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Carter is hat-trick hero for AFC Wembley

PUBLISHED: 12:56 21 November 2012

Elijah Carter grabbed a hat-trick as AFC Wembley under-12s held off a Ruislip Rangers fightback to win their Harrow Youth League Premier Division clash 4-2.

Kyle Matthews crossed for Carter to slam in the opening goal and the same player made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after he was brought down running onto Jaevon Braithwaite’s through ball.

Ruislip pulled a goal back midway through the first half with a shot that went in off the post, and they drew level after the AFCW goalkeeper failed to hold a free-kick.

Braithwaite restored his side’s lead in the second half, tapping in the rebound after Richy Azowenu struck the crossbar, and then set up Carter to complete the scoring with a volley.

Milan Sutherland netted twice, with Javell Simpson and Amin Mohamed also on target as AFCW’s under-12 B team beat St Lawrence 4-2, while the under-13s edged out Actual Soccer 4-3.

The under-13 B side needed extra time to see off Venceremos 5-3 in the League Cup, with Omar Thomas-Fearon hitting a brace and Hussein Madhi, Cameron Walker and Tom Muangmoree also on the mark.

AFCW’s under-18s were beaten 1-0 at Pitshanger, but there were wins for the under-16B team (7-4 against Hillingdon Abbots), the under-15s (4-3 against St Lawrence) and the under-14s (7-5 at Harrow St Mary’s).

The under-11s went down to a single goal at Hayes & Yeading, but the B team defeated Wealdstone 4-1 and the under-nines drew 1-1 with Ruislip Town. AFCW under-10s lost 2-1 at home to Ruislip Rangers, while the B team drew 1-1 at Watling Club.

A string of defensive errors sentenced Gibbons Wreckers’ under-14s to their second successive defeat - a 4-3 reverse at Acton Ealing Whistlers - after they had made a dream start.

Shakyle Melford rifled in a snapshot for his 19th goal of the season, but Acton equalised after the GW back line left goalkeeper Mailo Conceicao exposed.

Two minutes later Kane Clifford played the Acton attackers onside at a free-kick, enabling them to take the lead, but Mohamed Miguil levelled with a swerving left-foot drive that rocketed into the net from 35 yards.

Poor communication at the back cost the Wreckers a corner and a neatly-executed routine at the near post put Acton back in front.

Jamal Ahmadzai then missed his attempted clearance and Conceicao was helpless again as Acton extended their lead – but Shuaib Abdulahi kept the Wreckers’ hopes alive, beating four players and firing in to make it 4-3.

GW could have grabbed a draw in injury time as Melford won a brave header to guide the ball to the far post, but none of his team-mates were there to apply the finish.

Man of the match Chris Baruani was among the scorers as Forest United’s under-16 C team produced a commanding display to beat Kodak 5-2.

Jamal Yates put Forest ahead with a 20-yard drive into the bottom corner, but Kodak levelled following a spell of pressure – only for Baruani to smash home a second goal for the Kenton club.

Michael Cooper headed home from a corner to make it 3-1 and, as Kodak pushed forward in response, Jarad Joseph took advantage to grab a fourth goal on the stroke of half-time.

Substitute Keiran Poorman netted Forest’s fifth on the hour mark, but Kodak battled hard and gained a consolation goal just before the final whistle.

Hendon under-15s pushed unbeaten league leaders Chelmsford City hard before losing 2-0 in Sunday’s Eastern Junior Alliance clash.

Chelmsford opened the scoring midway through the first half with a goal that was initially ruled offside and doubled their lead 10 minutes later.

Nicole Moore netted five times as Kinja’s under-12 girls came out on top in a high-scoring clash with Evergreen to go second in the table.

The Rockets triumphed 7-4, with Bianca Stapledon scoring twice as well as setting up three of Moore’s goals in a hard-fought victory.

There were plenty of goals for Kinja’s under-14s, who beat Enfield 5-1 with a superb display of passing football and have also moved up to second place in their table.

Taegen Kofpler, Riley Evans, Maia Vasaturo-Kolodner, Maddie Bauer and girl of the match Claire Noel scored Kinja’s goals.

And the under-11s were also victorious, with Mia Barry and Octavia Patel named joint girls of the match for their performances in a 5-4 victory over Islington.

Megan Craig struck twice as Wealdstone under-18 girls won 3-0 at Marston Saints.

Craig opened the scoring before the home side missed a penalty and she then netted her second before Catherine Fahey and Nikki Frasier set up Ria Bird to make it 3-0.


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