HEREFORD youngsters in the city's Cheltenham Town Development Centre got their Midland Floodlit Youth League off to a perfect start with a 3-0 victory over Shawbury United Juniors.

Taking place at Broomy Hill, the hosts got off to a perfect start took when Harley Morris fired home a direct free-kick under the wall.

The Hereford-based youngsters soon made it 2-0 when a training ground swinging free-kick from 35 yards out by Max Stenhouse went straight past the goalkeeper.

The second half continued with the same intensity as the first and the hosts sealed the victory with a third goal after Joss Davis timed his run perfectly before controlling and firing home.

The Cheltenham Town Development Centre under-21s fell to a 4-2 defeat at Bewdley in their Midlands Under-21 West League tie.

Bisensio Kamillo put the Hereford youngsters ahead before his side conceded three goals, including a disputed penalty.

The Hereford youngsters looked for a way back into the tie only to be hit on the break with a fourth Bewdley goal.

The visitors eventually 19 attempts count with a second goal coming from Zac Morgan.