Youth football: Charlie hits the big-time for Colts

Bognor Regis Town under-13s

Bognor Regis Town under-13s

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Wins for Chichester City Colts, Bognor Regis Town Youth, Barnham Trojans and Prebendal School’s under-nines feature in our latest youth football round-up.

Get involved by sending your match reports and team pictures to steve.bone@chiobserver.co.uk

On a very wet afternoon, the squad conceded only one goal on their way to victory, beating Oakwood School in the final 1-0.

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Chichester City Colts 1 Barnham Trojans 0

Chichester City Colts beat reigning league champions and cup holders Barnham Trojans at Oaklands Park.

After a goalless first half, Evans’ corner was flicked on by Rock Rochester into the path of Charlie Simmons, who thrashed the ball home from five yards.

Supporters’ MoM was Sam Williams.

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

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AFC Worthing 1 Bognor Regis Town Youth 6

Bognor started this Challenge Cup tie brightly with a great pass from Parr, resulting in Stroud opening the scoring for Bognor in the first half.

In the second half Bognor quickly scored two further goals thanks to neat finishes from White and Stroud. Worthing pulled a goal back to make the score 3-1 but the Bognor substitute Josh Boyagian scored an excellent fourth and set one up for Stroud to score his hat-trick. The final goal came from Tilbury.

All the Bognor boys played well, including new signings Amoo, Rawlings and White.

BOGNOR: Amoo, Bennett, Boyagian, Budge, Eggleton, Fearns, Jones, Lush, McGuigan, Parr, Rawlings, Stroud, Taylor, Tilbury, White.

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Barnham Trojans Red 2 Avisford Youth 1

Avisford gave A-division side Barnham an almighty fright in this Challenge Cup first-round encounter, turning in an incredible rearguard action before succumbing late on.

The black and whites got off to a bad start when Barnham took the lead after just two minutes. Oliver West latched on to a through ball on the edge of the area and unleashed an unstoppable low shot past the dive of Klaudiusz Piasecki.

But Avisford made a mockery of the three divisions between the two sides and began to make chances of their own – and one resulted in a deserved equailser.

A poor Barnham clearance found its way to Declan Griffiths, who shrugged off a strong challenge to fire the ball past the Trojans keeper.

The remainder of the half became a midfield battle. When Barnham did have opportunities to score, they found an Avisford body in the way time and again.

The second period became a tale of almost constant Barnham pressure. But every Trojans attack was repelled with a magnificent display of Avisford defending.

Ten minutes from the end, a relieved Barnham finally broke through when a cross from the right was met in the penalty area by Dillon Birch.

Avisford weren’t finished – Fin Brian and Griffiths had chances to equalise to ensure Barnham could not relax. But Trojans saw the game off to go through to round two.

AVISFORD: Piasecki, Jones, Nowak, Longley, Wasowski, Griffiths, Copeland, Brian, Hunter. Subs: Berry, Hall.

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Prebendal School’s under-nine team have started their season by winning a tournament held at Westbourne House School.

On a very wet afternoon, the squad conceded only one goal on their way to victory, beating Oakwood School in the final 1-0.

In the group stages, they beat Westbourne A 2-1, Brighton College 4-0 and then Westbourne C 5-0 in a convincing set of victories.

Coach and Prebendal teacher Jonathan Hodgson said: “It was a fantastic afternoon, despite the weather, and all the teams played very well. I am particularly proud of our squad who passed the ball with precision and their teamwork really paid off.”

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