Undefeated Banwell clinch championship title
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Banwell Under-13s defeated Portishead to clinch the league title.
Banwell Under-13s won their first league title as a team with a thrilling display of attacking football at Portishead.
Winning their 13th league game in a row, they secured the league title with a game to spare.
A hat-trick from dynamic winger Jack Starling, two goals from hard-working striker Dylan Lyons, and goals from star midfielders Tyler Pitts and captain Thomas Davis secured the three points, but it was another total team performance from the away side that was the most thrilling aspect of the win.
All credit for the 7-1 win and the title, must go to managers Ashley White and Tom Hall, who have moulded these players into a team that plays fine attacking football.
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Several good chances were missed, a shot was cleared off the line and a late missed penalty meant the game went to extra time.
The teams remained deadlocked with more chances going begging, meaning penalties were needed to decide the outcome. Harry was once again was one of the heroes of the shoot-out, saving two for a 4-2 win, with Reece, Snedds, Ben and Ethan all scoring and ensuring they are through to both cup finals this season.
Man of the match, sponsored by Wayne Coombes Decorating, went to Thomas Underhay.
The Under-14s visited a battling Clevedon and recorded a 2-0 victory.
Despite a lot of possession and chances, efforts went begging with Reece, Snedds, Michael and Charlie all going close. Charlie was brought down in the box and Snedds converted the spot kick to take a slender lead.
Joel, Blondie and Jake all caused problems in wide areas and Ethan started to control the middle. Tom and Callum led the defence making it hard for Clevedon to create much, although Harry was forced into a fine save from long-range.
Jake squared it to Aidan to make the final score 2-0 and extend their unbeaten run. Man of the match went to Charlie Palmer.