Celtic run riot in battle of Crusaders

Celtic Crusaders Under-14 17 Ely Crusaders 0 CELTIC Crusaders continued their fine start to the season, demolishing a helpless Ely by 17 goals. Crusaders goal charge was led by Jacob Leighton and Ryan Geraghty with five each, Kieran Willis-Wright bagge

Celtic Crusaders Under-14 17

Ely Crusaders 0

CELTIC Crusaders continued their fine start to the season, demolishing a helpless Ely by 17 goals.

Crusaders' goal charge was led by Jacob Leighton and Ryan Geraghty with five each, Kieran Willis-Wright bagged three, and Danny Tye, Michael Viera-Roodenburgh, Elliot Burr, and captain Mitchell Wooding, one apiece.

Knebworth Youth Stripes Under-9 0 Manuden Juniors 3

CALLUM Macmillan set Manuden Juniors on the road to an impressive recorded 3-0 victory at Knebworth on Saturday.

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Macmillan opened the scoring midway through the first half, making no mistake with a cool close range effort, before Jayden Harrington doubled the visitors' lead just before half time.

Juniors continued to shine after the interval with captain George Mullings and centre-back Joseph Hoult both in confident mood.

And the visitors' efforts were rewarded with a third and final goal, when Hoult's in-swinging corner fell to the feet of Macmillan who slotted home his second of the game.

Baldock Templars Under-10 3 Melbourn Dynamos Panthers 2

BATTLING Melbourn Panthers were just edged out in this entertaining five goal thriller.

The hosts led 3-1 before Melbourn's man-of-the-match George Storey scored his second of the game to set up a tense finish.

Baldock Crusaders Under-10 0 Melbourn Dynamos Tigers 0

IT was honours even for Baldock and Melbourn as both sides missed a number of chances.

Melbourn saw more of the ball, with Henry Beagles and captain Josh Bates threatening throughout.

The second half was more even, with the Tigers thankful for defender Lewis Cheshum's timely interventions.

The best moment of the second half came when Ayrton Barnes hit a free-kick from outside the box that came back off the bar.

Bassingbourn Youth Under-11 5 Stevenage Town Youth 3

BASSINGBOURN took a deserved lead when Evan Goldman fired home, only for Stevenage to hit back with two goals.

However, within 30 seconds of the second half, the hosts were level, Callum Waller slotting the ball past a stranded Town keeper.

They scored three more, through Jacob Stekly, Ben Blower, and Callum Irons, before Town grabbed their third.

Royston Celtic Under-11 5

Fairlands Youth 2

NEWLY promoted Royston Celtic opened their Division One account with an emphatic victory over last season's promotion rivals Fairlands.

Lorcan George, new signing Justin Leavers, and Richard Jonas gave them a 3-0 lead before Fairlands got on the scoresheet.

Leavers then completed his hat-trick before the visitors grabbed a second.

Melbourn Dynamos Under-8 3 Ashwell Academicals 10

ASHWELL Academicals opened the season in style with a scintillating 10-3 victory at Melbourn Dynamos.

Goals came from Panico (5), Baldwin (2), Reed and player-of-the-match Miles (2).

Melbourn Dynamo Tigers Under-11 3 Buntingford Cougars Stripes 5

MELBOURN contributed to an entertaining game, but it was Buntingford who grabbed the victory.

Rebecca Brooker and Will Thompson were among the goals for Melbourn and the hosts could well have added to their tally.

But Cougars hit back with goals from William Hewer and Sam Pye, who then grabbed Cougars' third with a cool header.

Hewer scored twice more to complete his hat-trick, but Melbourn made a fine contribution to a superb match.

Buntingford Coug Blues Under-10 2 Royston Town A 2

BUNTINGFORD mounted another spirited comeback after falling two goals behind against a strong Royston Town A side.

Ben Moody made three fine saves and with Joe Tokely in fine form, Cougars earned a draw with goals from Aaron Callcutt and Jack McMeechan.

Buntingford Coug Whites Under-10s 0 Royston Town B 2

DESPITE dominating the first half Buntingford were unable to convert their chances and slipped to defeat.

But Whites played some impressive football, with skipper Max Boosey, Dane Hyland, and Olly Pallet all on fine form.

Broadhall Youth Under-16 1 Buntingford Cougars 1

COUGARS followed up their opening day success with another outstanding performance against last season's league champions.

Scott Piggott fired in a brilliant 20-yard effort to give the Cougars a deserved lead. However, they were caught cold just before the break, as Broadhall hit back to equalise.

Tommy Faherty nearly grabbed a late winner for Cougars, but his brave header grazed the wrong side of the post.

Stansted Juniors 5

Buntingford Cougars 2

Depleted Cougars were quickly on the back foot, and trailed 3-1 at the interval, their goal coming from James Clannell.

Oliver Lee-Stevens added a second after the break, but Juniors hit two more.

Melbourn Dynamos Under-12 0 Hormead Hares 7

A RHODRI Hughes hat-trick capped an impressive win for Hormead Hares as they sent their league rivals packing with seven unanswered goals.

Doubles from Alex Underwood and Danny Elford completed the rout and full back James Scripps was man-of-the-match.

Hormead Hares Orange Under-11 2 Melbourn Dynamos Panthers 6

DYNAMOS bounced back in style, with an emphatic win at Hormead Hares on Sunday.

Sam Bedlow and Ben Webb put them 2-0 ahead, and they led 4-2 at half-time, with goals from Fowkes and Webb.

Ross Cockburn and Bedlow then rounded off a fine victory.

Hormead Hares Under-15 18

Ware Youth 1

HORMEAD Hares overran 10-man Ware, and left them shell-shocked with an impressive display of finishing.

Debutant Joe Pemberton, Louis Kugler, Bayo Adeyomi and Sam Ives all netted four each while Louis McPherson and Luke Cox completed the rout.

Hormead Hares Under-17 2

Harlow Town 2

TWO goals from Daniel Bank-Smith earned Hormead a share of the spoils with his late leveller sealing a valuable point.

Having gone down by two early goals, Hormead replied with Bank-Smith's first following a mistake by the Town keeper.

With minutes to go, Banks-Smith outpaced his markers and smashed home the equaliser.