andrews, Macauley Priestley, Lewis Davidson, David Weaden, Oliver Coombes, Will Corderoy, Alex Francis, George Howard, Adam Elkins, Louis Harper, Nathanial Groom and Toby Herbert all made telling contributions.

Goalscorers were Herbert (4), Corderoy (3), Elkins, Groom, Harper, Andrews and an own goal.

Worle's goal came when Callum Abraham netted a well-struck penalty.

Man of the match was awarded to George Howard.

KEWSTOKE Under-9s A team got off to a steady start with Milton Nomads having few chances on goal due to a committed Kewstoke defence and the safe hands of goalie Sam Carter.

At half time the scoreline stood at 0-0, despite Kewstoke holding most of the possession.

The second half was much more promising as Kewstoke piled on the pressure. This was soon rewarded with a stunning goal from Jake Manville and it wasn't long before Kewstoke followed up with more one touch football from Daniel Dutton and a well worked goal from Genetious Teboh.

After a period of pressure from Nomads against Mitch Laughton, George Creech and Evan Brunsdon, the ball was forced out to Ryan Pugh and Mateo Turvey in midfield, who managed to find Teboh. He put Sam Ford clear to slot home a third for Kewstoke.

Man of the match was Genetious Teboh.

The Under-9s B team had a real battle on their hands in what turned out to be a thrilling match with both teams playing some superb football.

Tim Page, Thomas Perry and Charlie Sweeting were ever present at the back reducing Nomads to just a handful of shots.

The second half saw Milton take the lead, and from then on the game was played in Milton's half with Kewstoke's midfield of Ashley Hastewell, Ryan Hill and Andy Page Web Design man of the match

Joel Crinson providing an impassable wall.

Addy Bungay provided a great service to striker Ollie Babb, and between the two of them they could have scored a hatful, but Nomads hung on to win 1-0.

The Under-16s won 10-0 against Nailsea Utd after seven weeks of weather disruption.

Despite the lengthy lay-off, Kewstoke were rewarded with their best shooting stats of the season. Owain Hunt crossed for Troy Hannam to head the opener, before beating his man and scoring the second. Hunt also set-up the third for Toby Yeates and Hannam poached a Jake Sheldon shot for the fourth.

After the break, Hannam gave an assist for Sheldon. Another Hannam hat-trick involved both posts before tapping-in. Goals seven to nine were all set-up by Tom Newbury, with Sheldon benefiting first, before a brace from Alex White.

White completed hi hat-trick by converting a long-distance free-kick. The manager's man of the match was Owain Hunt, who elected Tom Newbury for the player's award.

The Under 14's progressed into the fourth round of the Somerset County Cup with a convincing 11-1 win over Winscombe.

Kewstoke started brightly and played some fine passing football throughout the game. James Hodgkinson opened the scoring after rounding the keeper following a fine through ball from Sam Gullick.

Ryan Hill soon made it two, with a Dan Cockle assist. Jake Groves then forced an own goal by the Winscombe full-back. Two further goals from Hodgkinson made it 5-0 at half time and completed his hat trick.

Kewstoke continued their fine performance in the second half with another six goals, two more for Hill, a fine solo effort from Luke Flannigan, another from Hodgkinson and two from Cockle.

The back four of Jordan Sole, Mike Deane, Tyler Marshman and Lawrence Mayer contributed well to the team's performance, along with keeper Luke Bryant. Ben Harris had a superb game in central midfield, earning him the A C Building Services man of the match award.

A special mention to Winscombe for their great sportsmanship and attitude, also to referee Tommy Major who was excellent thoughout.

PRIORY Pumas Under-9s continued their 100 per cent winning run in 2010 with a hard fought win against Berrow Boys.

Pumas' inspirational captain, Sam Parkinson opened up the scoring, quickly followed by a double from Ewan Griffith. Berrow hit back with a couple of goals late in the first half, but a third from Griffith ensured that Pumas went into half time 4-2 ahead.

The second half went Pumas' way with a further goal each for Parkinson and Griffith, and a late strike from Drew Hodges gave Pumas the three points to take them a step nearer to the top of the table.

Parky's men of the match were Sam Parkinson and Ewan Griffith.

IN A competitive and entertaining game, an under-strength Milton Nomads Under-9s A team lost 3-0 away to Kewstoke.

The home team put the Nomads goal under early pressure, but with an excellent defensive display from George Fulcher and Henry Worley, stand-in keeper, Harry Little had little to worry about.

Nomads looked dangerous on the break time, Brandon Smith and Matthew Ogborne were both unlucky not to find Connor Mcdowell waiting in the Kewstoke box.

At the start of the second half, Nomads upped the pressure through super sub Louis Merreywether. Kewstoke then took the lead, with a second goal come within minutes. Nomads did not give up and through captain William Fuller, they pressed forward and played some stylish football.

Kewstoke sealed victory with an excellent ball across the goal line which found the back of the net.

Man of the match went to Connor McDowell in his debut A team match.

The Under-9s B team produced their best display of the season and beat a strong Kewstoke side 1-0.

Kewstoke could not find a way past the determined defence of Adam Drake and Liam Byrne, with captain Harry Beer linking up well with Alex Smithers and Ben Insley.

The second half saw both keepers being tested and Chris Bedingfield made several outstanding saves for Nomads, whilst defender Hannah Capes mopped up everything else with confidence.

The breakthrough came when a partially cleared corner found Jack Rickwood just outside the box, who fired the ball home to win the game for Nomads.

Special mentions to Janson Wheatley and Charles Constable for excellent performances, with man of the match going to Liam Byrne.

AB COACHING are offering football fun days in the half term holiday at the Campus football fields in Worle.

Age range is between six and 13 years and there is a competition and prizes to be won. The days run between February 15-19 (9am-3pm) and cost �8 per day or �43 for the week.

For more information, contact Andy Brooks on 07800 630517 or call the Campus on 01934 427427 to register.

On February 18, a speed cage will be on site to measure the speed of your shooting (�3 extra).

AB Coaching is also offering football sessions for pre-school children at Locking Castle Church.

The 12-week courses start on February 24 or February 25, 9.30-10.10am for one-two-year-olds, 10.10-10.50am for two-year-olds and 10.50-11.30am for two-four-year-olds.

Contact Andy Brooks on 07800 630517 for more details.

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