Knebworth Yellows hit Hitchin for six to book semi-final spot
PUBLISHED: 10:52 09 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:16 11 May 2010
Under 10 League Cup quarter-final Hitchin Youth Yellows 1 Knebworth Youth Cheetahs Yellows 6 KNEBWORTH Youth Yellows made up for a disappointing league defeat earlier in the season by travelling to Hitchin for this League Cup quarter-final and completely
Under 10 League Cup quarter-final
Hitchin Youth Yellows 1 Knebworth Youth Cheetahs Yellows 6
KNEBWORTH Youth Yellows made up for a disappointing league defeat earlier in the season by travelling to Hitchin for this League Cup quarter-final and completely dominating the home team.
Unfortunately an injury to the home 'keeper before the game saw Hitchin reduced to six players, however Knebworth were up for this game and tore into the home team from the opening minute. After just five minutes, and following a string of chances, Ewan Fewell did ever so well down the right and then cut a cross back for Taylor Wilson to dispatch past the 'keeper for 1-0.
Further good build-up play saw Ryan Manson also find Wilson in the box and his cool finish doubled the advantage. Knebworth were in total control at this stage and after a short corner Fewell fed Charlie Unwin and his shot crept inside the near post for a third goal. Manson, Thomas Porter and Codie Finch all went close but a 3-0 lead at the break was well deserved.
More was to come though, as Knebworth continued to pressurise the home team forcing them into mistakes and further chances for Fewell and Wilson were just wide of the mark before Manson worked another opportunity that was well-saved by the 'keeper only for Unwin to follow up and convert for 4-0.
A stunning long-range effort from Thomas Porter deceived the home goalkeeper for 5-0 and after another run by Porter his shot was pushed onto the crossbar by the Hitchin goalkeeper only for the rebound to be converted from close range by the alert Fewell.
Another Manson cross was met by Unwin but rebounded back from the post and the home team kept plugging away and were rewarded with a late consolation by the impressive Adam Perry for a final result of 6-1. The Cheetahs now face FC Comets Sharks in the semi-final in April.