Lenny’s the hat-trick hero as Reds lift cup

Ex­plor­ers U8s get hands on sil­ver­ware af­ter fi­nal rout YOUTH FOOT­BALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Jon Batham tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

KEVIN Haigh’s hat-trick helped keep East­cote at the sum­mit of MBBO Re­gional 1 on Satur­day.

Haigh’s tre­ble en­sured the Boars made short work of hosts Ox­ford 2s, mean­ing they pre­served their two-point lead over near­est pur­suers Ash­ford.

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Forster LENNY Anene’s scor­ing hero­ics led West Dray­ton Ex­plor­ers U8 Reds to cup glory on Sun­day.

Anene was the hat-trick hero of an 8-2 win over Wind­sor Swift Whites, which saw Ex­plor­ers get their hands on the De­vel­op­ment Cup Fi­nal sil­ver­ware.

Has­nain Riaz weighed in with a dou­ble in the rout, while Mar­cos Valero, Thomas Mikale and Naod were the other boys on tar­get.

Stan­ley Ger­aghty cer­tainly had his scor­ing boots on for coun­ter­parts the U8 Blues, hit­ting five in their 6-1 over Old Wind­sor Tigers. It was the lat­est in a string of im­pres­sive per­for­mances from the Blues, whose other goal came cour­tesy of Puneet Sa­hota.

Two other Ex­plor­ers, Char­lie Pe­nil and Reece But­ler, also laid claim to their re­spec­tive match balls af­ter hat-tricks this week. con­trib­uted a brace to the 6-1 win, while David Cooper com­pleted the scor­ing, but it was Stephen Rid­dle­ston in mid­field who took the man of the match award with a great per­for­mance.

There was more good news at the other end of MBBO 1 as East­cote’s 2s moved out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone cour­tesy of a 7-0 thrash­ing of whip­ping boys Staines 2s.

Pe­nil’s tre­ble came in the U9 Reds’ 7-1 thrash­ing of Singh Sabba, where team-mates Joe Ros­siter, Euan Hlubanyana, Tris­tan Vil­lacru­sis and Ethan Cupido were also on the mark.

But­ler’s ex­ploits saw the U10s beat S4K by the same score. The other goals were again shared around with Ran­vier Jam­gotre, God­win Usifo, Louis Bunn and Jake Pickett all claim­ing one apiece.

Amari Adams went one bet­ter

Ben Stafford’s four-timer led the way, with Ian Sadler con­tribut­ing a brace, while skip­per Chris Baker was also on tar­get.

There was not such good news for the ladies this week as they shared the points at home to West Hamp­stead. Claire Dev­ereaux and Cather­ine Ashton than the above duo in bag­ging four as the U12s won a nine-goal thriller against FC Cip­pen­ham 5-4.

Team-mate Gurveer Rat­tan was the other scorer, pip­ping Adams to the man of the match hon­ours in the process.

The U9 Blues were in­debted to keeper Ciaran West’s man of the match dis­play as they beat Maiden­head War­riors 4-1.

His string of fine stops meant strikes from El­liot Tack­ley, Ay­man Has­sane, Cal­lum Hay­worth-Sharp, were on tar­get in the 2-2 draw, a re­sult viewed as two points lost.

Mean­while, East­cote played host this week to the Hilling­don Schools Hockey Quick­sticks tour­na­ment, with more than 180 pri­mary school age pupils tak­ing part and Uxbridge emerg­ing as cham­pi­ons.

They will now rep­re­sent Hilling­don in the 2016 Lon­don Youth Games. and an own goal were more than enough to take the points.

The U11 Blues were the club’s other win­ners this week, Mo­ham­mad Ba’s soli­tary goal enough to beat Foxes in the Au­tumn Cup tie be­tween the sides.

The U11 Reds had a great scrap with Harefield, which ended 2-2 with Rayyan Bel­fon-Mur­ray and Thomas Hickey on tar­get for Ex­plor­ers.

The two U7 sides drew as well, Sean Shee­han’s dou­ble and one for Cairo Jones see­ing the Reds come from be­hind to fin­ish 3-3 with De­laford Colts, while Hamza Na­mani’s brace gave the Blues a point against Burn­ham Ju­nior Mi­nor Whites.

Else­where it was a story of heavy de­feats. Rokas Baultru­saitis’ goal proved a con­so­la­tion for the U9 Pur­ples as they went down 5-1 to Thames Val­ley Youth Blue, as was Aran Brar’s ef­fort for the U14s as they lost 6-1 to Burn­ham Tiger Whites. A Zak Gee strike was the one bright spot of the U15s’ 10-1 de­feat to Bucks CC.

n WIN­NERS: West Dray­ton Ex­plor­ers U8 Reds

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