Successful tournaments for North Somerset sides
PUBLISHED: 15:11 27 April 2011
North Somerset representative sides enjoyed considerable success at local tournaments.
THE JSS Easter Cup took place the sunshine at Clifton College sports ground recently, with teams from Jamie Shore Soccer International excelling.
The event was well attended by some of the regions strongest junior football teams and development centres playing from Under-9 to16 over the two days.
The honours were - Under-9/10: Jamie Shore Soccer International; Under-11: Bath City; Under-13s: Jamie Shore Soccer International; Under-14: Bath City; Under-15/16: Yate Town Development Centre.
Other clubs that attended this event were Salisbury City, Ashton Boys, Thornbury Town, Chievenor Soccer Schools, Fownehope, Griffithstown, Oxford City, ABC Soccer Schools.
EIGHTY North Somerset players travelled to Cornwall last week to represent North Somerset in the West Country Cup and enjoyed huge success.
The Under-8s and 9s both started the tournament slowly but went on to do well in their groups. Both Under-10 teams unfortunately met in the semi-finals and the successor went on to become champions defeating Hoe Rovers in the final 2-0.
The Under-11s had huge success and returned champions, with both teams meeting in the final after coming through strong groups beating the likes of Plymouth Argyle and Jamie Shore Development Centre 3-1 and 8-0 respectively.
The Under-12s won the West Country Cup and did not lose a game throughout the week and played some fantastic football.
The Under-14s did well to reach the final, playing some good football. However, missing most of their regular defenders they were defeated 2-1 in the final by a strong JS Development Centre side.
All the coaches are proud of how the boys conducted themselves on and off the field and delighted to return West Country Cup winners at Under-10s, 11, and 12 levels.
YATTON Under-9s were slow out of the blocks against Priory Pumas, but went on to win 7-1.
However, two first half goals from Josh Carpenter and Sam Gentry calmed Yatton nerves and they eased to the Woodspring A Division league title in style.
Gentry netted another two to complete his hat-trick to add to further second half goals from George Gibbs (2) and George Langman.
The second game was a much closer match with both defences holding firm for a surprisingly exciting 0-0 stalemate.
Yatton players of the week were Adam Bevan and Luke Braham.