A five goal flurry from Dan Ievers highlighted Sheffield Steelers Under-19s’ impressive 13-6 victory over Poynton in the final of the Norman Barber Plate.
The Abbeydale-based team, who had conceded just one goal in the quarter and semi-finals and scored 18, raced into a three goal lead at Timperley, courtesy of George Dale, Man of the Match Ievers and Adam Jordan. Poynton responded but Rhys Jeffrey made it 4-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Ievers and Jeffrey added further goals to bring about a 6-3 half-time scoreline and then two goals from Oliver Wilde and another from Ievers kept Steelers in control.
In the final quarter Lawrence Aspin bagged his first goal at this level, Ievers completed his high fives tally and Jeffrey his hat-trick as Sheffield grabbed the silverware.
Ben Lyon top-scored with seven as the first team crushed Ashton 24-0 at Abbeydale. Oliver Congreve put five away and Dan Ievers netted four while Sam Glover picked-up a hat-trick. Adam Jordan and Chaz Narwicz helped themselves to a brace and Oliver Wilde complerted the scoring.
However, the second team went down 23-1 at Stockport against a side bolstered by international players.
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It was a case of ‘skins’ for the day after the teams donned almost identical kit but Sheffield consented to play without shirts to avoid confusion.
The Abbeydale youngsters proved they’d got the bare neccessities for victory as they raced into a 4-0 half time lead courtesy of two goals from George Altman and one each from George Brammer and Lewis Ogle.
Simon James bagged a fifth and Ogle and Brammer added to their total to seal a 7-0 win.
It brought about a winning double as just 24 hours earlier the side had inflicted the heaviest defeat of the season on Poynton as they came away with a 17-2 victory.
George Dale headed the rampage with four goals while Man of the Match Will Hardy, James Rosario and Lawrence Aspin all helped themselves to hat-tricks. Guy Borrowdale notched a double and Matt Moroney and Alex Hill completed the scoring.
Steelers now face their toughest test of the season when they entertain Mellor on Saturday.
Despite hat-tricks from joint Man of the Match Dan Aspin and Shea Brennan the Under-14s dipped to a 15-6 defeat at Brooklands A.