Seniors out of action but junior teams enjoy a busy weekend

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With the seniors match called off due to the bad weather, attention turned to the juniors section last weekend.

The U16s fell to a 2-0 defeat to Belper Sport and thus couldn’t move into second spot in their division.

The U11s made very hard work of bottom-of-the-table Wilford Mavericks but two goals from the ever-reliable Matthew Hallam and a Robbie Horsley strike eventually gave them a 3-1 win.

Both U9s claimed a valuable and deserved point. Paul Newton’s Greens conceded a last minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Moorgreen, while the Whites travelled to Ruddington with only seven players and drew 1-1, Oliver Waite scoring the Whites goal.

In friendly action the U8 Whites’ Tommy Reeves won the man-of-the-match with the Greens having a joint award with both Alfie Hawksworth and Ellis Burrows taking the honours.

For the U7s Rio Turner and Will Meakin claimed the awards for great performances.

Sunday’s schedule was much depleted with the early morning rain leaving some pitches unplayable.

The only game at the Leisure Centre was a dress rehearsal for next week’s U12 cup quarter-final.

Manager Darren Betts will be hoping for a change in fortune and some defensive training this week as Netherfield comfortably won 4-1 with all four goals coming via the head of the same player.

The U10s fared no better in going down 3-1 at title favourites AFC Vernon.

In the girls section, the U11s travelled to Sherwood where a Hana Ahmed goal, her first for the club, wasn’t enough to avoid defeat.

The U16s needed a result in their game at Arnold to ensure the runners-up position, but in atrocious and worsening conditions Priory found themselves a goal down early in the second-half.

A spirited effort appeared to be in vain until the last minute when a Sammy Farmer corner was headed in at the far post by club captain Lucy Harris, the goal met by amazement and delight as this was the first goal the skipper has scored in over six years at the club.

Priory then nearly snatched three points as a Lauren Tuner effort narrowly went wide.

l Priory are holding a Race Night at the Queens Head, Kimberley this Saturday (10th) in support of ex-player and coach Sophie Wilkinson who is travelling to Uganda in aid of the Balls for Africa campaign.

The club has been a long-standing supporter of the scheme, current seniors captain Josh Stevenson having visited two years ago.

The event is for over 18s and all are welcome.

Contact Stephen Newbold on 07968 544047 for tickets and further details.