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Royston Celtic U-10 A 5 Pin Green A 2 OLLIE Sole was Celtic's star of the show, scoring three and setting up two. Celtic scored their first early on when after some good build up play Sole crossed for Luca Dusi to fire home. It was soon 2-0 when Sole sco
Royston Celtic U-10 A 5 Pin Green A 2 OLLIE Sole was Celtic's star of the show, scoring three and setting up two. Celtic scored their first early on when after some good build up play Sole crossed for Luca Dusi to fire home. It was soon 2-0 when Sole scored with a good finish. The visitors got back into the game with a superb free-kick but Celtic regained their two-goal advantage with another clinical finish from Sole. Celtic played some lovely one-touch football and just before half-time Sole completed his hat-trick. Celtic scored their fifth and best goal of the game when another great run from Sole took him past two defenders and his cross was superbly finished from Edward Brown, before Green netted a late consolation. Royston Celtic U-10 B 4 Pin Green B 4 AN end-to-end thriller finished all-square thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Anthony Lane. Alex Brain put Celtic in front early on and then turned provider with a good ball to Lane, who finished at the second attempt. The match was open and it was no surprise when Pin Green got one back with an excellent strike but just before half-time Brain fired Celtic 3-1 in front. The second half saw both defences stretched and it was the visitors who got back on level terms with two good goals. Pin Green looked to have taken all three points when they went 4-3 in front but a defensive mistake let in Lane, who finished well to give Celtic a deserved draw Royston Celtic U-8 A 4 Bishop's Stortford Swifts 0 CALLUM Pinner was the Celtic hero with a hat-trick in this entertaining game. His first was after a good turn in the box and a shot which found the corner of the net. He owed both his other goals to the hard-working George, who on both occasions found him with defence-splitting passes with only the keeper to beat and on each occasion he finished coolly. George scored number four after good work from Green and Atkins. Celtic's defence was solid with Bartlett, Rand, Denman and keeper Rea outstanding but it was Pinner who won man of the match with his first treble, for Celtic. Hatfield Youth 0 Melbourn Dynamo Leopards U-10 7 LEOPARDS made it six wins in a row with a hard-fought match in muddy conditions. For the second game in a row, though, the Leopards scored seven goals without reply in the second half. Sam Crago ran through the Hatfield defence and blasted a low drive into the far corner and Tommy Froggatt angled a neat shot past the Hatfield goalkeeper. Matt Davis and Crago added two more quick goals before Davis added a fifth with a lovely header from a Tom Lee cross. Lee scored the sixth with the goal of the match. With the keeper off his line, Lee shot from long range, high into the far corner before Adam Breeze added the seventh. Melbourn Dynamos Panthers U-10 9 Baldock Knights 0 WITH Panthers unbeaten in the League this season, manager Shaun Henry took the opportunity to experiment in this match. Midway through the first half he sent regular goalkeeper Craig Stalker on to the pitch as a striker. Stalker made the most of it and scored three times in a match Melbourn controlled throughout. A sluggish start saw several opportunities missed until Patrick Hopper slotted home in characteristic style after good work by Reece King and Byron Lawrence. Lawrence scored the second, getting on to the end of a cross by the excellent Nathan Henry. Stalker claimed his first with neat control on the edge of the area and a shot across goal into the bottom corner. Richardson claimed the fourth, turning in the box after a good move by Henry and Lawrence. Hopper got the second half off to a flying start with another strong run and finish before Richardson scored his second with a predatory strike in the area after good approach play from Toby Jackson. Stalker's curling header gave him his second. Sam Webb had led the way in work rate and deservedly snatched a goal in the closing minutes. There will still time for Stalker to claim his hat-trick, slotting into an empty net after Richardson did well to hold off two challenges and cross from the left. Melbourn Dynamos Tigers U-10 5 Baldock Lancers 0 FOR the second week running, Tigers could have scored more but still ran out comfortable winners. Alex Martin claimed the first with a strike from outside the box. A Martin effort went in for number two and Tigers went into cruise control. Joe Carrington showed great determination, beating three defenders and the goalkeeper to slot home just before half-time. Goal four arrived when another excellent corner by Carrington was bundled over the line by a luckless defender. The Lancers keeper put in a great performance but was unable to stop the increasingly impressive Brennan Friel claiming the fifth with a superb run and finish after good work by Martin and Carrington. Bedwell Rangers U-11 A 6 Royston Town Colts A 2 COLTS continued their excellent progress of recent weeks but fell just short in this evenly contested fixture against fellow strugglers Rangers. The visitors new-look line-up began well, taking an early lead after an Ashley Chapman corner led to a goalmouth scramble and Rangers' own goal. Bedwell were soon back on terms, outpacing Colts' defence to loop the ball over Hall's outstretched arm for the equaliser. With half-time approaching, Bedwell took advantage of a Colts' defensive mix-up to nip in and take the lead. Just after the break, Colts were level when Jack Bailey finished superbly after a well-worked move involving Sam Hunter, Jake Benstead and Matthew Evans. Rangers' defence struggled to handle the pace of Sekobawane and he nearly put Colts into the lead from a quick break on the right. Colts were in the ascendancy but just could not get the goal their play deserved. Bedwell then scored from a dubious free-kick to make it 3-2. John Middlemass returned for the injured Stafford and for a time it looked as if Colts would draw level. However, a quick break from Rangers saw them score again against the run of play to kill off Colts' resistance and two further goals in the final minutes gave the home side victory by a flattering margin. Melbourn Dynamos U-8 A 4 Potton Colts A 3 A THRILLING game saw Melbourn Dynamos overturn a two-goal deficit for a fifth straight win. A few minutes into the game, Potton intercepted a Melbourn corner and swiftly broke to take the lead. Melbourn came close to equalising as a superb turn and shot by Charles Johnson beat the keeper, only to see the ball thump back off a post. Potton doubled their lead when a corner was blocked, only for the player to hammer a fine strike to the near post, which proved too powerful for Rebecca Brooker's valiant attempt to save. Just before half-time, James Rushton intercepted the Colts keeper's clearance, and with great vision and confidence fired the ball from inside his own half past the retreating keeper into the net. Melbourn began the second half brightly, as a slick interchange between Johnson and Webb set up Bedlow, whose first-time shot went just wide. Potton were always dangerous on the break and defenders Alex Maskell and James Fowkes had to be at their best to keep Melbourn in the game. Fine skills by the Potton striker eluded Dynamos' defence, followed by a cool left-footed finish that gave Brooker no chance, to restore the two-goal advantage. However, Dynamos' spirit was typified by the tackling back of strikers Webb and Johnson. The pressure paid off for Melbourn, as Rushton latched on to a loose ball in the Potton goalmouth to force the ball home. This was quickly followed by an equaliser, as the outstanding Rushton redirected a fine long Fowkes throw with a flicked header into the bottom corner. Dynamos clinched victory in the dying minutes as Johnson's drive from the edge of the box squeezed under the keeper. - In a competitive game against Melbourn Dynamos, Potton under-eights B emerged as winners with three second-half goals.