Defence on top for Rangers

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 April 2011

Easton Under-12s

Easton Under-12s

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WINS for both Swiss Valley Rangers Under-10 teams against Cheddar Valley owed much to the defensive performances of both teams.

WINS for both Swiss Valley Rangers Under-10 teams against Cheddar Valley owed much to the defensive performances of both teams.

In the A match, the Blues’ player of the game Callum Pauline opened the scoring with a lofted shot from near the touchline. The Dynamos’ quick counter attacks kept last man Ben Vaughton and goalie 
Adam Major busy throughout, each making telling stops.

Ranger’s lead was doubled after half-time when Cameron Morgan set up Dan Harris to slot home. Minutes later Tom Hayden made victory certain after finding the net. The defence kept Cheddar at bay until late on when they snatched a consolation goal to make the final score 3-1 to the Blues.

The Whites’ were ahead in the B game from their first attack as Josh Loveridge and Matthew Candow combined to open up the Dynamos’ defence and Oliver Ganfield scored from close in.

Goalie Josh Gwynn was quick off his line to clear with his feet, and a series of robust tackles from defender Ben Tidcombe earned him the player of the game award. Midway through the second half, the Whites’ finally got a second, through a fierce strike from Matthew Candow.

PORTISHEAD Under-12s will contest this season’s 
cup final after a convincing 5-0 victory away to Nailsea.

Lewis Harvey was in good form in midfield and 
Callum Jones put the visitors ahead with a clever header. Tyler Manning added a second following a penalty.

After the break, Nailsea tired and Portishead took full advantage when Luke Osgood fired in a crisp effort. Toby Hart’s dangerous crosses were a 
feature of a fine spell of pressure. Oskar Todd 
netted the fourth and Tyler Ashmead scored the fifth goal.

For the second time in two weeks, the top two Under-14 sides in the league faced each other in a crucial league encounter.

Portishead set out in a determined mood and produced a display that had not been surpassed this season. It would be wrong to single any individual for praise as the whole team combined together in an impressive performance.

Goals came from Brown (2), Sweeting, Buckley and Parson earning Juniors a most impressive and deserved 5-0 victory.

n Portishead Under-10s are inviting clubs to register for their annual tournament on May 14 starting at 11.30am.

Any clubs interested in registering should email Mark Williams at markw20@btconnect.com

DIVISION 3 league champions St George Under-14s played their final home game of the season at the main ground at Court Hay against Wedmore.

Rob Lange opened the scoring from the edge of the box for the only goal of the half.

After the break, Haydon Cole charged down a Wedmore clearance and ran through for a solo goal. Then from a corner, Jack Joseph volleyed home from a Dan Steven pass.

Ben Stitfall scored the fourth after substitute Ben Collins’s probing run, who then set up Joseph for his second and number six was Rob Lange’s second on the 90th minute.

NAILSEA Athletic Under-10s controlled this 
game against Wedmore from the offset and 
took the lead through a great strike by Danny 
Robbins.

Nailsea’s only lapse in concentration allowed 
Wedmore an equaliser via an own goal, but they quickly regained the lead through a direct free kick by captain Reece Pippen making the score 2-1 at half-time.

After the break, Nailsea put the game beyond doubt with another goal from Robbins before Taylor Edden sealed the 4-1 win with a superb solo effort. Player of the match was Danny Robbins.

NAILSEA Junior Football Club is looking for new 
players currently in school year 5 to create a new team.

If you are interested please call Emma on 07766 913 070 for more information.

CLEVEDON United Under-9s showed their intent from the kick off with Backwell’s keeper immediately busy with a great save which denied Nathan Turner the opener.

A chip from Will Jones put Clevedon ahead and man of the match Sam Lewis pushed forward in the second half and scraped the bar with a header before smashing home the second.

Against Priory Rangers, Clevedon went down 3-0 in an end-to-end game from the start.

There was a near miss from man of the match Joe Pass and great games from Ewan Linnett, Rhys 
Cunningham and Harry John.

Clevedon United Under-11s have not found the net easily this year and were again denied by post and crossbar.

A solid defence with top performances from Toby Petteford and Joe Turner kept the pressure on Priory. Oliver Wilson again supplied the cross that man of the match James Williams tucked away to give Clevedon the lead.

Jack Hetherington cleared a shot off the line in the last seconds of the game, only for the ball to fall to the feet of a Priory striker. It was a brave dive by Toby, now in goal, that kept Clevedon victorious on the day.

In a closely fought cup match, Clevedon United Under-10s B went a goal down against Burnham. Clevedon responded, but despite several chances the score remained the same at half-time.

After the break, Clevedon equalised through 
Oliver Keen. This was followed by two goals 
from player of the match Lewis Smith. Clevedon 
then withstood some late pressure from 
Burnham and booked their place in the 
semi-finals.

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