Allestree Jun Colts 0
Wirksworth Colts U14 8
Henry Brownsey scored a memorable hat-trick as Wirksworth maintained the excellent form.
The youngster, who is being treated to a trip to the Bernabeu to watch Real Madrid vBarcelona this weekend, took centre stage to help his team chalk up their eighth successive win.
Brownsey was on hand to open the scoring after five minutes before Connor Simms saw a goal disallowed.
When Brownsey’s shot was handled, Josh Middleton then converted the ensuing penalty not once but twice after the referee spotted encroachment to give Wirksworth a two-goal lead at the interval.
The third and clinching goal arrived three minutes after the re-start, Brownsey setting up Scott Taylor to dispatch a neat left-footed cross shot for his sixth goal of the season.
Laurence Bostock then surged down the opposite flank to pull a precise cross back for Simms who was foiled by some brave goalkeeping only for the loose ball to pop out for Brownsey to tap into an open goal.
Sam Paisley then nodded home a cross from Middleton for the fifth goal, and Brownsey completed his hat-trick with a thudding header from Simms’ cross.
Simms and Will Cummins saw shots well saved but in the final five minutes, Kyle Hadfield, imperious in centre midfield once again, played a neat one-two with Joe Lansley to score the seventh before rounding off the scoring himself with a thunderous left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Dronfield Town U18 0
Matlock Town Tigers U18 6
Matlock put in an excellent display to see off Dronfield Town.
Dronfield started well but Nathan Briddock in Matlock’s goal pulled off two fine saves and Tom Andrews made two well-timed tackles to deny home attacks.
Matlock suddenly went up a gear and began playing at a higher tempo, and this gave Marcus Vickery space to calmly score and settle any nerves.
The second, scored by Bruce Kitchen, was the pick of the Matlock’s goals with most of the team involved and Kitchen finishing well, before Vickery scored his second just before the break.
Matlock took control in the second-half and Jamie Webster was able to pick his passesto open up Dronfield’s defence.
Vickery scored his third and Ewan Fisher scrambled one from a corner to make the game safe.
Vickery then hit his fourth from the penalty spot to finish an emphatic victory for the Tigers which did not look on the cards early on.