Herts Ad Sunday League: Chequers cash in on Pollock, Pytel and Wilding to beat London Road

PSV’s captain keeps a close watch on AFC Rangers' ace marksman Stef Geraldes.

PSV’s captain keeps a close watch on AFC Rangers' ace marksman Stef Geraldes. - Credit: Archant

Andrew Pollock, Andy Pytel and Chris Wilding fired Chequers Inn to their best Division One victory of the season, a 3-2 win over London Road, who had Eamonn Rogers and Frankie Jowle on target.

Harpenden Colts OB's Alex Dennehy scores against Wheathampstead ‘90.

Harpenden Colts OB's Alex Dennehy scores against Wheathampstead ‘90. - Credit: Archant

Skew Bridge Reserves dominated from the first whistle to the last in a 5-0 win over FC Potters Bar. Will Bates scored a hat-trick and James Elliot helped himself to a brace.

Drew Botterman inspired Brookmans Park to a 5-2 triumph over Nicholas Breakspear OB with a hat-trick and two assists. Callum Bayliss and Dan Hart netted the other goals.

KNOCKOUT CUP: Vision needed penalties to finally see off the challenge of Skew Bridge and book their place in the final four. The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 after extra-time but Vision clinched the tie 6-5 on penalties.

Despite Dominic Lynch giving PSV the lead, the went out of the cup, losing 2-1 against AFC Rangers.


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DIVISION TWO: Brookmans Park Reserves kept up their winning ways with a 5-1 success over Queens Head. The goals came from Danny Clarke (two), Liam Doyle, Joe Cullum and Christos Louca. Phil Turner replied for Queens.

DIVISION THREE: St Albans Rangers and St Albans IFC shared the spoils in an eight-goal thriller. Rangers goals came from Charlie Betts, Guy Coombs, Ross Virgo and Zack Zachariah. On target for IFC were Jason Nicolaou (two), Ryan Sunderland and Hal Maher, whose injury-time header earned a point.

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Top goalscorers of the day were Stonewood who hammered CHL 15-1. Dan Hedges led the way with five, followed by Ashlee Kissiedo (three), Lee Newman (two), Adam Aiken, Tyran Oudnie, Sajad Rezal and Ryan Smith. Matt Barry scored CHL’s consolation goal.

Despite a lively performance and a goal by Cheng He, Harpenden Colts OB fell to a 5-2 defeat against Wheathampstead ‘90. Alex Dennehy netted Colts’ other goal.

DIVISION FOUR: Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 put up a good fight but Queens Head Reserves earned the three points that keep them top of the table. Gary Hatchett (two) and Matt Lawrence scored in Queens’ 3-1 triumph.

Wheathampstead Crown scored in the 88th minute to earn a 3-3 draw with Marshalswick Rovers, who had Ali Bar, Luke Tremlett and Mike Ingram on the scoresheet.

Oaks completed the double over Camp KBK with a 4-2 win. The goals came from Haydn Williams (two), Paul Carsons and James Rourke.

Brookmans Park A Team drew 2-2 against Phoenix A with goals from Darren Chillingworth and a last minute equaliser from Toby Hanlon to bring their points tally into double figures.

St Albans Royals beat AFC Welwyn 3-0 with second-half goals from Michael Alexander, Scott Lye and Tim Roscoe.

Goals by Liam McGarry and Stephen Quinn gave Snug Bar a 2-0 win against Herts Mauritian.

DIVISION FIVE: A Daryl Smith hat-trick and a Ashley Gordon single gave Bradmore Rovers a 4-3 win against White Horse.

Two goals from Alex Redwood and singles by Sam Perrin, Reedan Pearce, Tom Mardle and Curtis Cumberbatch gave Stonewood Reserves a 5-2 win against Athletico Quat.

League leaders Cannon Reserves came from two goals down to overcome George Redbourn 4-2. The scorers were Ian Hutchinson (two), Ashley Defries and Ian McCarthy. Joe Picton and Ben Hutton netted for George Redbourn.

Results - Janury 25

Knockout Cup Quarter-Final: Skew Bridge 2 Vision 2, (Vision won 6-5 on penalties), Blacksmiths Arms 2 Precision 3.

Premier Division: AFC Rangers 2 PSV FC 1, Phoenix 2 Nicholas Breakspear OB 2.

Division One: Chequers Inn 3 London Road 2, Nicholas Breakspear OB Res

2 Brookmans Park 5, Skew Bridge Res 5 FC Potters Bar 0.

Division Two: Brookmans Park Res 5 Queens Head 1.

Division Three: Harpenden Colts OB 2 Wheathampstead ‘89 5, St Albans Rangers 4 St Albans IFC 4, Stonewood 15 CHL 1.

Division Four: Camp KBK 2 Oaks 4, Phoenix ‘A’ 2 Brookmans Park ‘A’ 2, Queens Head Res 3 Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 1, St Albans Royals 3 AFC Welwyn 0, The Snug Bar 2 Herts Mauritians 0, Wheathampstead Crown 3 Marshalswick 3.

Division Five: Athletico Quat 2 Stonewood Res 6, Bradmore Rovers 4 White Horse 3, George Redbourn 2 Cannon Res 4, The Ridge 1 Bricket Wood 0.

Fixtures - February 1

Herts FA Sunday Junior Cup Quarter-Final: PSV FC v Precision.

Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final: Phoenix Res v Blacksmiths Arms. Premier Division: Skew Bridge v AFC Rangers, Vision v Nicholas Breakspear OB.

Division One: Brookmans Park v Six Bells, London Road v Skew Bridge Res, The Bull & Jacks v Nicholas Breakspear OB Res.

Division Two: Garston v Pennine Spartans, Queens Head v Vision Res.

Division Four: Herts Mauritians v St Albans Royals, Marshalswick v Camp KBK, Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 v Phoenix ‘A’, Oaks v AFC Welwyn, The Snug Bar v Queens Head Res, Wheathampstead Crown v Brookmans Park ‘A’.

Division Five: Bradmore Rovers v Cannon Res, George Redbourn v The Ridge, Harpenden Colts OB Res v Athletico Quat, Stonewood Res v AFC Mymms, White Horse v Bricket Wood.

Knockout Cup Semi-Final draw: Precision v AFC Rangers, PSV v Vision.

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