Uphill Castle second best in 12-goal thriller

Tom Stephens.

Tom Stephens. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Castle Under-16s lost out in a 12-goal thriller against Burnbridge Wanderers.

FOURTH-placed Uphill Castle Under-16s entertained Burnbridge Wanderers and both sides played their part in a 12-goal thriller.

Burnbridge took the lead in the first minute as Uphill failed to deal with and attack down the right, but from a Nathan Sharpe corner, Lucas headed home the equaliser.

McKenna was adjudged to have given away a penalty as Burnbridge re-took the lead and the visitors increased their lead with another attack down the right. Chamberlain made it 2-3 after some great play from Bradbury, Starr and Stephens.

Chamberlain supplied Stephens for another equaliser, but just before the break more poor marking saw Burnbridge go 4-3 up.

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After the restart, Sharpe equalised again, but Uphill conceded three goals in seven minutes before Stephens showed some fantastic individual skill to score Uphill’s fifth, as Burnbridge ran out 7-4 winners.

Seymour Roofing man of the match went to Tom Stephens.

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MILTON Nomads Under-14 completed the perfect league season by winning their 14th game in a row at home to Priory Pumas.

Nomads started well when a great corner form Jacob Flavell was turned into their own net by Pumas. Pumas fought back to equalise, but Ryan Pugh added a first-half hat-trick and Sam Parkinson also bagged a goal as Nomads were 5-2 up at the break.

With the defence of Charlie Woodards in goal and George Harris-Aucott, Lewis Milkins and Jack Rickwood holding firm, this allowed the midfield of Dean Chrisostomou, Drew Hodges, Sam Parkinson, Avasi Lucas and Lewis Barber to create more chances for the Nomads attack led by Matthew Frost.

Ryan Pugh added his fourth and Dean Chrisostomou and Lewis Barber completing the scoring for Nomads, following a third goal for Pumas, making the final score 8-3 to Nomads.

Man of the match was Ryan Pugh.

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