It’s five wins in a row for Colts
YOUTH FOOTBALL RECORDING their fifth straight victory of the year Royston Town Colts A under-13s saw off Division Three basement boys Sawbridgeworth Juniors Blue. Despite the difficult conditions the hosts enjoyed the majority of the early chances, with
RECORDING their fifth straight victory of the year Royston Town Colts A under-13s saw off Division Three basement boys Sawbridgeworth Juniors Blue.
Despite the difficult conditions the hosts enjoyed the majority of the early chances, with Jordan Hall and Matt Cooney forcing good saves from the Juniors keeper.
Colts finally broke the deadlock minutes later though courtesy of a Sawbridgeworth own goal.
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In the second half, Hall bagged his 30th goal of the season following a fine solo run down the right, before man-of-the-match Conor Saggers grabbed his 12th of the campaign with another individual strike.
The visitors then hit the Royston woodwork before pulling one back, with a fine save from Jamie Seabrook denying Juniors a clear second.
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However, Seabrook was beaten moments later with a Sawbridgeworth striker stabbing home to set up a tense finale.
But Royston held their nerves and added another when Lucas Sekobawane broke free to finish in style to see Colts home to a deserved 4-2 win.
There was a great comeback for Buntingford Cougars under-13s, who came back from 2-0 down to take a share of the spoils.
Sawbridgeworth opened the scoring in one of the most exciting games of the day, before adding another just before half-time.
However, Cougars came out fighting and within minutes they had turned the game on its head, with Jamie Simpson's calm strike clawing Buntingford back.
Midway through the half, George Harris's brilliant strike brought Cougars level with keeper Toby Grieg and Danny Skipp playing vital roles in the Buntingford comeback.
Lorcan George was in goal-scoring form once again with his hat-trick helping Royston Celtic A under-10s to comprehensive 6-0 victory over Broadhall.
Richard Jonas opened the scoring for Celtic pouncing on Eamon Henderson's rebounded strike, before George netted two fine strikes midway through the first half.
In the second half Henderson added two more well-taken goals, before George completed the rout with his third of the game.
There was also an impressive win for Royston Celtic B under-10s who knocked five past Austen Arrowheads.
After a goalless first half, Royston ran riot after the break with Brandon Hargreaves opening the scoring early on, before Tom McGlynn added a second from a corner.
Two minutes later Jimi Smith hammered home a third, with Hargreaves adding a fourth from another corner. McGlynn wrapped the game up late on with his second just before the final whistle.
Charlie Rome nabbed a hat-trick for Buntingford Cougars Blues under-10s, who fired seven past Baldock Templars.
Cougars impressed from the start and were soon in front courtesy of Rome's fine strike. Following Rome's example, Tom Burns added two more with Louise Debnam and Reece Fitzgerald completing the 7-0 rout.
Continuing their fine run, Hormead Hares Girls under-13s saw off Walden Spirit with a 5-0 win.
In what was an outstanding team performance, Hares maintained their unbeaten season with Abbie Bird setting them on the road.
Daisy Holmes then smashed home Hormead's second, before Rebecca Scott showed great control to fire in their third.
Scott then added a fourth with a brilliant long range effort, with Isobel Wrigley completing the victory with a well-taken individual strike.
However, Hormead Hares Boys under-16s went down in a narrow 3-2 defeat against Trident Youth Wasps.
With seven regulars missing, it was always going to be tough for the Hares, but in fact they played the better football throughout.
After holding their high-flying rivals to a goalless first half, the Hares were dealt a cruel blow early after in the second half with the Wasps breaking the deadlock.
However, Hormead were soon back on level terms with DJ Winkworth creating space for Connor Barnard to slot home an equaliser. And they then took a deserved lead with Barnard leaving the Wasps keeper with little chance with a fierce low drive midway through the half.
However, Hormead ran out of steam, with Wasps hitting back with two quick goals in the final 10 minutes.
Royston Town Colts A under-10s came from a goal down to see off Stevenage Youth 3-1.
Trailing at half-time despite some brilliant defending by Bradley Calvert and Alistair Richardson, Royston came out in the second half in determined mood with Justin Leavers' sweet strike completing a fine move from Robbie Norman and Rhys Westbury.
Norman then delivered a corner to Calvert, who put his side in front with a confident finish inside the box.
Leavers grabbed another fine goal to take the game beyond Stevenage's reach with a powerful strike to seal all three points.
Joseph De Souza sent Royston Town Colts C under-nines packing with his brace claiming an entertaining win for Hormead Hares Blacks under-nines.
After having the majority of possession, Hormead took the lead midway through the first half when De Souza rolled the ball past the Royston keeper.
After the break, Royston hit back with a well-worked equaliser before De Souza was on hand with another confident finish.
Hormead Hares Oranges under-nines had to settle for a share of the points in their 1-1 draw with Royston Town Colts D under-nines.
The Oranges took the lead early in the first half with player-of-the-match Cameron Courtman-Stock rounding off an impressive break from the midfield.
Despite Hormead's determination, Royston fought back and snatched a second-half equaliser.