Royal United inch closer to youth league crown

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Under-16: ROYAL United are closing in on a second straight Division A title, after a 4-2 defeat of Albury Eagles.

Jake Legrange set the Royals on their way with a hat trick inside six minutes, with assists from Jacob Waller and Stanley Rice. Royals went on to dominate but had to wait for a fourth goal. In fact, the Eagles grabbed two goals either side of half time, before Legrange scored his fourth to seal the points.

Manager Richard Chaplin said: “The boys have been great and are still unbeaten this season in all competition and we’re now looking to secure the league title in the coming weeks.”

Under-18

ADAM Hockley’s hat-trick fired Southwater towards an emphatic 7-1 win at Felpham.

After a cagey start James Amankwaa let fly from 25-yards to score a stunning goal, and then laid on the second for Hockley from close range, Southwater then went through the gears in the second half, as Luke Holmwood fed Jack Carter for 3-0 and when Kieran Neil set up Hockley via Carter’s head it was 4-0. Amankwaa and Luke Holmwood combined to put Hockley through to complete his hat trick before Hockley then tapped in his fourth from Holmwood’s low cross. Holmwood turned scorer by pouncing on a poor goal-kick, although Felpham did earn a consolation, when a long free kick crept in.

Man of the match was George Moore.

Under-15

AN OLIVER East hat-trick inspired Horsham to a 5-0 win at Worthing Minors Youth.

Horsham went in front after a cagey opening, when Callum Nash’s fizzed corner was not dealt with and East slammed home the rebound from six yards.

After Will Kerr was denied a penalty, he combined with Andrew Roberts to find East for his second of the day.

The visitors continued to dominate after the break as Roberts shot wide, before Kerr beat three men and cut the ball back to East to complete his hat trick.

More chances came and went, and Kerr was again the provider when his run and cross picked out the unmarked Williams, and he side footed home for 4-0.

Kerr then wrapped it up with the fifth from 20 yards.

LOWER Beeding Lions recovered from going a goal down to beat local rivals Roffey Athletic.

Roffey were rewarded for a good start with an early goal, but that was cancelled out against the urn of play by Liam Ruz before Adam Ruz made it 2-1 from range. The Lions then stepped it up after the break, as goals from Glen Johnson, Callum Nash and Jared Ashmole secured the victory. Andrew Roberts was man of the match.

Under-14

GOALS from George Leigh and Miguel Rodrigues saw Greenway claim a 2-0 win at Brockham Badgers.

Leigh’s headed goal from a Noah Chinn corner set them on their way before Luke Tippens and Josh Robertson teamed up to put Rodrigues through and he lashed home a powerful strike.

Under-11

CHESWORTH Rovers maintained their perfect record this season with a 3-0 defeat of Steyning Strikers.

Henry Browning proved the difference with a hat trick scored in nine minutes either side of half time, and Steyning could not respond on a heavy pitch.

CHARLEY Simpson’s brace earned her player of the match as Horsham Sparrows Girls beat Predators Girls 2-1.

The Predators went 1-0 up in the first half before SImpson struck twice after the break, and some fine defending from Katie McGrane and Hannah Gardner protected the lead.

Under-nine

ROFFEY Robins Rockets are looking for more players to complete their successful team.

At present the Rockets have a small squad of 13, playing their first season together, although they have recorded good wins recently, including 5-3 against Hurstpierpoint, and 13-2 of Heron Way.

For more information contact manager Rob on 07775 647983

Under-seven

HENFIELD enjoyed two tight games against Chesworth Rovers on Saturday.

In the first match, Sam Arnold and Louis O’Reilly scored, while birthday-boy Harrison Brooks scored his first ever goal from a free kick, and Julian Durand netted with a solo effort.