Harpenden Town's two senior teams are still on course to end the year with success as both won.

The men defeated Tring Athletic 3-1 at home to stay sixth in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, just one point behind the play-off positions but having played two games more than the two teams above them.

Isaiah Hilaire, Ryan Plowright and Dave Keenleyside got the goals for the home side at Rothamsted Park.

Harpenden's women were away from home but the 1-0 success at Thetford Town in Eastern Region Division One North.

That means that the ladies are second in the standings, one point behind leaders Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers but with six games left as opposed to the Norwich-based side's five.

This one wasn't one for the neutrals, played on a pitch with a considerable slope from wing to wing.

The first half also had the best of the wet conditions and after Chloe Dinsey had struck a free-kick just over the top, Sophia Amanor and Natalie Cloy combined to give Rebecca McShane the finish with a sizzling shot into the corner.

An outstanding save from Sophie Harris kept the clean sheet intact and as the rain continued to fall in the second period, Kacee Warren, Erin Shacklock, Iva Hrisimova and Reese Ayres all worked hard to stop Thetford from equalising.

Back in the SSML, Colney Heath played out a 0-0 draw at home to Potton United.

Both teams went at it, especially late on, as they both looked for the three points

The first period saw half chances at best. George Sippetts had an effort blocked while a George Hughes header from a corner just cleared the bar.  

Sippetts also put a lofted effort over the crossbar as the half ended and the second period was more of the same until the final moments.

The returning Dominic Knaggs hit a firm drive which flew just wide of the far upright and then Sippetts felt he should have had a penalty for a shirt pull as he cut into the box from the right.

Sam Ejjayha also had a shout for a spot-kick after being sent to the floor but again nothing was given.

There was a tough result to swallow for the girls of St Albans & District Primary Schools, as they lost 2-1 to Chiltern & South Bucks in the Southern Counties Cup quarter final.

A slow start for the girls and some late arrivals due to the Netball tournament saw Chiltern claim a two-goal lead.

The young Saints pushed hard and constantly looked for a way back into the game but the breakthrough didn’t come until the last minute despite some promising build up play.

Lara Taylor got it, nipping in at the back post to convert a knock down but it was just too late.

The Blued fared better in the Cotswold Shield as they hosted Newbury B.

The first few minutes saw constant pressure on the visitors goal and it wasn’t long until the opening goal went in.

From then on it was a combination of passing and moving which saw the boys put their opponents to the sword.

Arthur Ellis got three and Jack Griffiths, Henry Pidgeon, Sam Brierley, Danny Kennedy, Ale Ponzo, Louis Burt and James Dyer sealed the three points.