Lions in control
PUBLISHED: 12:42 12 September 2012
Clevedon United Lions Under-11s started the season well, with a 3-1 victory against Weston Crusaders.
IN the first game of the new season, Clevedon United Lions Under-11s started well when Jack Thorne volleyed home Will Davey’s cross to give them a half-time lead against Weston Crusaders.
Tom Downe scored five minutes into the second half to make it 2-0 on his debut. After good work from Danny Disley and Jenson Henley, Thorne smashed home his second to make the game safe.
Crusaders scored a great goal in the dying minutes, giving keeper Tyler Williams no chance.
United Colts Under-10s got their season off to a great start with a convincing display against Kewstoke.
First half goals from Ciaran Clarke, Jamie Pass, man of the match Tyler Munn and Rio Perry put United in a great position.
Kewstoke pulled a goal back shortly after the break, but Joe Newton and a second from Clarke sealed the win.
The Under-10 Eagles soared to a great win in their first game of the season. Louis Carr and Harry Twigger set things going and further goals from Josh Hall, man of the match Max Streeter and Reuben Mills confirmed the win.
There were also great performances from Jack Lovell, Alex Davies and a clean sheet from Wilf James
United Under-10 A team made a solid start to the season with a well-earned 2-2 draw with Weston Crusaders.
Ty Leaman scored the first goal with a cracking strike, but Crusaders took the lead with two goals. Clevedon equalised with a fine strike from Fin Nolan and the game ended with Rich Thomas hitting the bar.
There was good teamwork from the side, including Sam Dewfall, Roman Bessant, Ben Holt and Dan Nutting
The B team also put in a great team display against Crusaders. Max Pope opened the scoring after a fine cross from McCauley Matthews.
Crusaders replied with two good goals before Pope netted his second of the game. Crusaders ended United’s hopes with two more goals in the second half.
The six-man B team did well to hold on until midway through the second half and look forward to being at full strength next week.
There was good all-round teamwork including Jamie Van de Velde, Emily Nicholson, Alfie Hocking and Craig Woollard
Panthers Under-11s first game of the season did not reflect the play. Connor Thie made the save of the match in the first five minutes and Rhys Cunningham and Will Jones had shots on goal, with the one goal being scored by Joe Pass. Man of the match was Connor Thie.
Clevedon United Colts Under-9s first game of the season saw them away to Burnham United for a friendly.
Both teams started well, but Clevedon made the early breakthrough with a goal from Sam Carpenter before Burnham equalised. Carpenter scored again with Burnham levelling.
Clevedon’s third was a real team goal. Starting with a pass from keeper Douglas Linnitt, the ball was worked through Finlay Sutton, Kip Comrie and Thomas Walford up to Carpenter to complete his hat-trick. Walford’s good work was rewarded with a goal to make it 4-2 at half-time.
The second half was much tighter. Fine defence from Abi Howard and good passing from Tom Collins set up Carpenter for a fourth goal. Burnham pressed hard and scored again before the final whistle to make the score 5-3 to Clevedon.
DESPITE leading 2-1 at half-time, Nailsea Rangers Under-11s came out second best in a keenly-contested match against Wedmore Herons.
Two goals from Dylan Jewell-Deverson were not enough for Nailsea to defeat a well-organised Wedmore team, who raised their game during the second half to score three goals and seal the points in the opening game of the season.
Newly-promoted Nailsea Athletic Under-12s first game of the season was a baptism of fire.
Despite some valiant efforts from captain Henry Symonds, who was awarded Yorkie Man, they failed to get into the game and lost 11-0.
Portishead delivered a lesson on how to play football which Nailsea need to take on board in order to progress this season. Man of the match went to Ben Watts.
SWISS Valley Rangers Under-12s got their season off to a flying start, beating Kewstoke Athletic 10-0.
Quickest away was striker Lloyd Wotton with two of his hat-trick netted inside 15 minutes, and whose cross, turned in by Sam Cocker, made it 3-0 by the interval.
It was a whole team effort, with the back line dealing effectively with Kewstoke’s attacking forays, and debutant goalie Ben Tidcombe, Ranger’s player of the game, made a series of confident interceptions and saves.
Dan Harrison opened the second half scoring with a long-range effort. From then on, Rangers made all the play with Tom Hayden scoring twice and Josh Loveridge, Ryan Meacham and Folade Tinubu also netting.
PORTISHEAD Under-14s, last season’s league and cup double winners, made an impressive start to the new campaign with this emphatic 9-1 victory over Weston Crusaders.
Juniors were soon ahead, courtesy of a powerful header from Jamie Whitfield. Luke Osgood and Joe Hance quickly added further goals, both running on to passes from Fernando Monserrate.
With Alex Twiggs and Ashley Leathem commanding the midfield, the pressure paid off as Monseratte grabbed Portishead’s fourth from a Whitfield cross shortly before half-time.
After the break, Juniors wasted no time adding to their tally with two superb goals from Hance. Tyler Ashmead pounced to deservedly net Portishead’s next, before Monseratte volleyed home his second of the game. Oskar Todd rounded off the scoring, converting a cross from Whitfield.
Though Weston grabbed a consolation goal near the end, Juniors keeper Will Bennett was rarely troubled. Man of the match Sam Torrance was strong in a central midfield role, ahead of solid defenders Callum Jones, David Warnes, James McCall and James Robinson.
Portishead Town Youth Under-13s have been sponsored this season by Tony Hay of Kirby Vacuum Cleaners.
Pictured are manager Mark Shears, assistant coach Steve Head alongside sponsor Tony Hay and the players in their new kit - Rob Farquhar, Joel Lomax, Sam Bartlett, Ben Cureton, Brandon Shears, Jamie-Scott Green, Declan Hay, Emon Islam, Tom Oliver, Andrew Head, Harry Davies, Henry Colston and Alex O’Keeffe.
YATTON Under-13s travelled to Wedmore for their first game of the season and came away with a 3-2 win.
The visitors finally broke through Wedmore’s defence after 25 minutes when Sam Starr found the back of the net.
The second half proved just as competitive and saw Wedmore hit the target twice before Starr struck home to bring the game level. A well-struck shot from Angus Mason looked to be covered by Wedmore’s keeper, but Yatton’s man of the match, Starr, managed to get his head to the ball and claimed his hat-trick to give Yatton all three points.
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