Poole of talent puts Pagham on cloud nine

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This week’s youth football round-up features wins for Pagham Youth, Regis 2000, Midhurst & Easebourne, Summerley Park Rangers, Chichester Youth, Chi City Colts and Northchapel.


Pagham Youth 9 Littlehampton 1

Pagham got off to a great start when they took the lead within five minutes through an own goal.

They extended their lead with Curtis Poole tapping home from close range and he scored once more before the break.

The second half started with Pagham on the attack again and Davi Guimaraes smashed the ball home before Littlehampton scored with a sweetly-struck long-distance effort.

George Palmer scored with a back-post header before Poole scored three more times to take his tally to five.

Karl Matthews rounded off the scoring with a thunderous shot from the edge of the area.

PAGHAM: Carter, Lane, Hurford, W Richardson, C Richardson, Guimaraes, Poole, Gosbee, Strachan, McLinden, Matthews, Edwards, Palmer, Vincent.

Chichester City Youth 2 Regis 2000 3

Regis played neat football from the start, passing the ball with confidence.

The first 20 minutes saw Regis create decent chances, the best of which came from Billy Stevens, who hit the bar before Michael Charman hit the post.

After half an hour they took the lead. Dan Watson made a great run to the edge of the area, played a one-two with Stevens and moved the ball on to Charman, who turned his man and fired in.

The second half began brightly for Regis and they were awarded a penalty after Stevens was fouled. Ryan Barratt stroked in the kick.

Jordan Charles combined well with Johan VanDriel down the left and a pinpoint cross from VanDriel resulted in Charman heading in the third.

Chichester threw bodies forward and with ten minutes left they pulled one back with a deflected shot.

With the last kick they were awarded a penalty, which they converted.

REGIS: Tribe, Gonzalez, Shea, Carter, Parham, Marland, Barratt, Watson, VanDriel, Charman, Stevens, Haines, Charles.


Midhurst & Easebourne 7 Worthing Rebels Youth 1

Midhurst dominated the first half and after 20 minutes Jordan Warren opened the scoring.

Against the run of play, Rebels levelled. But before half-time, Warren scored his second. Midhurst continued to dominate in the second half with Warren completing his hat-trick, followed by a goal from Sam Cain.

Warren scored his fourth of the game after another great run at goal.

Sam Cain, voted man of the match, scored number six and Warren completed his tremendous goalscoring ways with a fantastic fifth for him.

MIDHURST: Thompson, Ford, Largan, Greet, Murphy, Warren, Field-Millard, Wilson, Burtoo, Mepham, Oomen, Thornley, Cain, Wakeham.

Lancing Rangers 0 Summerley Park Rangers 1

After struggling to find 11 fit players, Summerley were happy to come away with a win.

Lancing have one of the best defensive records in the league and they made it difficult for Summerley to find opportunities.

Summerley’s few half-chances being dealt with by the impressive Lancing keeper.

In the second half, with the wind assisting them, Summerley applied the pressure.

Man of the match Rafferty was outstanding in the middle.

Kilhams had appeals for a penalty turned down but five minutes from the end, Mepham was fouled by the Lancing keeper and calmly dispatched the penalty.

Defenders Terry, Worlsley and Farndell dealt well with any counter attacks to give Summerley their 12th straight win.

SUMMERLEY: Sargeant, Terry, Worlsley, Farndell, Kilhams, Rafferty, Tilley-Griffin, Groom, Yates, Mepham, Hand, B Smith


Chichester City Youth 4 Rustington Otters 3

Chichester started well and had plenty of chances but were unlucky to concede before the break when an Otters long shot came back off the keeper for a tap-in.

City levelled within a minute of the restart, Collins Alfred latching on to a goal kick and smashing it past the keeper.

City took the lead when James Scutt burst into the box to drill the ball low into the corner of the net before Alfred made it 3-1 with his second, a long-range daisy-cutter from the corner of the area which went through the keeper’s legs.

Otters got another back when their winger ran into the box and knocked it in from a tight angle.

Man of the match Patrick Turner’s hard work up front paid off with a lovely run through the Otters defence and a nice turn around the keeper to smash it into an empty net.

The visitors pulled another back with ten minutes to go.

CHICHESTER: Carter, Thorne, Hutchings, Shaw, Macdonald, Yeo, Alfred, Amos, East, Culver, Scutt, Turner.

Lancing Rangers Select 0 Chi City Colts B 6

This was the Colts’ first game in 2011 and they hit six goals in the first half, courtesy of Will Newman (4), Joe Gallop and Declan McGreal.

Captain Josh French, in goal, had little to do in the first half but made two first-class saves to deny Lancing after the break and secure the Colts’ first clean sheet of the season.


Highdown Saints A 6 Predators 0

Predators’ first league game since early November was - unluckily - against table toppers Highdown A.

The game started evenly but Highdown managed a goal before half-time.

The second half started badly for Predators, the keeper slipping and Highdown scoring a second. Legs tired and Highdown had the bit between their teeth and more goals followed.

Predators created a few chances but could not convert them, and the final score did not give a true reflection of the game

Man of the match was Mackay.

PREDATORS: Doig, Jude Blackman, Jack Blackman, I Howe, J Howe, Mitchell, Keates, Strowger, Terry, Edwards, Remnant, Mackay, White.


Northchapel 3 Barnham Trojans 0

Archie Challen put Chapel 1-0 up before half-time with an excellent solo goal. Barnham twice came close to equalising but Chapel held firm.

Star man Jack Banting put it beyond doubt in the second half with two well-taken finishes.

CHAPEL: D Groves, J Biggs, R Poste, D Bicknell, N Przepiorka, T Meritt-Smith, C Thorpe, T Carr, A Challen, R Edgington, E Thornley, J Banting, D Clayton, K Taylor.

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- pictured at the top of this article are Barnham Trojans under-14s.