TOM Baker scored a hat-trick as Perrywood Youth Under 18s won 7-1 at Warndon Villages Falcons to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Mercian Festival League season.

Perrywood took the lead after three minutes through Todd Bennett before Baker soon doubled their advantage.

The hosts halved the deficit before half-time but Perrywood took control in the second-half.

Baker and Charlie Hooman moved them 4-1 ahead with further goals coming from Jordan Murton, Dean Griffin and Baker to complete his treble.

Worcester Raiders Under Nines gained a deserved hard-fought 1-0 victory over Welland Lions.

Man-of-the-match George Hemming scored the decisive goal, while staunch defending from Oliver Newton-Smith and Brandon Worrall ensured a clean sheet.

Worcester Raiders Under 10s were beaten 2-0 by Worcester Hawks in the league cup.

Despite defeat, Raiders played well and striker Peter O’Neill hit the post as well as being denied by the keeper.

Two strikes either side of half-time saw St John’s Athletic Under 10s advance 2-0 against Warndon Villages Tigers.

Sam Norman and James Bishop scored the goals with Aly Scoby man-of-the-match.

Jake Williams and Ted Taylor were on target as Nunnery Wood Leopards Under 11s drew 2-2 at Ferndale Youth.

It was a shaky start for the Leopards with Ferndale dominating the first-half and leading 2-0 at the break.

The second-half saw the Leopards leap back into action, eager not to suffer defeat in their first game of the season.

The visitors produced some fine play and were rewarded when Williams reduced their arrears.

With the Leopards seemingly heading for defeat, a last gasp goalmouth scramble saw the ball drop to Taylor and he equalised. Jonny Murphy was man-of-the-match.

Goals from Keaton Gibbs, Casey-Joe Gormley and a Josh Homer brace gave Worcester Raiders Under 12s a 4-2 victory over Kempsey in the league cup after extra-time.

Abby Tong and Leonie Walker scored but Nunnery Wood Vipers U12s girls lost 5-2 at Droitwich Sharks.

Tong put the visitors ahead when she volleyed home following a corner from Madelaine Pitt.

The Sharks were soon level but the Vipers restored their lead through Walker.

However, the Vipers’ defence came under more pressure and they trailed 4-2 at half-time before conceding another in the second period.

Seventeen Under Eights teams took part in a Mercian Festival Junior League fun day at Brickfields in Worcester.

Worcestershire FA child welfare officer Anna-Maria Konstantinides was the guest.