Colts duo are on song to leave Rangers reeling
DOUBLES from Justin Leavers and Rhys Westbury helped Royston Town Colts A under-10s to a resounding 6-2 victory over Bedwell Rangers. Royston were 3-0 up inside 10 minutes, with George Bailey, Robbie Norman, and Westbury combining to set up Leavers well
DOUBLES from Justin Leavers and Rhys Westbury helped Royston Town Colts A under-10s to a resounding 6-2 victory over Bedwell Rangers.
Royston were 3-0 up inside 10 minutes, with George Bailey, Robbie Norman, and Westbury combining to set up Leavers' well-taken opener.
Bailey then turned provider once more with his energetic play freeing Leavers, who struck home from the edge of the box, before Westbury swooped in for a brave header.
The Colts eased off a bit after the flurry of goals, and allowed Bedwell in for a consolation just before half-time, before upping the tempo in the second half.
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Player-of-the-match Leavers then broke free once more and found Bailey, who made it 4-1, before Norman capped a fine game with a confident strike.
Westbury completed the rout with another well-taken effort, although Bedwell did snatch another consolation late on.
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In a reversal of fortunes, Buntingford Cougars under-15s were taken to the cleaners by Stevenage Borough Juniors 5-0.
The game started full of promise for the Cougars. But their clever early play never really came to fruition, despite dominating for long periods of the game.
Their opponents looked dangerous whenever they broke forward, although the Buntingford defence was more than capable in the first half.
However, after the break Buntingford began to ride their luck with the Stevenage attack growing in confidence.
And the visitors made their breakthrough with a low drive from just inside the Cougars' box.
Moments later, Borough pounced with a second with Mark Kenney left stranded in the Cougars' goal.
Things then got worse for the hosts, and in attempting to push forward they were caught on the break and punished for a third. Borough added a fourth from the penalty spot, before completing proceedings with a powerful header.
Showing their form in front of goal once more, Royston Celtic A under-10s hammered five past Bassingbourn Youth A under-10s.
Callum Pinner put the visitors in front after just a few minutes, before adding a second with another cool strike moments later.
Richard Jonas and Jordan Cooney added two more early in the second half, before Lorcan George wrapped things up with a confident strike in the dying seconds.
There were goals galore for Royston Celtic B under-10s, who condemned Bassingbourn Youth B to more misery with a 10-0 win.
Brandon Hargreaves got the ball rolling with two early strikes, with Jimi Smith also netting a brace to put Royston 4-0 up.
Tom McGlynn's brilliant pass then set up Ollie Green for a fifth, before Hargreaves grabbed two more in the second half to take Royston's tally to seven.
Edward Atkins added a confident strike, with McGlynn instrumental again with a pin-point pass to Green, who powered home Celtic's ninth. Atkins then notched his second of the day late on, completing the rout in style.
Buntingford Cougars under-eights played three games against Shefford Saints, coming away with two wins and one defeat.
Simon Keogh, Luke Garrat, and Alex Hewer scored the goals in Cougars' 3-0 victory in the first game, before strikes from Frank Bown and Ben Hall, and some clever defending by Matthew Share saw Buntingford to a 2-0 win in their second game.
The Cougars just missed out on a trio of victories, with Shefford coming out on top in the third match, although Alex King did net for Buntingford in a narrow 2-1 defeat.
Sam Ward's hat-trick inspired Buntingford Cougars Whites under-nines to an impressive 6-1 victory over Shefford Saints.
The talented Whites have lost just one game in 12, chalking up 40 goals and conceding 12 in the process.
Ward set the Cougars on the road with a brilliant first-half treble, before Joe Tokely, Olly Pallett, and Christopher Bowell completed the rout.
However, Buntingford Cougars Blues under-nines were not so fortunate as they suffered their biggest defeat in two years, losing 4-0 to Shefford Saints A.
Despite playing some excellent first-half football, the Blues were hit by two late goals in each half.
Buntingford Cougars under-13s saw off a strong Newhall Rangers 3-0 with defenders Scott Caine and Lewis Fitzgerald giving the Cougars the perfect platform to build from.
Darren Aldridge netted the first for Cougars, followed by Jonathan Bowell and George Harris, in a hard-working team performance.
Joseph deSouza was among the goals again with his hat-trick helping Hormead Hares Blacks under-nines to a brilliant 10-0 win over Stevenage Borough Eagles A.
Owen Hughes and Benji Wrigley added two goals each, with George Berrett, Michael Hicks, and Callum Edwards joining in.
Hormead Hares Oranges under-nines also claimed three points, with Cameron Courtman-Stock and Elliott Rowe seeing off Stevenage Borough Eagles B.