FC Unity hit seven against Crown & Manor
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Alex Smith and Rees Jones both registered braces as FC Unity Under-12s routed Crown & Manor 7-2 to keep pace with the Camden & Islington League leaders.
Nicholas O’Hara, Alfie Little and Jacob Suarez were also on target for Unity in an excellent all-round performance.
And an avalanche of goals followed as Unity cruised into the London Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Tooting Town Elite 16-0.
Jones, Alex Smith and Harry Smith all plundered hat-tricks, while Little, Serak Seyoum and Emmanuel Makaya scored two goals apiece and Suarez added his name to the scoresheet.
Two late goals ensured that Unity Under-17s go into the Christmas break at the top of the table after a 2-0 win against Regent’s Park.
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Both goalkeepers pulled off some impressive saves as the game remained scoreless until James Clare headed Unity in front five minutes from time.
Daniel Leonard then wrapped up the points with a well-placed strike for Unity, whose man of the match was Callum Cushing.
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Two terrific free-kicks from Kemari Trail helped to maintain Unity Under-15s’ unbeaten record as they eased past CM Futsal 4-1.
Sadek Rahman and top scorer Rhys Rumsey also found the net as Unity closed the gap on the league leaders.
Maurice Lembie netted Unity Under-14s’ goal in a competitive 1-1 draw with The Heath.
Charlie Morris, Sebastian Galeano and Simon Seyoum all impressed for Unity, while goalkeeper Harry Hartles made some fine stops to help clinch a point.
Isledon Wolves Under-eights fought back from conceding an early goal to overcome Regent’s Park 8-3 and finish the first half of the season on a high.
Louie Hartley levelled with the first of his two goals and Frankie Phillips and Jonnie Lilley made it 3-1 before Regent’s Park pulled one back.
However, Adrian Daley’s team regained control as Hartley, Phillips and Lilley all scored again and, despite a third Regent’s Park goal, Tristan Baker and man of the match Faris Boukli sealed the points.
Alfie Lusardi grabbed the winner three minutes from time as Isledon Wolves Under-14s edged a pulsating Harrow Youth League Cup tie 3-2 against London Athletic.
Wolves, who lost in the final last season, fell behind and, although top scorer Mo Asam levelled with a quality finish, Athletic regained the lead early in the second half.
Centre-back Sammy Kisunga weaved his way through the defence to make it 2-2 and, with time running out, Lusardi popped up to hit the decisive goal.