Epworth Colts progressed to the semi-finals of the under-13s Divisional Trophy with a comfortable victory over Barton Wildcats.
The Epworth side took no prisioners from the off, testing the Wildcats’ resolve early on as they carved out a number of chances.
The intense pressure from Colts then paid off after a cross from Cam Young was headed home by striker Bobby Foster.
Colts increased their lead soon after when Brad Webster delivered for Foster to tap in and score his second goal of the game.
Barton’s forwards toiled against a well-organised Colts defence of Dan Brewer, Jack Gregory, Frazer Horsefield and Josh Richardson as keeper George Moore was kept on his toes, tipping over a long range effort.
Colts went into the half time break having added to their total after Ritchie Burdett set up Mitch Fulwood to slam the ball home.
The home side’s dominance continued after the break when a long shot from Jordan Jenkinson deceived the opposing keeper to nestle into the back of the net.
Foster completed his hat trick with a volley after some fine work by Ciaran Hazel and Brewer to take the score to 5-0.
Shot-stopper Moore then made a fine save from a Barton free kick but was beaten soon after by a scramble in the goalmouth to give Barton a consolation.
However, despite the minor setback Colts continued to press and completed the scoring when a pass from Gregory was collected by Young 30 yards out, the striker outpaced the Barton defence to hammer an unstoppable volley for 6-1.
Man of the Match was awarded to Josh Richardson.
• Epworth Town Colts Academy launch football training sessions for boys and girls aged between four and six this weekend.
The sessions take place from 10am to noon at Carrside fields, off Burnham Road, where the Colts play their home games.
For more, call Steve Woodcock on 07974 795786 or email email@example.com.