Ryan's hat-trick blows away Ware

PUBLISHED: 14:04 09 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:08 26 October 2009

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Stripes Under-10s came from a goal behind to emphatically blow away Ware Youth 4-1. Stripes produced a performance as brutally impressive as the blustery wind that swirled ferociously across the Trinity Road pitch through

SHERRARDSWOOD & Birchwood Rangers Stripes Under-10s came from a goal behind to emphatically blow away Ware Youth 4-1.

Stripes produced a performance as brutally impressive as the blustery wind that swirled ferociously across the Trinity Road pitch throughout the contest.

Despite dominating the opening exchanges, Stripes fell behind after 15 minutes with a goal that owed much to the conditions.

A long kick from the home keeper was caught in the wind and bounced over the head of Thomas Mallindine in the Birchwood goal before being turned into the net after striking the post and rebounding fortuitously to a Ware player.

Stripes weren't behind for long though. Darren Owen levelled with a fine individual effort before Ryan Clayton-Mawn made it 2-1, tapping home after a fine passing move involving Jake Whitear, Jordan Dunbar, Myan Patel and Owen.

However, the elements continued to present a threat.

Billy Newby cleared off the line after an almost identical long kick again caused uncertainty, while Clayton-Mawn was denied a certain goal when a gust of wind sent his lob spinning just wide.

Birchwood took control in the second half. Clayton-Mawn struck his second of the game after being played in by Owen McGrath.

Sebastian Melendez then volleyed over, Clayton-Mawn rattled the post and Matt Evans sent a powerful free-kick agonisingly wide.

Clayton-Mawn finally completed his hat-trick late on with a powerful long-range effort to make it 4-1.


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