Athletic’s Harvey smashes seven in 18-goal thriller

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Harvey Ribbons scored a magnificent seven as Wetherby Athletic U-13s beat Pannal Ash 11-7 to stay top in the Harrogate & District League.

Athletic fell behind early but were soon level from Jack Farrington’s bullet header.

Pannal then scored twice but Athletic kept battling. Ribbons then scored a quick fire hat-trick to send Athletic into the half-time 4-3 up.

The second-half was a festival of goals.

Adam Deacon extended Athletic’s lead with his first touch, but Pannal bounced back with two in three minuted.

Goals from Sid Abbott, Oli Patlak and another four for Ribbons saw Athletic to victory.

Kirk Deighton Rangers U-17s were in unstoppable form as they secured an emphatic 6-2 away victory at Boroughbridge on Sunday.

Captain Owen Davies and man of the match Matthew Johnson both bagged first-half hat-tricks.

Boroughbridge fought back in the second half with two strikes but the result was never in doubt.

Ripon City Panthers U-14 girls returned to winning ways in their top of the table clash at home to Poppleton Tigers.

Panthers relished the wet conditions and played on the counter. The breakthrough came in the second half when Beth Constantine assisted Lizzie Allinson to finish neatly.

Panthers are at home against Knaresborough Celtic on Saturday.

Scotton Scorchers Girls U-12s edged past Pannel Ash 2-0 in the Harrogate Cup.

In a well contested match Katie Stewart put Scotton ahead with Emily Elmes completing the scoring after half-time Scotton’s player of the match was Izzy Bird.

KDR U-12s put together a spirited second-half performance to fight back from 3-0 at the break but lost out at Wigton Moor. Two goals from man of the match Jonny White reduced the deficit.

Pannal Sports U-15s sealed maximum points as they sunk home side Kirk Deighton 3-1.

Joel Fireman broke the deadlock to score a mid-air volley after Luke McAvoy beat a couple of players, and delivered a superb cross.

Josh Read slotted home the second. Sports ‘keeper Ben Smith also starred before George Mills smashed into the top corner from 20 yards.

Deighton were able to pull one back at the death. Harry Robertson was Pannal’s man of the match.