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PUBLISHED: 14:49 02 February 2011

Portishead Under-11s new kit

Portishead Under-11s new kit


PORTISHEAD Under-11s presented Andy Longney, manager of McDonalds in Portishead, with a framed team shirt.

PORTISHEAD Under-11s presented Andy Longney, manager of McDonald’s in Portishead, with a framed team shirt.

The team were delighted to be sponsored by McDonald’s and thought it would be great to have the framed shirt on display.

Andy said: “McDonald’s are key supporters of football at grass roots level and are keen to be involved with local teams. They are a great bunch of lads and look really professional with their new kit, purchased from the local official Errea distributor in Clevedon.”

The team train each Friday evening at Gordano School Astro pitch and home are played at Portishead Town football club ground or Clapton Lane.

The Under-13s made a lively start and soon put Backwell Wanderers under pressure.

A spirited Backwell team worked hard and were only undone by a great through ball from Ethan Bishop to Brad Walker, who slotted the ball past the keeper.

United’s second was courtesy of Jack Pooley and keeper Mitch Woolley did well to save a shot following a slick Wanderers move. Tom Green, Bishop and man of the match Lee Woodcock all added to Portishead’s tally in the second half to consolidate United’s mid table position.

Portishead Juniors Under-14s put on a display of fine passing football to ease through to the semi-final of the Woodspring League Cup.

The defence of Probert, Pinder, Jacobs, Wilkinson and Shaddick were solid all game, and built from the back setting Juniors forward. The midfield of Last, Sweeting, Davis, Mason and Parsons dominated throughout, linking up with the back four and being creative when going forward.

The pace of Brown and Buckley up front caused a constant threat to Berrow, giving their defence a real problem all game. It was a solid and entertaining display and goals from Brown (3), Last (2), Buckley and Parsons sealed the victory.

Man of the match had to go to the Berrow keeper, whose succsession of fine saves kept the score to 7-0.

CLEVEDON United Under-11s put Burnham under pressure right from the start on this bitterly cold morning.

Skilful play from Joe Sheppard put Kieran Moore clear and he gave Clevedon their first goal within five minutes. Middleman Billy Blackall was instrumental in some great passing play which kept the pressure on, and solid defence, particularly from Thomas Clark and Joe Ritchie kept the back locked up tight.

The second half opened much as the first, with Sheppard scoring a great first goal five minutes in, before adding another three minutes later, hitting the post and forcing some great saves, earning him the man of the match accolade.

Oliver Wilson then joined in on the action with an 18 yard strike, making the final score 4-0 to Clevedon.

A COMPETITIVE first half resulted in Nailsea Athletic Under-12s and Isle of Wedmore creating plenty of chances, with Wedmore the first to score.

The change of ends inspired the home side and attack after attack eventually told with a smartly taken strike from Alex Knight for the first goal, followed shortly after by a second goal from Aaron Fisher tucking away a corner.

Man of the match Ben Walker had a great game on the wing and, with the rest of the team finding their form, Nailsea ran out worthy winners.

AFTER a weather-enforced lay-off, St George Under-14s welcomed near neighbours Gordano Valley Giants to Ham Green.

The visitors, always sharp on the break throughout the game, took an early lead through Matt Smith who kept his nerve to beat the keeper in a one-on-one.

However St George have not retained a 100 percent record for no reason and within minutes George Peters equalised with a strong header from a Jack Parslow corner. They then took the lead in most unfortunate circumstances, when Alex Bennett put through his own net under pressure from Ben Collins. Ben Stitfall’s long range goal made it 3-1 at the break.

St George kept up the scoring straight after the interval when a three-man move from a goal kick was superbly finished by Haydon Cole, the first of his second-half hat-trick, 
all resulting from his pace down the right flank.

Billy Fowler gave the Giants a few moments of hope. Home keeper Peter Davies parried a Giants shot from the edge of the box, but a cruel bounce on the frosty ground was just enough for Fowler to make it 4-2.

Four more home goals, with Peters and Stitfall both adding to their tallies, meant a comfortable 8-2 victory for the league leaders. Again Dan Steven, selected in the week for the Woodspring League representative side, and Tyler Ackerman were rock steady in defence.

This was another great team performance from Saints Under-12s as they beat Swiss Valley Rangers 12-0.

On a hard surface, Saints got the ball down and passed the ball to take a spirited Swiss defence apart. Goalie Hooper’s only touch was to save a penalty to keep a clean sheet.

Mitchell completed his hat-trick with a penalty and man of the match Crutchley scored four with some amazing dribbling.

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