Flitch's Currie too hot for United

Flitch Youth U-9 9, Hedinghams United 1 OLIVER Currie hit a hat-trick as Flitch continued their impressive form in the league cup with a convincing win at home to Hedinghams United. Flitch quickly got into their stride and opened the scoring in th

Flitch Youth U-9 9, Hedinghams United 1

OLIVER Currie hit a hat-trick as Flitch continued their impressive form in the league cup with a convincing win at home to Hedinghams United.

Flitch quickly got into their stride and opened the scoring in the first minute, then continuing to push forward again scored with a well taken goal to lead 2-0.

Hedingham did not let Flitch have it all their own way and pushed forward, almost catching Flitch on the break but goalkeeper Danny Wood made an impressive save to deny the visitors.

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The hosts picked the game up from here adding a further 3 goals with just one in reply to lead 5-1 at the interval.

United started brightly in the second half, taking the game to Flitch, but the home side proved too strong throughout, adding another four goals to the total without conceding to run out comfortable winners.

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Charlie Gilbert and Aleksander Radusin each hit a brace, with Oliver Flynn and Hani Baccush also on target.

Barnston Youth U-15 1, Thaxted Rangers 2

A VERY tight game played throughout in almost horizontal rain saw Thaxted eventually triumph. Barnston started the game well, scoring after 10 minutes but Thaxted then came back.

Ryan Dewey, having a good game, always a willing runner on the left, linked up well with Steven Wiseman. Sam Luszczak rifled in Thaxted's leveller after good work by Ned Harvey.

Thaxted started the second half brightly only to see their Adam Eldred stretchered off with an injury to his shin. The loss of their captain only spurred Thaxted on to strive for a winner which came via Sam Luszczak's left foot.

Dunmow Rhodes Lions U-10 4, Thaxted Rangers Blues 3

BLUES missed out in a seven goal thriller on Sunday.

Thaxted took the lead after Timmy Jossaume fired home a long range shot but Dunmow equalised through an own goal after sustained pressure from several corners.

Jossaume scored his second from Austen Domin's corner only for Dunmow to equalise again after a well placed shot was outside of Evan Sunshine's reach.

Thaxted regained the lead when Jack Morris battled hard to pull the ball back for Jossaume to claim his hat-trick.

However Dunmow scored two further goals to claim the points from this fast and entertaining game played in difficult conditions.

Thaxted Rangers Yellows U-10 3, Woodham Radars 0

RANGERS attacked from the kick off and some excellent levels of possession by Thaxted in the first half led to chances for William Lawrence who was only denied by the upright.

The home side stepped up a gear in the second half with Matt Pike finishing coolly to take the lead. Croft and Ireland commanded the defence for the home side and helped push the ball to Kinnerley who scored with a screamer before Kinnerley completed his hat-trick.

Thaxted Rangers U-7 6, Fennlands Utd 3

AN opening goal for Samuel Skinner set the home side up for a great win for the home side.

Thaxted took control of the midfield and some great interplay between Edward Wilson and Mason Allington allowed Edward to coolly slot home to make it 2-0.

By half-time Thaxted were four up with a second goal for Edward Wilson and one for Mason Allington. Just after the break Chris Donlon made it five but Fennlands did not give up and scored twice themselves.

Thaxted's man-of-the-match Felix Gemmill had to make some fine saves to ensure Fennlands never gained a foothold.

As the game drew to a close Mason Allington scored again and Fennlands scored their third but by then it was too little and too late for the visitors.

Latchingdon Piranhas U-10 0 Dunmow Utd Tigers 3

TIGERS made the trip away to Latchingdon pay off in style on Sunday recording their first clean sheet of the season.

United dominated their opponents from the opening whistle with everyone playing at the top of their game.

A rare Piranhas attack was thwarted by the excellent Joseph Brown who then started a flowing move leading to George Windsor opening the scoring.

Dunmow were now pushing forward at every opportunity passing their way past the hosts with ease.

United began the second half in the same determined fashion and only some superb goalkeeping in difficult conditions kept them from adding to the score.

The visitors finally doubled their lead with a move started from keeper Crowley who found Suleyman wide on the right. He had the vision to pick out Alfie Monk's run who then smashed an unstoppable strike into the top corner of the net.

