Double hat-tricks for Mauritian stars
Read the latest reports from Sunday’s Herts Advertiser League action
Herts Advertiser Intermediate Cup
Herts Mauritian FC got back to winning ways by giving O’Neills a lesson on how to play football in a 9-2 win.
Mike Owolabi scored Mauritian’s first goal before Dan Morris who scored a hat-trick, and then Patrick Offour netted a treble of his own, before going on to score again. Mohamed Hassan scored the Mauritian’s ninth goal. Man of the match was given to Morris for scoring Herts Mauritian’s first ever hat-trick.
In an even game, George Redbourn played well and challenged for the ball throughout when going down 1-0 against 10-man Phoenix Res. Unlucky not to capitalise on their opportunities, Rory Pearce had a great game at the back and was the star man for George. The match-winning goal came from Adam Potter.
A solid performance from Dukes overcame a useful St Albans Royals 2-0. Dukes opened the scoring after 10 minutes through Andrew Sharpe and the second came from Antony Brown on 70 minutes.
Despite a host of missed chances Church End beat Jersey Farm 7-0 in a game they dominated, Nicky Hanly scored four, Tom Blackman headed in the fifth and Man of the Match James Crane deservedly added the final two goals. Only the brilliance of the Jersey Farm goalkeeper Matt Brown kept the score down to seven, it could have been more.
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St Albans IFC defeated Greenwood Park 6-1. Spencer Clarke-Mardel was outstanding with a hat-trick, with Jason Nicolaou also notching a treble including the goal of the game – a cracking drive from outside box. Matt Thorn replied for the Park.
Bricket Wood were swept away by Cottonmill 9-0. Lee Sturgess netted four times, Andy Milton, Craig Redgwell, Andy Hammond, Chris Atkins and a diving Mark Hanly sealed an emphatic victory.
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup
PSV came away from Dome Bar Area with a fine 5-0 win. Once again Craig Taylor was in fine goalscoring form with a hat-trick. Singles came from Tony Chapman and Ryan Houghton, but the Man of the Match was Steven Chapman.
In an evenly contested game both Six Bells and Green Patrol created and missed chances but it was Green Patrol who took the lead halfway through the second half. They increased the lead soon after to make it 2-0. Six Bells rallied and pulled a goal back through old war horse Martin Gentleman but couldn’t get the equaliser. Final score 2-1 to Green Patrol.
Queens Head put in a gutless performance to lose 6-2 to probably the worst Sunday side they have played in the last 10 years, Asco FC. A lack of effort, discipline and team spirit caused them to leave the County Cup at the first round stage for the first time in the club’s history.
Herts Advertiser Knockout Cup
Two goals from John Bonner-May was enough for Wheathampstead Icarus to overcome local rivals Old Albanians 2-1. Star man for Icarus was Rob Battersby.
Herts Advertiser Junior Cup
Dean Thompson inspired Precision to a 7-1 win against Vision Res. Precision took the lead after five minutes through a Chris Wickens header. Dean Thompson thumped a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to make it 2-0 before Vision replied with their own free-kick. Vision were reduced to 10 men and Precision scored further goals from Chris Wickens, Matt Day (two), Chris Dundon and Jack Woods. Chris Wickens also had time to miss a penalty for his hat-trick.
Harpenden Colts Res proved lively and imaginative opponents in overcoming Colney Heath 2-0 after extra-time. The goals came from Lewis Paul following a driven cross by Jonny Attley and a fine solo effort from Robbie Barker.
Two goals apiece from Michael Brindley and Jack Irish edged Phoenix A into the next round following their 4-3 win against Wheathampstead Res. Wheathampstead goals came from Ben Newman, Ben Harris and Sean McKay.
Paul Doonan was on the four-goal mark for Nicholas Breakspear OB Res in an easy 7-0 win against Camp KBK.
In an 11-goal thriller, Oaks Res came out on top 6-5 against Bradmore Rovers Res. Oaks had six players on the score-card with Richard Laundry, Paul Carsons, Sam Brooker, Steve Conroy, Barry Potts and Andy Roughton all finding the net.
