Herts Ad Sunday League: Cup final bound Wrestlers grab late win over Royston

PUBLISHED: 18:47 07 May 2019

Ashley Kingston heads home Wrestlers' equalising goal against Royston Rangers. Picture: BRIAN HUBBALL

Ashley Kingston heads home Wrestlers' equalising goal against Royston Rangers. Picture: BRIAN HUBBALL

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The Wrestlers will take on Welwyn Warriors in the Herts Advertiser Sunday League GD Golding Challenge Cup final on Sunday at Clarence Park.

A Royston defender attempts to block Wrestlers' Bruno Moura from having a shot. Picture: BRIAN HUBBALLA Royston defender attempts to block Wrestlers' Bruno Moura from having a shot. Picture: BRIAN HUBBALL

And they will go into the match, which kicks off at 10am, full of confidence after a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Royston Rangers.

Rangers had got off to the perfect start with a goal after just 30 seconds through Ghilas Lounis.

But from there they failed to make their chances count and Wrestlers were able to level things up midway through the second half thanks to a fine diving header from Ashley Kingston.

And with the match in the balance, the Wrestlers snatched the win in the final few minutes, Ashleigh Robinson running through to score.

Star man for Royston was Ian Leek who has been a strong presence at the back this season.

Herts Lions meanwhile recorded their first win, defeating St Albans Warriors 6-1.

Their goals came from Nabil Welch and Omafr Bounyafe, who both scored two, while Ranald Griffith-Anteson and Stefano Munoz bagged one each.

The Premier Division clash between Blackberry Jacks and Skew Bridge saw an incredible seven goals but ended with Jacks shading it 4-3.

Goals from George Dale (two), Bradley Harrison and Frank Jowle gave Jacks their fourth point against Skew this season.

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Michael Wright was their star performer while there was two for Dave Keenleyside and one for Ben Warren in reply for Skew.

AFC Mymms and Blacksmiths shared the spoils in a goalless draw in Division One.

A big part of the reason for that was the form of Blacksmiths' keeper Dan Lewis who put in a superb performance to keep his goal intact.

Tansley gained revenge over Plough & Harrow for an earlier defeat by claiming a comprehensive 5-0 success.

Two of their goals came from Steve Weldon while there were singles for Joseph Charles and Darren Cavere. John Wood picked up their star man award.

In Division Three, Royston Rangers Reserves drew 1-1 with a good Marshalswick Rovers side before losing 2-0 in the second part of their double header.

Marshalswick took the lead in the second half of the first game through Matthew Lacey before Royston equalised from a lovely headed goal from the calm and collected Sam Parchment.

Craig Harbron was the star man for Royston with his endless running at right back.

The second match saw Marshalswick score early on thanks to Christian Mendoza.

This time, however, they were to hang on to the win with Douglas St Louis scoring in the second half to complete the victory.

This time Royston's star man came from one of the left-sided players, winger Jon Hart's efforts giving him the prize.

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