Hill and Carmen help Phoenix to best result of 
the season with NBOB draw

PUBLISHED: 13:56 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:56 16 November 2017

Blackboy keeper Kit Tanton clears under pressure from Steve Weldon of Tansley.

Blackboy keeper Kit Tanton clears under pressure from Steve Weldon of Tansley.


Phoenix recorded their best result of the season with a 2-2 draw against Nicholas Breakspear OB in the Herts Advertiser Sunday Premier League.

Goals came from the reliable Ali Hill and Edward Carmen while George Hackett was their star player.

For the second time this season Brookmans Park let a two goal lead slip against AFC Rangers going down 5-2 again.

And Town Inn got revenge for their 6-1 defeat to Queens Head Sandridge earlier this season with a 4-0 success. Lee Newman got two, Grant Macaree and Adam Fowler got their goals.

Skew Bridge Res just got the edge over their NBOB counterparts with a 3-2 win in Division One.

Goals from Cameron McKie and Conner Hutchinson (two) in between two NBOB goals were enough in a match that was well refereed by Tom Muir in his first season with the league

Bradley Harrison, George Dale and Tom Ward scored as Blackberry Jacks also won 3-2, beating Compasses, to extend their unbeaten run to four.

Ryan Brandon’s hat-trick was the star of the show for Stonewood United as they won 5-2 against Brookmans Park Res in Division Two. Matt Giles also scored a hat-trick for St Albans Irish as they beat Phoenix Res 6-2 and there was a brace for Michael Alderman as Facelad earned a 2-1 win against Welwyn Warriors, their first league win of the season.

Marshalswick Rovers put in one of their best performances when overcoming Veer Dhara 4-2 in Division Three. Starring for Rovers were Steve Bellard with a hat trick and Dan Upwood who saved a penalty.

Royston Rangers beat Athletico Quat 2-1 for the second time this season, Glenn Johnson’s improvised overhead kick taking the plaudits, but BWSC lost their fourth league game on the trot, going down 3-2 against New Greens.

In Division Four Harpenden Colts OB won 9-1 against Royston Rangers Res with Matt Shaw on target five times.

Dagmar 1984 defeated Hatfield Seniors 3-1 with two from Alex Besgrove and Wrestlers took their fourth point from Hatfield Mosquito with a 4-2 win, Ryan Hewitt, Barry Draper, Dan Hedges and Lee Brinkley getting the goals.

John Armitt became the Division’s top marksmen with a hat-trick in Blacksmiths Res’s 7-3 win against Brookmans Park A. Star man Robert Forty chipped in with a brace while Paolo Besenzi scored all three for Park.

St Albans Warriors lost their fourth league game on the trot, going down 2-1 to Jolly Sailor.

In the Herts Intermediate Cup Blacksmiths held their nerve to win 5-3 against Snug bar having been 4-1 up at half-time. Aidan Golds capped a fine game with two goals with Jamie Hazell, Jason Blythe and Joe O’Brien getting the others.

Division Three high flyers Tansley Sunday cruised through the third round of the Herts Ad Intermediate Cup with a 6-0 win over Division Four Blackboy, Mark Burgess scoring two and missing a penalty.

Pinewood also reached the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Oaks. George Milsted and Tom Pegrum were their matchwinners.

And an own-goal was all that could separate CHL’s 1-0 win against AFC Mymms in the Herts Ad Junior Cup. Craig Beach was the stand-out player for CHL and Tim Fathers for Mymms.


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