Cheetahs put four past Waltham Cross

Harknett scores a hat-trick in under-11s win

Knebworth Youth Cheetahs Blacks 4 Waltham Cross Youth 1


Knebworth Youth Cheetahs Blacks progressed into the next round of the Herts County Cup after a very good all-round team performance against Waltham Cross Youth on Sunday morning.

After a fairly uneventful opening 15 minutes the home side took control of the game and after a lovely Joshua Downes free-kick over the Waltham Cross Youth defence,

Billy Flack controlled the ball well before scoring from close range to break the deadlock. The Cheetahs added a second before the break with a lovely solo run by Harry Harknett that carved open the Waltham Cross defence and he scored from inside the area to give the home side a cushion.

At the start of the second half Harknett then dispatched a great effort from the right hand side of the penalty area that gave the keeper no chance and the game was over as a contest when Mitchell Rogers fed Callum Cook, and his well-timed pass into the path of Harknett saw the latter race clear and complete his hat-trick and give Knebworth a four goal lead.

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Waltham Cross did manage a consolation goal in time added on after Bradley Monroe had made a good initial save but the rebound was snapped up by a Waltham Cross attacker.

The Cheetahs will now face Cheshunt Youth in round two later this month.