Herts Ad Sunday League: Double penalty save earns Skew Bridge Rothamsted a draw with Brookmans Park

PUBLISHED: 06:00 23 January 2019

Ollie Galea scores Harpenden Colts' opening goal against Mermaid.

Ollie Galea scores Harpenden Colts' opening goal against Mermaid.


Ricky Figg stole the show with two penalty saves as Skew Bridge Rothamsted scramble to a 3-3 draw against Brookmans Park in the Herts Ad Sunday League Premier Division.

Harpenden Colts� Edi Bokciu (left) and Mermaid's Ricky Wright battle for possession.Harpenden Colts� Edi Bokciu (left) and Mermaid's Ricky Wright battle for possession.

The keeper pulled off his heroics in either half but Park were once again guily of not taking their chances.

It was an improved performance though as they twice came from behind in the first half before finally levelling for the final time in the second half.

Mitchell Dennis scored twice for Brookmans Park with Taylor Blake getting one, while Skew’s goals came from James Hardy, Chris Gregory and James Elliott.

Sam Tilbrook got Facelad’s only goal as they lost 3-1 to Pinewood in Division One while a Robert Browell effort kept Blacksmith’s 100 per cent record alive with a 1-0 win over Six Bells.

Harpenden Colts picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win over Mermaid in Division Two. They had to absorb some early pressure but Ollie Galea and Edi Bokciu sealed the win.

Brookmans Park Res put in an excellent performance on their way to a 3-1 win against league leaders BWSC with Scott de la Fuente grabbing a double and Danny Clifton one.

FC Potters Bar had a comfortable 4-0 success over Tansley Res with goals from Luke Watling, Jon Walsh, Charlie Cassen and Joe Cullum.

Royston Rangers’ Glenn Johnson scored a brace for the second game running and Sam Haldane was also on target in his 50th game for the club but they still fell to a 5-3 loss against The Wrestlers.

In Division Three there was an outstanding display for TNF’s Tom Kenneford in their 0-0 draw against Blacksmiths Res while Parkbury paid the penalty for missing chances when they fell to a 4-3 defeat against Hatfield Mosquito.

Reece Fisher, Sam Carrington and Chris Jones got their goals.

St Albans Warriors got back to wining ways with a superb 7-0 win and performance against Royston Rangers Res. Dan Gillian hit himself a hat-trick and Jake Edwards managed a brace with James Bright and Lee Thorne also getting on the score sheet.

Wheathampstead ‘89 ensured their safe passage in the Herts Ad Intermediate Cup with a 4-0 win over Brookmans Park ‘A’ who still put in a creditable effort. Wheathampstead’s goals came from Lee Bennett (two), Arron Goldsmith and Alex Norwood.

In a five-goal thriller, AFC London road overcame Pioneer Selection 3-2 with goals from Michael Langton, Sam Crafts and Simon Cerri. Both Pioneer goals came from Nathan Lock.

New Greens and Phoenix Res needed penalties to decide their six-goal thriller, Phoenix winning 8-7 in the shoot-out after a 3-3 draw. Stefan Day, Charlie Crosby and Scott Melville scored for Phoenix.

Curtis Warner’s double wasn’t enough for Hatfield Seniors as they lost 4-2 to Welwyn Warriors. Johnny Morris, Osward Kakande (two) and James Todd got their goals.

A lone goal from Moses Olalyeyte was enough for Blackberry Jacks to overcome Phoenix 1-0 in the Herts Ad Challenge Cup.


Premier Division: Brookmans Park 3 Skew Bridge Rothamstead 3.

Division One: Facelad 1 Pinewood 3; Six Bells 0 Blacksmiths 1.

Division Two: BWSC 1 Brookmans Park Res 3; Mermaid 0 Harpenden Colts OB 2; The Wrestlers 5 Royston Rangers 3; Tansley Res 0 FC Potters Bar 4.

Division Three: Royston Rangers Res 0 St Albans Warriors 7; TNF 0 Blacksmiths Res 0; Parkbury 3 Hatfield Mosquito 4.

Herts Ad Challenge Cup quarter-final: Phoenix 0 Blackberry Jacks 1.

Herts Ad Intermediate quarter-final: Welwyn Warriors 4 Hatfield Seniors 2.

Herts Ad Intermediate round two: New Greens 3 Phoenix Res 3 (Phoenix win 8-7 on pens); Pioneer Selection 2 AFC London Road 3; Wheathampstead’ 89 4 Brookmans Park ‘A’ 0.

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