Portishead Juniors reach the Avon Youth League Cup semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 09:26 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 17 January 2018

Portishead Under-12s.

Portishead Under-12s.


Portishead Juniors Under-12s reached the semi-finals of the Avon Youth League Cup after a 4-1 success over Whitchurch Sports.

Portishead Juniors Under-12s continued their winning streak with a decisive win over Whitchurch Sports in the quarter-final of the Avon Youth League Cup.

The deadlock was broken after five minutes when Jenson Blackhouse converted a corner for Portishead. The lead for Portishead was doubled five minutes later when Sammy Foster threaded an excellent pass through to Alex Esposito, who dribbled past a couple of defenders and beat the Whitchurch keeper.

The game still felt in the balance as Whitchurch started to get more possession and look dangerous going forward, but a goal from Foster made it 3-0 to Portishead after 22 minutes.

To their credit, Whitchurch came out fighting in the second half and were the first to score after a free kick was saved, but not held by Portishead keeper Ethan Noble, and the loose ball was pounced on and put away by Whitchurch.

The Whitchurch team hit the woodwork twice and defended strongly in the second half, but the game was put beyond them when Foster scored a great goal to make it 4-1 to Portishead.

Portishead Juniors are due to meet Rockleaze Rangers in the semi-finals in January.

Portishead Juniors Under-14s suffered their first defeat in 1,140 days of competitive football spanning almost three years.

Their opponents Shire Colts dominated the first-half and went into the break three goals ahead.

To their credit, Juniors responded extremely well and were the better team in the second half.

The introduction of Sam Parsons helped their cause as they created five one-on-one opportunities against the visiting keeper, but could not convert any, which in the end proved costly.

Man of the match Daniel McCorquodale was excellent at the back, with Joseph Sands making several good saves. In midfield, Jacob Weekes stood out and combined well with Ethan Monks, who opened up the Colts defence on numerous occasions.

Near the end, both Harri Battista and Isaac Rylett went close but despite a second half clean sheet, Juniors could not find a breakthrough.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 12:23

Clevedon suffered an uncomfortable afternoon at Midsomer Norton after a disappointing display saw them lose.

Read more
Wed, 12:22

Gordano travelled to Matson and found the high-flying home side too strong.

Read more
Wed, 12:22

Nailsea & Backwell ran in nine tries in a comfortable victory against Hornets seconds.

Read more
Wed, 12:21

Yatton ran in 19 tries against a gallant Bristol Barbarians side before the referee called time after an hour’s play.

Read more
Wed, 12:21

Clevedon Town were narrowly knocked out of the FA Vase away at Falmouth Town.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Ashton & Backwell United came from behind to deservedly take all three points against Bishop Sutton.

Read more
Wed, 12:19

Portishead Town defeated Wincanton Town to pick up their first points of the season.

Read more
Wed, 12:19

Swiss Valley Rangers Girls’ teams took part in three matches over the weekend.

Read more
Tue, 17:49

Backwell Tennis Club held its club championship finals with 30 finals being played and more than 300 supporters attending.

Read more
Tue, 17:48

A ladies’ bowmaker held at Long Ashton Golf Club proved to be a great success with 96 golfers taking part.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications