Hall fires his sixth hat-trick of season

JORDAN Hall fired ­Royston Town Colts Whites under-13s to cup victory with his sixth hat-trick of the season in his side s 6-2 win over Potton Colts Whites. The fine win put Royston through to the quarter finals of the Crow League Cup, and also showed th

JORDAN Hall fired ­Royston Town Colts Whites under-13s to cup victory with his sixth hat-trick of the season in his side's 6-2 win over Potton Colts Whites.

The fine win put Royston through to the quarter finals of the Crow League Cup, and also showed their character after conceding an early goal.

Royston hit back with Hall finishing off a route-one attack following keeper John Middlemass' long kick forward.

He then put Town in front with a coolly taken spot kick, before completing his hat-trick with his 25th goal of the season.

The impressive Hall then turned provider, setting up Conor Saggers for goal number four, with man-of-the-match Jake Benstead grabbing a fifth following a superb pass from Max McLean.

Potton rallied just before the break, with both Harry Stafford and Sam Hunter forced to make goal line clearances.

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However, Royston went into the break in control.

They continued to impress in the second half, and within ­minutes Saggers chipped the Potton keeper for his second of the game.

At 6-1 the game was all but over, with Lucas Sekobawane and Jack Bailey constant threats in the Royston midfield.

However, Potton did grab one late consolation.

Royston Town Colts under-10s A also showed they knew where the goal was, romping home 8-0 against Baldock Templars A.

In a performance of impressive passing football, Rhys Westbury opened the scoring after just five minutes before Justin Leavers doubled the score with a ­confident penalty.

Captain Alistair Richardson then made it 3-0 just before halftime, tucking the ball home ­following a well-taken corner, and George Bailey headed home goal number four moments into the second half after another Robbie Norman corner.

Bailey then grabbed a second with a fine run and cool finish, before Westbury nabbed his ­second of the game with another well-struck effort.

Leavers completed the rout late on in the second half, with his second hat-trick of the season, following two close-range efforts.

Troy Mayo's well-taken penalty was enough to secure all three points for Royston Town Colts under-10s B in a hard-fought game with Baldock Templars B.

Colts captain Sam Chapman kept it tight at the back alongside Conner Eustace, while Mayo, Jono Kane and Danny Mynott created chances from midfield, with Jordan Howe unlucky not to break the first half deadlock.

In the second half, a strong ­Baldock side restricted Royston to just a few breakaway attacks, but it was one of these that led to the Royston goal, with Baldock conceding a penalty.

Mayo was on hand with a confident strike, the Baldock keeper rooted to the spot.

There was also a convincing win for Royston-based Celtic Crusaders under-13s, with Elliott Burr scoring three in his side's 6-0 win against ­Godmanchester Rovers.

Celtic returned to winning ways with a fine footballing display against their high-flying ­opponents.

Shots from Mitchell Wooding and Jacob Leighton initially failed to break Rovers' resolute defence, before Ryan Geraghty opened the scoring when he reacted quickest to a failed ­clearance.

Leighton and Geraghty's slick passing found Burr in space, and with plenty of time, the striker buried his shot into the back of the Rovers net.

Burr grabbed his second and Celtic's third shortly after, when Danny Tye's neat chip gave him the room to lob the ­Godmanchester keeper.

Burr capped a fine afternoon's work with his third moments later, following Geraghty's excellent pass.

And after some brilliant last- ditch defending from Tommy and Alfie Payne, Celtic went into the break with a 4-0 lead.

In the second half, man-of-the-match Michael Vieira-Roodenburg began to cause more havoc down the right flank and intercepted a number of the Godmanchester balls forward.

Tim O'Conner and Wooding stood tall in defence, forming a sound barrier in front of keeper Josh Cantle.

Celtic continued to attack and Tommy Payne, Leighton, and Geraghty all missed good chances, although the latter did make amends with his second of the match.

A long-range strike from ­Conner Fairhead completed the rout near the end, with his ­powerful shot eluding the Rovers keeper.

Despite a brave effort, depleted Melbourn Dynamo Tigers under-10s went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Ashwell Academicals B.

It was the hosts who opened the scoring, with player-of-the-match Jacob Rand slotting the ball past the Ashwell keeper following some clever play from Will Thompson and Eddie Twyman.

However, after dominating the majority of the half, Melbourn slipped up just before half time with a deflected Ashwell strike finding its way into the net.

And with the game for the taking, Melbourn missed a number of good opportunites after the break, with Rebecca Brooker and Oliver Steele setting up the chances.

But at the other end, Ashwell showed the Tigers how it was done with a well-taken finish three minutes from time.