Explorers pair hit trebles in Purple patch
NICO Martucci and Natal Ermais both laid claim to the match-ball as West Drayton Explorers’ U9 Purples ran riot in victory on Sunday.
Martucci and Ermais both bagged hat-tricks in an 11-0 rout of BJ Leopard Yellows. Finn Murphy notched a brace with Rokas Baltrusaitis, Jay Fitzgerald and Senav Mahdere also on target.
The destiny of the ball is unknown, but Ermais had the satisfaction of beating his fellow hot-shot to the man of the match honours.
Not to be outdone, the U11 Reds almost matched the feat in an 11-1 win over Boyne Hill. Ethan Foley, Josh Odell and Samuel Spasov all hit doubles with Aiden Edwards, Joseph Davies, Rayyan Murray and Thomas Hickey also on the scoresheet. Kian Edwards was named man of the match.
Charlie Penil led the way for the U9 Reds, hitting two in a 5-1 win over Maidenhead Warriors. Joe Rossiter, Ethan Cupido and KJ Teague also scored, while Jamie McCarthy was man of the match.
The U9 Blues also hit a fistful of goals as they overcame BJ Leopard Whites 5-3, including two goals for Charlie Smith and one each for Christopher Burton and Bertie Rodriguez-Owens.
The U7s’ 4-1 win came courtesy of doubles from player of the match Kennedy Kithinji and Daniel Mickale, while the U10s earned a point in a hard-fought goalless draw with Langley Hornets.
Joseph Brown led the way as Harefield United U12s stretched their unbeaten run to five matches. Brown claimed a brace in a 5-0 home win over Chalfont Saints Lions with George Scott, William Davey and Travis Cowling also scoring.
This win followed last week’s excellent point at Taplow United, where Scott was again on target and defender Harvey Shailes scored his second in three matches. The purple patch has seen United’s youngsters rise to second in the Thames Valley Development League Division 2 table.
Samuel Trim bagged a brace while Patrick Evans also netted as Heathrow Youth U12s beat Lalaha 3-1. Zack Rogers was named man of the match. THE oldest 20-mile road race in the UK is returning to Ruislip next month.
Hillingdon Athletics club are once again organising the Finchley 20 Road Race ahead of the big day on Sunday March 13.
For more information on how you can get involved, either as a competitor or a spectator, please visit http://www. hillingdonac.co.uk/f20.