Seb Smith scores perfect hat-trick to lead Real Stortford under-16 Falcons to win over Panshanger Lions in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League
Seb Smith scored a perfect hat-trick to lead Real Stortford under-16 Falcons to a 4-0 home success against Panshanger Lions in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Three.
The impressive Isaac Pasetto got the other goal. All four came in the second half at Grange Paddocks as Falcons eventually came to terms with the absence of top scorer Daniel Alaezi through injury.
A change in system after the break brought a more assured passing display from the hosts. Stan Hoyle and Tom Boylan were a constant threat down the flanks while Smith, Pasetto and Luca Chandler adopted more central positions.
Smith broke the deadlock with a left-footed finish before popping up to head in his second.
Pasetto turned and fired into the roof of the net from just inside the box to make it 3-0 before Smith completed his perfect treble with his right foot from close range.
Under-17 Saracens defeated Welwyn Garden City Whirlwinds under-17s 5-0 in Under-18 Division Four.
Ted Russell got the opening goal in the first minute and, after numerous chances came and went, Freddie Brown broke clear to double the lead with the impressive Sam Booker doing exactly the same to make it 3-0 at the break.
Saracens increased their winning margin in the second period thanks to a brace from Joshua Chinn while Booker was named man of the match for the second contest running.
Meanwhile, Real Stortford Men beat derby rivals Stortford Saints 3-0 to move to the top of the East Herts Corinthians League.
Charlie Kettle gave the home side a 32nd-minute lead when he converted from Archie Burrell's cross.
Kettle, who was named man of the match, turned provider minutes later when his clever back heel found Kai Campbell and he coolly slotted in.
Real produced some excellent passing football in the first half and were never really troubled after the interval.
And they made it 3-0 when Aaron Cameron-Prior was brought down inside the box and converted the resulting penalty.