Latchingdon battled hard but were under increasing pressure. A Dunmow corner from the right resulted in Elliott Cockrell bundling home to complete a comprehensive victory.

Sporting 77 Kestrels U-12 0, Dunmow Rhodes Lions 1

LIONS remain unbeaten as Tommy Barrington struck the only goal of a game played in poor conditions.

Rhodes' persistence paid off in the second half, with a fantastic blast into the back of the net from captain Barrington.

Man of the match this week was Cole Layton who showed determination and spirit.

Dunmow U-12 0, Flitch 3

FLITCH took the bragging rights in the Dunmow derby thanks to three late Connor Gray goals.

The first half was a very tight affair in which Dunmow just had the better of. It was a real midfield battle and both defences were very solid, so much so there was only one clear cut chance, which fell to Dunmow.

Liam Liddiatt sprung the offside trap and raced towards goal, but under pressure from a flitch defender he blasted his shot straight against the flitch keeper.

At the other end Dunmow keeper George Askew had only one long rang effort to deal with.

The first 15 minutes of second half continued in the same way, with neither keeper being troubled, but as it looked like heading for a draw Flitch broke the deadlock.

A tired clearance by Dunmow failed to get out the box and left the ball at the feet of Grey and the flitch striker placed the ball in the bottom corner.

Dunmow tried to push for an equaliser but could not break down a very strong flitch defence.

Flitch wrapped up the game with two late goals both from the boot of Grey to complete his hat-trick

Fennlands Youth U-14 6, Thaxted Rangers 7

RANGERS came out on top in a tremendous league cup tie at South Woodham Ferrers.

Thaxted came back from 3-0 down to go in at half-time 4-3 in arrears with goals scored by Ben Jolliffe, Danny Buckley and Jake Rendell.

After the break Thaxted pulled it back to 4-4 with an Alex Gunn free-kick but Fennlands came back strongly to open a 6-4 lead.

Thaxted were not to be outdone though and two further goals from Rendell and a second from Jolliffe saw them home in a very close match.

Sporting 77 Eagles U-8 1, Dunmow Rhodes Tigers 4

TIGERS secured the points with a terrific display of free flowing attacking football against the Eagles.

Limrick was first to get on the scoresheet, picking the ball up on halfway beating two players and coolly slotting home.

Johnson netted the second in the bottom left hand corner from a Limrick through ball.

The home side pulled one back from a corner with five minutes to go. Tigers completed the scoring with three minutes left, K Johnson's deflected shot made it four.

Dunmow Rhodes U-13 16, Torquespeed 2

CALLUM Parradine scored seven times and Dan Clelland hit five as Rhodes went on a second half scoring spree on Sunday,

Dunmow started the match nonchalantly but were still one up within two minutes after Clelland finished a nice Parradine move.

With little shape moving forward and gaping holes in midfield though, Torquespeed were able to effectively counter and straight from a corner found an equaliser.

Torquespeed then began playing the better football and Dunmow were caught on the break as the visitors took a 2-1 lead.

Parradine levelled the score after great work by Easton and Backs but still Dunmow looked all at sea.

The game turned though with first a handball in the area, with Parradine blasting in the resulting penalty, then with Watt being unceremoniously upended in the six yard box allowing Parradine his second penalty strike.

However, even at 4-2 at the break Torquespeed were still in the match.

In the second period though Dunmow looked much more organised and ran away with the game.

Watt found Clelland who made no mistake one-on-one with the goalkeeper, then first Stanley, then Boyle then Stanley again provided passes for Parradine to extend his goal tally by three more and Dunmow's lead to 8-2.

Clelland scored an absolute peach from outside the area, curling it deftly into the top corner then tucked in another as he reacted first to Boyle's cross.

Man-of-the-Match Parradine then forged forward and set up Clelland to finish for 11-2, then a Trendall run allowed Parradine to score his seventh and Dunmow's 12th.

Stanley then popped up for a late goal, followed by one each for Killeen, Backs and Barry to complete the rout.

Despite the overwhelming scoreline Dunmow showed they can still be vulnerable on the break and Torquespeed deserve great credit for taking the game to them in the

first half.

Heybridge Eagles U-12 1, Dunmow Rhodes Tigers 3

RHODES exacted revenge for last week's defeat with a powerful display knocking their opponents out of the league cup.

The hosts started the stronger and were pressuring the visitors goal but the Rhodes defence marshalled superbly by Price shut out any danger.

