Clean sweep of wins for Real Stortford boys and men
Mackenzie Lewin popped up with a dramatic winner as Real Stortford under-16 Bulls stormed back to beat Paringdon Leopards 3-2.
The hosts found themselves trailing 2-0 at half time to the aggressive visitors in the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Three contest.
Bulls came out firing on all cylinders after the break and pulled a goal back when Vincent Doyle turned home captain Darragh Flood's free kick.
Flood made it all square with an effort from 25 yards past the stranded goalkeeper before Lewin rounded off a sweeping move at the back post to complete the turnaround.
Tom Brierly, who is improving all the time and forging a fine partnership with Jake Foster, was named man of the match.
Joshua Chinn hit a hat-trick as under-18 Saracens beat Letchworth Garden City Eagles White 6-0 in Division Five.
The hosts, who looked sharp throughout their first game of the season, went ahead through Chinn before man-of-the-match Finn Aylott scored from the edge of the box.
Aliou Coulson made it 3-0 with a goal-of-the-season contender from 35 yards and Chinn doubled his tally before the break after Sam Booker's fine run.
Chinn made it a hat-trick with a shot from outside the area before Aylott rounded off an excellent debut with a low drive having been picked out by Matthew Clarke.
Under-17 Falcons completed an early-season double over FC Comets with a 4-1 away success in Under-18 Division Four.
Goals from Sean Ovonlen and Daniel Alaezi along with a stunning strike from the impressive Aaron Spencer did the damage in a blistering opening 30 minutes.
Luca Chandler added a fourth after the break for the visitors, for whom Tejay Popo was man of the match, before their Hitchin opponents got a consolation.
Meanwhile, Real Stortford Men twice came from behind to prevail 6-2 at Golden Griffin in East Herts Corinthian Sunday League, Division Four.
Aaron Cameron-Prior and Charlie Kettle scored first-half equalisers before Daniele Paoloni fired in a debut goal to put the visitors ahead for the first time after the break.
Kettle got his second goal of the match and Jojo Senior also notched as the away side took charge.
Tolu Osiyemi wrapped up the points with a towering header as their passing game helped to see off their physical Hertford opponents.
The returning Will Holmes was man of the match for sticking to his game throughout despite a number of poor challenges on him.