Classy Comets kids crowned as the County Cup kings

Comet Blues U11 won the County Cup
Comet Blues U11 won the County Cup

West Herts Youth League Red Division champions Comets Blues U11 added the County Cup to their trophy collection with a convincing 3-0 win over Harpenden Colts.

An exciting day promised to produce equally exciting football and the supporters in the stands were not disappointed as a first half began in with both teams battling for a way through.

Comets then took the upper hand and had much more of the possession for the rest of the half but couldn’t quite create any clear cut chances.

The second half began with a more determined Comets piling on pressure around the Colts area and a free-kick from Harry Bailey went wide.

More pressure was piled on the Colts defence and a loose ball was seized by Max Lacey who sent a curling right foot shot into the back of the net to give his side the lead.

Comets lost a bit of their rhythm and Colts crept back in the game, however this was short lived and Louie Potton caused endless problems in the Harpenden half.

He got his reward with a stunning strike to double the Comets lead, and it wasn’t long before a glorious lob from Lacey took the score to 3-0.

The whistle finally came and the jubilant Comets could celebrate another well deserved trophy.

The successful Comets squad was: Will Hodgins, Harry Bailey, James Hutchins, Luke Wilson, Josh Rembalski, Tommy Wadmore, Jude Evans, Jacob Wylde, Taylor Barden, Louie Potton, Max Lacey and Ben Renwick.

Following on from their cup win, a relaxed Comets side cruised to an 8-0 win over Berkhamsted Raiders in the league.

Goals from man of the match Bailey, Barden, a brace from Lacey and four from Potton could easily have been many more but for a brave performance from the Raiders keeper.

It was a fine way for the side – coached and managed by Steve Hutchins Nick Hodgins – to end their league campaign as the only unbeaten team in the division.