Explorers do Development Cup double
WEST Drayton Explorers’ youngest sides toasted cup glory.
Filip Ponski led the goal glut with a hat-trick for the under 7s as they won their Development Cup final against S4K Lions 9-2.
Storm Wolfe and Amandio Moreiro hit doubles and there were goals for Lucas Darzinskas and Kajus Cepas.
The U8s final was an allExplorers affair with the clubs Blues edging out the Reds 3-2 thanks to a Natu Yohannes brace and a Kennedy Kithinji goal.
Ray Belfon Murray’s hat-trick was crucial for the U12s as they won a Middlesex County Cup thriller with Old Isleworthians 4-3. Man of the match Aiden Edwards was the other youngster on target.
The U16s bowed out of the league cup on penalties to Prestwood Colts after a 4-4 draw. Hassan Amey was Explorers’ man of the match.
In league action, Explorers U13s had two candidates for the match-ball as they ran up double figures against Taplow United Youth. Man of the match Alfie Taylor and Armari Adams both hit hat-tricks in a 10-3 rout, Jayden Blackwood hit a double and other goals came from Hunayn Abbas Ali Zaidi and an own goal.
Reece Butler was hat-trick hero for the U11s as they beat Bessingby Park Rangers 6-0, other goals coming from Hayden O’ Toole, Cruz Ojo and Alfie Stevens.
Brandon Pritchard’s double and goals from from Szymon Kowalczyk, Jeshan Jeyatheeswaran and Denis Ziaja secured the U15s a 5-2 victory over Windsor Kestrel Black, while the U9 reds were Explorers’ other winners, beating SK4 Wolves 4-1 thanks to Lenny Anene’s double and one each for Oliver Longley and Yousef Islam. All three U10 sides were beaten. Elijah Ansah’s goal wasn’t enough for the Purples who lost 2-1 to Townmead Youth and Harry Todd scored for the Reds in a 3-1 loss at Chalfont Saints.
The U10 Blues lost 6-2 at Langley Hornets with Elliot Tackley and Alberto RodriguezOwens their scorers.