Isaac is unstoppable as Hunts retain top spot
Midlands Counties Youth Championships Derbyshire FA U16s 2 Huntingdonshire FA U16s 5 SIMON Isaac is fast running out of space in his trophy cabinet as he grabbed his second hat-trick in consecutive games for Hunts. Powerleague Colts star Isaac made it
Midlands Counties Youth
Derbyshire FA U16s 2
Huntingdonshire FA U16s 5
SIMON Isaac is fast running out of space in his trophy cabinet as he grabbed his second hat-trick in consecutive games for Hunts.
Powerleague Colts star Isaac made it eight goals from just three representative starts as he ran the Derbyshire defence ragged.
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The win leaves Hunts sitting proudly on top of the league and a delighted Hunts FA County Secretary Mark Frost said: "We have both the U16 and U18 teams top of their leagues which we believe is the first time this has happened.
"The U16 team were excellent at Derby, they played as a solid unit and it reflected the hard work manager Seb Hayes has put in with them this year.
"Isaac at times was almost unplayable and I'll be surprised if league clubs are not looking at him in the near future."
The first 15 minutes of the match was a fairly even affair but the first telling ball was a lob over the flat Derby defence. The ball landed in front of Isaac who duly dispatched it past a stranded keeper.
Five minutes later, it could have been even better as a Ben Yeomans cross picked out the ever available Isaac but his header went over the bar.
On 25 minutes, Wayne Childerley forced a corner which was taken by Isaac. The ball from the right cleared the keeper and fell for captain Carl Piergianni, to head home putting the visitors two up.
The first real attack from Derbyshire didn't come until the half-hour when Hunts goalkeeper Adam Michelin was forced to make a right handed parry eight yards from his line and was alert enough to scramble and reclaim it.
Derbyshire finally made a breakthrough on 35 minutes when Ashley Dale hit a 30-yard flyer passed the right of the Hunts goalie to leave the score 2-1 at the break.
The second half followed a similar pattern with the visitors prepared to take the game to the home team. After a fine run from the halfway line down the right wing by Isaac the cross found Childerley but his effort went wide.
Just three minutes later, it was the other way around and a copycat of the first goal as Childerley flipped the ball over the Derbyshire defenders for Isaac to lob the keeper putting Hunts 3-1 in front.
The fourth goal came from that man Isaac who hit a 14-yard shot, claiming the match ball and his second hat-trick in a row after a pass from Yeomans.
Hunts pushed forward looking for another but were caught on the break by Derbyshire's Josh Ross. Breaking from half way and drawing out sub goalie Sam Palmer he slotted home to make it 4-2.
Derbyshire stepped up their attack and Sam Palmer had to make several saves including one from the impressive Dale.
With five minutes to go, the game was sewn-up when Jake Gauder picked up a cross to shoot past the home keeper giving the Hunts team a well deserved 5-2 victory.