Youth football: Predators prey on Lancing

Wins for Predators Youth, Pagham, Chi Colts, Bognor Town, Chichester City Colts and Arundel Colts all feature in our latest kids’ football round-up.

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Predators Youth 4 Lancing Rangers 0

After last week’s win against Whyke United that followed a 14-week gap between games, Predators took a while to get started as the boys battled the snow blowing in their faces.

Predators played the better football and kept possession for most of the half with the keeper not being tested. A corner found the head of Birch, who hit the back of the net to take Predators in at half-time the 1-0 leaders.

In the second half a corner from Irish swerved in. This was followed by a great goal from outside the area by Josling. Some great football was played by Predators and the game was out of reach of Lancing when Furlong made the final score 4-0.

Man of the match was Matt Rodway.

PREDATORS: Irish, Josling, Rodway, Furlong, Davies, Mouse, Williams, Hillier, Oliver, Birch, Bosco-Brown, Cook, Farndell.

Selsey 0 Pagham 3

Pagham started superbly and went ahead on seven minutes when a delightful through-ball from Kotarov put Riches in on goal and he made made no mistake shooting into the bottom corner.

Straight from kick-off, the same combination of Kotarov and Riches combined for Riches to put Pagham 2-0 up with only eight minutes played.

The second half started the same as the first with Pagham having the better chances.

Pagham were rewarded for their enterprise on 56 minutes when Kotarov passed to Heffron, who hit an unstoppable 30-yarder into the right hand top corner.

PAGHAM: Hambidge, Cleall, Arnell, Keet, Riches, Kotarov, Dumville, Misselbrook, Paul, Mulcahy, Heffron, Urbanczyk.


Chi Colts 7 (pictured above) Regis Rebels 0

Four goals from Joseph Roman and a double from Fynn Turner-Kilburn saw Colts take the points and extend their unbeaten run to six league games.

Colts dominated from the start and deservedly took the lead when Roman was put through by Turner-Kilburn and curled a right-foot shot into the corner of the net on 17 minutes.

Turner-Kilburn scored his first of the game, bundling the ball over the line after a scramble in the goalmouth on 27 minutes.

Just before half-time, Colts broke forward from a clearance by keeper Brandon Baxter, allowing Roman to run clear and beat the Regis keeper in a one on one after 35 minutes.

Colts started the second half strongly and Roman completed his hat-trick, again finishing well after being played through by Colts defender Glenn Johnson.

Turner-Kilburn scored his second, quickly followed by a fourth from Roman. Colts missed further opportunites to extend their lead but in the closing minutes, Colts midfielder Carter made a surging run forward from his own half. After riding a few challenges his tenacity was rewarded when he lobbed the Regis keeper from the edge of the area for his first goal of the season.

MoM was Carter.

COLTS: Baxter, Hewitt, Johnson, Reading, Mead, Davies, Carter, Roman, Smith, Turner-Kilburn, Adams, Wiseman, Hawkins.


Bognor Town 2 Rustington Otters 0

Bognor started well, controlling possession, but Rustington worked hard and their defenders cleared a number of crosses and shots.

Bognor continued to work hard controlling the ball in midfield, Mason Haga Hammond and Ben Hauxwell combining to send the ball out wide to Liam Connolly and Olly Humphreys, who both consistently delivered the ball into the box. Bognor’s perseverance enabled them to take the lead before half-time with a well-placed shot by Jacob Van Driel.

Bognor had a motivating half time talk and dominated the start of the second half with plenty of passing. Rustington worked hard to counter-attack, but Scott was barely tested in Bognor’s goal.

The Bognor second came from a brilliant corner from Humphreys, who found Hauxwell’s head, and then Connolly tapped it home past the keeper.

Bognor could have scored more goals but Rustington’s keeper had an outstanding game.

BOGNOR: Jodey Scott, Harley Bain, Joe Bull, Louis Smith, StanRobey, Jacob Van Driel , Ben Hauxwell, Mason HagaHammond, Harry Wallers, Joe Bennett, Olly Humphreys, Callum Rose, Liam Connolly, Kieron Skinner, Lennon Morris.


Chichester City Colts 3 Chichester City Youth 0

On a snowy Sunday, the two teams met in the second derby of the season.

The Colts started quickly and had plenty of the ball, but were unable to break down Youth, who had everyone behind the ball and they went in at 0-0 at half-time.

Rhys Rawlings broke the deadlock with a cool finish, then Jack Briant made a great save to keep it at 1-0.

With the Colts making plenty of chances, Jake O’Brennan and Ryan Johnson both scored with great finishes to make it 3-0 to the


COLTS: Briant, Moore, Wilson, McGreal, O’Brennan, Rawlings, Durmush, Wells, Johnson.


Barnham Trojans Blue 4 Rustington Otters Black 0

Barnham gave a debut to Toby Blanshard, the only change to the team that had won 3-2 against Rustington Otters Black.

Barnham got off to a flyer with goals from Johnny Lye and Danny Gogu and dealt well with Rustington’s long ball in the first half.

The second half saw Barnham’s defence of Terry, Johnson and Norris winning every tackle, coming out of defence and passing the ball which was a pleasure to watch.

Johnny Lye scored two more goals in the second half to complete his hat-trick.

The Barnham manager said it was a great team performance by the boys, and there were no individuals. They play as a team which is great to watch.

BARNHAM: J Carruthers, J Norris, F Johnson, H Terry, T Gibbs, D Gogu, J Lye, L Savoury, T Blanshard.

Arundel Colts 3 Avisford Youth 0

The scoreline did not reflect the performance as Avisford’s hopes of promotion took a knock.

The first half saw several excellent chances for both sides, Arundel’s Kallum Burdfield’s shot from the edge of the area cannoned off the post of Avisford keeper Layton Cummings.

The away side began to dominate and were unlucky not to be several goals up at the interval. The best chance came from a thunderous Tommy McGinley free-kick which shook the Arundel crossbar.

The second half was also tight but and it was Arundel who got the crucial breakthrough near the end of the game, Burdfield scoring from close range.

As Avisford pushed forward for an equaliser, they were hit on the break by two more goals from the Arundel striker to complete his hat-trick.

Man of the match was Cummings.

AVISFORD: Cummings, Longley, Green, Wawrzewski, Brian, McGinley, Kill. Subs: Copeland, Nowak, Wasowski.