Lemsford claim hat-trick of victories

PUBLISHED: 17:16 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:32 26 October 2009

Lemsford U10s

Lemsford U10s

LEMSFORD Under-10s celebrated a fine hat-trick on Saturday with all three of their teams claiming emphatic victories. The Lions started the wins with a 2-0 victory over Panshanger Lions. A close-range shot by Daniel Turnbull found the net following effort

LEMSFORD Under-10s celebrated a fine hat-trick on Saturday with all three of their teams claiming emphatic victories.

The Lions started the wins with a 2-0 victory over Panshanger Lions.

A close-range shot by Daniel Turnbull found the net following efforts from Matteo Pocrnja and Alex O Neill.

Max Holland unleashed an absolute thunderbolt from 20 yards to secure three points in the second half.

Meanwhile on the adjoining pitch at Holy Family School, WGC, the Lemsford Pumas took on league high-fliers Prydon Youth.

They put in an inspirational performance to come out 4-1 winners.

Tk got the Pumas off to a flying start.

He went on a solo run past four players and slotted the ball in the net.

Soon after, Sammy Ready whipped in a corner and Tom Crowley volleyed home one of the side's best goals of the season.

Prydun hit back with a long-range effort that just beat Jamal Edgbe in goal to make it 2-1.

Despite this setback, Lemsford refused to relinquish their lead and started to put more pressure on.

Albie Langdon popped up to make it 3-1 with a great effort.

With just two minutes to go Albie secured things with a great strike to make the final score 4-1 to the Pumas.

The Under-10s' win hat-trick was completed when the Lemsford Leopards battled to a 3-0 last 16 County Cup victory over St Albans City Youth.

It was a superb performance which takes them through to the county quarter-finals.

The Leopards started really well with James Lawrence, Jordi Bartlett-Pitch and William Campion all coming a whisker away from opening the scoring.

On 13 minutes Reef Hillary and Scott Wilson moved from defence to wing positions and made an impact.

After the break, Bartlett-Pitch found the net for 1-0. Luke Burton contributed to Bartlett-Pitch's second which he steered round the keeper.

Campion, Lawrence and Burton continued to dominate in midfield and created many attacking moves as the second half wore on.

Lemsford keeper Sammy Maynard comfortably saved any City chances.

The result was wrapped up when Campion blasted into the top right corner from 13 yards in superb fashion.

Despite the intensity of the fixture, both teams showed great sportsmanship with St Albans wishing the Leopards luck in the last eight.

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