There were some big scores in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division at the weekend - but not many of them went the way of clubs in the district.

Both London Colney and Colney Heath conceded five while Harpenden Town were downed by moneybags Leighton Town.

Harpenden found themselves 2-0 down at half-time in front of a big crowd of 263 at Rothamsted Park, the biggest of the season so far.

They did recover with Jake Anthony pulling one back on the hour, but Leighton restored their two-goal lead almost immediately and saw the game out for a 3-1 win.

London Colney had Jacob Adeyemi on target but they lost 5-1 at Biggleswade United.

Colney Heath meanwhile didn't even have the consolation of a goal as they lost 5-0 at Crawley Green.

To make matters worse they lost Alex Cathline to a red card on the stroke of half-time after he retaliated to a stamp from Nicolae Trif, which only earned the Crawley man a yellow.

By that point it was already 2-0 with the best chances falling to Hadley Gleeson, his attempts narrowly missing the target.

The 10-men battled after the break, Jayden Silcot-Brown and Deondre Pascoe both going close, but Crawley were content to pick them off on the break, scoring three more with two from ex-Magpie Tejon Brown.

The reserves won though, beating Belstone 2-0 in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division with goals from Devante King and Asante Ndoro.

All three were due to be back in action on Tuesday but London Colney's game with Leverstock Green fell victim to the wet weather.

The other two played though and there were slightly better fortunes.

The Magpies fell to a 4-2 loss at home to Tring Athletic but did produce a better performance though after coming from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 through Kamel El-Maghur and Pascoe.

However, Tring went back in front on 68 minutes before closing out the win late on.

Harpenden recorded a 2-0 win at home to Cockfosters.

Harpenden Town Ladies enjoyed a fine come-from-behind success at home to Bedmond.

They trailed 1-0 at half-time in the Beds & Herts Premier Division, Amy Bentall scoring for the visitors, but they turned it round after the break in wet and muddy conditions.

Their first goal was a belter on 52 minutes, struck from distance by Belle Shannon, and the second was almost as good.

This one flew in off the boot of Arianna Gordon, again for a good way out, while Holly Rossington was named player of the match.

Town's U17s entertained Takeley in the Ingilby Cup and ran out 6-3 winners.

Luke Hobson added two more to his personal tally with Max Hill also getting a brace. 

Ben Crowder and Freddie Cannon got the others as Jesse Waller-Lassen's side moved into the next round and a game against Walthamstow on December 18. 

In the Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League, St Albans City Youth U18s won 6-4 at home to Letchworth Garden City Eagles Diamonds.

Esme Hume led the way with a glorious hat-trick whilst Jamie Curtain got two and Amy Page one.

They stay second in Division One.

Sarah-Jane Spears got four goals as the U17 North beat Bedwell Rangers 9-2 in Division Three to also sit second.

Danford Thisbe got three with Abbie Bierman and Ruby Dunsmuir also on target.

Hannah Hassan was named player of the match.

Another Division Three match saw the U17 South beaten 2-1 by Garston Tigers. Maisie Humphreys got the gaol with Jocelyn Rennie the star player.

Oaklands Wolves U18 Women had another humdinger of a match as they beat Sarratt 4-3 at home.

Nancy Cannatella, Lily Judson, Talia Joseph and Ruby Maddocks got the goals.