Ripley Rangers U11s 7
Coal Aston U11s 0
With three games left, Ripley Rangers were looking to win six games in a row and keep pressure on the top two.
Rangers were on the offensive from the start but were met by some resloute defending and great goalkeeping from the Coal Aston keeper, who made three or four breathtaking saves in the first 15 minutes.
Rangers, though, were not to be denied when Jake Maskell was tenacious in his tackling to win the ball and had defenders bouncing off as he produced an unstoppable shot which gave Rangers a 1-0 lead .
With the breakthrough made, Rangers upped the tempo and a cross from Ben Hawkes was sweetly met by Jake Maskell. His shot was parried and Jack Hounslow bundled the ball over the line.
Just before half-time, a Dylan Goodall shot was parried and again Jack Hounslow followed up to net for Rangers to make it 3-0.
Coal Aston did attack more in the second half but Rangers’ rearguard held strong Killian Higgins and Reece Askew making some timely interceptions.
Luke Goold had to clear his lines a couple of times when faced by Coal Aston’s frontline.
Then a great piece of anticipation was rewarded with a great solo goal. Jake Brandrick picked the ball up from a goalkick, beat three defenders and drilled a drive from the edge of the area to increase the lead.
Now Rangers took control of the game and Dylan Goodall rounded off a four-man passing move with a deft chip into the bottom corner
Next, after Coal Aston had a corner, Tyler Spencer Roper fed Jack Hounslow, who set up his strike partner Dylan Goodall for Rangers’ sixth goal of the game with a great strike as he took the ball in his stride.
The scoring was complete with another nice goal. A corner resulted in Tyler Spencer Roper setting up Jack Wood, who rifled a shot home from 20 yards.
Man of the match was Jake Maskell.
Next weekend, Ripley Rangers U11s represent the club at Filey in UK FOOTBALL TOURS competition.