U18 Match Report: Royston Town v St Ives Town

Date Wednesday 17 November 2010
Match Royston Town v St Ives town
Competition Ridgeons Youth League: West Division
Result Won 6-0
Royston Scorers Duffin, Webb, Pemberton, Hodgson, J. Spencer, Leighton

As the scoreline suggests this was a comfortable win for the Under 18s who at times played some of the their best football this season.

Some exceptional passing movements created ample opportunities to possibly make the scoreline much greater but the finishing was not always as clinical as the approach play and that combined with some good goalkeeping kept the final scoreline to six.

Three goals in each half climbed Royston back to the top of the table in what is looking to be a tight league.

George Duffin opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he netted from the edge of the area after Ryan Webb's shot had been blocked by the keeper and Webb doubled the lead in the 22nd minute with a well placed 20 yard effort into the corner.

Ollie Pemberton swept home a third just before half time latching onto a good cross from the right before Royston really laid siege to the visiting goal in the second half.

Full Back Matt Hodgson scored the goal of the game on 67 minutes when he placed a fine 25 yard effort into the net off the underside of the crossbar and Jordan Spencer bundled home a fifth five minutes later from Ryan Webb's fine cross.

It was left to 16 year old Jake Leighton on debut to enter the frame with a goal with his first touch after coming on when he was on hand to convert Jordan Spencer's cross.

Ben Worbey had a twice taken penalty saved, Jahmel Mullings hit the crossbar and many other chances went begging before the full time whistle went.