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Young Stags on cloud nine after win

18 October 2013

Our youngsters produced another fine performance, as they romped to a 9-0 victory over Radford in the H-K-L North Midlands’ League last night.

Striker Oliver Roome (pictured) netted a hat-trick, whilst Dan Fletcher (2), Luke Darby, Trovarn Thompson, Rory Thomson and Joe Harrison were also on target.

The win maintains our young guns’ 100% record in the H-K-L North Midlands’ League and extends their lead at the top of the table to nine points.

The Stags went 1-0 up on eight minutes, when Thompson weaved his way past four players and squared a simple pass to Fletcher, who finished from six yards.

Fletcher doubled our advantage on the half-hour mark with another close-range finish, after Thompson’s long-range effort was spilled by the Radford keeper.

Our side, who created a vast amount of other chances, led 3-0 at the interval as Roome’s exquisite 20-yard chip found the target, with Thompson claiming the assist.

Thompson made it 4-0 shortly after the re-start, when he bamboozled Radford defenders with a superb slalom solo run, before poking home from inside the area.

Substitute Darby, who replaced Fletcher at half-time, made it 5-0 on 49 minutes when he latched onto Roome’s defence-splitting through ball.

Roome then bagged his second of the match prior to the hour mark with a powerful turn-and-shot from the edge of the area, following Liam Carver’s low right-wing cross.

The striker completed his hat-trick just three minutes later, when he produced another composed finish inside the area, with Darby claiming the assist.

Thomson made it 8-0 with only a quarter-of-an-hour left, with a nonchalant left-foot finish, following a through ball by Roome.

The Stags cut the Radford defence wide apart yet again with five minutes remaining, as Joe Harrison completed the rout with a powerful low drive.

Our youngsters should have made it 10-0 on the brink of stoppage-time as Roome put Carver into a one-on-one, but the winger fired narrowly wide.

Team: Fell, Carver, Brownlie, Koczalski, Hodgett-Young, Harrison, Fitzpatrick, Simpson (Thomson), Thompson (Hutchinson), Roome, Fletcher (Darby).

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