UTTOXETER Juniors under-14 put a scrappy first-half display behind them to record a 3-1 victory over Stretton Eagles.
The nearest the town side came to breaking a goalless stalemate before the break was when skipper Jack Scallan’s long-range shot clipped the top of the crossbar.
Juniors raised the tempo in the second period and took the lead when Henry Hymas got his head to a Scallan corner kick to guide the ball past the Stretton keeper.
The lead was doubled after Jordan Hickey had been fouled 20 yards out and Scallan struck a superb free kick into the back of the net.
Stretton hit back with an excellent goal to reduce the deficit, but Juniors sealed their win Hymas coolly lobbed the ball over the defence and keeper into the net.
Hickey was named man of the match.
ROCESTER under-13 confidently brushed aside their Belper United counterparts 6- 1 in the Derby City League Knockout Cup.
After an even opening the game turned with a quick brace from Joshua Berry.
The first goal came from a delightful move, with James Bennett breaking and putting in Danny Atherton, whose cross was sweetly volleyed home.
After the break, Berry ws on hand to complete his hat-trick after a shot from the excellent Joshua Ede had been tipped onto the post.
Belper pulled a goal back with a swift break and smart finish, but straight from the restart Gabriel Wild surged through the middle with a strong run before finishing in style. Rocester laid siege to the Belper goal and their pressure brought two more goals from Danny Clayton and Wild. Man of the match was Will Harris.
UTTOXETER Juniors Grey under-11 got sweet revenge in the Burton Junior League Cup with a 3-2 victory with Marlborough Rovers at St George’s Park - only two weeks after they lost 6-0 to the same opposition.
Uttoxeter enjoyed the best of the first 20 minutes but it was Marlborough who opened the scoring when a speculative free kick unluckily deflected off the chest of Jay Hughes-Ratcliffe past wrongfooted keeper Kyle Young.
It was testament to Grey’s improving confidence that this setback was brushed aside in a brilliant 10-minute spell before half-time.
Sean Heathcock latched on to a through ball from midfield and brilliantly rounded the Marlborough keeper to calmly slot home from close range and then rose to meet Tom Hickinson’s corner pefectly and head home Grey’s second goal.
Hickinson was switched to the right afgter the break and it was from one of his pacy runs and crosses that substitute Harrison Bott smashed home a left-foot thunderbolt to give Greys a 3-1 lead.
Marlborough reduced the deficit to set up a tense finish but it was Uttoxeter who jumped for joy at the final whistle after recording their first win of the season.
ROCESTER Juniors Blue under-10 from Division Four gave top flight side Chellaston Black Sox a run for their money before going down 2-0 in a league cup tie.
The Romans new they had nothing to lose and within minutes they almost took the lead when Owen Carrington intercepted a Chellaston goal kick just past the halfway line.
The centre midfielder drove forward, beat a couple of players and blasted a shot goal wards which the keeper fortunately blocked and Bobby Samuel narrowly put the rebound wide of the far post.
Rocester grew in confidence but it was Chellaston who took the lead in the 13th minute following some scrappy play.
Samuel saw a powerfuil shot go narrowly wide as the Blues continued to cause problems, though they were also indebted to goalkeeper Jack Wright for keeping them in the game.
The Blues deserved an equaliser but Chellaston sealed their win with a second goal minutes before the final whistle.
Carrington was named man of the match.
UTTOXETER Juniors White overcame Willington Blue 2-1 in a hard-fought cup tie.
They took the lead after Jed Brunt made a good run down the left wing and crossed for Ethan Newton-Taylor to slam the ball through the Willington keeper’s legs.
In the second half, Uttoxeter extended their lead when a George Beech cross squeezed between the Willington goalkeeper and the near post.
Willington soon struck back and exerted some pressure but Sam Cope managed to protect Uttoxeter’s lead with a great clearance.
Ben Meads broke clear for Uttoxeter and was unlucky not to extend their lead.