Youth team maintain winning start to season
Under-18s come out on top in 10-goal thriller
ROYSTON TOWN under-18s continued their brilliant start to the season with a 6-4 win over Kings Langley on Sunday.
As the scoreline suggests, defending was not up to scratch for either side and six of the 10 goals came in the first half.
The scoring was opened in just the third minute when Daniel Bond turned in Tremayne Charles’ cross. The lead was doubled in the 25th minute when Sahne Carthy ran into the box and scored from 12 yards.
Kings Langley had already missed three one-on-one chances without testing the ‘keeper but Harry Williams did make one fine save when he turned a fierce drive onto the post and away for a corner.
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Langley reduced the deficit from the penalty spot on 27 minutes but straight from kick-off Charles chased a seemingly lost cause and lobbed an exquisite effort into the empty net from a tight angle.
A freakish five-minute spell saw Langley score twice from crisp finishes while Royston had two goals disallowed for offside.
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With both managers having headaches at half time, it was Royston who showed greater technical ability in the second half and largely controlled the period territorially.
Daniel Bond was caused problems with his pace and it was no surprise that most of Royston’s best chances fell to him. He had two one-on-ones that both missed the target and another which was superbly saved.
It was therefore deserved when Bond headed in from close range following a Jordan Spencer cross midway through the half but amazingly Langley were level within three minutes following more defensive hesitation.
Just as it seemed the points would be shared Bond beat the offside trap to calmly slot home from 20 yards with five minutes remaining to give his side the lead and complete a well deserved hat trick.
The score line was given a more emphatic look in injury time when Bond was brought down in the area and, despite the ‘keeper tipping Ben Worbey’s effort onto the post, Shane Carthy followed up to convert the rebound
Royston Town Youth: Williams, Hodgson, Arnold, Worbey, T Spencer, Reed (J Spencer), Carthy, Duffin (Robinson), Bond, Richardson (Adams), Charles.