Cup competitions may be getting towards the business end of the season but so too are the six divisions of the Herts Ad Sunday League.

A double from Jack McShane and one from John Mallaburn gave Six Bells their first Premier Division win of the season against Hilltop.

They remain bottom but are now three points adrift of their opponents with three games in hand.

At the other end, Plough & Harrow remain second following a 3-1 success against Paxton Rovers, Chris Everitt and Aykan Gurgur on target for them with Nicolas Oppong replying for Paxton.

A double header saw unbeaten Brookmans Park pick up four points against Little Heath, moving to within six points of Division One leaders Mermaid having played three games less.

Bradley Carter, Sammy Kinsley, Charlie Nelson, James Smith and Jonathan Cox all scored as they won 5-1 in the first game but the second ended 1-1.

Chris Powell scored that time with Harry Lockwood for Heath, Nick Baker having got their goal in the first game.

Mermaid played just the one game, winning 3-0 against a resilient Wheathampstead Wanderers with a double from Stephen Maitland and one from Chris Wilding.

Forever Young People beat Welwyn Garden United 2-0 while The Bull picked up a second league win, and first since September, by beating Saints 6-1.

Naseem Shahbab Ali had put the basement side in front at half-time but The Bull stormed through the second half with goals from Scott Lenahan, Conor Kelly, Dan Walsh, Joseph Fletcher and Nathan Lock (two).

Hatfield Seniors went top of Division Two thanks to a 2-1 win over Welwyn Warriors. Jimmy Talbot and Joe Swadling put them in front and they hung on despite Steve Mee pulling one back for their rivals.

Harpenden Colts OB Res moved up one place at the bottom after an excellent 5-1 win away to Oceans XI. Paul Gillard, Sam Jones, William Hutton, John Woodward and Kieran Thorne got their goals.

TNF seem to have hit form at the right time in Division Three as they moved to within two points of leaders Strafford Arms Res with a 5-0 win at Herts Vets.

Jonathan Tanton got two and there was one each for Tom Anderson, Oliver Russell and Paul Stack.

Ashley Kingston and Tommy Orridge were on target as Wrestlers drew 2-2 with Alban Dynamo.

With leaders Rose & Crown Mosquito in cup action, Moretown moved to within three points of them with a 6-1 win over London Colney United in Division Five. John Mitas (two), Sam Shew, Kieran Taylor, Harry Croft and Abu Ibrahim-Garba scored for them with Jake Riseborough on target for LCU.

Two goals for Foyez Rahman were not enough as St Albans Eagles lost 3-2 to Royston Rangers Res. Ted Howard, Sean Norris and leading scorer Ashleigh Robinson were the Royston scorers.

Mosquito's success came in the Herts Ad Charity Cup with a 4-2 beating of Royston Rangers. There were two goals from Joe Brunt, and one each for Marc Arnott and Yusuf Khan, while Cameron Ferguson and Archie Ferguson replied for Rangers.

Excel will meet R&C in the quarter-final after they beat Welwyn Warriors Res 3-1. Jamie Carey-Morrell bagged a brace and Thomas Mullord the other with James Nugent on target for Warriors.

Strafford Arms won a heavyweight battle against Skew Bridge to advance to the quarter-final of the Jim Lynch Trophy.

Zack Neiman got two of their goals in the 6-3 success, the others courtesy of Steve Weldon, Jack Davis, Erivaldo Felix and William Gravette. Ben Warren, Charlie Smith and James Potton netted for Skew.

All four semi-finalists of the Deakin White Cup, the tri-league champions competition, are now known and the Herts Ad League has two teams in it.

Borehamwood Rovers joined Strafford Arms after seeing off St Josephs of Luton 4-2 on penalties.

The sides had drawn 0-0 in normal time.