Hemel Athletic U14s prove that they are up for the cup

Hemel Athletic U14 Blues are through to the quarter-finals of the Herts County Cup. Picture (c) Dan Mitchell
Hemel Athletic U14 Blues are through to the quarter-finals of the Herts County Cup. Picture (c) Dan Mitchell

A defiant fightback took Hemel Athletic U14 Blues through to the quarter-finals of the Herts County Cup on Sunday as they beat Baldock Town Youth U14 Templars 7-3.

The former champions faltered in the first half, going 3-1 down, but the Blues stormed back after the break with six more goals taking them into the next round.

Scott Smith and Ben Wootton each scored twice, with Josh Mantle, Connor Goodliffe and Destiny Ogali also hitting the back of the net.

The team have an excellent record in the County Cup, winning three times in a row and reaching the semi-finals last season.