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Harvesters romp to Hemel Hempstead win
12:26pm Tuesday 11th December 2012 in Sport
Harvesters North Under-9s ran out 7-1 winners at home to Hemel Hempstead Youth FC.
Harvesters dominated with man-of-the-match Ryan O’Sullivan scoring two goals while Will Robinson (2), Joe Ashton (2) and Luke Gibbard also found the net.
The East Under-9s defended well despite losing 3-0 to Croxley Guild. Bobby Scott came closest when his strike hit the crossbar.
The Under-10s North were made to fight all the way in their County Cup match against Park Street Reds but two goals from Tom Platts, and a single from Jack McShane put them into the next round. Joe Vance had an outstanding game for the team.
Harvesters Under-10 South were unlucky not to come away with at least a draw against Aldenham. With only seven players they went 2-0 down in the first five minutes and pulled level before losing 3-2. Goals came from Harvey Young and a fabulous free-kick from Harry Howlett.
The Under-10 East team progressed to the last 16 of the County Cup following a 3-1 victory over Berkhamsted Raiders. A man-of-the-match display from Adam Robinson and efforts from Tom Mileham and Benny Stacey (2) sealed the win.
Harvesters Under-10s West finished the year on a high with a 2-1 victory against Northwood. Goals came from Oliver Rushbrooke and Josh Clarke with outstanding keeping by Matthew Hilton.
The Under-11s North beat Whetstone Cougars 5-3 in the cup with efforts from Edward Cleaver (2), Sean Powell, Chris Rowe and James Townsend.
Harvesters Under-11 South produced a stunning comeback from 3-0 down to defeat Muswell Hill Titans in the Challenge Cup. Skipper Nathan Thornton inspired them as goals from Lewis Murray (2), Ade Oyefusi and Zak Bensissi ensured their progress in the Challenge Cup.
The Under-11 Girls moved to the top of the HGFPL Division One with a convincing 3-0 victory over Bedwell Rangers. Annika Hanton netted a brace before and Rachel Dodd scored.
Harvesters Under-12 South, with a depleted squad, went down 3-0 to AC Finchley.
The Under-13 Girls turned on the style with a classy display against a strong Garston team as they won 5-0. Julia Draper (2), Bolu Fisher (2) and Maya Yapp all found the net while Chelsea Lumsdon impressed in defence.
Harvesters Under-12 Girls moved into the next round of the League Cup coming from behind to beat Croxley Guild 2-1. Goalscorers Nikita Bedi and Millie Guest both shared player of the match.
The Under-12s North moved into the last 16 of the County Cup with a 6-0 win at Hoddesdon. Finbar King netted twice while Amir Berchil, Louie Roberts, Owen Gould and Freddie Wilkinson scored.
Harvesters Under-14 North defeated London Maccabi Lions 4-1 in the fourth round of the County Cup. Nathan Davies scored a penalty while Luke Simpson (2) and Micky White sealed the victory.
The Under-15 North missed out on a County Cup quarter final place following a 7-0 defeat away to Welwyn Pegasus Royals.
The Under-16 South lost to higher division Harvesters Under-16 North 5-4 in the League Cup.
James Lynch grabbed a brace for North with Jacob Trigg, Connor Yapp and Jack Kellard sealed a dramatic win after extra time.
Dan Whitely, James Juster, George Robbins and Matt Early netted for the beaten side with Ronan Gaffney impressing in midfield.
Harvesters Under-18 North overcame Ware Youth Blues 5-2 to reach the 16 of the County Cup. Matthew Cloke, Jack Nevin, Andy Cox, Ben Appleyard and Morgan Williams scored for the victors.