Youth football: Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club round-up
Sid Clark fired in a fabulous five goals as Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-15 Saints romped to a 9-1 victory at Wormley Rovers Whites.
The midfielder's man-of-the-match contribution began with a first-half goal which was added to by Harrison Walker and Ollie Green for a 3-0 lead at the interval.
Wormley pulled a goal back in an even opening 10 minutes of the second period before Saints ran away with it.
Clark returned to the fray from the bench and went on to add four more goals to his personal tally while Zen Rapley and Ethan Gaynor also notched.
The winning margin could have been even greater as they were denied by the woodwork twice and thwarted by some fine saves.
George Lane claimed a brace as the under-15 Eastern Junior Alliance side won their top-of-the-table clash with AFC Sudbury 4-2. He scored with an excellent header and direct from a free kick as Stortford came from behind to triumph.
Joseph Nardelli and Alfie Harris joined him on the score sheet while goalkeeper Oscar Kennedy expertly saved a penalty.
Tom Wildman King hit a hat-trick and took the man-of-the-match plaudits in under-14 Wanderers' 12-1 thrashing of Biggleswade Town.
There were also trebles for Josh Smith and Lewis Crowther as well as strikes from Luke Rosier and Toby Barnes along with an own goal.
The hat-trick theme continued when under-13 Athletic beat Knebworth Youth Lions 6-2 as Dominic Fiddler achieved the feat for the second time this season.
Lewis Williams, Nicolai Popov and Will Monkhouse were also on target, with Fiddler and Nate Brand getting assists.
Finley Fraser was the five-goal hero when under-13 United won 7-0 away against a strong Royston Town Crows team.
He opened his account for the day in the first half, but the team needed the back three of Huey Levy, Josh Bowler and Luca Barnes to defend well.
United stepped things up after the restart as Fraser used a mixture of power and pace to complete his hat-trick while Charlie Sacco used similar tactics to net his second goal in as many games.
The outstanding Callum Castle's free kick was followed up by Fraser before he rounded things off with his fifth goal in the last 10 minutes.
Under-11 United suffered an unfortunate 2-0 defeat when they put in a much-improved display against Herts Youth.
A defensive mix-up led to them falling behind, but they fought back as Rocco Girolami and Thomas Appleby threatened down both wings and Fergus Kirby, who almost equalised after being fed by Ciaran Wilson, led the line well.
Billy Clark and Max Foster were strong in defence while goalkeeper Harry Barnes kept out a penalty before United were hit on the break late on.
Meanwhile, BSCFC Ladies beat tricky opponents Watton 3-2.
Ella Fobbester opened the scoring and Heather Martin converted a 25-yard free kick, but the visitors twice levelled matters.
Stortford got the winner when Martin's set-piece delivery to the back post following a foul on Annabelle Gilham was turned home by Fobbester, although there was a debate about who got the final touch.