It was a busy, busy, day at the Camping World Community Stadium today as six of our youth squads were in action, with the hectic schedule beginning at 09:30 on the dot when the U14s took on Peacehaven & Telscombe in the 2nd round of the CP Mason County Cup. And they got the day off to the perfect start by winning through to the next round by virtue of a 7-0 success, Frankie Mills, Stan Berry, Nathan Jones, Ollie Randall and Alfie Maguire among the goals, to set up  a home tie with Furngate Youth on December 15th.

Next up it was the turn of our U12s but they suffered rather contrasting fortunes when becoming the latest side to succumb to the power of runaway Arun & Chichester League leaders Felpham Colts, who took their goals tally to 62 in just 9 games with a 10-0 victory. U15 Amber had the chance to atone for that setback when they took on Peacehaven & Telscombe in a Mid-Sussex League match and came out on top, thanks to a brace of goals by Henry Hazel. The visitors pulled a goal back with a deflected free-kick but the Hornets held on to stay in second place in Division A, just 2 points behind leaders Premier United with 2 games in hand.

The U11s enjoyed an emphatic win in the second of their Winter Cup ties, Zach Langford (2), James Dodd, Jack York and Sam Abrehart scoring the goals in a comfortable defeat of Rustington Otters, but there was a thriller in the U15 Greens’ Arun & Chichester League Cup tie versus Barnham Trojans where the home team hit back from two goals down to level the scores only to lose the tie 7-6 on penalties. Adam Fitter and Harrison Hay scored the Hornets’ goals in normal time.

Because of the extra-time played, the U16s’ Mid-Sussex League clash with mid-table Tunbridge Wells Foresters was late kicking-off but the Hornets were unfazed and went on to enjoy a fine 5-1 success that took them 3 points clear at the top of the table, thanks also to joint-leaders Eastbourne Borough’s match being called off. Ben Auberey scored twice and he was ably-supported in the goalscoring stakes by Sam Andres, Jonny Ruiz and Aden Radojevic. The only one of our sides on the road today were our U13s, who came unstuck at table-topping Worthing United Strikers who scored 7 goals to Harvey Marshall’s lone reply.

Reports on some of these matches will appear on the youth news pages.

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