Young starlet Smith hits 11 minute treble


Ryan Smith scored an eleven minute hat-trick for Penistone Church

Young Ryan Smith’s incredible 11 minute first half hat-trick guided Penistone Church past AFC Emley in the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup quarter-finals tie.

After a tight opening half hour, Smith stole the show and effectively killed the contest with his treble, in front of a bumper crowd of 210 people.

Church are now through to the semi-finals for the second consecutive season.

On Tuesday night, goals from Lee Garside and Jimmy Eyles led Athersley Rec to a 2-1 win at Barton Town in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division.

In Division One, fog did not prevent Hallam beating FC Bolsover 5-1 at Sandygate.

Matty Ord (2), Mark West, Reece Twell and Tom Roebuck hit the target.

A quick-fire first half double from Richard Williams earned Swallownest a 2-0 win at Thackley in the League Cup.

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