Jake Brace hit a sensational hat-trick for Cornard Dynamos Blues Under-12s to seal a 3-1 home win over Stanway Villa Reds in their latest B League game, in our match of the week.
After a tense, goalless first half, Dynamos fired into action on the scoreboard when Harrison Brown’s good work gave Brace a sight of goal from 20 yards and he made no mistake with a sweet right-foot strike.
His second followed after excellent work by Dan Meekings and, in between Villa threatening to stage a comeback with a goal of their own, he fired in his third with five minutes to go following great interplay involving Ross Martin and Alf Powell.
There were also hat trick hauls for Sophie Jeffrey and Emily Perry as Lawshall and Cockfield Girls Under-16s romped to a comfortable 6-1 success over East Bergholt.
Long Melford Under-13s were forced to settle for a share of the spoils after playing out a 3-3 draw away at Colchester Athletic Reds.
After falling two goals behind, a penalty from Bryn Gartland and further strike from Freddie McCracken brought Melford level before Ollie Jaques put the visitors ahead for the first time.
However, they were to be denied an impressive turnaround win as the home side levelled late in the game.
Alfie Gittings starred in a solid backline as AFC Falcons Under-12s won 3-0 at Ipswich Valley Rangers.
They took the lead through Cory Willings midway through the first half.
The second half saw Josh Hughes and Harry Green combining with Green to make it two.
AFC created several more chances before Ethan Mills scored the third goal.
Cornard Dynamos Blues Under-10s were dealt a hammer blow when they conceded a late winner in a top-four clash at Lexden Saints.
After trailing 1-0 at the break, the visitors improved dramatically with Kai McKnight setting up Jack Hurell for the equaliser.
Alfie Haygreen’s free-kick seemed to have secured a 2-2 draw after a disputed penalty, but Lexden had the last laugh with a late long-range strike sealing a dramatic 3-2 win.
Cornard Dyanmos Reds Under-10s made an electric start to their match at Lexden Reds, scoring within the first minute through Jack Ingram’s superb long shot.
But this served to shock Lexden into action and they were able to force an equaliser by half-time.
Despite notable efforts from Cornard’s Lewi Davis and Leon Warner, and good saves from Dynamos’ goalkeeper Jake Palmer, there were to be no more goals.