Henry Allen hit a hat-trick as Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-13 Rovers claimed an emphatic 8-3 win over Melbourn Dynamos
Henry Allen hit a hat-trick as Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-13 Rovers claimed an emphatic 8-3 win over Melbourn Dynamos.
His treble helped the side put a run of disappointing results firmly behind them as they saw off a team above them in Royston Crow League, Division Four.
Daniel Williamson netted with two long-range strikes and there were also tidy finishes from captain Jack Regoli, Jayden Bahra and Guy Derrington.
The under-13 girls bounced back from three straight defeats to beat Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League, Division Two leaders Broxbourne United Pink 2-0.
After an uneventful first half, Stortford took the lead in the second period when Keira Hider rounded the onrushing goalkeeper and cut the ball back to give Poppy Dwyer an easy finish.
Stortford maintained the pressure and doubled their advantage just four minutes later when Tilly-Mai Magure-White made no mistake from Lilly Fach's cross.
Broxbourne were unable to threaten as player-of-the-match Aimee Cole snuffed out their attempts to make progress in the Stortford half.
Josh Chinn struck twice as Real Stortford under-18 Saracens won 3-1 at title rivals HDYFC Whites to replace them at the top of Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Five.
Chinn, who was also named man of the match, was joined on the score sheet by Freddie Brown.
Lesharn McManus-O'Connell's goal was only a consolation as under-16 Bulls went down 3-1 at Wormley Rovers White in Division Three.
They struggled to cope with physical opponents on a heavy pitch and conceded either side of half time.
McManus-O'Connell restored some hope with a looping shot from 25 yards out, but the hosts netted again to wrap up the points.
Charlie Baker, who was at the heart of all of his team's good attacking play, was the Bulls' man of the match.
Meanwhile, a strong Real Stortford Men squad were left frustrated when opponents Hoddesdon arrived at Grange Paddocks with only six players and were unable to play their East Herts Corinthian Sunday League, Division Four fixture.