West Hallam Vipers U18s set a new league record at the weekend as they ran out 23-0 winners away at Riverside.
This score was also the highestin the club’s history at all levels and age groups.
Vipers took an early lead through Cameron Perrons when he scored the first of his hat-trick, and the goals kept on coming with the Vipers leading 9-0 at half-time.
The rotation of the team in terms of positions and substitutes did not affect the scoring in any way, with even goal keeper Lee Attewell getting on the scoresheet.
The goals were shared between the team with Keelan Rockley and George McCutcheon getting four each, Perrons three , James Woods, Josh Bullock , Joel Stevenson and Bradley Walker getting two each and Billy Downing, Elliot Straw, Harley Trower and Attewell notching one apiece.
It was a truly remarkable performance from the reinvented Vipers and made it a day the players and managers will never forget.
Also in the goals were Stanton Ilkeston who were 8-1 victors over Brookfield Colts.
Stanton had been involved in a nine-goal thriller when they knocked Brookfield out the cup last month.
It was the same again, only this time more convincing.
Kairan Bryce-Moore got the scoring under way, holding off the attentions of the defender and turning beautifully in the area to slot underneath the keeper.
Daniel Stokes flashed an effort narrowly wide before doubling Stanton’s advantage, a neat ball through from Dylan Duke splitting the defence and Stokes latched on and calmly prodded home.
Brookfield couldn’t handle Stokes and he was off again, this time reaching the line and crossing for Jordan Feakes to side foot a volley into the net.
The fourth came from good work on the left. Louis Teasdale chased down a lost cause and as support arrived in the shape of Duke and then Callum Oldershaw, Stanton worked it out right where Stokes applied the finishing touches.
As in the cup game, Brookfield started the second-half brighter and quickly pulled a goal back.
It could have been easy for Stanton to crumble but the four goal cushion was restored when Charlie Roach curled in a delightful free-kick.
Then an amazing run by Harvey Bull from one end to the other deserved much more. He picked the ball up deep in his own half, beat three defenders but, as he rounded the keeper, he ran out of angle and struck the side of the post.
Harry Foster hit a free-kick wide as Stanton began to turn the screw again, before Stokes completed his hat-trick with a scuffed shot from close in.
Bryce-Moore also picked up his hat-trick, with a penalty and then a lobbed effort late in the game.
Stanton rode their luck at times but great defensive displays by Bull, Foster, Teasdale, Bradley Mitchell and in the first half Fintan Dunne-Wood in particular kept Brookfield out for most of the game.