Osborne's strike gives Boco a late reprieve
AEK Boco Colts Under-11s produced a fantastic fightback to draw 3-3 against Division C leaders St Vallier, who had won all their previous fixtures.
The first match was brilliant to watch as Saints stole into a two-goal lead with elegant passing before Boco pulled one back through a great Mason Hall strike.
St Vallier then extended their advantage courtesy of a well-taken header from a corner, and Boco had to dig deep after that, defending like heroes, to keep the final score down to 3-1.
The second match was a really tight affair. Boco put more pressure on in the second period and their never-say-die attitude saw them take the lead with a well-taken finish from Kane Osborne.
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With tails firmly up, they finally made it 2-0 – 3-3 overall – with literally the final kick of the contest. Osborne hit the crossbar from a corner and James Harrison bundled the loose ball over the line to complete a fabulous comeback.
Mangotsfield United Under-11s romped to a convincing 11-4 away victory against battling Brislington in the A Division. A 7-2 first-game win was inspired by a stylish Aaron Jones hat-trick although he was instrumental also in setting up goals, as Josh Tucker scored twice and Ryan Evans added Mangos' sixth. Owen Humphries volleyed home his first Field goal to make it 7-0.
With their man-of-the-match Jake Harris and defender Levi White driving them on, Brislington kept fighting and despite the efforts of Field's William Morris and Luke Bailey at the back, they pulled two late goals back through Jed Tregidgo and Albin Stephen to give them hope.
Mangotsfield struck early blows in the second game through Taylor Cepek and Kieran Joseph, only for Bris, whose star man defender Jay Thomas and keeper James McNama impressed with strong displays, to pull level with two goals of their own via Harry Keen and Jay Cooper.
Mangos weren't to be denied and Callum Date scored with a stunning free-kick and Aayush Seegum added a fourth to seal a 4-2 success.
The damage was inflicted in the first game as Bitton Under-10s ran out comfortable 10-1 aggregate victors over Cadbury Heath in Division B.
Bitton completely dominated, playing some fantastic football and taking it 6-0 with goals from Mitchell Dann, Guy Sheppard (2), Oli Pritchard-Braund (2) and debutant Lewis Deane.
The second match was more even and although Heath struck first through Harry McGill, Sam Ballinger soon equalised and Bitton went on to score three more times through Ellis Clarke, Sam Morgan and Ballinger again to secure a 4-1 second-game success.
Midfielder Cameron Tuckett produced a fine passing performance as Stoke Lane Under-10s secured a 5-1 win over Mangotsfield Colts in Division C.
Lane went 1-0 up through a Jonathan Mead strike after the Mangos keeper had stopped a series of shots in a goalmouth scramble. Mead turned supplier to send Mackenzie Welsh through to smash home Lane's second before Charlie Sagar did well to get on the end of a cross and make it 3-0, Luke Hulbert holding the Stoke defence together well to help towards a clean sheet.
Star man Tom Isaac smashed Lane into the lead in the second game following a defence splitting pass from Oakley Dawes. Nick Clements was busy at the back for Lane but was powerless to stop Field equalising just after the break.
While Ryan Jones worked tirelessly in midfield, Dawes again was the supplier as he fed Lewis Evans to calmly net for a 2-1 Stoke Lane win.
Thornbury Town Under-9s notched-up an encouraging 4-0 away win over Cadbury Heath in Division C. In an enjoyable opening game there were chances at both ends before Freddie Harper poked home Charlie Moss's free-kick to put Thorns in front.
With man-of-the-match Moss in magnificent form, Town carved several further chances before Moss set up Harper again to make it 2-0.
Thornbury relaxed after that, although Joni Gadish remained a threat for them in attack and James Stone helped keep the door firmly shut at the back.
Thornbury opened the scoring in the second game via a goalmouth melee, George Baker eventually scrambling the ball home.
On a muddy pitch, they continued to try to pass and move the ball, and their star performer Kieran O'Brien was always dangerous. It was from his delivery that Baker blasted home his 15th goal from six games this season to wrap up the scoring.
Helped by resolute defending by Ben King and Peter Gregory, Thornbury safely closed out the contest.
In the same division Warmley Rangers Under-9s got back to winning ways with a determined 6-2 victory over Bradley Stoke United.
Alex Garland turned quickly to strike the ball low into the bottom corner of the net to give them the lead and Joel Oswin added a well-struck second with his first goal for Warmley.
The determined home side, inspired by fine displays from Dillon Monks and James Northall, produced a third goal, albeit the ball deflecting in off an unfortunate Bradley Stoke defender before his team hit back with two goals late on to reduce the deficit to 3-2.
The second game started in similar fashion with committed play from Rangers. Tom Vincent was outstanding in defence and helped his team to keep a clean sheet, whileTom Williams celebrated a well-taken hat-trick to earn the man-of-the-match accolade.