Crusaders cruise to victory while Anderson bags four
CELTIC Crusaders repeated their earlier demolition job on league strugglers Ely with a thumping 12-0 scoreline in which man-of-the-match Elliot Burr scored a hat trick and recorded four assists. To their credit Ely started well and it was
CELTIC Crusaders repeated their earlier demolition job on league strugglers Ely with a thumping 12-0 scoreline in which man-of-the-match Elliot Burr scored a hat trick and recorded four assists.
To their credit Ely started well and it was not until ten minutes in that the breakthrough came when Jacob Leighton headed home from a Burr cross.
Burr then set up Ryan Geraghty for Celtic's second and Sam Cooper scored the third.
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Three more goals were then scored before Burr finished the half's scoring when he lobbed the keeper to make it 7-0 at the break.
Five more goals in the second half, including two from Burr, finished the rout but Mitch Wooding was sent off following a strong tackle.
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The second round of the league cup saw Royston Town Youths under-10s A team drawn at home to Manuden JFC.
A close first half saw Royston take a one goal lead into the break, but Manuden created several chances at the start of the second half and equalised through Lewis McDonald.
Royston regained the lead mid-way through the second half and held on, despite a couple of good Manuden opportunities.
Royston Town Youth under-nines' A team wacked Sawbridgeworth for seven, but made the game harder than it looked with their over-enthusiasm.
Two early goals from Max Logan were cancelled out following some sloppy teamwork before the boys pulled themselves together.
Logan added two more, Mickey Baulk bagged a hat trick and some good defensive work from Jamie Copeland ensured a tighter second half.
While Royston's under-nine's A team were dismantling their Sawbridgworth counterparts 7-2, Royston's under-nines' B team went two better with a resounding 7-0 win of Sawbridgeworth B.
Some brilliant skill from Jack Davis (1) and some good shooting from Jack Hallewell (2) and Lewis Anderson (4) won the game for Royston, who were also solid at the backs thanks to Brad Whale and Joe Burn.
For the second week running Hormead Hares under-12s came up against a goalkeeper in good form.
A narrow 2-1 defeat to Bassinbourne Youth could easily have been a draw, but despite the Hares pulling a goal back from 2-0 through Rhodri Hughes they were unable to find that equaliser.
Buntingford Cougars under-eights had mixed results against Letchworth.
They lost 2-0 in an evenly-contested first game, before winning the second 1-0 thanks to a goal from Harry Welsh.
Buntingford Cougars under-10s Blues took a 1-0 first half lead against Welwyn Garden City after Jack McMeechan won and then converted a fine penalty.
In the second half they created four further clear cut chances, couldn't convert any of them and almost paid the price when Welwyn hit the bar.
The 1-0 win helped the Cougars to second in Division A.
The under-10's whites also won against Welwyn, picking up a 2-1 result with goals courtesy of Olly Pallet and Sam Ward.
The Cougars under-11s Whites came up against a very strong Elsenham youth team, going down 8-1.
They started the first half slowly and found themselves five goals down by half time. The second half saw an improved performance with the Cougars coming back into the game, and despite conceding three more goals they were able to score a consolation through Sam Friend.
Buntingford Cougars U14s kept up their winning streak at the weekend by beating Pin Green 6-2 despite losing their central midfielder Danny Skipp in the first half with a dislocated kneecap.
Ryan Newey opened the scoring and then added another, followed by goals from Jonathan Bowell, Darren Aldridge, Will Silverosa and George Harris.
The Cougars played some great football and it was team effort which won them the game.
Buntingford Cougars Under 14s played Sawbridgeworth at the weekend and deserved their 4-0 win after playing their opponents off the park with some great teamwork.
Jonathan Bowell opened the scoring and then set up Darren Aldridge and Ryan Newey for their goals, and the fourth was scored by Will Silverosa from an Aldridge corner.
The under-14s have now scored 16 goals this season and have only conceded two.