Lenny’s the hat-trick hero as Reds lift cup
Explorers U8s get hands on silverware after final rout YOUTH FOOTBALL
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.
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