YOUTH FOOTBALL: Peake-Pijen hits hat-trick to clinch crown for Oxon

Oxfordshire Under 16s with the Midland Counties Youth Championship shield. Back row (from left): Dave Newbold (physio), Paul Longford (assistant manager), Lester Davies, Jack Tutton, Josh Gibbens, Matt Knapton, Jordi Mulvany, Anton Mundy, Kallu

Oxfordshire Under 16s with the Midland Counties Youth Championship shield. Back row (from left): Dave Newbold (physio), Paul Longford (assistant manager), Lester Davies, Jack Tutton, Josh Gibbens, Matt Knapton, Jordi Mulvany, Anton Mundy, Kallu

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Matt Peake-Pijen hit a hat-trick as Oxfordshire Under 16s won 3-1 at Birmingham to be crowned Midland Counties Youth champions.

It saw Oxon complete their programme with a perfect record of four wins from as many games.

Peake-Pijen opened the scoring after just five minutes when he lobbed the onrushing keeper from 15 yards after being put through by captain Jordi Mulvany.

Connor Mellor whistled a shot just over the bar, before Oxfordshire’s Luke Mc-Manus suffered a shoulder injury and took no further part.

Despite this setback, Oxon doubled their advantage in the 36th minute when Peake-Pijen fired home after running on to a superb pass from Jack Tutton.

Birmingham rallied in the second half, and pulled a goal back when winger Shay Palmer scored from close range.

However, Oxon, who introduced under 15s Tremayne Barrett and Lester Davies, secured victory four minutes from time when Peake-Pijen completed his hat-trick by beating two defenders to slot past the onrushing keeper.

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