The youth football season is now in full swing and teams celebrating early victories include Chichester City Colts, Bognor Regis Town Youth and Bognor Allstars.
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Chichester City Colts 8 Barnham Trojans Blue 1
In their first meeting of the season, the Colts started the quickest and went 1-0 up after 14 minutes with a goal from Jake O’Brennan.
The Colts kept on making chances and Jawad Echchkaf scored a brilliant hat-trick in just five minutes to make it 4-0. Ryan Johnson got another before half-time to make it 5-0 to Chichester.
It was pretty much all one-way traffic in the second half and after five minutes of the restart, a Chichester player was brought down inside the box. Up stepped Colts captain Ryan Johnson to slot home the penalty.
Jake O’Brennan got another one after 40 minutes and Jawad Echchkaf got his fourth of the game after 44.
In the dying seconds, Alfie Wilson was judged to have fouled a Barnham player in the box and they scored the penalty.
Louie Stone was a rock at the back and Nat White had a great game against his old team.
Man of the match was Jawad Echchkaf.
CHI CITY COLTS: Briant, Wells, Stone, Wilson, White, Rawlings, Johnson, O’Brennan, Echchkaf, Moore, Scott.
Uckfield Grasshoppers 1 Bognor Regis Town Youth 10
In the first round of the County Cup, Bogonr strolled to victory with a great team performance. Goals – five in each half – from Jack Tilbury (5), Bradley Stroud (2), Will Jones, Robson Parr and Dawid Kitowski.
Bognor Allstars 1 Worthing Town Youth Blue 0
Allstars continued their outstanding start to the season with another great win against last season’s double winners Worthing.
Although Worthing put them under pressure, Allstars played outstanding football to keep possession and created five chances in the first 20 minutes, only to be denied by great saves and solid defending.
Liam Morley struck a lovely shot from outside the box that the keeper tipped it on to the bar and Joe Jones sent the follow-up wide.
Allstars got what they deserved when a 35th-minute Charlie Osborne free-kick was headed into the top corner by Howard, who had drifted in at the far post..
The second half saw Allstars create chance after chance. Worthing were playing long balls over the top, but the defence of Ryan Spray, Jordan Martin, Aaron Smith and Taylor Hudson were again outstanding and Floyd in goal was equal to everything
Osborne and Micheal Canavan’s work-rate in midfield prevented Worthing supplying their forwards, and with Callum Slater and Jones on the wings Worthing were cautious in pressing forward.
Allstars played out the final ten minutes to secure all three points.