Free-scoring AFC Wembley kids round off the year in style
PUBLISHED: 18:12 14 December 2011
Nathan Korang and Shaun Govia-Jackson both hit doubles as AFC Wembley under-nines ended the year in style with a resounding 8-1 thrashing of Larkspur Rovers.
Davontay Williams, Ethan Ferguson, Michael Roberts and Tristian Vernal were also on target for AFCW, while the under-seven B team also ended 2011 on a high as they beat Pinnstars 2-0 with both goals from Rio Kyerematen.
Simon Ojo netted four times for AFCW under-15s as they overcame St Joseph’s 5-1, with Taylor Heywood adding the fifth with a superb free-kick.
But the under-16s went down 5-3 against St Joseph’s despite two goals from Reano Grossett and one by Gilbert Dzisam Kudge.
Kingsley Eshun scored twice as AFC Wembley under-13s racked up their fourth win in a row, with Devontae Irving-Young and Zion Mcleod–Brown also on the scoresheet in a 4-1 victory at Harrow St Mary’s.
Sellassie Beckford and Mohamed Abdulrahim both netted twice, while Courtney Austin and Ilia Perovic struck a goal apiece for AFCW under-14s as they routed Ickenham 6-0 with a classy team performance.
A superb hat-trick from Adebambo Akinjogbin earned him the man of the match award and put AFCW under-12s firmly back in the title race as they beat Belmont United 5-1, with Tyrick Mitchell and Che Ove-Loncraine also on the mark.
AFCW under-11s squandered plenty of chances and had to settle for a 5-0 victory at Greenford Celtic, with Elijah Clarke scoring twice and Kane Clarke and Kai Hippolyte-Patrick netting one apiece before an own goal completed the scoring.
Robert Lee netted a late equaliser to earn AFCW’s under-11B team a deserved 1-1 draw against Celtic, while the under-10s went down 6-2 at Brook House and the under-10B team lost 6-1 at home to TFA Totteridge B.
Gibbons Wreckers’ under-11s saw off joint league leaders Venceremos with an outstanding display on Sunday to win 4-1 and extend their own unbeaten run.
Alfie Cassidy, Mohammed Bangura and Darnell White all went close to opening the scoring for GW, but were denied by the woodwork and some fine saves by the Venceremos goalkeeper.
White finally made the breakthrough seven minutes before the interval, pouncing on a poor clearance to fire home from outside the penalty area.
Geraldo Hysa doubled the Wreckers’ advantage with a powerful 35-yard free-kick 10 minutes into the second half, only for Venceremos to halve the deficit just five minutes later.
But Bangura made it 3-1 with a neat finish from close range and Cassidy wrapped up the Wreckers’ victory 10 minutes from time, collecting a pass from Daniel Paul and slotting past the keeper.
Ehinor Oriakhi was named player of the match after hitting a hat-trick as Gibbons Wreckers’ under-nines hammered Headstone Manor 5-0.
Oriakhi put GW in front after 20 minutes, running from his own half and evading three challenges before unleashing a 25-yard drive that struck the crossbar and bounced down over the line.
Billy O’Hara and Bradley Corcoran worked tirelessly in midfield and the pair combined to set up Sam Davies, who beat the keeper one-on-one to make it 2-0.
Oriakhi gobbled up a rebound after Riccardo Harrison-Sewell’s effort had been saved and O’Hara then set up Bradley Corcoran to slot in Wreckers’ fourth goal.
But it was Oriakhi who rounded off the scoring with his third of the game, finishing off Marty Corcoran’s cross after good work from Daisy Cassidy and Roberto Esprit.
Gibbons Wreckers’ under-12s let a two-goal lead slip as they went down 5-4 in an end-to-end encounter at Parkfield.
Bilal Ahmadzai cancelled out an early Parkfield goal and Ryan O’Carroll then gave the visitors the lead before his brother Brandon made it 3-1.
Shaun Ayi conceded a penalty and Parkfield took advantage to reduce the deficit, but Ahmadzai netted a screamer to put GW 4-2 up five minutes into the second half.
The Wreckers were unable to hold on, though, and Parkfield scored three unanswered goals to turn the game on its head, but Jamie Dolan’s goal-line clearance denied them a sixth.
Goals from Kian Sadigh and Deandre Johnson secured Forest United under-15s’ place in the last four of the Harrow Youth League Cup with a 2-1 win at Harlington.
Both teams struggled to create clear chances in the opening 15 minutes of a cagey quarter-final, but Forest struck first when Niall Conroy’s corner was spilled by the goalkeeper and fell for Sadigh to slot home.
That goal increased the Kenton team’s confidence as they took control of the tie and it was no surprise when Johnson rattled in a stunning 20-yard strike to make it 2-0.
Harlington hit back with a deserved goal soon afterwards, but Forest held on to ensure their semi-final place.
Forest under-14s fought back from a two-goal deficit to clinch a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw at home to Acton Whistlers.
Acton scored either side of half-time, but Richard Da Silva Cruz pulled it back to 2-1 before man of the match Gabriel O’Flynn grabbed the Forest equaliser.
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