St John’s and Priory keep up 100 per cent records in Bassetlaw Schools Football League

STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.
STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.

St. John’s and Priory reached their season’s half way stage with 100 per cent records and qualified to play in the Bassetlaw seven–a-side Championship final and the right to represent the association in the County Individual Schools Finals.

Cameron Baines and Evan Bownes were both on target twice in a 4-2 defeat of Sparken Hill, whose Jack Spolander and Connor Witts gave them their toughest test of the season to date.

Priory cruised to the top of Division Four against Misterton with goals from Joel Ward, Kian Marsden, Jamie Towell, Jamie Mudd and Matthew Cawkill.

Division Five is proving to be the most competitive with every school having tasted defeat.

Misson, reigning Small Schools Champion of Champions, overwhelmed Leverton.

They in turn defeated Ranskill, who in turn threw the title race wide open with defeats of Misson and Dunham-on-Trent.

Bassetlaw Boys used a game against Newark Boys as a trial and found out a lot about themselves as they went down 6-3 to a talented side after leading through an excellent goal from Evan Bownes.

An equally good strike from Alfie Parnell levelled things before the interval after which they were outrun by the opposition. Cameron Baines reduced the arrears.

This weekend Bassetlaw meet the visiting Scarborough Boys in a four team seven-a-side tournament at the Worksop Leisure Centre and a nine-a-side challenge match at Harworth on Saturday.

Representing the district on these occasions are: James Hayes, Zak Berridge (Prospect Hill); Jake Sykes (Sturton-le-Steeple); Matthew Cawkill, Joel Ward, Jamie Towell (Priory); Cameron Baines, Callum Allison-Edwards, Evan Bownes (St. John’s); William Fong, Vinnie Elliott (Sir Edmund Hillary), Alfie Parnell (Redlands); Adam Capsticks (Leverton); Finlay Watt (Misson); Oliver Elgy (Haggonfields);Harvey Wood (North Wheatley); Jack Spolander (Sparken Hill). Staff: Messrs. Pressley, Donnelly, Tarr.