Ripley Rangers U12 crush Welbeck Welfare

STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.

STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.

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Ripley Rangers U12s crushed Welbeck Welfare FC 15-1 to move up to second place in the league.

Ripley started at lightening pace putting an end to any contest before half-time.

Goals came quickly from Ben Hilton, a good finish from Cade Croshaw and Charlie Willows following in made it 3-0.

Hilton then added three more, a free kick, one set up by Croshaw and one by Todd Wells. Croshaw made it 7-0 before Welbeck got on the scoresheet following a charge through the middle.

Willows got his second following up on a shot before Hilton completed yet another five goal haul from a tight angle.

Wells then weighed in with a brace, his second a delightful reverse shot.

The best goal of the half was its last with defender KP played in by Brad Smith to coolly place home his first in Ripley colours and make it 12-1 at half-time.

The second half saw Ripley manager Dean Smith make many changes with defenders and strikers switching places.

Keeper Joe Timmons switched to striker with striker Hilton going between the sticks.

Man-of-the-Match Charlie Willows deservedly completed his hat-trick with a superb flying volley and soon added his fourth when set up by Lewis Holmes. Welbeck also made changes with one defender making several good saves when converted to goalkeeper as did Hilton in the Ripley net.

Though Ripley would only add one further goal, Brad Smith hit the bar and Dalton Smith the post before he made it 15-1 in the last minutes.