Swiss leave it late

PUBLISHED: 14:51 07 November 2012

Easton-in-Gordano Under-14s.

Easton-in-Gordano Under-14s.


Swiss Valley Rangers Under-12s left it late to win against league leaders Milton Nomads.

HAD Swiss Valley Rangers Under-12s played with the commitment they showed in the last 15 minutes, the game against league leaders Milton Nomads would not have been the nail-biter it was.

Taking it in turns to score until 4-4, it was anyone’s guess who would win. Swiss Valley’s back line of Matt Candow (player of the game) Evan Clarke, Adam Major and Charlie Last were at times brilliant, but could not stem all Nomads’ attacking play, and goalie Ben Tidcome was kept busy throughout.

Both teams found coherent passing difficult in heavy conditions and most goals came from forward players running on to long balls put through the centre.

Rangers’ scorers were Folade Tinubu with a pair, the first after a weaving run, the second a delightful lifted shot and Lloyd Wotton with another hat-trick, including a superbly judged winner, ensured it was a home win, but only just.

The Under-13s came out on top in this entertaining match, but Nailsea were always in this game.

Goals from Jordan Pooley and James Appleby gave Swiss Valley a two goal lead, but Nailsea fought back and drew level. There were lots of chances for both teams, but two further goals from Appleby, who completed his hat-trick, and Oscar Arnel were enough to hold off a spirited Nailsea team, who scored another goal close to the end of the match.

Swiss Valley Rangers Under-13s are looking to recruit new players to strengthen their squad.

For further details please contact Steve Davis (manager) on 07909 641049.

NORTH Somerset Football Development Under-13s welcomed AFD Bath for this Junior Premier League South top v bottom clash.

It was AFD Bath who started the better, playing all the football. It took North Somreset 15 minutes to wake up. The first bit of quality play saw Alex Crofts pull the ball back for Elliott Shipway to strike the ball home.

In the second quarter, NS lost their way again and Bath equalised. NS again picked up the tempo and after having had a goal disallowed for offside, they went ahead again when Crofts tapped in from a Ryan Thomas shot that had been parried by the Bath keeper.

Complacency set in again and helped by some poor defending, Bath equalised again. After a stern half-time team talk from manager Craig Chappel, NS took the lead again when a corner was partially cleared and Millward set up Thomas to score.

More good play down the left found Will Smith, who fired in from 10 yards out to make it 4-2.

In the final quarter, Bath scored first on the breakaway, but NS gathered themselves to score two more from Lucas Finnegan and Angus Mason. Good supporting midfield play from both of them to be in the right place to score.

Special mention to Ben Bushell, Mitch Chadwick and Crofts, who all took turns in goal as both NS recognised keepers were unavailable.

Easton-in-Gordano Under-14 coaches, Andrew Mitchell and David Parslow would like to thank Wiltshire Farm Foods for sponsoring their new kit.

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