Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-11 Rovers thrash Frontiers Youth Cougars 11-0
Archie Cummins scored five goals to guide Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-11 Rovers to a comprehensive 11-0 victory at Frontiers Youth Cougars.
Spencer Page and Josh Tingley added braces and there was also a goal apiece for Tommie Flexen-Tin and Marlow Wood as they advanced to the quarter-finals of the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League Cup (Blue).
Under-16 Rovers went toe to toe with Broxbourne Borough Blues at Grange Paddocks before succumbing to a 3-1 defeat late on.
The first half of the League Cup quarter-final was an engrossing affair, with the best of the chances falling to Rovers' Bryn Henriques when his header from Adam Blair-Park's free kick bounced off the bar.
With the underdogs working tirelessly in midfield - Spencer Earthy was named man of the match - they were able to keep their opponents at bay and it remained goalless at the interval.
Goalkeeper Nathan Luckin produced a fine save soon after the restart to keep it level, but a couple of good finishes put Broxbourne in the driving seat.
The hosts rallied and pulled a goal back when Ethan Wildman rose highest to head home from Will Hall's set-piece delivery.
Rovers had chances to equalise as flying winger Jack Baros was thwarted by the goalkeeper and Henriques could not quite force the ball over the line during a goalmouth scramble.
And Broxbourne sealed their success in the closing minutes by hitting Rovers on the counter attack.
Jake Doree claimed a double when under-14 Athletic saw off clubmates Wanderers in Royston Crow League, Division One.
AJ Chapman, Johnny McNamara and Brayden Nicolaou joined him on the score sheet.
Under-14 EJA produced a fine display to get the better of Barkingside 4-1 in the Eastern Junior Alliance.
Harry Gatt, Joseph Nardell, Cormac Clark and Quincy Ata Gyamfi all netted as the team bounced back from the disappointment of their county cup exit.
The under-12 girls were made to work hard by Ware to maintain their 100% record in Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League, Division Three.
They eventually won the contest 2-1, but there could have been a lot more goals as both sides hit the woodwork and carved out other opportunities.
Stortford goalkeeper Freya Spittal kept out an early penalty before Jess McCrae was twice denied by the post and Ella Schneider also went close.
McCrae eventually broke the deadlock by scrambling the ball in from close range and, after the break, she struck again from Lucy Hutchin's pass.
Hannah Cole and Amy Lenihan put in impressive performances as Stortford, despite enduring a nervy end after conceding a goal, made it seven wins out of seven in the league.
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