Herts Ad Sunday League: Bridge on Hunt for silverware after making county cup final
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Skew Bridge won the clash of the giants by defeating Nicholas Breakspear Old Boys to reach their fifth Herts Sunday Cup final on the trot.
Breakspear were quick out of the blocks and had a great chance to take the lead with a header against the bar.
It took 15 minutes for Skew Bridge to get in the game and they nearly scored as a shot hit the post, but stuck in the mud.
Although the game was end-to-end Skew had the edge and eventually took the lead with a strike from Ed Frost that gave the keeper no chance.
A fabulous run from James Ewington and a sublime cross led to the second, a scissor kick into the roof of the net from Harry Hunt.
Ewington went close twice with cross-shots and then the icing on the cake was a 35-yard screamer from Hunt that cracked in off the bar.
Breakspear pulled one back in the last minute through Dave Parkinson.
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Harpenden qualified for the Junior Cup final following their 2-0 win against Division Three rivals Stonewood Res. Goals came from James Dobinson and George Naismith. Michael Ross was their outstanding player.
Veteran Adam Parker was the star of the show with both goals as Queens Head beat Stonewood 2-0 in the Premier Division.
His first goal was a header from a low throw by Adam Potter and the second a tap-in after a fine cross by Phil Turner. The match was well handled by Mark Nichols who did his best to let play go.
Real grit was shown by Six Bells as they went 1-0 down to a Drew Botterman goal against high-flying Brookmans Park, but came back to win 2-1.
A half-time team-talk from Aaron Ames was followed by the equaliser and winner from Aaron Ames and Jemaine Davey. The win will hopefully give the boys a confident run-in to the end of the season.
Brookmans Park Res were always in control in Division Two as they won 5-0 against TNF. Goals came from Joe Hamner and doubles from Henry Chapman and Joe Cullum.
A composed performance from the OB’s came with man of thee match Brandon Whitman leading by example. Good control and vision enabled the team to play as a cohesive unit.
While 89 threatened on the break the OB’s defended in numbers, keeping their shape.
In doing so the OB’s were able to control the game and when chances came their way Alex Norwood and Lee Goldsmith punished 89 with a goal a piece. Dominic Moore was Wheathampstead’s outstanding player.
St Albans Irish completed the Division Three double over Jolly Sailor after a 6-3 win. Goals came from Dan James, man of the match Ian Hutchinson, Ben Conrad, Jordan Cocomazzi and Robert Forty.
Royston Rangers slumped to a second defeat to the Oaks this season.
They went down 3-2 despite goals from Jamie Turner and their star man Glenn Johnson, who has now netted five times in just six league appearances for Rangers.
Brookmans Park A Team scored two goals in the last 15 minutes to grab a Division Four point in a 2-2 draw against The Mill after goals from Darren Chillingworth and Stuart Bright from the penalty spot.
Jason Nicolaou was on the mark with one of Mills goals.
Royston Rangers Res gave it everything, but couldn’t come close to the Division Four champions, Pinewood, losing 5-1.
Their goal came from Kieran Thorne who converted a Sam Haldane assist.
AFC Mymms kept up their recent unbeaten run with a 3-0 home win against CHL.
Mymms pressed hard in the early part of the game and a superb left foot strike by Andre Lazos gave the home side the lead they deserved.
It could have been more, but AFC Mymms failed to convert a number of gilt edged chances in the first half.
While there was only one goal in it, CHL always had a chance and showed some promise on the break.
However, shortly before half-time, Mymms strengthened their grip on the match with an Ashley Fongho goal assisted by Simon Skeggs.
CHL showed more promise on the break in the second half, but after a number of substitutions, and a tiring CHL, Mymms sealed the match with a Sedin Mustafic goal following a neat through ball from Ashley Fongho to finish the game with a 3-0 home win.