YOUTH FOOTBALL: Knowles hat-trick fires Stratton U15s to another win
6:01am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
Stratton Youth round-up
DUE to heavy rain over the weekend only a few of the Stratton fixtures survived.
The U14s blue team progressed to the next round of the County Cup when opponents Clifton United withdrew, while the U13s' run in their section came to a sudden halt at Harrow Hill.
Harrow Hill U13s 8
Stratton U13s 3
DESPITE scoring three goals away from home – from Jack Tysom, Sam Lomas and man of the match Shaun Nelmes – Stratton could not prevent the home side from scoring all to frequently.
Stratton U14s (white) 1
Old Town U14s 5
THE visitors found the net six times including an own goal. Stratton's MoM was Dan Szymkoviak.
Wanborough U15s 1
Stratton U15s 5
STRATTON continued their good start to the season with a fine second-half display In torrential rain away at Wanborough.
The first half was evenly contested, the only goal being an own goal after a shot from distance deflected past the stranded Jack Hollins.
In the second half, Stratton started working the ball around, creating chance after chance and they were soon rewarded when Ben Knowles finished well from the edge of the box.
Dec Selby added two more with well-taken strikes.
Knowles finished off the scoring with the fourth and fifth goals to complete his hat-trick.
The home keeper made some fine saves throughout to deny Stratton a more emphatic victory.
MoM: Jamie Laughlin, who had a solid game at left back to continue his good start to the season.
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