Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Piggott and Sarson net hat-tricks as Colts put nine past Laurel Park

ROTHERFIELD UNITED U13s ended their Berkshire Youth League Division 1 season in the same manner they began it, scoring goals

ROTHERFIELD UNITED U13s ended their Berkshire Youth League Division 1 season in the same manner they began it, scoring goals and getting three points on the board as they defeated GORING ROBINS U13s 6-1.

United forced an early corner which was headed in by Bradley Withers to give them the lead.

Rotherfield kept possession and created chances with good passing which resulted in Joseph Richardson doubling the advantage with a fine finish. A clever through ball from Moeen Ulhaq was deftly finished by Charlie Douglas to send Rotherfield into half-time 3-0 up.

Early in the second half Douglas skilfully beat the left back before pulling the ball back to Richardson, who swept home his second of the game.

Rotherfield kept up their style of quick, fluid football, creating chances galore only to be denied time and time again by a combination of the woodwork and good saves by the Goring keeper.

United soon added a fifth, Ryhan Carey smashing in the rebound after the keeper had parried a Drew Preston effort.

Goring kept up their attempts to break forward and were rewarded with a consolation goal for their efforts.

Rotherfield continued to press forward, Preston rounding off the scoring with a curling effort into the roof of the net.

The results leaves Rotherfield fourth in the league with a top five finish guaranteed.

ROTHERFIELD UNITED COLTS U11s have started the year in unbeaten fashion, with two wins and a draw so far in the East Berkshire Football Alliance.

First up was an away trip to ASHRIDGE PARK U11s in Wokingham. The Colts dominated the match from the whistle and take the lead in the first minute with George Piggott putting home a well struck shot. Colts went into the half-time break 3-0 up, with goals from Jack Morgan and Jamie Sarson, the latter then making it 4-0 in the second half before Ashridge got a goal back in the final quarter. Isa Hussain restored the four-goal margin with a scrambled goal from a pin-point George Piggott cross in the last minute of the game as Colts ran out 5-1 winners.

In their next match the Colts ran out 9-0 winners away to LAUREL PARK WHIRLWINDS U11s.

The Colts raced into a 3-0 half-time lead and the second half was all one-way traffic as Laurel Park tired. Both William Piggott and Jamie Sarson completed hat-tricks while George Piggott weighed in with two goals and Cameron Smith completed the rout with a 20-yard pile-driver. Last weekend the Colts were held to a 2-2 draw against SANDHURST TOWN RANGERS U11s. Colts started the stronger, mounting wave after wave of attack in the first 15 minutes, soon taking a 1-0 lead through a Jack Morgan shot.

Jack Lambert then unluckily deflected a shot into his own net from Sandhurst’s first attack, bringing the scores level before Morgan put Colts ahead again.

Colts piled on the pressure in the second quarter, with the Sandhurst keeper keeping them in the game with some good saves.

The Colts paid the price for their missed chances as Sandhurst pulled a goal back to level the scores.

Despite once more taking the upper hand in the final 15 minutes the Sandhurst keeper pulled off a good save from a Harry Miller shot to deny Colts victory.

ROTHERFIELD MUSTANGS U11s went down to a surprise 3-2 Berkshire Youth Development League defeat against basement side WOODLEY WANDERERS U11s.

The Mustangs created numerous opportunities early on but could not find the back of the net. With each failed attempt Woodley gained confidence until a break and cross from the right wing deceived Rotherfield’s goalkeeper to put the Wanderers ahead after 10 minutes.

The Mustangs rallied and minutes later a through ball from Eddie Handley found Sulley Ackers who broke away from the defenders to equalise.

Woodley then counterattacked minutes before the break when a partially cleared corner was floated in from the edge of the box to give the Wanderers the lead.

In the second half Matthew Rylance pulled off three diving saves for the Mustangs before the Wanderers found the back of the net once more to go 3-1 up.

Rotherfield pulled a goal back when a cross from Handley was parried into the path of Ollie Deacon who drove home from close range.

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