Nail-biting finish for Swiss Valley parents

PUBLISHED: 14:37 10 November 2010

JUNIOR SOCCER :  Hutton Juniors U14's  V  Clevedon Utd(red)

JUNIOR SOCCER : Hutton Juniors U14's V Clevedon Utd(red)


SWISS Valley Under-10s parents had a nail-biting wait for the final whistle and a third win this season over league high-flyers Kewstoke.

SWISS Valley Under-10s parents had a nail-biting wait for the final whistle and a third win this season over league high-flyers Kewstoke.

A moment of magic from two goal ace Josh Hewitt and a lovely volleyed winner from player of the game, Sam Cocker, lit up a close contest in which both teams led for spells. Kewstoke’s counter attacks were met by timely tackles from Ben Tidcombe and second goal scorer, Matthew Candow, while match captain Jack Major, helped Ranger’s offensive play throughout.

A hard game saw a battling Swiss Valley Under-12s go down 7-1 at top of the table St George Easton-in-Gordano.

Some fine tackling by Harry Lacey coupled with a solid goalkeeping performance by Aiden Colston, kept Valley in touch throughout. Rangers stuck to their guns and kept their shape well, going into next week’s home tie to Wedmore.

WITH Portishead Under-12s and Cheddar, both unbeaten at the top of the table, this looked on paper to be the match of the day.

Cheddar took an early lead, but within minutes Portishead threw off the shackles to produce a sublime display of controlled football. When Luke Osgood fired in the equaliser the signs looked ominous. Portishead’s five-man midfield ran their hosts ragged with Alex Twiggs, Osgood and Hugo Miles feeding Tyler Ashmead and David Warnes on the flanks. A quick double strike from Ashmead gave the visitors a comfortable margin at the break.

In the second half, Portishead oozed confidence and further goals came from Callum Jones, Oskar Todd and a brace from Eliot Parsons. Elliott Kay, James McCall and Toby Hart kept the door firmly shut at the back, by which time man of the match Twiggs had helped himself to a double of his own to make the score 9-1.

YATTON Under-11s came out with passion and fired ahead against Weston Crusaders with two goals from Lucas Mortimer.

After the break, Crusaders pulled a goal back before Yatton’s Mortimer struck twice, further goals were scored by Lucas Finnegan and man of the match Mortimer.

The Yatton team of Chandler Kowolski, Hugh Croucher-Jones, Benjamin Drury, Sam Forster, Matthew Roberts, Sol Prewitt-Martin, Ben Bushell, Adam Milward, Sam Starr, Keiran Hughes, Lucas Finnegan, George Frost and Lucas Mortimer all played great football and gained a well deserved 6-1 win.

NAILSEA United Under-14s were put under early pressure by Swiss Valley Rangers on a brisk autumnal morning.

However, as the game progressed, Nailsea’s greater experience at this level shone through, and their flowing football was rewarded with goals from Dan Smith (3), Will Meakin (3), Nathan Shipway and Adam Marsden (pen).

Nailsea Under-10s A beat Worle 5-0 in the cup, with only one goal scored by Nat Pinkney separating the teams at half-time.

However, Nailsea took control in the second half and were soon in command of the game. Pinkney struck again followed by goals for Jordan Freear (2) and man of the match Lewis Adams-Hoon.

The whole team were congratulated by coach Martyn Hodges and now go through to the next round.

Even on form, Nailsea B keeper George Williams could not keep them in the cup. Both teams fought hard in a close game, but it is Nomads who now progress to the next round and Nailsea wish them the best of luck.

Connor Hammond was awarded man of the match award.

Nailsea Athletic Under-12s and Isle of Wedmore both contributed to a well-fought contest.

Wedmore scored early, firing Nailsea into life with strong performances from Tom Griffin at the back and Rhys Winston and Liam Eyles in midfield. The pressure resulted in a penalty which was coolly despatched by captain Nathan Sharpe.

Nailsea went straight back on the attack in the second half with several threatening runs from striker Oliver Cattermole, resulting in the winning goal for man of the match, Matthias Aquilana.

With Oliver Bagnall providing solid defence, Nailsea never looked like conceding and finished worthy winners.

ST GEORGE Easton-in-Gordano Under-12s gave a fantastic display without top scorer Cosway, goalkeeper Dixey and Joe Crutchley.

Easton came out determined to win the game and Swiss Valley were pinned in their half for most of the game.

Easton won 7-1 and had five goals disallowed. This was a great team effort, especially from George Ramada and man of the match four-goal Jack Aldom.

IN a thrilling match, Clevedon United Under-11s held Swiss Valley to a goal-less first-half.

In the second half however, United found their form with goals from Billy Blackall, Cain Myford-Gibson and Dan Hearn, which would not have happened had it not been for Ollie Wilson running the midfield and Myford-Gibson’s determination and tackling which won him the man of the match award.

Swiss Valley came back towards the end and scored and were unlucky to have a goal disallowed for offside.

Clevedon United Panthers Under-9s put in a huge effort against Nailsea Athletic, but were unable to break through their defence.

Joe Pass in midfield together with Ewan Linnet and Tyler Dimond made it a great game to watch. Unfortunately, although teamwork and enthusiasm were high, Nailsea Athletic were just too strong, running out 10-0 winners.

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