Tidey show from Colts
Austin Arrowheads U14 1 Royston Town Colts 4 THE final scoreline flattered the visitors after Sunday's clash with 10-man Arrowheads, but three goals on the break helped Colts to grind out a useful victory and consolidate their mid-table position in Divis
Austin Arrowheads U14 1 Royston Town Colts 4 THE final scoreline flattered the visitors after Sunday's clash with 10-man Arrowheads, but three goals on the break helped Colts to grind out a useful victory and consolidate their mid-table position in Division One. Colts took the lead when Dominic Oxenford was fouled in the box, and although Adam Jinkerson's penalty effort was parried by the keeper he was quick to seize on the rebound to give Royston the lead. Harry Noades then put the visitors further ahead with a neat turn and shot; and Jinkerson twice came close to adding a third just before the break. After the restart Colts had their worst spell of the match as the spirited Arrowheads refused to cave in, and it came as no real surprise when the hosts deservedly grabbed a goal on the break. Ricky Williams came close with a lofted long range effort before an Oxenford shot was parried by the keeper into the path of Ryan Ingrey, who fired home Colts' third from close range, before Tidey wrapped things up from close range. Wymondley Park U-10 B 1 Baldock Town Youth Crusaders 3 GOALS from Corey Lockwood, Mark Rogers and William Budd were enough to seal the points as Baldock continued their great form in the B Division. Tom Picking created a host of chances from his runs down the right wing while Connor Gray dominated the midfield with a fine performance. It took a spectacular shot for Wymondley to score their consolation goal near the end of the game. Knebworth Youth 0 Royston Town Colts 4 COLTS produced a determined team performance in heavy conditions at Knebworth, finding the net four times without reply in a strong second half display. Knebworth nearly stole an early second-half lead in the opening seconds, but Colts keeper Long was equal to the task with a confident save. The reprieve seemed to inspire Colts to step up a gear, and Ellis King was soon making inroads down the right flank to win a corner for the visitors. Knebworth though they had cleared the initial cross, but Colts deservedly took the lead when Dickens headed the ball back over the advancing defence and Louis Townsend was on hand to twist and hit a volley that the keeper could only parry into the net. Colts needed a second goal, and it duly came when King was fouled near the corner flag and Cameron Lamont swung a dipping ball in to the near post, the distracted keeper allowing the ball to squirm off his foot and just inside the post. Knebworth again responded creditably, but suffered a further setback when an interception by Dickens started a move that flowed from King to Lamont, whose accurate cross was helped on by Heslam for Joe Dickens to round off the move he started. There was still time for Colts to register a fourth goal, another free kick from Lamont finding its way through a crowded area to Matt Brennan, who buried a shot from close in to seal the victory. St Neots U-8 A 1 Royston Colts A 2 A LACKLUSTRE first half saw St Neots go in front with a crisp shot inside the box. Within the first couple of minutes of the second half Colts levelled the score with a goal from Rhys Westbury. Colts continued to be first to the ball and a superb poacher's goal from Bradley Calvert gave Royston the win they deserved. Only good goalkeeping from the Saints keeper including a penalty save from Justin Leavers kept the score respectable. St Neots U-8 B 3 Royston Colts B 0 IN A very one sided match Colts offered little up front. The Saints scored three goals, which Colts will do well to forget, only good defending by Callum Warring and excellent goal kicking by Thomas McGee were the only plus points for colts to take away from this match. Royston Colts U-9 2 Letchworth Yellows 0 COLTS made it 14 straight wins with a comfortable victory against Letchworth. The first chance of the match fell to Letchworth after a well taking corner and a half volley which hit the post. Colts then forced three corners themselves and on the third a Letchworth player handballed in the penalty area, Jordan Campbell stepped up to slot the ball home. As the game progressed, Royston started to control the game for longer periods and Matthew Stout also came close with a glancing header from another corner. The second half saw Colts winning a lot more of the ball in midfield, the pressure from this resulting in another Colts corner which was well taken by Campbell missing the first defender and the keeper for Jake Long to head home into an empty net. Royston Colts B U9 4 Letchworth Yellows 0 COLTS played well again from the off and they were rewarded with an early lead when the ball was played through by Daniel Goodfellow to Jack Pearce whose shot rebounded off the keeper and fell to George Wheelerbailey on the edge of the box who half volleyed the ball superbly straight back into the top corner. In the second half, Goodfellow played the ball through the middle of Letchworth's defence from the halfway line to Pearce who turned well and struck the ball first time to score from just inside the box. Colts third came when Wheelerbailey went past two defenders chipped the ball to Bradly Sell who scooped the ball over the keepers head to score. Goodfellow was again the provider for the fourth goal after some good work on the edge of the box to go past one defender and square the ball to Sell to slot the ball home with ease.