Salts u18s 2

Steeton AFC u18s 9

THE Young Chevrons clinched they first win of the season on the road in emphatic fashion over local rivals Salts.

It didn’t start great, though, with Salts taking the lead with their first attack, Chevrons being guilty of allowing the Salts forward too much time on the edge of the box to bring the ball down and hook a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Steeton re-grouped and began to dominate possession. On 15 minutes Harris Khan played a through ball to Lewis Plumb who raced onto it before cutting into the box and being brought down for a penalty.

Plumb took the resulting penalty, clinically dispatching past the goalkeeper in the bottom left-hand corner 1-1.

Steeton made it 2-1 moments later when the impressive Lewis Gardner was released down the left-hand channel before slotting past the Salts keeper.

Steeton were now dominant keeping possession and moving the ball quickly, keeping they opponents working hard.

The third goal came from a set piece.

A corner on the right was taking quickly by Louis Wasylyk to Plumb, who delivered a lovely cross into the box which was met perfectly 12 yards out by Barney Cope whose header looper over the goalkeeper into the top right-hand corner to make it 3-1.

Lewis Gardner made it 4-1 just before the break with probably the best move of the half.

Some lovely build-up play from the Steeton midfield before the ball was switched right to Will Moorhouse, he played in Plumb down the right-hand side who then crossed into the box and was met skilfully with a back heel flick into the net by Gardner.

The second half started slow with Salts having a go, however the Chevrons' defence of Joel, Foysol, Will and the excellent Alfie Rutherford held firm.

Steeton weathered the early storm and re-gained control. The outstanding Wasylyk got his first of the game with powerfully hit low shot into the corner and moments later doubled his tally and made it 6-1 when he was put through on goal before coolly rounding the goalkeeper.

Salts hit back with a well-taken header following a corner to make it 6-2.

Gardner completed his hattrick to make it 2-7 with a tidy left foot finish then this striking partner in crime Wasylyk also completed his hat-trick too.

Steeton went close to adding to the scoreline on numerous occasions, Barney Cope and Jacob Ambler both going close, but it was Danny Ambler who completed the route with a well-taken finish from just inside the box lashing the ball into the roof of the net. An excellent all round performance from the Young Chevrons with some outstanding performances.

Man of the match was shared between Alfie Rutherford and Louis Wasylyk.