Youth football: Parkinson and Lenott are Bognor’s six-shooters

Chichester City Colts Whites under-12s pictured earlier in the season
Chichester City Colts Whites under-12s pictured earlier in the season

A massive victory for Bognor Town under-14s headlines this week’s youth football round-up.

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Bognor Town 15 Whyke Black 0

Bognor dominated from the off with some nice attacking moves and Jack Parkinson slotted in the first within seconds.

This opened the floodgates and Parkinson took his total to six in the second half, ranging from one-on-ones to set-plays.

Will Lenott was not to be outdone and also slotted in six – and could have had more.

Completing the scoring was Harry Wallers with a hat trick. It was a true team performance by Bognor Town with Jodey Scott keeping a clean sheet.

The defence remained steady and Bognor’s midfield worked really hard with Joe Bennett getting seven assists.

BOGNOR: Jodey Scott, Harley Bain, Joe Bull, Rafael Lechkofski, Ben Hauxwell, Mason Haga Hammond, Harry Wallers, Joe Bennett, Kai Swanson, Ben Greece-Harber, Antonio Maple, Jack Parkinson, Will Lenott, Johnny Pardey, Stanley Robey, Ben Sullivan.

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Chichester City Colts 1 Worthing United Youth 1

The first ten minutes were fast paced with both sides looking to gain the upper hand but looking a little rusty.

Worthing’s Jack Hall sent in a stinging drive which warmed keeper Sam Williams’ hands midway through the first half.

At the other end, Taylor Seymour in the Worthing goal pulled off a number of great saves to keep it level at half-time.

Colts had a reshuffle to combat Worthing’s 4-5-1 formation but it was Worthing who struck first midway through the second half when Frankie Ibrahim played in Charlie Millard, who beat Williams to give his team the lead.

Another Colts reshuffle paid dividends when MoM William Parker pressed a Worthing midfielder into an error. The ball was won by Toby Evans, who hit a right-footed shot from 25 yards which curled into the top corner, leaving Seymour clutching thin air to give Colts a well-earned equaliser and a goal-of-the-season contender.

Colts pressed but efforts from Taylor Parker, Toby Evans, Toby Watkins and Tom Main were foiled by exceptional goalkeeping by Seymour.

Worthing threatened with a late breakaway but Williams’ efforts saw the effort roll the wrong side of the post.

Colts had one last effort and Watkins weaved his way into the box and his effort was turned away once again by Seymour.

COLTS: Williams, Newton, Simmons, Rochester, Angell, Watkins, Hamblin, W Parker, T Parker, Evans, Main, Craddock, Jones.

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Worthing Minors Youth 1 Bognor Regis Town 5

Worthing started this Challenge Cup quarter-final brightly and forced an early goal. Bognor replied quickly with a Jack Tilbury corner volleyed home by Bruce Eggleton to level the score.

A fine cross from Will Jones to striker Bradley Stroud created another for Bognor. Just before half-time, a pass from Stroud enabled Ben

Taylor to outpace the Worthing defence and score.

In the second half a Bognor penalty was scored by Stroud and a long-range effort from Ben Taylor made the final.

Some great saves were made by both goalkeepers in a game played sportingly.

BOGNOR: Boyagian, Budge, Eggleton, Fearns, Gilbert-Jones, Jones, Kitowski, Lush, Parr, Stroud, Taylor, Tilbury.