U18 Match Report: Hertford Town v Royston Town

Date Sunday 16 January 2011
Match Hertford Town v Royston Town
Competition Herts U18 County Cup (R4)
Result Won 4-0
Royston Scorers Webb, Duffin, J. Spencer, OG

Royston's youth team progressed to quarter finals of the County Cup with a grafting victory in difficult conditions.

A small, poor, uneven pitch in difficult swirling winds gave the players difficult problems but Royston largely controlled this game and could have won the game by a bigger margin.

They opened the scoring in just the third minute when Luke Hennessey's low cross was mis kicked into his own net by a defender.

George Duffin hit a post and a number of other chances missed the target before Ryan Webb hooked a shot in from an acute angle into the net after the keeper was caught off his line.

Just before half time Duffin raced onto Webb's through ball and passed his shot into the net to give The Crows a healthy three goal lead.

The second half became more difficult as the wind got stronger but Royston created the better chances. The home keeper saved well from Ryan Webb on two occasions and the same player also had a drive hit the crossbar.

The scoring was completed late on by Jordan Spencer who turned Hennessey's cross in from close range