Crusaders win absorbing game
THE under-18 Crusaders and Wymondley Park produced an absorbing encounter. The Crusaders raced into a two goal lead through Tom Cookman and Joe Greenland before the visitors pulled one back. Harry Holland restored the two goal advantage before Wymondley
THE under-18 Crusaders and Wymondley Park produced an absorbing encounter.
The Crusaders raced into a two goal lead through Tom Cookman and Joe Greenland before the visitors pulled one back.
Harry Holland restored the two goal advantage before Wymondley again reduced the deficit before the break. The second period produced only one more goal, scored again by Tom Cookson, to finally give the Crusaders a 4-2 victory.
In contrast, the under-17 Crusaders returned from Fairlands Youth empty handed, as despite goals from James Mayes, Ryan Holt and Ryan Coffey, the home side took the points with a 6-3 victory.
In the under-11 League Cup, the Templars moved convincingly into the second round with a win at Eynesbury Rovers.
Jordan Massey produced the best individual scoring performance of the day as he claimed four goals, and with Matthew Judges also on target, the Templars completed an excellent 5-1 victory.
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Not so lucky were the under-11 Lancers who went down 8-1 at Arlesey Town.
In the Royston Crow League the under-10 Templars and Crusaders had mixed fortunes in their matches against potential championship rivals Royston Town Colts.
Goals from Charlie Briggs and Lewis Archer gave the Templars an excellent 2-0 win over the Colts A side, while the Crusaders were beaten 3-0 by Royston B.
It was another good day for the under-10 Knights and Lancers, this time at Stevenage Borough. The Lancers kept their 100 percent record for the season with a 2-1 win, while the Knights went one better, running out 3-1 victors.
The under-12 Templars made it three wins out of three as two goals from Anthony Geary and one each from Lewis Barker and Tom Gornall helped earn three points in a 4-2 victory at St Neots.
The under-12 Crusaders had only a Toby Harvey goal to show for their efforts at Shefford Saints as the home side ran out 6-1 winners.
The under-12 Knights returned from Stevenage Borough with a valuable point, as goals from Daryl Meadows, James Rushmere and Jordan Bright helped earn a 3-3 draw.
The under-13 Templars were beaten 3-1 at home to Bishop Stortford Town.
Their team-mates, the Lancers found Hormead Hares too good on the day. Although Alec Maguire was on target twice, the visitors eventually ran out 10-2 winners.
A goal from Luke Hennessey helped earn the under-14 Templars a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at home to Arlesey Town
The under-16 Knights continued their unbeaten start to the season as two goals from Aaron Slack and a Jake Lindsey-Smith strike gave the home side a convincing 3-0 win over Stevenage Colts.
The under-15 Lancers also continued their fine start to the season with a resounding 6-1 win over Trident Youth.
Joel Strickland and Sam Fraser-Bossom, who both scored over 50 goals each last season, again showed their scoring prowess with two and three goals respectively, while Jordan Fidock also got his name on the score sheet.
The under-16 Crusaders will be disappointed to have ended up finally losing to a strong Stevenage Borough side after coming back from two goals down.
Alex Caple and Josh Furness had made the scores level, before two late goals gave the visitors a 4-2 win.