Table toppers Nicholas Breakspear OBs recorded their third straight league win when defeating Vision 5-0. Man-of-the-Match Cain Davey hit a hat-trick along with singles from Trevor Stevens and Nesan Jeyaratnam
Harpenden Colts OB fell to a 4-3 defeat at the hands of AFC Rangers who scored through Jimmy Hill (two), Billy Smith and Mikee Rumble. Colts’ goals came from Andrew Sirra and James Warner.
Despite goals from Seb Thomas and an own goal, Phoenix fell to their first defeat of the season when going down 4-2 against London Road who were inspired by a Shaun Murphy performance plus goals from Daniel Butcher Eamon Rogers, Winston Taylor and David Townsend to give them their first league victory of the season.
Oaks put in their best performance of the season, winning 4-1 at Bradmore Rovers. Ace marksman Harry Hunt grabbed two goals and singles came from Haydn Williams and Matt Fulcher.
Harpenden Arms Athletic defeated Brookmans Park 4-1. Michael Davis opened the scoring for Harpenden followed by another for Gary Findley. Second half was much of the same with Andy Findley and Man of the Match Toby Ashcroft getting two more before Brookmans replied with a late Danny Clifton penalty.
A goal from Blackberry Jack’s Man of the Match Bradley Gorman earned his side their second league win when defeating FC Potters Bar 1-0, moving them up to second place in the table.
Beaver Travel again fell to a defeat, going down 3-2 to Skew Bridge Reserves. Beaver took the lead early in the game through Ish Omar but then found themselves 3 -1 down early in the second half. This prompted Beaver to really go for it and following a superb effort from Dan Lovett made it 3-2.
Colney Heath Rangers won their first game of the season with a hard fought 3-2 victory against Victoria. Colney Heath took the lead early on through Craig Ashurst after a cleverly worked free kick. The home side were level just before the break with two goals from their outstanding player Ben Conrad, but it was the visitors who re-took the lead just after half time after good work from Sajjad Rezaei Khuy. Richard Thomas gave Colney Heath some breathing space heading in from a Craig Ashurst corner however a late goal from Victoria gave them hope.
Blacksmiths Arms held onto their 100 per cent record, winning their third game on the trot 4-1 against Wheathampstead ‘89. Ollie Franks continued his good season with two goals. Ali Juhel and Rhys Jacob added singles. But it was Dan Paternoster who stole the honours with a Man of the Match performance. Wheathampstead’s goals came from Alan Russell.
Brookmans Park Res were in a high-scoring game with White Horse, which could have gone either way, but Park came out on top winning 5-4. Goals from Darren Chillingworth (two), Joe Cullum (two) and Luke Watling. White Horse scorers were Ross Ypey, Sid Ejjayha, Jim Tillbrook and Syd Ejjayha.
Brookmans Park A team recorded their first win of the season with a 3-1 defeat of Raiders Utd with goals from the ever-reliable Dom Woolard, Toby Hanlon and Nathan Young.
Another win at fortress Rothamsted for the Marquis of Granby, winning 2-0 against Marshalswick Rovers. Marquis created more chances in the game and it was Man of the Match Ross Dempsey that secured the three points with two superb finishes from some good passing moves.
White Horse Res recorded a fine 4-1 win against The Ridge. Star performer was Chris Green with two goals. Chris Simiou and Gregg Taberner added singles for White Horse second league win. Robbie Pullman netted for Ridge.
An outstanding team performance from St Albans IFC Res when defeating Athletico Quat 5-0, with a goal burst at the start of the second half. John Thompson led the way with a hat-trick, Kieran Moss broke from midfield to fire home, but the best goal of the game was a flying header from Charlie Salvage.
Herts Athletic ran out 3-1 winners against Mymms, with Man of the Match Chris Wilding scoring twic, along with Derick Cleary. Dan Bouchers replied for Mymms.