Clarke in a Red-hot display

PUBLISHED: 11:21 09 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:36 12 May 2010

THE under-13 Knights produced their best performance of the season against fourth-placed Potton who the previous week had drubbed the Knights 5-0. Luke Gatward opened the scoring for Baldock in the first half, and when leading scorer Mark Harper doubled

THE under-13 Knights produced their best performance of the season against fourth-placed Potton who the previous week had drubbed the Knights 5-0. Luke Gatward opened the scoring for Baldock in the first half, and when leading scorer Mark Harper doubled their advantage 10 minutes from the end, it looked as if Baldock were cruising to victory. However, within minutes the home side closed the gap when the visiting defence failed to clear the ball. The Knights would not be denied, however, and Billy Clarke capped another great performance with a third goal in the final minutes to give the Reds a 3-1 victory. Tom Bradbury was voted man of the match. It was a disappointing day for the under-10 Templars and Crusaders, who both suffered defeats at the hands of Letchworth Garden City Eagles. The Templars were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline against Letchworth Reds, while the Crusaders went down 2-0 to Letchworth Blues. In Division One of the under-11 league, two goals each from Lewis Barker and Joe Frazer-Bossom gave the Templars a 4-0 win at Stotfold. The under-11 Crusaders and Knights both drew their games. Goals from Iain Robinson and George Mardlin helped the Crusaders gain a point at home to Bedwell Rangers, while a Richard Ainscough goal gave the Knights a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Symonds Green. The under-12 Templars were defeated 3-0 by a strong Letchworth Blues side in their Division One clash, while in Division Three, the under-12 Knights returned from Northolt United with a goalless draw. The under-13 Crusaders were defeated 3-2 by Letchworth Blues. The under-15 Templars kept up their recent good form with a 4-3 victory over Austen Arrowheads, thanks to goals from Andrew Lowden, Josh Furness, Alex Wilson and Scott Lawrence. The under-16 Templars had little joy at Bishop's Stortford Swifts, where despite goals from Elliott Snook and James Puttrell they finished on the wrong end of a 5-2 scoreline. The under-16 Crusaders kept their promotion hopes from Division Two very much alive after a convincing win at Letchworth Garden City Blues. Jonathon Poleszuk and Conor Finan were both on target twice and with leading scorer Simon Vooght also adding to his season's tally the visitors ran out 5-1 winners. Although the under-17 Crusaders finished on the wrong end of an 8-0 scoreline against a strong Hitchin Town side, they never gave up during the game and were unlucky not to have reduced the deficit through stunning strikes from Tom Mahoney and Nicky Miller which rebounded off a post and the bar.

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