Comets soar through to the cup final with scintillating show in the semis


Comets Blues U11 are through to the West Herts Youth League Senior Cup final thanks to a 3-0 win over Sun Postal in the semis.

Harry Bailey put Comets ahead in the first half, before Jude Evans and Louie Potton wrapped up the win after the break.

Luke Wilson was named man of the match after a composed display in the centre of defence.

A beautiful, sunny day and a pitch in surprisingly good condition saw a full-blooded, fast-paced tie with Comets taking control from the off.

Tommy Wadmore, in his usual industrious style, dominated the early exchanges in midfield and it was his pin-point through ball that left Harry Bailey clear to slot home the opener for Comets in great style.

Most of the first half action was in the home side’s half but a rare breakaway saw a hopeful shot from Postal saved by Comets keeper Will Hodgins with his feet.

Another attack saw Louie Potton shoot just over the cross bar before half-time, while the Comets defence was having little trouble containing the hosts with Jacob Wylde assured on the left and Wilson dominating in the centre.

After the restart Postal went on the offensive although everything petered out by the 18-yard box. Lightning counter strikes brought Comets their reward with a great strike from Jude Evans doubling the visitors’ lead.

It wasn’t long before they stretched their lead to three through Potton and Postal were never going to get any real hold of the game from then on.

There was a brief spell when Hodgins made a double save but Comets were always in control and held out comfortably to book their place in the final.