City’s hat-trick of wins

The star was young striker Joe O’Brien who bagged a superb hat-trick as the reserves demolished their opponents 5-0.

O’Brien’s third, a sweet volley after some super approach play, showed he is fast becoming a player of the future.

Cohen Atkins and Piers Ellison-Judge scored the other goals for the reserves in what coach Sean Kearns said was the best performance of the season.

‘They have come a log way but it’s days like this that make it all worthwhile,’ Kearns said.

The under-18 side had a hard fought 3-1 win, with goals to Brody Feast, Michael Fleming and a penalty from Kev Castle.

The first team, despite missing star striker Alain Lengliz, midfielderJack Eades and defender Blake Diggins, dug deep to record a 3-0 victory over the league’s bottom-placed side.

Matt Stares opened the scoring in the 19th minute before City went two up when Daniel Brockwell scored his debut goal after some clever build-up involving Stares and Robbie Hamm. Burke scored the goal of the game in the second half.