Convincing wins for Swiss Valley

PUBLISHED: 16:19 17 November 2010



Copyright Archant Ltd

SWISS Valley Ranger’s Under-10 teams continued their mid season winning spells with convincing victories against Nailsea Athletic.

SWISS Valley Ranger’s Under-10 teams continued their winning spells with convincing victories against Nailsea Athletic.

In the A game, the Blues all-round teamwork showed how far they have come since the season started. A second hat-trick from the impressive Adam Major and a pair from Tom Hayden sealed a 5-0 win.

Ranger’s player of game was Cameron Morgan. Goalkeeper Kieran Bradbury also impressed with key saves.

Swiss Valley Whites dominated play in the B game, winning 9-1 after a slow start. With four goals, Rangers’ player of the game, Josh Loveridge, closed the gap to striking partner Josh Hewitt, who bagged two to take his season’s tally to 13. Matthew Candow, Sam Cocker and Oliver Ganfield also scored.

Nailsea striker Hannah Thornton received the cheer of the day from parents of both teams for a wonderful solo effort.

Nailsea made their goalies Joel Wilkins (A) and Jackson Salisbury (B) their players of the game.

The Under-11s defeated Clevedon United 3-2 in a close game between two evenly-matched teams

Clevedon took the lead with a powerful shot from Joe Ritchie, but Swiss Valley equalised with a well-taken Oscar Arnel goal.

The second half was equally tight with Clevedon again taking the lead when a shot from Billy Blackall evaded both defenders and goalkeeper. Swiss Valley clinched all three points with two goals from Jake Davis.

Man of the match for Swiss Valley Rangers was William Hawkins.

A great team performance from the Under-12s saw first half strikes from Will Cooper and Lewis Torrington (2), send the home team into the break with a 3-0 lead against Isle of Wedmore.

Rangers consolidated their lead in the second half, aided by some great defensive tackling from Will Hughes. Lewis netted again, completing his hat-trick and a magical second period saw man of the match Henry Arnold bag two goals of his own, completing a fine 6-0 win.

IN an evenly contested first half between Clevedon United Under-10s A and Portishead, it was the visitors who struck first from a set piece.

Clevedon soon levelled when great play from player of the match Liam Smallwood set up Kieran Smith to score.

In the second half, Portishead dominated and Clevedon’s only goal came through an own goal as the visitors went on to win 5-2.

In the B game, Clevedon were on top from the kick off and thoroughly deserved their victory against Portishead.

Clevedon led 2-1 at the break thanks to a long range effort from David Clarke and a goal from player of the match Lewis Smith.

After half-time, Clevedon continued to play well and extended their lead when Smith completed his hat-trick before a late reply from Portishead.

Clevedon United Panthers Under-11s scored their first goal of the season against Portishead, but still lost 4-1.

Great play by Sam Lewis and Harry John got the ball down Clevedon’s end and enabled Will Jones to score a great goal to make it 1-1 at the end of the first-half. Unfortunately, the second half saw Portishead score a further three goals, the last of which was the last kick of the game.

A CRACKER of a cup tie between Portishead Under-12s and Clevedon lived up to expectations.

After a bright start from the home side it was Clevedon who found their rhythm and started to settle. Despite good possession they could not break Portishead’s rearguard where Lewis Harvey and James Robinson were outstanding.

With the visitors firmly on the back foot, wingers Luke Osgood, backed up by David Warnes and Tyler Ashmead started to press. Deft touches from Oskar Todd and finally a fine telling pass from Eliot Parsons left the Clevedon keeper exposed as man of the match Osgood made no mistake.

The midfield worked hard to protect their backline as the home team held firm as Clevedon tried to find an equaliser.

The Under-14s travelled to top of the table and undefeated Weston Crusaders for their first league game in a month.

In a tough game, Juniors were back to their best after a indifferent start to the league. They dominated the first half and went into the break 2-0 up with goals from Probert and Sweeting.

Crusaders got back into the game with a penalty after the break and then drew level. Further goals came from Rich and Mason which gave them the three points.

There were great displays from everyone, but a mention must go to keeper Scott.

SUPERB goalkeeping by Owain Carter helped Nailsea Under-10s A keep a clean sheet in the first half of this tense game against Hutton.

But Nailsea could not contain a strong and well-organised Hutton side in the second half. A goal from Will Hodges following a great pass from Jordan Freear, gave the away supporters something to cheer. Man of the match for Nailsea was Carter.

A cracking header from Joel Cranton, following a Ben Tooth cross, was the highlight of Nailsea B’s hard work in this match.

Finlay Williams defended well and James Harris kept the pressure on with his skilful performance on the wing. Harrison Clothier was awarded man of the match.

YATTON Under-11s took the lead against Priory Rangers with a goal from George Frost and went on to win 9-1.

Priory increased Yatton’s lead with an own goal, but then saved a penalty. Finlay Martin scored for Yatton before Priory pulled one back. Keiran Hughes scored for Yatton to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Yatton dominated the second half with further goals from Lucas Mortimer (2), Ben Bushell and two from man of the match Frost to complete his hat-trick.

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