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Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-18 girls beat St Albans in Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League




Claudia Allport-Diaz and Alice Scott both claimed four-goal hauls as Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-18 girls thrashed St Albans 9-1.

It was actually the visitors who took the lead with their first attack of the Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League contest.

Stortford soon woke up and Allport-Diaz found the net with a couple of long-range strikes to turn things around.

BSCFC under-12 Town (23156965)
BSCFC under-12 Town (23156965)

Scott opened her account for the day after latching onto Alena Fisher's pass and she notched again direct from a corner.

Scott and Fisher combined to take a short corner and saw Emily Watkins finish it off from close range to make it 5-1 at half time.

Allport-Diaz completed her hat-trick with another clinical finish before Scott did the same from the edge of the box.

And the icing was put on the cake when Allport-Diaz evaded a couple of challenges to fire home and Scott volleyed in.

Under-18 Athletic also recovered from an early setback to beat visitors Bengeo Tigers in Royston Crow League, Division One.

Will Roads lobbed the goalkeeper to equalise from captain Brad Hodder's excellent through ball on the stroke of half time.

Roads netted again after the break and Jamie Griffin struck from 30 yards while Archie Lambert made an excellent save from a free kick.

Under-16 Rovers extended their winning run to five games by beating Ryan Youth Red 3-2 in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division One.

The hosts, who were unbeaten in November, dominated early on and took the lead when Will Hall's strike looped beyond the goalkeeper.

A crunching tackle by man of the match James Caldwell and a fine cross by Adam Blair-Park resulted in Bryn Henriques flicking in Rovers' second goal.

Ryan Youth pulled one back before half time and only a magnificent save from goalkeeper Luckin denied them a leveller after the interval.

Rovers restored their two-goal cushion when Hall's glorious free kick was nodded in by Ethan Wildman before their opponents got a consolation.

Under-14 EJA are still in contention for the Eastern Junior Alliance title after a 2-1 win over Grays.

Alfie Harris scored a fine team goal and, after their opponents equalised with a penalty, Joseph Nardelli tapped in the winner at the far post.

Harrison Walker got the only goal of the game as under-14 Wanderers beat Baldock Town Templars 1-0 in Royston Crow Division One.

He beat the offside trap to convert Ollie Green's pass in the second half with an unstoppable shot.

The selfless George Hibbert was named man of the match.

Anna Baros scored twice as the under-12 girls came from behind to overcome Bedwell Dragons 3-1 in the county cup and make it eight wins in a row.

Bedwell started strongly and deservedly went ahead, but Stortford fought back with some tough tackling from Ale Blanco and Hannah Cole.

Isabelle Berry slotted in the equaliser and Lucy Hutchin teed up Baros to make it 2-1.

Amber Owen made some good saves after the break before Baros got her second goal with an excellent run and finish.



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