It certainly can't be described as having been a dull end to the season for Colney Heath and Harpenden Town - men or women.

Colney Heath's women left it until virtually the last kick of the season to secure the Beds & Herts Premier Division title, and promotion up to Division One North of the Eastern Region League.

Jael Muzzi and Amy Phillips had given them a 2-0 lead at home to Garston, knowing that three points would finally end their visitors' own hopes and send the Magpies up.

But Garston clawed their way back level and with the clock ticking down, it looked like the title race would go to a final day.

However, with virtually the last kick of the match Molly Slade unleashed a thunderbolt from 25 yards, and it flew into the net to hand Heath the crown with a 3-2 win.

They then rubber stamped things with a 9-0 success over Hartham United in their final game on Tuesday evening.

Harpenden's ladies are already in the Eastern Region division and are taking their title charge to the final day after a 5-1 away win against Fakenham Town.

They are huge underdogs to lift the title despite being level on points with rivals Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers, having played a game more and trailing by two goals on goal difference.

Harps play Mulbarton Wanderers at home on Sunday, the side who beat them last week.

This week's away game started with Fakenham taking the lead early on but Rebecca McShane made sure the sides went into the break level with a low strike.

And Harpenden put the game firmly in their grasp in the opening seven minutes of the second half, Belle Shannon sending Sophia Amanor in from the halfway line for their second and then Amanor's speed also bringing the third.

It became 4-1 on 65 minutes, McShane with another low shot, this one from the edge of the area, and the game was wrapped up with Amanor getting her hat-trick, taking her to 48 for the season.

Harpenden's men meanwhile have earned a home tie in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division play-offs.

A 1-0 win at Dunstable Town, Dave Keenleyside scoring in what was Harpenden's seventh straight win, kept them third.

Leverstock Green could have jumped above them though but they lost their final game 1-0 at home to Tring Athletic on Tuesday.

Harps will now host Levy on Wednesday, May 1, at Rothamsted Park in a 7.45pm kick-off.

Colney Heath's men have one game left, on Thursday evening at Arlesey Town, but they head there having won each of the last six games.

Win number five came away to London Lions last week, Brad Dixon-Smith and George Hughes scoring in a 2-1 success.

They followed that up on Saturday with a 2-0 win at home to Cockfosters.

They took the lead on 12 minutes when a corner kick from Jamie Fulton was only partly cleared and Chad King's cross-shot looped over the head of former Magpie Tiernan Parker.

The second arrived after the break, and after George Sippetts had seen a goal ruled out for offside.

A long throw from Josh Lolanda eventually ran loose in the box and this time Sippetts' effort counted.