Youth football: Cian’s on the Markie to fire Felpham to victory

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there are victories for Felpham Colts, Chichester City Colts, Predators, Pagham, Pagham Colts and Midhurst & Easebourne in this week’s youth football round-up.


Felpham Colts 4 Predators 0

The Colts came out worthy 4-0 winners in this derby clash. It was no surprise when a superb pass from Cian Markie found Harry Geall, who smashed home to put the Colts one up.

Soon it was 2-0 when a corner from Josh Mines found Geall lurking and he headed into the bottom corner.

It was three when Mines found Markie and he hit home a screamer. With the Colts cruising, changes were made with Rhys Nicholas, Luke Dent, Daniel Kearns, Oliver Payne and Charlie Jays all coming on and playing fine football.

A long Kearns throw found its way through to Nicholas and he poked home to seal a comfortable win.

Credit goes to Predators for their effort and determination, but the Colts’ class showed as they went back to the top of the league. Man of the match was Mines.

COLTS: Cogger, Partridge, Searle, Walker, Markie, Mines, Kearns, Dent, Payne, Geall, Jays, Nicholas.

Predators have been presented with rain jackets kindly sponsored by local company Kitchen Facelift & Renewal.

Company owner Steve Mercer (pictured above) handed out the jackets after a training session and was thanked by all the boys and parents.

Manager Andy Miles was over the moon with the company for the gift.

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Chichester City Colts 5 Preston Blades 2

The match started at a fast pace with Preston Blades causing problems to the Chichester defence, but Paddy McGreal kept them out.

Jack Briant was in outstanding form with numerous saves to keep the game scoreless and new signing Jake O’Brennan made his mark with the first of his four goals. One was a delightful chip after a great move by Josh Durmush.

Preston did claw one back before half-time to make it 4-1.

The second half started with Preston Blades making it 4-2. Then Joseph Osmend produced a lovely piece of skill to take it round the keeper and make sure of the points for the Colts.

Briant claimed the man-of-the-match award with special mention going to O’Brennan whose debut goals made all the difference.

CHICHESTER: Briant, McGreal, Lewis, Durmush, O’Brennan, Hawkins, Osmend, Wilson, Fox, Warrington.


Chichester City Colts 1 Predators Yth 7

Predators long unbeaten run continued with this comfortable cup win.

They were set on their way with a penalty converted by Jordan Smith. Ashley Butler added a second before Brandon Williams cut in from the touchline and curled the third into the top corner.

The Colts defence had no answer to Williams’ pace and he nabbed his second before half-time, racing clear of the defence and coolly lobbing the keeper.

After the break, man of the match Jake Evans dominated the midfield allowing the forwards to create chances.

Sean Donner scored from close range following a fine run and cross from Connor McCabe before Ashley Butler and Jordan Smith finished the scoring with well-placed shots.

The Colts scored a deserved consolation near the end.

PREDATORS: Fellows, Burford, Butler, Donner, Evans, Hanslip, Hamilton, McCabe, Sanctuary, Smith, Williams.


Barnham Trojans 2 Predators 4

Predators came away the winners when they travelled to Six Villages’ sports field to face Barnhams.

They had already beaten Barnham this season in the Challenge Cup.

Within minutes Irish missed a sitter for Predators. Barnham found it difficult to get going as Predators played fantastic football.

Bosco-Brown sent the ball up-field to Josling, who went one on one with the keeper and found the net.

Irish scored the second with a cheeky backheel. Josling went on to score his second, making the score 3-0 to Predators at half-time. Predators came out for the second half thinking it was won but Barnham had them on their toes again as they made the score 3-1.

Predators soon took control again and a shot from Irish deflected off a Barnham player and went in.

Barnham pulled another goal back but a fantastic perfomance saw Predators the winners.

Man of the match for Predators was Blackman.

PREDATORS: Farndell, Williams, Blackman, Birch, Jukes, Keet, Cook, Hillier, Davies, Bosco-Brown, Irish, Josling.

Pagham 2 Regis 0

Pagham were soon on top and Smith, Knight and Standen had shots saved by the Regis keeper.

After a superb dibble from Knight, Standen hit the post and the ball was scrambled clear.

Pagham continued to press forward and on 51 minutes a Knight cross was finished by Standen.

Regis couldn’t find an answer to Pagham’s domination and on 75 minutes Pagham went further ahead with Misselbrook crossing for Standen to finish sweetly.

The whole team were voted men of the match.

PAGHAM: Hambidge, Ackers, Rodway, Arnell, Mulcahy, Cleall, Smith, Urbanczyk, Standen, Misselbrook, Oliver, Sheehan, Paul, Knight.

Midhurst & Easebourne 6 Worthing Rebels Youth Red 0

In the opening 15 minutes Midhurst hit the woodwork countless times but nothing came of it.

The home team continued to dominate and on 30 minutes Jake Burtoo scored, with Jordan Warren making it two five minutes later.

The solid Midhurst defence worked hard for another clean sheet.

Warren scored his second then Burtoo did the same. With 20 minutes left, Jack Mepham fired one in - and the scoring was rounded off by Warren completing his hat trick.

MIDHURST: Collins-Powell, Thompson, Wysocki, Largan, Wilson, Thornley, Warren, Mepham, Papaj, Field-Millard, Greet, C Cain, Murphy, Burtoo.


Felpham Colts 1 Pagham Colts 6

Pagham bounced back from the previous week’s defeat with a dominant team display.

Dan Gonzalez got the ball rolling when he exchanged passes with Ben Haines before finding the bottom corner of the net.

Ten minutes later Dan Watson, lively throughout, added a second and his persistence was rewarded with Pagham’s third.

Gonzalez got his second and Pagham’s fourth just before half-time.

Minutes into the second half Pagham scored the goal of the game with a flowing move involving Gonzalez, VanDriel and Charles with Gonzalez completing a fine hat-trick.

Jack Parham had a shot parried by the home keeper and Ryan Barratt tucked in the rebound. Felpham never gave up and were rewarded five minutes from time with a consolation.

PAGHAM: Tribe, Marland, Shea, Kitchener, Carter, Haines, Parham, VanDriel, Charles, Gonzalez, Watson, Barratt, Clarke.