Herts Ad Sunday League: Church End reach first county cup final

Martin Standen scores Nicholas Breakspear’s fifth goal with a flying header against AFC Rangers.

Martin Standen scores Nicholas Breakspear’s fifth goal with a flying header against AFC Rangers. - Credit: Archant

Church End reached their first county cup final after beating Broxbourne Rangers OB Reserves 2-1 in the Herts Junior Cup.

Church End trailed at half-time but goals from Carl Edwards and Tom Blackman saw them through to the final, which will be played at the County Ground, Letchworth.

CHALLENGE CUP: Skew Bridge have the chance to do the treble after reaching the final of the Challenge Cup.

Bridge sit atop the Premier Division and are in the showpiece game of the Herts Sunday Senior Cup. They set up the chance at a memorable season with a 2-0 win over Vision.

Harry Hunt set up Mark Hitchcock for the first before linking up with Tom Smith to chip the goalkeeper and win the game.

GD GOLDING (Tailors) HANDICAP CHALLENGE CUP TWO: Five second-half goals saw Brookmans Park past Phoenix Reserves. Callum Baylis, Joe Cullum, Jon Walsh, Danny Clarke and James Whelan were on the scoresheet in the 5-1 win.

Chequers Inn beat Garston 6-2, with goals from Chris Wilding (two), Andrew Pollock, Nick Hanyours and Joe Geddes. Jack Habbijam and Jack McCall replied for Garston.

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PREMIER DIVISION: Nicholas Breakspear beat AFC Rangers 5-0 thanks to goals from Martin Standen, Jermaine Davey, Cain Davey, David Parkinson and Sam Doolan.

DIVISION ONE: Skew Bridge Reserves boosted their chances of clinching the league title with a 3-1 win over Precision. Phil Lythgoe cancelled out Precision’s opener before Simon Beazley and Chris Gregory wrapped up the victory.

Nico Campanello, Brad Harrison and Nathan Jackson found the net in Bull & Jacks’ 3-1 triumph over Potters Bar.

Two goals from Eamonn Rogers and a third from Frankie Jowle was enough to see London Road past Nicholas Breakspear Reserves, 3-2.

DIVISION THREE: An inspired performance from George Caldrara earned Harpenden Colts a 1-1 draw against Wheathampstead ‘89.

DIVISION FOUR: Sam Ledger and Luke Foster scored in Queens Head Reserves’ 2-1 win over Phoenix A.

Wheathamstead Crown won by the odd goal in seven against Brookmans Park A, who had Stuart Bright, Oli Thomas and Adam Davies on target.

Camp KBK beat Marshalswick Rovers 3-2 with the last kick of the game. Scoring for Camp were Jack Crawley, Charlie Lumsdon and Michael Sinnott while Ceri Dix and Luke Tremlett replied for Rovers.

Tommy Twelves netted his second hat-trick of the season as Snug Bar beat Herts Mauritian 5-0. Paul Guarnieri and Liam McGarry netted the other goals.

Oaks defeated St Albans Royals 1-0. Anthony Maher scored the goal.

DIVISION FIVE: Ben Cawood scored his second hat-trick of the season to help George Redbourn to a 5-2 success over Bricket Wood. The other goals came from Dan Villarreal and Ben Hutton. Andrew Alsop and Tom Pegram replied for Wood.

Stonewood Reserves completed the double over Cannon Reserves with a 2-1 win. Dan Hedges and James Millard scored for Stonewood while Ian McCarthy replied for Cannon.

Results - March 8

Herts FA Sunday Junior Cup Semi-Final: Church End 2 Broxbourne Rangers OB Res 1.

Challenge Cup Semi-Final: Vision 0 Skew Bridge 2.

G.D.Golding (Tailors) Handicap Challenge Cup Two: Chequers Inn 6 Garston 2, Phoenix Res 1 Brookmans Park 5.

Premier Division: AFC Rangers 0 Nicholas Breakspear OB 5.

Division One: FC Potters Bar 1 The Bull & Jacks 3, Nicholas Breakspear OB Res 2 London Road 3, Skew Bridge Res 3 Precision 1.

Division Three: Wheathampstead ‘89 1 Harpenden Colts OB 1 .

Division Four: Brookmans Park ‘A’ 3 Wheathampstead Crown 4, Camp KBK 3 Marshalswick 2, Herts Mauritians 0 The Snug Bar 5, Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 2 AFC Welwyn 0, Oaks 1 St Albans Royals 0, Phoenix ‘A’ 1 Queens Head Res 2.

Division Five: Bradmore Rovers 1 The Ridge 2, Cannon Res 1 Stonewood Res 2, George Redbourn 5 Bricket Wood 2.

Fixtures - March 15

Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup Semi-Final: Reed Rangers v London Road, The Bull & Jacks v Skew Bridge Res (at Colney Heath FC, 10am).

Reserve Cup Semi-Final: Queens Head Reserves v Brookmans Park ‘A’.

G.D. Golding (Tailors) Handicap Challenge Cup: Cannon v Nicholas Breakspear OB Res, St Albans Rangers v Queens Head.

G.D.Golding (Tailors) Handicap Challenge Cup Two: Chequers Inn v Six Bells, Garston v Wheathampstead ‘89.

Premier Division: PSV FC v Nicholas Breakspear OB, Skew Bridge v AFC Rangers, Vision v Phoenix.

Division One: FC Potters Bar v Precision.

Division Two: Brookmans Park Reserves v Blacksmiths Arms.

Division Three: CHL v Church End, Radlett Village v St Albans IFC, Stonewood v Harpenden Colts OB.

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

Division Five: Athletico Quat v Bradmore Rovers.