Patrick’s hat-trick proves in vain as Barton win a thriller

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Great Barton and Risby A Under-9s take our match-of-the-week honours in an eight-goal thriller, with the latter going down 5-3.

Patrick Fisher Butler was unfortunate to end up on the losing side after netting a hat-trick in the Suffolk and Norfolk League encounter, as quickfire goals either side of half-time and missed opportunities proved his side’s downfall.

Meanwhile, in the Under-17 Cambridge and District Colts A League, Wickhambrook’s David Crowley scored in Wickhambrook’s 2-1 loss to Wisbech St Mary.

Walsham Under-16s also tasted success, cruising to a 7-2 victory at home to Bury Town Colts.

Mason Grieg was the stand-out player, netting an impressive four times, with further goals coming from Aaron Oakes, Curtis Probitts and George Ainsley to secure a fine victory.

Ashleigh Pink’s early double helped Lawshall and Cockfield Girls Under-15s on their way to a fine 6-0 victory away at Feliexstowe.

Sophie Jefferies (2), Libby Pope and Ele Catchpole were also among the goals to cap off a dominant performance.

Brandon Lasses Under-14s also hit the goal trail, travelling back from Dereham Wanderers with a 5-2 success.

Sam Cole and Millie Bales put the visitors in control early on, only for Dereham to level with two goals against the run of play.

However, further goals from Ellesse Masters, Bales and Cole secured the points.

Elsewhere, Brandon Lasses Under-12s travelled to Swanton Herons and gained a narrow 2-1 victory, coming from behind to win courtesy of second half goals from Shannon Richardson and Melissa Boulton.

Bury Town Under-14s ended up as this week’s top scorers, hitting an impressive 14 past Thurston without reply.

Tom Manning and George Sanders both scored hat-tricks, while further goals came from Christopher Cogan (2), Ethan Radford (2) and one apiece for Brett Spearman, Ed Eustace, Lucas Balista and Jake Paxton.

It wasn’t quite the same story for Bury Town Dynamos Under-11s who hosted Ipswich Valley Rangers and slumped to a disappointing 5-1 defeat.

Things looked good for the hosts when Will West latched on to Renny Walker’s throughball to break the deadlock, but Rangers responded in spectacular fashion, scoring five without reply to take victory.

In a very even encounter, Moreton Hall Gunners Under-10s gained a narrow 1-0 win over Stowupland Falcons Yellows.

Josh Kelly struck the decisive blow just before half-time, with solid performances from Felix Cooper, Alfie Smith, Zac Carnegie, Jack Codd, Sammy Marwick and captain Liam Foreman, ensuring the side held on to claim maximum points.

Back in the Suffolk and Norfolk Youth Under-9 Football League, Brandon Lads were put to the sword by Cringleford Lions, in a emphatic 5-1 victory for the visitors.

After falling two goals behind, Brandon managed to reduce the deficit with a well-taken goal from Tom Corke.

However, it proved nothing more than a consolation as the Lions added three further goals to round off proceedings.

And finally, Theo Fisher Butler’s hat-trick and Ben Palmer’s double eased Risby B Under-8s on their way to a 5-1 victory over Great Barton.