Youth football: Ex-Bosham star delighted with under-15s’ progress

There’s news and action involving teams from Bosham, Chi City Colts, Bognor and Chi City Youth.

Sunday, 18th October 2015, 2:00 pm
Bosham under-15s

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Bosham under-15s manager Rick Kennett believes his new side have made great progress.

They are a new side within Bosham’s Academy and so far they have won two of their opening four games - a great start for a team and manager who are new to the Arun and Chichester Youth League.

Kennett, who was a Bosham player for eight years, knows the club inside out and he said: “For a new team they are doing really well. At the beginning we didn’t know anything about the standard of the league, but there are some good teams and it is a good standard.

“Bosham have also invested a lot of time and money into this team and they have great facilities, with a great pitch to play on and an all-weather pitch to train on.”

The Robins are always welcome to recruiting new players and Kennett believes it is a great environment for any child.

“We are always looking for new players at the start of season, we did not know how many we would have, but there we have a good number and we are always interested in introducing new players.

“All the players get along well, they are all friendly and the spirits are also high.”

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Chi City Colts 2 Bognor Town 3

Chi were knocked out of the Challenge Cup with a below-par performance against a determined and energetic Bognor side.

Colts took the lead in the second minute with a delightful chip from Tom Main. Bognor equalised before the the interval and turned the game on its head in the second half with two quickfire goals.

Colts grabbed a consolation in the last five minutes when a penalty was awarded for a handball. Hayden Newton’s spot-kick struck the foot of the post but Lee Clayton was first to react and his goalbound effort was inadvertently diverted into the net by a helpless Bognor player.

CHI COLTS: Williams, Simmons, W Parker, Rochester, Main, Angell, Nicol, S Jones, J Jones, T Parker, Peake. Subs: Evans, Watkins, Newton, Hamblin, Clayton.


Chichester City Colts 0 Chichester City Youth 6

An early push from Youth was met by strong defensive work from Colts, and in the first five minutes Teddy Phillippo made three great clearances. A fantastic run down the right wing by Harry Angell was stopped by the Youth defence.

Ben Roberts and Louis Godfrey demonstrated great tackling and control in midfield. George Purvis made two good runs, earning the Colts a corner from one. But Youth managed three goals in the first half.

Colts went into the second half with renewed vigour and good defence from Joshua Jensen kept the Youth attack at bay for a while and gave George Purvis the opportunity for three more good runs and a shot going just wide of the goal.

But another three goals left Colts well-beaten.

COLTS: Harry Angell, Harry Dobinson, Louis Godfrey, Max Hopp, Hugo James, Joshua Jensen, Jack Kennedy, Joshua Mc Culloch, Matthew Palfrey, Theo Perrin, Teddy Phillippo, George Purvis, Ben Roberts.

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