Hat trick hero Barnes boosts Tigers

Melbourn Dynamos Tigers Under-10 4 Shefford Saints Greens 0 HAT TRICK hero Ayrton Barnes was the Tigers player of the match as he claimed three goals from midfield. Tigers dominated most of the game and saw early chances missed by Henry Beagles and Kier

Melbourn Dynamos Tigers Under-10 4 Shefford Saints Greens 0

HAT TRICK hero Ayrton Barnes was the Tigers player of the match as he claimed three goals from midfield.

Tigers dominated most of the game and saw early chances missed by Henry Beagles and Kieran Geraghty. Barnes then scored the only goal of the first half as three Tigers players lined up for a shot at the Shefford goal.

Shefford attacked from the start of the second half but Tigers increased their lead as Barnes went on a mazy run from his own penalty area skipping past two challenges before moving the ball onto his right foot to fire low from a tight angle.

It was soon 3-0 as Barnes completed his hat trick with a simple tap in. Robbie Dingwell and Megan Jeray worked tirelessly in midfield to keep possession and it wasn't long before Beagles made it 4-0 with a neat finish.

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THIS competitive and entertaining match saw Royston A never behind but Hitchin Greens were always in the game.

The scoring was opened for Royston with a great header from Lewis Anderson from a probing corner. Hitchin answered back immediately with a good equaliser.

Mickey Baulk put Royston 2-1 up with a long lob shot. Keeper Tom Fox was called upon to make a very good save to maintain the lead.

Another corner led to Jamie Penn forcing the ball home to make the score 3-1 at half-time. Hitchin stepped up the pressure early in the second half but good midfield work by Callum Toovey and Max Logan kept them from scoring.

Lewis Anderson half volleyed brilliantly to make the score 4-2 but again Hitchin came back with a goal for 4-3. The game was put to bed by a good finish from Max Logan from another good cross from Mickey Baulk.

Royston Town Youth B Under-9 2

Hitchin Yellows Under-9 0

A very good all round display from all of the Royston B team ground out a well earned win against Hitchin Yellows.

Rory Hunter was solid in goal and great defensive work by Bradley Whale and Joe Burn ensured a well deserved clean sheet.

The scoring was opened following some good team play with Jack Davis scoring from a good run and cross by Finlay Burchett.

The competitive midfield work of Matthew Bailey and Tom Fox kept the pressure up which eventually led to a strongly hit free kick from Finlay Burchett finding the bottom corner to make the score 2-0 at half-time.

The second half was much tighter as Hitchin pushed to get back in the game but the introduction of the hard working Shane O'Hare up front kept Hitchin on the back foot.

Stansted Juniors 5 Hormead Hares Under-12 3

IN a fighting display Hares were eventually beaten by Stansted Juniors.

After taking a 2-0 lead with goals from Rhodri Hughes and Sam Huttlestone, Stansted scored three times but Hughes pulled the scores level just before the break with his second goal.

With chances either end in the second half Stansted scored twice more. There were impressive displays at the back from James Scripps and George Spackman and captain Edward Worby controlled the mid field with Jack Taney always looking to cause the Stansted defence problems.

Melbourn Dynamos Panthers Under-10 2 Shefford Saints Whites 2

AN end to end game which Shefford shaded the possession in the first half forcing a series of corners.

Panthers created the two clear chances of the first half as player of the match Tommy Hollway made two great runs through the middle only to shoot wide on both ocassions.

Shefford took the lead early in the second half with a well taken finish. Melbourn came straight back and equalised after a goalmouth scramble saw Luke Eades slot home.

Shefford made the most of a loose bouncing ball on the edge of the Melbourn box to make it 2-1 then George Storey tried a long range effort which eluded the Shefford keeper to make it 2-2 and honours even.

Melbourn Tigers Under-10 4 Eynesbury Rovers Youth 7

MELBOURN started well when Ian Kuenzie powered them in front with a superb goal after good work from Will Thompson, Daniel Adkins and Edd Twyman.

Rovers equalised before Twyman shot Tigers ahead again, before the visitors struck twice to take the lead before the interval.

Tigers' skipper and man of the match Greg Cattley reduced the arrears with a good goal.

But Rovers always managed to keep their noses in front and score more goal before new signing Joe Morley hit Tigers' fourth goal.

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DESPITE putting in a below par performance Bassingbourn kept up their winning ways to remain top of their league.

The visitors struggled to get into their stride in the first half until Tom Needham fired home from a poor clearance by the home keeper. Callum Irons rifled home his second goal of the season before Rovers pulled one back to make the score 2-1 at half time. The second half was much the same with Becan Davies making important saves in the Bassingbourn goal and it needed an excellent late strike from Jacob Stekly to put the match beyond Rovers's grasp.

Hadley Rangers East 5 Melbourn Dynamo Panthers 0

PANTHERS were drawn against a strong north London side and despite the scoreline gave a good account of themselves in the Herts FA Under-11 Challenge Cup.

Ross Cockburn and Alex Maskell both played well and James Rushton provide some good passes.

Panthers trailed 4-0 at the interval but worked hard in the second half to try and get back into the game but conceded a fifth goal.