Green ease into the last eight

Hurst Green scored five
Hurst Green scored five
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Hurst Green Youth progressed to the quarter-final of the Lancashire FA Youth Cup with an emphatic demolition of the previously unbeaten Bispham JFF.

The Green started brightly and took the lead in stunning fashion after 20 minutes. Tom Reede collected the ball direct from keeper Ben Armer, and slalomed his way past two midfielders on half way, before powering down the left, leaving a couple more defenders in his wake, before smashing the ball inside the near post.

Bispham responded positively, and Armer had to be at his very best, diving at the feet of strikers on at least two occasions.

With the referee about to blow for half-time, Green added a second goal, vfia route one, as a clearance from Armer was flicked on by Tom Jacques to Harri Yerkess, who skilfully lifted the ball over the keeper.

The pivotal moment arrived on 75 minutes as a scramble in the Green goalmouth resulted in a shot deflecting off the post and away to safety. Green broke swiftly and superb play from Dec Barnes led to Ben Aspery guiding the ball home for the decisive third goal.

Within two minutes the Green had added a fourth, as Tyler Baron outpaced the Bispham defence before striking a terrific right foot shot beneath the keeper.

Ben Aspery completed the rout for the lads from the Ribble Valley in the last minute with another clinical finish, following some terrific unselfish play from Ollie Shipston.