Having secured at least the runner-up spot in the league, it was important for Codnor Boys u15s to keep the pressure on their title rivals, and they did so with an emphatic 10-0 win at Redwood.
Changes were made to freshen up the squad, and allow others to stake a claim for a starting berth.
While the windy conditions were not great, some of the football was again breathtaking to watch. Within the first 17 minutes, Soar had completed a hat-trick, after great work and set-up play from James, Wilmot and Waldron. Soar then returned the favour for James to get on the scoresheet, before Soar got his fourth with a fantastic volley from 20 yards out. Further changes were made at half-time, with Cashmore taking over from Hubbard in goal, and Wood entering the midfield. It didn’t take long for Wood to get involved, setting up Soar for his fifth, and 15th goal of the season from just nine appearances.
Minutes later, Wilmot beat three men and drove into the box, before squaring the ball unselfishly for James to roll into an empty net for his 15th of the season.
With ten minutes remaining, goalkeeper Hubbard came on as an emergency forward, and was soon involved in the final three goals. After more great play from Webster, who did everything but score, the ball fell to Hubbard who teed up Wood to fire in for 8-0.
Three minutes later, Wilmot again assisted, feeding the ball into Hubbard, who jinked inside his man before firing in from 20 yards. Wood then got on the scoresheet again.
Codnor again retained the RCC Charity Cup, and their next fixture is at home to Castle Donington on March 2.
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