Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-16 Town thrash Bury Rangers Blacks 13-0
Goalkeeper Matt Askey claimed a hat-trick within 10 minutes of coming out on pitch as Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-16 Town hammered Bury Rangers Blacks 13-0 in the first round of the county cup.
Will Lockett also bagged a treble for the fast-improving side, with the tie ending 12 minutes from time by mutual agreement between the two sets of coaches.
Dan Michna and Billy Clarke added braces and there were also goals from Fabio Ferreira, Ben Clarke and George Hewitt.
Marcin Matys was on target twice as he helped under-16 United beat Welwyn Garden City Whirlwinds 4-0 in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Three.
He opened the scoring with a fierce 25-yard drive before netting with a close-range toe poke into the top corner.
Israel Jacques got his team's third goal from the penalty spot before Callum Phelps completed the scoring after a well-worked move down the left flank.
Mae Hawksworth notched her first hat-trick of the campaign when the under-16 girls saw off Bury Rangers 6-2 in the Herts Girls Football Partnership League.
Alanna Fitzsimmons broke the deadlock in a goalmouth scramble, but, after Hawksworth hit the post, Bury mustered an equaliser.
Hawksworth restored Stortford's lead after a great run down the right and Abbie Ambrose burst through to make it 3-1.
Alice Gor then produced a good save and Hawksworth netted either side of the break to complete her treble.
Bury pulled a goal back with an hour gone, but Stortford had the last word eight minutes from time when Chloe Livermore fired in from long range.
Molly Wilkerson led the way with two goals as the under-15 girls overcame Garston Rangers Pumas 4-1 in the HGFPL.
Two fallen trees had to be cleared from the pitch prior to kick off, with great shots from Eliza Norman and Charlotte Spicer along with Lizzie Stables' penalty adding to Stortford's tally.
Tamsin Ivory was player of the match for leading the back line admirably in a contest where their superior fitness showed.
Under-14 Wanderers climbed to the top of Royston Crow Youth League, Division One with a 3-0 victory over Bedwell Rangers Impact.
Jake Travis opened the scoring when he was given the freedom of the penalty area to tap in Harrison Walker's cross.
Ethan Gaynor cut in from the left and unleashed a spectacular shot into the far corner to double the lead before the break after being released by Jake Painter.
Man of the match Fenton Connolly teed up Walker to seal the win as goalkeeper Tom Wagstaff and his defence of Oliver Miragliotta, Daniel Hanna, Tommy Glover and Benjamin Stevens worked their socks off to keep a clean sheet.
There was also a 4-1 win for under-14 Athletic over Manuden thanks to Any Croydon's double and efforts from Jake Doree and Johny McNamara.
In Division Two, under-14 United picked up their first win of the season as they put Hitchin Red Star to the sword 7-0.
William Balado hit a hat-trick and there were braces for Joseph Haslam and Daniel White.
Goals from Lewis Hayes, Rory Flood and Zach Lund earned under-12 Town a 3-0 victory over SFA Pymmes in the MHRML Premier Division.
Town, who have won three out of four matches this term, also needed goalkeeper Ciaran Long to perform well and he made four great first-half saves.
Finley Fraser netted twice as under-12 United triumphed 4-2 at Bengeo Tigers to maintain their unbeaten start to the season in MHRML Division Two.
United piled on the pressure as the game got under way in a heavy downpour and Fraser opened the scoring before the hosts equalised.
It was 2-1 to United at the break as Hadley Connolly tucked away Luca Barnes' smart pass, and Fraser slammed in his second after the interval having been picked out by Henry Hawkins.
Charlie Sacco put the result beyond doubt with his first goal of the campaign from just inside the box before their opponents pulled one back late on from a corner.
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