Eventually Tigers got their passing game together and went on to dominate the rest of the first half with Reijs and man of the match Maybanks working tirelessly in the middle.

Five minutes before half time Orpen gave Dunmow a deserved lead with a long range effort from the right hand side that nestled in the top left corner.

A minute later a Burgess throughball released Orpen but this time his shot crashed against the post.

Rhodes continued to threaten after the restart and good interplay by Orpen and Burgess down the right saw Johnson convert from close in.

Fifteen minutes from time Orpen ran at his marker and drilled home at the near post to make it three.

Heybridge scored five minutes from time with a neat move but Dunmow saw the game out to deservedly reach the semi-final.

Dunmow Rhodes Lions U-10 4 Thaxted Rangers 3

LIONS progressed in the Dengie League Cup after a seven goal thriller on Sunday.

The conditions were not ideal as the match was played out on a very boggy pitch which led to mistakes but made for a thoroughly entertaining game for the spectators.

Dunmow looked to have the better of the early exchanges with Thompson and Carey going close in the opening minutes.

However against the run of play in the 17th minute the Thaxted forward had a speculative shot from distance and a mistake by Johnson in goal saw it end up in the back of the net.

The lead did not last long as two minutes later Gallop's ball into the area ricocheted off the keeper into his own net.

Wise had moved down the left flank and almost immediately made an impact with a stunning goal from outside the area looping over the outstretched keeper.

A minute later Johnson atoned for his earlier mistake when he made a spectacular save from a well driven free kick.

But the resulting corner left a player unmarked and he drove the equaliser home from close range.

Dicker came on down the right and made some threatening runs on goal but the first half finished all square.

With the game hanging in the balance Thaxted came out in the second half and started the brighter and within minutes they went ahead when the defence failed to tackle and the attacker scored from a couple of yards out.

Thompson, Turner and Gallop never gave up running and eventually Rhodes were rewarded with the equaliser.

A brilliant run from the half way line by Carey saw him keep a cool head and side foot past the keeper.

With the game looking like a draw up popped Gallop to drive the ball into the back of the net for the winner.

Dunmow United U-8 Scorpions 2 Great Notley Strikers 0

AN evenly matched first half ended goalless, with both sides creating good chances.

In the second half, the Scorpions dominated. With determination from Jasper Bennett, and some great skill by Jack Varello, the ball was threaded through to Enrico Barnes who shot from distance into the top left corner.

He scored a second shortly after, slotting the ball past the goalkeeper, having dribbled his way into a shooting position.

Great Notley hit a post in the dying minutes, but it was too late to take the sting out of Scorpions.

Dunmow United Vikings U-11 4 Woodham Wanderers 0

DUNMOW came flying out the blocks straight from the kick-off, with the first two chances falling to Sam Redman, but uncharacteristically he failed to convert either chance.

It did not take long before the Vikings put themselves ahead with a neat strike from Will Beagles.

The next goal came soon after, Luke Goodwin fired in a menacing cross which caused the Woodham defence to panic and the ball was headed in by a visiting defender.

Towards the end of the first half Vikings increased their lead. A corner came in from the right and Will Darling tapped home from close range.

Woodham came out much stronger in the second half but Dunmow coped well with increased tempo.

There was some neat overlapping play on the right with Daniel Rudkin and Albie Wardle bombing on from right back.

Alex Waring took over in goal for the second half and kept a clean sheet.

Vikings then rounded off the game with a fourth goal. Luke fired in another tempting cross with beat the goalkeeper and Rory Cormack slid the ball home.

Flitch Youth U-10 3, Tiptree Minors 3

FLITCH started brightly, but the visitors took the lead with a breakaway goal.

Elliott almost equalised with a huge volley that fizzed just wide of the upright and Bull hit a post, before Tyson equalised with a low drive from the edge of the box.

In the second half, Bull hit the woodwork again, before the visitors pounced on a rare defensive error to take the lead.

Matthews made a couple of fine saves, but could do nothing about Tiptree's third against the run of play, which left Flitch facing their first cup defeat of the season.

Flitch redoubled their efforts, and nimble footwork from Hodge saw him calmly slot home their second, before seeing his low shot deflected wide moments later.

Just before the final whistle, Bull backheeled Demmon's low drive to see the home team gain a deserved point.

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