Logan hits four past Baldock
ROYSTON Town Youth s under-nines A team kept up their scintillating run of form with a resounding 5-0 win over Baldock Templars. The wet conditions did nothing to dampen Royston s performance, and Max Logan up front scored four and his pressure forced an
ROYSTON Town Youth's under-nines A team kept up their scintillating run of form with a resounding 5-0 win over Baldock Templars.
The wet conditions did nothing to dampen Royston's performance, and Max Logan up front scored four and his pressure forced an own goal for the fifth.
Jamie Copeland and Jamie Penn were instrumental in Royston keeping a clean sheet, while Keiran Blois performed admirably in midfield.
A hard fought game in deteriorating weather finished in a deserved 2-2 draw for the Royston Town Youth's under-nines B team against Baldock Crusaders.
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Jack Davis opened the scoring with a well executed lob and Lewis Anderson made it two following a fine solo run and shot, but their opponents came back into the game and despite some dogged defending by Joe Burn were able to level the score.
Royston's under-nines C team defended well against Biggleswade United, but were eventually beaten 3-2.
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Tom Turner and Callum Leeke battled well and some good teamwork kept Royston in the game to the end but they just couldn't get the equaliser.
A seven-goal thriller saw Royston's under-nines D team come out on top 4-3 against their Biggleswade United opponents.
Frankie Crotty ran the wing well and helped Billy Hall and Will Tucker score their first ever goals for the club while Mickey Baulk weighed in with two of his own.
A Ryan Geraghty hat trick helped Royston Celtic Crusaders under-14s come back from behind to beat Swavesey 5-1.
The Crusaders started well with some early attacks, but went behind when their otherwise sound defence gifted their opponents a golden opportunity.
With their pride hurt, the Crusaders went on the offensive and it was Ryan Geraghty who equalised after he dropped back from attack to secure the ball before setting off on a solo sprint to beat the defence and find the net.
Geraghty then got his second before Elliot Burr set off on a solo run in which he beat several defenders before smashing home the ball.
In the last minute of the first half Swavesey pressure finally broke through the Crusaders' back line only for their shot to be intercepted at the last moment by a charging Danny Tye.
Burr was the creator of the fourth goal when his tackle and pass put Geraghty through the Swavesey defence, with the striker dancing round the keeper to score his third.
Burr soon finished the scoring by chipping the keeper for his team's fifth goal.
A strong Bassingbourn under-11s team outplayed Melbourn Dynamos Tigers in this local derby and ran out 7-2 winners.
Right from the off Bassingbourn outplayed their opponents and the home team were soon 1-0 up through Jacob Stekly.
Ben Blower added a second soon after before Melbourn scored against the run of play. A Melbourn defender then turned the ball into his own goal before half-time to make it 3-1 to Bassingbourn.
In the second half strikes from Evan Goldman and Nicholas Partridge took the game out of Melbourn's reach, before man-of-the-match Tom Needham got his deserved goal.
Melbourn scored a second consolation goal but Callum Waller added number seven on the stroke of full-time.
Buntingford Cougars under-eights lost 1-0 in their first of two games against the Shefford Saints. The Cougars went behind just before half time but in the second half went close a couple of times.
Some excellent defending from the likes of Joe Flack kept the visitors at bay for the rest of the game, but the Cougars were unable to find an equaliser.
The under-eights team's second game against Shefford started much the same as the first, with the Cougars going into the break 1-0 down.
Although they performed well in the second half, they lost the match 4-0.
The Cougars' under-10s Blues went back to the top of Division A thanks to a first half double from Jack McMeechan against Bishop's Stortford Town.
The blues held out for a 2-0 win in terrible conditions, with good performances by man-of-the-match Aaron Callcut and keeper Ben Moody, and have now only conceded one league goal in six games.
The Cougars' under-10s Whites fought back from 1-0 down against high-flying Bishop's Stortford Athletic to earn a well deserved draw.
Sam Ward scored his eighth of the season with five minutes to go to clinch a point while new signing Jordan Hutchings had a great debut in goal.
Despite going 1-0 through Sam Friend, Buntingford's under-11s Whites eventually lost 3-1 to Eynesbury Rovers.
Their opponents levelled just before half time from a cross that went over everyone and into the top corner, and in the second half Eynesbury scored two deflected goals to win the game.
Buntingford Cougars under-14s bagged all three points against Baldock to maintain their unbeaten run.
The Cougars were 4-0 up at half time following a blistering first half performance, but in the second half they were unable to add to the goals they scored in the first through Callum Marshall, George Harris and Darren Aldridge (2).
A poor first half performance cost Buntingford Cougars' under-16s team against Bishop's Stortford Town.
Town applied pressure from the first whistle and pressurised the Cougars' defence very early on, with only keeper Tim Rice keeping Cougars in the game.
However, Rice was unable to stop Town going ahead after 20 minutes and the score remained like that until half time.
The Cougars were more determined in the second half and created a few chances, but were undone by some sloppy defending which handed their opponents another goal.
They soon pulled a goal back when Tommy Faherty volleyed home, but they were unable to score again and went down 2-1.
Manuden under-nines beat Wymondley 2-0 to continue their winning streak.
Both teams match up evenly in the first half, but in the second it was all Manuden and goals from Jacob Taub and Jayden Harrington sealed the win for the home team.