Birthday boy Scott sinks Sandy

SCOTT Piggott celebrated his birthday with a hat-trick for Buntingford Cougars under-15s who hammered six passed helpless Sandy Colts. Following last week s defeat, Buntingford bounced back in style with a blistering first-half performance that saw Micha

SCOTT Piggott celebrated his birthday with a hat-trick for Buntingford Cougars under-15s who hammered six passed helpless Sandy Colts.

Following last week's defeat, Buntingford bounced back in style with a blistering first-half performance that saw Michael Holland open the scoring with a brilliant lobbed finish.

Ollie Woodcock then made it 2-0 when he headed home a corner, before George Garrrott slotted in his first for the club.

Piggott then chalked up the first of his three with a cool strike,and nabbed a second before half-time.

However, he had to wait until midway through the second half to claim his hat-trick, when he fired home another well-taken shot.

The impressive paring of Nathan Hutchings and Ollie Townsend kept the Sandy attack at bay, and as a result the Cougars finished comfortable winners.

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Despite a solid all-round performance Melbourn Dynamos under-10s slipped to a 4-0 defeat to Royston Town Colts A under-10s.

The Melbourn defence just could not handle player-of-the-match George Bailey, who worked tirelessly in the Royston midfield. And it was Bailey who opened the scoring following some clever play by Rhys Westbury.

Justin Leavers then doubled the Royston lead with another cool finish, while Sam Chapman, captain Alistair Richardson, and goalkeeper Jacob Townsend kept things tight at the back.

The second half saw more of the same, with Leavers adding to his season's tally, before Bradley Calvert wrapped the game up with a deserved late strike.

Charlie Rome made light work of the Hormead Hares defence with his four goal blitz for Buntingford Cougars under-10s.

With a deadlock at half-time, Cougars pushed on in the second half, and were rewarded when Rome nabbed his first of the match.

Following a great spell of attacking football, Rome soon had goal number two before slotting home his third. He then added another well-taken strike for his fourth before Thomas Burns completed the rout with Cougars' fifth.

A Cameron Smith double helped Royston Town Colts B under-10s to a comprehensive 5-0 victory at Melbourn Dynamos under-10s.

Royston dominated from the start, with player-of-the-match Alfi Noades and Jordan Howe bossing the midfield. Troy Mayo opened proceedings, getting the final touch on Thomas McGee's corner, before McGee doubled the lead with a brilliant strike, much to the disappointment of Melbourn keeper Sam Carrington who had made a number of fine saves.

However, Melbourn's luck seemed to be out when Conner Eustace grabbed a third for Royston just before half time.

In the second half Melbourn made life difficult for Colts, with Michael Bevan, Dani Friel, Greg Cattley and Aaron Gotts doing their best to get their side back in the game.

However, Royston remained controlled and added two more late in the half, courtesy of two confident Smith strikes.

In an entertaining encounter Melbourn Dynamos Panthers under-nines slipped to a narrow 4-3 defeat at Letchworth Garden City Whites.

Unfortunately the Panthers got off to their customary slow start and conceded the first goal following a spell of sloppy marking.

However, the second half started brightly for the Panthers with the Melbourn midfield starting to dominate with Luke Eades and Sam Austin looking to threaten.

But just when an equalizer seemed likely, the Letchworth central midfield player hit a powerful shot from outside the box to make it 2-0.

Tommy Hollway did halve the deficit with a deserved goal moments later, before George Storey levelled with a stylish finish.

Letchworth hit back despite the best effort of keeper Connor Patel, and undeterred Panthers kept their heads up and equalized again with a typical run and quality finish in the top right corner by Storey.

However, just as the Panthers thought they had earned a creditable draw, Letchworth snatched a late winner following a dangerous cross from the left.

Ashwell Academicals under-nines saw off Buntingford Cougars Stripes in an entertaining 5-0 win with James Lee, Tom Hodson, Thomas West, Connor Georgia's goal adding to a Cougars own goal.

There was a hard-fought win for Hormead Hares Blacks under-nines, who did well to beat Royston Town Colts C with Oliver Kerr grabbing the winner three minutes from time.

Hormead had to settle for a share of the points in their second game with Royston, with Michael Hicks and Louis Clayton both on target.

Two brilliant strikes sunk Melbourn Dynamos Tigers under-nines as Letchworth Garden City Whites claimed a 2-0 victory.

Despite the defeat it was a good Melbourn performance, with player-of-the-match Josh Hutton doing his best in the Tigers' goal. Captain Kieran Geraghty worked tirelessly up front, with midfielders Josh Bates, Joe Greeman and Henry Beagles also impressing.

However, City grabbed a cool opener before netting a superb second late in the second half. Geraghty did go close with one powerful free kick, but the City defence held firm.

Leading scorer Luca Panico netted four goals as Ashwell Academicals under-sevens romped to a 5-1 win at Potton Colts.

After a string of draws, Ashwell turned on the style with Ollie Hodson breaking the early deadlock with a neat finish. Panico then scored four without reply, as Ashwell finished the half on top.

Ashwell had keeper Jack Brown to thank for keeping the Potton attack at bay with a number of great saves, although he was beaten late in the half when the hosts snatched a late consolation.