|Date||Sunday 12 December 2010|
|Match||Royston Town v Bishop's Stortford Youth|
|Competition||Herts U18 County Cup (R3)|
|Royston Scorers||Bond(3), Reed, Charles, Webb, Carthy|
Royston progressed to the last 16 of the County Cup with an impressive attacking performance against a very talented Bishop's Stortford Academy Youth side.
Stortford started the better and had chances to take the lead but poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Harry Williams thwarted the scoring and after the first fifteen minutes Royston began to dominate.
The pace of the home side's counter attacking was far too much for an often over stretched Stortford defence and many chances were created.
Daniel Bond opened the scoring when he ran clear to convert and two set plays trebled that lead with Luke Reed and Bond both scoring from corners. That three goal lead could have easily been doubled by the half time interval but as it materialised second half jitters crept in as Stortford stuck a double goal blast in the early period of the half.
A fine team move and finish and a penalty made it 3-2 before Tremayne Charles scored from close range following a free kick to extend Royston's lead.
Another through ball allowed a forward to run free and score fro Stortford to make it 4-3 but from then on the home side again took control adding to their goal tally and deservedly so.
Daniel Bond completed his hat trick turning in Ryan Webb's cross, Webb himself scored with a firm twenty yard strike into the corner and Shane Carthy hooked in another corner from close range to complete a deserved outcome.
The young Crows will travel to Hertford Town in the 4th Round, with the match due to be played on Sunday 16th January.