Herts Ad Sunday League: Edwards’ triple books Church End’s place in the final

Bricket Wood's Andrew Alsop nips in to take the ball away from Colts goalkeeper Alex Dennehy.

Bricket Wood's Andrew Alsop nips in to take the ball away from Colts goalkeeper Alex Dennehy. - Credit: Archant

Church End bounced back from last weekend’s Herts Junior Cup final shootout defeat to reach the final of the Junior Cup.

They beat Wheathampstead ‘89 4-1, with a hat-trick from Carl Edwards and a single from Phil Jackman. Wheathampstead replied from the penalty spot.

DIVISION ONE: Skew Bridge Reserves secured a top two spot after a 1-1 draw with Precision. Phil Lythgoe came off the bench to snatch a point a keep Skew’s title hopes on track.

DIVISION FOUR: Goals by Paul Carsons and Haydn Williams earned Oaks a 2-2 draw against Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 and clinched the runners-up slot.

DIVISION FIVE: Max Mackenzie struck late to earn Harpenden Colts Reserves a 2-1 win over Bricket Wood. John Alsop put Wood in front but Freddie Warner hit back before the break.

Wood goalkeeper Oliver Andrews kept Colts out for much of the second half but was finally beaten by Mackenzie’s left foot.

Results - April 5

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Junior Cup Semi-Final: Wheathampstead ‘89 1 Church End 4.

Division One: FC Potters Bar 1 London Road 1, Precision 1 Skew Bridge Res 1.

Division Four: Oaks 2 Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 2, St Albans Royals 3 Herts Mauritians 1.

Division Five: Harpenden Colts OB Res 2 Bricket Wood 1.

Fixtures - April 12

Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup Final: Reed Rangers v The Bull & Jacks.

Intermediate Cup Semi-Final: The Snug Bar v Stonewood.

G.D. Golding (Tailors) Handicap Challenge Cup: Queens Head v Phoenix.

G.D.Golding (Tailors) Handicap Challenge Cup Two: Brookmans Park v Six Bells, Garston v Phoenix Res.

Premier Division: Skew Bridge v Nicholas Breakspear OB.

Division One: London Road v Precision.

Division Two: Blacksmiths Arms v Pennine Spartans.

Division Three: Church End v St Albans Rangers, Radlett Village v Wheathampstead ‘89.

Division Four: Brookmans Park ‘A’ v Nicholas Breakspear OB 90, Marshalswick v AFC Welwyn, Phoenix ‘A’ v Herts Mauritians, Wheathampstead Crown v Queens Head Res.

Division Five: Harpenden Colts OB Res v Bradmore Rovers, Stonewood Reserves v AFC Mymms.