Ribbleton FC were crowned U14 County Youth Cup champions, with an emphatic 6-0 win over Penwortham Town at the County Ground, Lancashire FA.
A goal from Jake Forshaw sandwiched between a brace from Harry Anderton and a Spencer Lucas hat-trick, ensured the green and black army took the trophy
Ten minutes passed when Ribbleton took the lead with an expertly driven free kick from Harry Anderton. Following a foul around 25 yards from goal, Anderton took the free kick with style and precision, curling the ball beautifully round the Penwortham wall and into James Hainsworth’s goal.
Ribbleton doubled their lead 15 minutes later with a sensational move, resulting in Jake Forshaw hitting the ball first time from the corner of the area. The ball whistled past the Penwortham defenders and Hainsworth and nestled into the goal, speaking jubilant scenes, with Jack Sheridan in the Ribbleton goal running the full length of the pitch to join in with the celebrations.
The half time whistle rang out and Ribbleton took a deserved two goal lead into the break.
Five minutes into the second half, and Penwortham were battering on the Ribbleton door to half the deficit. Archie Addison had an attempt from distance, but it whistled over the goal.
With 50 minutes on the clock, Ribbleton extended their lead further – Harry Anderton finishing well from the left hand side to make it 3-0 and pretty much seal the victory.
Spencer Lucas made it 4-0 five minutes later with a great finish from inside the penalty area, and got his second of the match just a couple of minutes later with a great chipped effort from distance to make it five.
Lucas sealed his hat trick with minutes to play with a great finish from the right to make it 6-0 and secure a well earned cup win for Ribbleton FC.
Ribbleton FC: Jack Sheridan, Henry Nelson, Kieran Whitworth, Matthew Watson, Jacob Whalley, Dylan Chauhan, Jacob Salim, Reco Hargreaves, Harry Anderton, Jake Forshaw, Spencer Lucas
Penwortham Town: James Hainsworth, Max Carter, Lewis Sampson, Archie Addison, Finn Kent, Brad Thomson, Craig Salisbury, Tyler Worthington, Lucas Gornall, Seb McDaid, Tom Eastham
Subs: Conrad Allison
Referee: Jack Braithwaite
Assistant Referees: Adam Pritchard & Callum McAuley
Fourth Official: Tyler High