North Somerset reach national finals

PUBLISHED: 14:45 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:45 21 October 2015

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North Somerset Football Development Under-15s reached the national finals after retaining the title they won last year.

North Somerset Football Development Under-15s travelled to the Swindon Futsal Arena to begin their defence of the title they won last season.

Drawn in a tough group containing Newport County, Reading, BCFC Bridgwater and Forest Green Rovers, the lads were all on top of their game and won four out of four, Newport 4-1, Reading 5-1, BCFC Bridgwater 4-2 and Forest Green 1-0.

In the semi-final they beat FC Wiltshire 4-2 after being 2-0 down with only three minutes of the 10 still to play to see them into a final against Oxford City.

The final was much more comfortable ending in a 3-0 win to send the holders to the national finals at Birmingham after Christmas.

The six games resulted in six wins with 21 goals scored and just six conceded. The scorers of the 21 were Jack Sell (9), Harry Warwick (6), Ciaran Murphy (4) and Will Dawes (2), but just as important to the team were the defensive performances from Tyler Holman and Zach Arney, also Kieran Noble in goal was on top of his game.

The Under-13 squads both had home fixtures. The A squad played at home against Arsenal Devon and went down 3-4. Max Pope, Kyle Nicholls and Sam Dewfall hitting the back of the net.

The One squad beat Newport County 3-2 with Bailey Kempster (2) and Alex Kemsley on the scoresheet.

The Under-14s hit the road to play Yeovil Town where they won comfortably 4-0, with all four goals scored by Ryan Jones.

The Under-16s travelled to Bristol Inner City for an early kick-off and ran out 4-3 winners with goals from Joe Collins (2), Lucas Vowles and Lucas Mortimer.

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