Portishead Town juniors held to a draw

PUBLISHED: 17:48 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:48 16 October 2018

Priority Football at Nailsea.

Priority Football at Nailsea.


Portishead Town Juniors Under-15s picked up a point away at current league champions Longwell Green.

Portishead Town Juniors Under-15s travelled to current league champions Longwell Green and were unlucky not to bring home all three points.

The visitors took advantage of a wind-assisted first half taking a well-deserved lead through Jack Nattress following a good pass from Max Andrews. Juniors doubled their lead as Ethan Monks scored from the edge of the box.

Further chances went begging with the hosts’ keeper excellent throughout making what would prove to be some crucial saves.

The second half started badly for Town as within a minute Longwell scored. Juniors were under immense pressure with Jacob Weekes, Jack Booker, Louie Dun and Andrews superb at the back.

On the break Town went close through Sam Parsons, Tyrese Bracey and man of the match Harri Battista, but they couldn’t secure a vital third goal.

With two minutes remaining, Longwell broke through and got an equaliser. The final moment of the game saw Joseph Sands make a point blank save to secure a point. Juniors outplayed Longwell and showed the good progress they have made so far this season and remain unbeaten in the league.

Clevedon Lions Under-9s maintained their unbeaten record in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Hutton Wolves.

Hutton nearly took the lead, but Harvey Bird made an excellent save. At the other end, Clevedon went close so the score remained goalless at half time.

The second half almost copied the first with the Lions creating chances, while Murray and Gomm thwarted any Wolves attacks.

Top scorer Jacob Lawton finally found the net in the dying minutes to secure a 1-0 win.

The Lions man of the match, sponsored by Four by Four Creative Services was Josh Hollier.

The Under-9 Tigers gave their best performance of the season in beating Hutton Rebels 5-0.

The Tigers took the game to Hutton and were creating chances with crosses Bobby Samson Snook and Taylor Riggs.

Tigers took the lead after 10 minutes through Tom Casey, soon doubled when Neo scored the second. Neo netted his second just before the break to make it 3-0.

Keeper Jake and defenders Jack G and Lucas allowed the Tigers to build further attacks and substitute Archie set up Casey to net the fourth.

Another dazzling run by Archie linked up with Casey, who squared for Neo to score his first hat-trick and secure a 5-0 victory.

Four by Four Creative Services man of the match was Neo.

Priority Football is bringing their popular football camps back to Nailsea School this October half-term for children aged five to 12.

During the summer holiday more than 250 children attended the camps and time they will run between October 29-31.

Priority Football was founded by Nailsea resident Rob Prior in 2016 and now delivers technical football sessions to more than 300 children in North Somerset every week, but it is the holiday camps which Rob is particularly proud of.

“To see so many local children all in one place, having fun playing football, is an amazing feeling,” said Rob, who is also an Academy coach at Bristol Rovers. “Nailsea has such a fantastic selection of football coaches and the all-weather sports facilities at Nailsea School are the perfect venue for holiday camps.”

Each day is divided in to three age groups full of fun and challenging games, plus there is a chance to lift the coveted Priority Football World Cup. Every child who takes part leaves with a medal and certificate to remember the experience.

Parents should visit www.priorityfootball.co.uk/holidaycamps to book their child’s place or email rob@priorityfootball.co.uk with any queries.

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