Weston Town shock the league leaders
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Weston Town Under-11s defeated league leaders Priory Pumas in a shock result.
WESTON Town Under-11s produced the shock of the season with a fantastic victory over league leaders Priory Pumas.
A closely-contested first-half saw Priory have more possession, but Weston worked tirelessly with Manaton outstanding in defence. A quickly taken goal kick by Chamberlain was collected brilliantly by Marshall and his effort was saved by the Worle keeper.
Marshall was unlucky when put through by Large to see his effort saved. Priory hit back with a couple of excellent counter attacks, but were denied by the excellent Chamberlain in goal.
Weston took a deserved lead when Manaton produced a wonderful free kick that deceived the keeper midway through the first half.
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The second half saw Priory pushing hard for an equaliser, but Murphy and Sharp were superb in midfield. As Priory chased the game it become more open and Mogg, Pratt and Large all had good chances to kill the game off.
Maidment, Silcox and Swires, along with Manaton were superb in defence allowing Priory very few chances as Weston ran out winners and inflicted Priory’s only defeat so far this season.
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WESTON Crusaders Under-11s beat a well-organised Long Ashton side 4-2.
After 10 minutes, the team started to get their game together with Joel, Archie, Snedds and Charlie looking dangerous down the flanks, and some tenacious tackling from CJ, Blondie and Tom.
Ethan curled in a freekick and then scored a second with a cool finish after being put through by Joel. The away side pulled one back as the Crusaders defence was caught napping.
The second half saw Ethan round off a fine hat-trick when the keeper flapped at a cross leaving an easy finish. Bradley was unlucky to see a header come off the woodwork, and then Lewis turned in a cross after some good work from Ben.
Long Ashton never gave up and scored right at the end to make it 4-2. Man of the match went to Tom.
The Under 11s looked to extend their unbeaten run, but found themselves up against high-flying Nailsea United, who quickly went two goals up with some slick passing and good finishing.
Ben, Snedds and Ethan all had good chances but some lacklustre finishing and a string of excellent saves from Harry ensured it stayed 2-0 at the break.
Archie added some life to the front line in the second half and Lewis saw a shot go close. Harry was kept busy until the end and some more determined defending from Tom and Charlie in particular, helped keep it respectable, until Nailsea struck a good third from longrange. Man of the match went to Harry Palmer.
AT a crucial and well-contested Under-13 league match between Axbridge Saxons and Winscombe, Ben Meakin, the Winscombe keeper, scored an amazing goal from a drop ball kick from his own box.
Both sides were stunned when the ball bounced then through defence and Axbridge keeper and into the goal. The match finished 2-1 in favour of Winscombe.
BURNHAM Under-15s continued their fine form by beating Weston Town 6-0 and in the process went top of the first division with four games to go.
Burnham produced a hard-working performance throughout, with the midfield and forward line closing down Weston at every opportunity. United went 1-0 up via the potent finishing of Rosser and the second came shortly afterwards via Fouracres. Jefferies finished the first-half strongly by scoring two further goals.
Playing against the wind in the second half made fluent football difficult, but Burnham scored two further goals with Jefferies completing his hat-trick and Hughes scoring a good free kick.
Barrington and Sons Solicitors man of the match was Ryan Jefferies.
The Under-15s booked their place in this year’s cup final with a 3-1 victory over Cheddar Dynamos after extra time with the three goals from the Charlies - White, Hughes and Harding.
Burnham went one down against the run of play, but were back on level terms with a goal from White. Although Burnham had a number of half chances with Costello and Kidner composed with the ball throughout, the scores finished level and went into extra time.
Fine strikes from Harding and a late goal from captain Hughes confirmed victory, who played the whole match with 11 players and can now look forward to the final on May 12.
Barrington & Sons Solicitors man of the match was Charlie White.
MILTON Nomads Under-10s moved to the top of the Woodspring Junior League, with 10 wins from 10 matches between April 9-20.
These included two wins over Crusaders, Clevedon United and Priory Vikings, as well as four wins over Long Ashton, scoring 27 and conceding just two goals in the process.
In the tiring final push at the end of a long season, Nomads have displayed slick passing football, resulting in goals for Maskell, Jones, Gauci, Haycock, Pearce, Almond, Tyres and Salmon as well as the Staddon brothers.
Like all of the best teams, success is built on a solid defence and with Smith, Williams, Coughlan and Hood keeping a sharp watch at the back, Nomads superb goalkeeping team of Tasker, Barrett and Hill have restricted the goals to just 13 conceded in 34 games.
The Under-12s final league game of the season was away to Isle of Wedmore. The game started with Nomads getting an early breakthrough when Cai Williams scored.
Nomads conceded an equaliser only for George Darch to restore Nomads’ lead, before Wedmore equalised again.
In the second half, Nomads’ midfield of Lewis Milkins, Olly Cunningham, Williams and Dean Chrisostomou battled hard to create chances for George Harris-Aucott, Darch and Jacob Flavell.
With the defence of Charlie Woodards in goal and Tyler Pooley, Harry Little, Jack Rickwood and George Fulcher keeping a strong grip on the Wedmore attacks, Nomads went in search of a winner.
Chrisostomou and Darch both went close, but 10 minutes from time, a long throw from Rickwood was flicked into the air and Flavell was on hand to head home as Nomads ran out 3-2 winner.
Trilec Comms Services man of the match was George Harris-Aucott.
KEWSTOKE Under-12s came into this game against Swiss Valley Rangers in high spirits after their victory at Milton Nomads.
The Kewstoke back line of Liam Bailey, Charlie Sweeting, George Creech and Denzel Nymatora dealt with the constant attacks, and gave good protection to Charlie Robinson in goal.
The Kewstoke midfield of Avasi Lucas, Ryan Pugh, Dan Williams, Joel Crinson and Jake Manville all played well and created good chances to the front line of Brandon Tolley, Adam Corbishley and Genetious Teboh.
Kewstoke opened the scoring midway through the half when Tolley headed home. Teboh grabbed a second a few minutes later to make it 2-0 at the break.
Swiss Valley increased the pressure in the second half, and produced some good saves from Robinson. The play turned after a break from Kewstoke when good work by Corbishley allowed Tolley to score his second of the match.
Swiss Valley were unlucky not to pull one back late in the game when they hit by bar, but Kewstoke held out to win 3-0.