The first of the cup competitions got under way for sides in the Herts Ad Sunday League.

A Harry Crook goal was all Mermaid could muster as they lost 3-2 to EMT in the Deakins White Champions Cup.

Stratford Arms got off to a winning start though thanks to two goals from Josh Oyibo plus one each from Aaron McArdle and Jaden Newman in the 4-0 win over YP Community.

Phoenix recorded their second 6-2 win of the season when defeating Inter Luton. Two goals came from both Ali Bangura and Robert Calancea with Wilson Mendes and Radu-Mihai Stefanoaica the others on target.

Plough & Harrow lost 2-1 at Houghton United and Borehamwood Rovers went down 4-2 to Totternhoe Social.

Chris Griffin scored twice and Frankie Jowle one as Six Bells won 3-2 against Hemel Albion.

Wheathampstead Wanderers were beaten in the first round of the Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup, losing 2-1 to Forever Young People, Stephen Buckler scoring their only goal.

The Herts FA Junior Cup saw Royston Rangers Res beaten 3-0 by West Herts.

Six Bells Res won 5-0 against The Wrestlers in the Herts Ad Intermediate Cup.

In the Herts Ad Premier Division, Charlie Nelson and Adam Page both grabbed hat-tricks as Brookmans Park won 6-1 against Little Heath. Oliver Purton netted for the Heath.

Two goals from Joe Fletcher, Jack Hogan and James Todd gave The Bull a fine 6-0 win against AFC Borehamwood in Division One.

Leaders Wheathampstead Wanderers Res topped that though with an 8-1 success against Pinewood.

Noah Arthur-Tinworth got three while Toby Collins, Taylor Harris, William Ibbotson, Kwame Ofori and George Adshead got the others, George Milstead replying for Pinewood.

Jon Cross-Hackett got two as Welwyn Warriors beat BWSC 6-3. Gabriel Asare-Bekoe, Alex Howard, Steven Mee and Luke Pidgeon got the others with the BWSC goals coming from Charlie Wills, Jake McIntosh and Billy Garvey.

Liam Addlesee scored for Phoenix Res and Curtis Warner for Hatfield Seniors as the sides drew 2-2.

There was an 11-goal thriller in Division Two as Oceans XI beat Mermaid Res 6-5.

Cian Alexander (two), Daniel Campfield, Charlie Moffatt, Cameron Butterworth and Jordan Kinoshi scored for them while Mermaid's goals came from Craig Clark (three), Guiseppe Basile and Euan Wattley.

Zack Neiman scored his second hat-trick of the season as Strafford Arms Res won 4-2 against Saints. Danny Clark got the other one with Robert Rawlings at the double for Saints.

Brookmans Park Res picked up their first win of the season, defeating TNF 6-2 with goals from Bachir Loussahi (two), Ronan Nevin, James Pitman, Luke White and Nathan Gibbins.

Andrew Clements scored for TNF.

Alban Dynamo stayed top after a 2-1 win against Welwyn Rangers thanks to goals from Cain Joseph and Jordan Tring.

Marshalswick Rovers picked up their first win of the season in Division Three, defeating Hatfield Comets 6-1 with goals from Skrdik Jiri (two), Harry Ross (two), Ahmed Jarad and Jack Messam. Arran Pesavaria scored for Comets.

A Brad Goldby Soloman goal couldn’t save Royston Rangers going down 2-1 against Welwyn Warriors Res who scored through Oliver Winston and John Woodward.

St George's moved into second place with a 5-0 win against previously unbeaten Herts Vets.

Ashley Kingston was again on the mark with two goals followed by Stephen Dorer and Alex Manoli singles.

For the third time this season Rose & Crown Mosquito recorded a 4-1 success, this time against Wheathampstead 89. Two goals came from Jake Lonergan with singles for Dan Armsrong and Michael Nash.

Dan Dunbar scored for Wheathampstead.

A Ryan Cobb goal gave Phoenix A a 1-0 win against Hatfield Seniors Res in Division Four and Myles Brown and Jack Dixon were among the goals as London Colney United beat CPFC Eagles 4-1.