Midfielder George Reid’s switch to a striking role for Vale of White Horse Under 14s paid dividends with a hat-trick in a 7-0 win over Stroud in the Vale Cup at Milton.

He opened the scoring with a shot after five minutes, before Owen Shaw doubled Vale’s lead. Reid then turned in a low cross for his second, and Anthony Martin added the fourth from close range.

He completed his hat-trick early in the second half with a cross which the Stroud keeper could not hold, and Jared Jones added two more to keep Vale’s 100 per cent record intact.

  • VALE of White Horse Under 11s slipped to a 3-0 defeat against Portsmouth in the County League at Oxford Brookes’ Westminster Institute of Education.

The hosts made a bright start, but Tyler Hall opened the scoring for Portsmouth with a tremendous 15-yard drive.

Alfie Scott volleyed Portsmouth further ahead before half-time, and Hall’s 30-yard stunner in the last minute sealed Vale’s fate.

  • CHERWELL (Oxford) take on Blessed George Napier (Banbury) in the Oxfordshire Under 16 Cup final at Oxford City tomorrow (4pm).