PUBLISHED: 09:29 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:29 05 May 2017 Bickell, Dave Hugh Sexey's girls. Archant Hugh Sexey’s Under-12 girls’ football team triumphed in the final of the Somerset School Cup final. Hugh Sexey’s Under-12 girls’ football team played in the Somerset Schools Cup final against Crispin at Street and ran out 6-0 winners. For the first 15 minutes both teams had opportunities to score, with the Hugh Sexey back three of Evie Jones, Evie Clements and Grace Adams solid all afternoon, protecting keeper Millie Thomas, who was excellent. Midfield trio Harriet Griffiths, Millie Pargeter and skipper Daisy Moss were outstanding, playing some fantastic passing football which provided strikers Jessie Woodcock and Izzy Cook all the opportunities they needed to score. Replacement Jemima Thurling came on the pitch and scored, followed by Philippa Griffiths and Emilie Peake who continued the great work the team were doing. The whole squad was fantastic, a … [Read more...] about Somerset Schools Cup success for Hugh Sexey’s
NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn was delighted that his side avoided an FA Cup hangover as they kept their League Two play-off fight on track with a vital victory at Grimsby Town. Robbie Willmott and Frank Nouble put County 2-0 up at Blundell Park before substitute Jamille Matt pulled one back for Grimsby. Matt was then shown a straight red card for an apparent elbow on Mickey Demetriou and the Exiles survived eight minutes of time added on to claim all three points against the 10 men. “I’m over the moon,” said Flynn. “For the majority of the game it was a very good away performance. “We sat back a little bit too much at the end for my liking and we missed way too many chances. “We should have been 4-0 or 5-0 up and that’s credit to the boys and how well they did. “We showed our character and resilience at the end and that’s going to hold us in good stead. “There were worries when we were conceding goals … [Read more...] about Exiles boss delighted to avoid FA Cup hangover
ROBSON Blake aims to take a hefty Bordeaux-Begles pack on at their own game tonight as he fights for his Dragons future. The strong-running back row forward is in his first season as a professional after catching the eye with Bedwas in the Principality Premiership. The 22-year-old was handed a one-year deal by previous boss Kingsley Jones and put his career as a tree surgeon on hold. Blake, who played against Leicester, Newcastle and Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup last season, returned early in the summer for extras with the conditioning team but his season was derailed on his first start. The number eight was smashed in a tackle by Ulster tighthead Rodney Ah You and suffered a shoulder injury that sidelined him until December. “I had a bit of a floaty pass from Dorian [Jones] and next thing you know I was in a world of pain! He was a big old unit,” said Blake. “The injury was hard to start with mentally, it knocked my confidence a bit, but I am … [Read more...] about Blake playing for his Dragons future on top of quest for cup quarters
CHRIS Jones’ hat-trick helped Swindon Wildcats take a big step towards the NIHL Cup semi-finals with a dominant win over London Raiders in the first leg of their quarter-final this evening. Aaron Nell’s troops will carry a hefty eight-goal cushion with them to the capital tomorrow, looking to finish the job in the second leg and safely secure their place in the last four. Player-coach Nell said: “I thought we were very good tonight. Our goal tonight was to win each period so we are in a great spot overall. “I am really happy with the team. I thought it was the most convincing we have played all year and it’s good to spread the goals around and get a big lead going into tomorrow. “We moved the puck really quick and our transition was probably the best it’s been all year. “We kept it simple. When we try to throw pucks across the ice and make what I call ‘hope plays’, they don’t work. “We kept it … [Read more...] about Cats romp past Raiders to take control of NIHL Cup quarter-final
IT IS debatable whether this week's announcement that next season's FA Cup prize fund is more than doubling will make any difference to what managers in the Premier League will do. For example, the number of changes made by the 20 top-flight bosses to their starting line-ups for last weekend's third-round ties was a breathtaking 129 (almost six and a half players per side in old money). The exact details of the proposed £30million three-year deal with Emirates Airlines has yet to be announced but the extra cash should have a massive effect lower down the scale. Winners of the extra preliminary-round ties won £1,500 this year but could stand to benefit from over £3,000 in 2018-19 and so on. Bradford Park Avenue manager Mark Bower, doubtless with the realisation that his club are one of the minnows when it comes to National League North finances, admitted: "If we have a big FA Cup tie coming up next season, I may have to rest some players from my league matches!" … [Read more...] about Bower might rest Avenue players ahead of cup ties!