ROYAL United under-14s have claimed an elusive promotion in style, beating Horsham Tigers 6-0, after missing out by one point in the last two seasons.
Elliott Rathbone and Scott Williams netted to give Royals a 2-0 half time lead, and they took full control after the break, scoring through Harrison McHale-Steel, Robert Applin (2) and Williams.
IT RAINED goals for Southwater as they ran out 14-0 winners against Pagham Youth.
Fabio Sarlo set Southwater on their way after just 50 seconds, reacting first to a loose ball, Will Nash made it two from Luke Holmwood’s cross before Sarlo won and converted a penalty for their third.
Kieran Neil then headed home Jack Morgan’s cross and Cameron Masters latched on to James Amankwaa’s pass for the fifth before the break.
The second half saw Southwater play even more fluent football, Masters completed his hat trick either side of an Amankwaa curled effort before Nash added two more to register his treble, as did man of the match Holmwood. Masters then netted his fourth and Southwater’s 14th when he pounced on a poor goal kick.
HORSHAM Sparrows came off second best against Twin Oaks in a 3-0 defeat.
Oaks went in front when a corner was only half cleared and in a second half a long range free kick and a powerful header wrapped it up for the oaks. Good performances came from Sparrows keeper Michael Thomas and man of the match, Joe Scallan.
CALLUM Nash scored the only goal as Horsham gained revenge for their cup exit with a 1-0 defeat of Worthing Rebels Youth.
Both teams struggled to get their passing games going in the tricky conditions, but the Hornets struck an early blow when Nash was released by Andrew Roberts to round the keeper and slot home.
Harry Lee went close before the break and saw a shot well saved while Will Kerr and Roberts both had good chances to add to the lead in the second half.
LOWER Beeding Lions romped to a 10-1 defeat of Roffey Athletic.
Glen Johnson, Liam Ruz, Andrew Roberts and Callum Nash set the Lions on their way, and while Roffey’s good spell was rewarded with a goal, further strikes from Callum Nash (2), Andrew Roberts, Dan Riley, Tom Bowie and Charlie Blair-Rains wrapped up the scoring.
JACK Frankland led the way with a hat trick as Chesworth Rovers beat Cranleigh Comets 6-0.
In a rain lashed match, Jack’s quick-fire goals just before half time put Rovers 3-0 up before Harry Bryant, Henry Browning and Benjy Collins sealed the win and set up a potential title-deciding fixture with Roffey Robins on Saturday.
HENFIELD enjoyed two closely fought matches with Hurst Colts.
In the first game, Sam Arnold scored straight from the corner and in the second, there were good performances from Sam Hill in defence and Oscar Curran and Phelan Jeffery in midfield.