Rangers almost too comfortable in new gear

PUBLISHED: 14:26 09 November 2011

Swiss Valley Rangers Under-11s.

Swiss Valley Rangers Under-11s.


Swiss Valley Rangers Under-11s recover from 2-0 down to win 8-2 against Burnham United.

STILL dreaming about their new winter training kit, the entire Swiss Valley Rangers Under-11 team woke up five minutes into the game against Burnham to find they had conceded two goals.

After that, Rangers took control, scoring three before half-time to take the lead and adding five after the interval to record a comfortable 8-2 victory over the same Burnham United team who had toppled them from the cup in September.

Striker Callum Pauline scored a hat-trick, braces from Josh Loveridge and Tom Hayden, and a lovely lobbed single from Dan Harrison.

Defenders Matt Candow, player of the game Ben Vaughton and Adam Major, taking a spell between the posts to top up his keeping his goalkeeping skills.

IN a closely-fought contest, Nailsea Athletic came out on top against Gordano Valley Rangers Under-11s.

Going into the break only 1-0 down showed improved resilience in Gordano’s defence, with Ben Ellard picking up man of the match.

A second goal for Nailsea put the game slightly out of reach for the home team, who started to look like getting back in the game. A classy performance from goalkeeper Dominic and energetic display from Finn also showed great promise.

Gordano Valley Giants Under-11s made the short trip to local rivals Nailsea Rangers, and made a repeat winning performance of their previous meeting, although Nailsea have improved since their first match of the season.

Folade Tinubu opened the scoring for Gordano within five minutes, with Sam Oliver being instrumental in the second goal converted by Folade. Giants continued to pressure Nailsea’s defence with a close miss by Oliver Ganfield.

Sidney Vinney scored Giants’ third and Folade converted the fourth for his hat-trick. Rangers came back with a long cross going over into goal and two further goals, leaving the half time score a close 4-3.

A penalty awarded for a strong tackle on Folade was converted by Vinney, then Ganfield scored the next two goals and a near miss denying him his hat-trick. Rangers claimed another two goals before Vinney claimed his hat-trick to make the final score 8-5 to Gordano.

Man of the match went to Sam Oliver.

n The Under-15s dominated from the start against a spirited Long Ashton side in this local cup tie.

Long Ashton could not contain the attacking force of the Nailsea side as they went on to win 9-0. Will Meakin scored four, George King three, Adam Marsden and Blair Teanby one each.

n Nailsea United Under-11s and Priory Rangers enjoyed a terrific end-to-end game with both teams giving their coaches and parents’ an excellent display of football.

Both teams had many chances but the winning goal came from a free kick taken by captain Jordan Freear.

Man of the match went to Nailsea’s goalie Will Hodges.

n Nailsea Athletic Under-13s were quickly out of the blocks against Priory and a period of concerted pressure resulted in a well-taken goal from Matt Aquilina.

Despite battling hard, Priory could not prevent Nailsea from rounding off the first-half with a second goal scored by Tom Penny.

There were excellent performances from Athletic’s man of the match Aaron Fisher, and central defender Dan Weavers, who drove the team forward in the second half.

Good interplay between Oliver Bagnall and Oliver Cattermole resulted in a third goal by Liam Strawford as Athletic finished worthy winners.

n Athletic Under-11s emerged triumphant against Gordano Valley Rangers.

Nailsea were rewarded with a goal from Henry Leonard in the first half after good play by the team.

Yorkie man Calum Rowan showed hard work and commitment in the second half and the effort and concentration of the whole team brought a number of chances from some great corners with Ethan Jones finally scoring the second goal.

Man of the match Ben Watts volleyed home the third goal, sealing a great all-round performance by the midfielder.

n Nailsea Athletic Under-13s have renewed their sponsorship with Walker Construction (SW) Ltd. The management, players and parents would like to thank the company for their continued support.

PORTISHEAD Town Under-13s ran out convincing 11-1 winners over Cheddar.

Despite going a goal down, Cheddar equalised with a stunning free kick, but Portishead ruthlessly set about their opponents with first Jared Ford adding to Tyler Ashmead’s opener, quickly followed by a goal from Luke Osgood.

After the break, the floodgates opened when Ford added his second, Oskar Todd stroked in a wonderful effort, Jamie Whitfield, Joe Hance (2) and a fantastic second half hat-trick adding to his opening strike from Osgood sent the visitors home in a daze.

Although Osgood’s tally stole the headlines, there were excellent contributions from Callum Jones, James McCall, David Warnes, the impressive Ford and not forgetting Will Bennett, who distributed the ball superbly from his goalkeeper come sweeper role.

n Juniors Under-15s eased through to the next round of the cup against a Nomads side who battled to the end.

Goals from Sam Pinder (4), Tim Brown (4), Joe Rich, Taylor Davis, Billy Sweeting (2), Ryan Scott, Bailey Egan (2) and an own goal ensured Juniors went safely through.

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