Junior football: Derby wins for Asfordby FC

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A nine-goal burst from under 14s striker Hill swept Asfordby FC to a 12-0 demolition job at Quorn.

It had been just a fortnight since the aides last met when Asfordby ran out 6-4 winners, and both teams looked to gain an early advantage.

The visitors’ midfield of Swann, McCafferty, Gamble and Cook cut out any attempt by Quorn to create chances, and Jolliffe’s clearance out of defence set Hill away to open the scoring.

Hill then finished low into the corner, after being teed up by Cook’s header, and then completed a swift hat-trick after tireless work from Ladjimi and Azhashemi on the wings allowed McCafferty to thread the ball through to the forward.

Swann got in on the act with a solo run to shoot past the oncoming keeper to make it 4-0.

Quorn started the second half strongly, only for Hill to strike again after out-running his marker. Kelly and Saffhill kept the pressure on Quorn with long clearances from defence, and Swann latched onto one of them to score his second (6-0).

Harris and Wallis came on to replace the wingers, and the former made it seven with a curling shot after chasing down what seemed like a lost cause.

The referee offered Quorn the mercy rule which to their credit they declined. Wade in the Asfordby goal kept his concentration, and was called upon to save a rare shot from Quorn.

Hill was now being marked by four defenders, but broke away to score, and then added his sixth when he combined well with McCafferty at a free-kick.

Swann sent Hill to take the score into double figures, and a long kick from Wade set Hill up for his eighth after out-running the defenders. Gamble chased down every ball in midfield and headed strongly, clearing to Hill who finished well for a remarkable triple hat-trick.

Asfordby moved up to fourth and are in League Cup action on Sunday at home to Leicester Bharat FC (kick-off 10.30am).

* Asfordby FC Under 10s made the short journey to Oakham for a Remembrance Day development fixture against Royce Rangers.

After a minute’s silence was observed the game started at a frenetic pace with both teams going for victory.

Asfordby broke the deadlock after 10 minutes when Theo threaded a slick pass through to Thomas who made no mistake after rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.

Royce upped the tempo as they looked for the equaliser, but Archie, Tobi and Theo held strong in defence, and on the rare occasion the home side did break through, keeper Rhys was in outstanding form.

After the interval Asfordby got into their stride with Joe and Max bossing the midfield, and it wasn’t long before they extended the lead.

A neat passing move involving Joe and Thomas set Theo away down the wing where he sent in a perfect cross for Max to slide home the second goal.

Royce would not lie down and started to catch Asfordby on the break, and only outstanding defending from Tobi and Archie kept Royce at bay.

Asfordby started to attack more and more, looking for the third goal, and when Joe took a long pass from Rhys, he beat his marker and found Max in space who coolly stroked the ball home from eight yards.

Asfordby held firm for the final 10 minutes to earn a well-earned 3-0 victory against hard-working opponents.

* Anyone interested in joining Asfordby’s under 10s teams should call Dean on 07453 288108, Andy on 07941 375672 or Dave on 07791 432496.