Royston Town Rovers smash their way into Herts County Cup last eight

Non-league football from the Hunts Post.

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Joe Abe scored four as Royston Town Rovers U14s hammered AC Finchley Youth 7-0 to reach the Herts County Cup quarter-finals.

Rovers applied lots of early pressure and were soon 1-0 up.

Corey Marshall linked up with Taylor Walker whose shot was parried into the path of Abe who tapped in.

Finchley hit the crossbar and drew a fine block from keeper Alfie Massman-Brown soon after before Marshall ran the length of the pitch to fire home for 2-0.

Two became three as Marshall again had a great run, striking a fierce shot at the end of it which the keeper saved but Walker followed up with a tap-in.

Marshall’s second was a cracker. He scissor kicked to ball into the net as Rovers were running riot.

Then, Abe got his second just before half-time. Walker’s shot was parried into the path of the striker who tapped in from close range.

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The second half saw Rovers create more chances. Euan Hove’s accurate pass found Abe who coolly finished for his hat-trick.

Rovers made it seven before the end. Anthony Nygro squaring the ball for Abe to get his fourth.