WORCESTER City Youth reported their second junior football festival was a huge success with more than 110 teams taking part over the weekend.

An additional 40 teams were welcomed to Perdiswell compared to the club’s inaugural tournament last year.

City’s new under sevens, eights and nines plus under 11s and 12s colts’ sides participated for the first time.

Several of the host teams reached the semis and finals of their age group competitions.

The under 11s were closest to lifting a trophy, missing out in a penalty shoot-out after winning all of their previous matches when they scored 25 goals and conceded only one.

The winners were Kidderminster Harriers (u9s), Bustleholme (U10s & 11s), Meadow Park (U12s), DE United (U13), Kings Heath Sports (U14), Alvis Juniors (U15) and Bilbrook (U16).

“The festival was bigger and better than last year which was a tribute to our tournament organising committee, coaching teams and parents who planned, helped and worked tirelessly in the run-up and across the weekend,” said Worcester City Youth chairman Mark Wilcox.

“There was some fantastic football played throughout with teams enjoying the opportunity to get some useful game time ahead of their first league fixtures this Saturday.”

Meanwhile, City’s second string collected three points from their first 2019-20 Total Motion Midland League Reserve Division game with a 5-2 win over Coton Green as Aaron Brett notched his third treble of the season.

Left-back Anthony Wood dribbled from the halfway line to slot home the goal of the game with Matt Ennis also on target at South Bromsgrove High School.

Tristan Webby grabbed a hat-trick as a City side made up mostly of under 17s players bounced back from two down to beat Droitwich Spa BG 4-2 in the Under 21s Challenge Bowl.

Jack Baker was also on the mark against Droitwich with Lucas Edmonds and Callum Morris replying.

Baker struck again with a volley in the Midland Floodlit Youth League Southern Premier Division clash with Evesham United.

But his stunning strike and a second Matty Patrick-Rivers effort were not enough to prevent a 3-2 loss and a first defeat of the campaign. However, City remain well placed in third spot after the early rounds of fixtures.

In the Midland League's Challenge Trophy, Sporting Club Inkberrow beat Redditch United Reserves 5-1.

Kieron Sheen (2), Sam White (2) and Joel Steer scored for the hosts with Mohamed Konteh replying.

Fairfield Villa edged out Cadbury Athletic 1-0 with a late goal from William Symonds.

Shane Lowth (2), Myles Brooks, J'Nai Butterfield-Steede and Bailey Fuller fired Kidderminster Harriers to a 5-1 win over Brocton in the Under 21s West Division.

Stourport Swifts lost 4-0 at AFC Birmingham Youth Development.

The Mercian Fortis Junior League and Ambassador Evesham League both kick off this weekend with plenty of local clubs involved in the youth action.

Kempsey Colts, Leigh and Bransford Badgers County, Warndon Villages Youth Lions and Welland Junior Lions will compete in a four-team Mercian under 18s division.