Herts Ad Sunday League: Rangers earn title race bragging rights

Grant Hamilton attempts to go around Phoenix ‘A’ keeper Luke Neal.

Grant Hamilton attempts to go around Phoenix ‘A’ keeper Luke Neal. - Credit: Archant

League leaders St Albans Rangers put on their best showing of the season, coming from behind to beat title rivals Greenwood Park 4-2 with two goals apiece from Christy Torrens and George Irving. Ryan Dixon was their man of the match. Greenwood’s goals came from Matt Thorn and Nick Fanshaw.

Dave Gurnett heads towards the Phoenix ‘A’ goal.

Dave Gurnett heads towards the Phoenix ‘A’ goal. - Credit: Archant

Brookmans Park recorded a 2-0 win over AFC Mymms. Ronnie Dunn scored with the other coming from an own goal.

Callum Marjoran scored the winner as St Albans IFC beat Camp KBK 2-1. Charlie Savage cancelled out Ryan Loffoley’s opener for Camp.

Queens Head Sandridge Res recorded their first league win of the season, defeating Phoenix A 6-2.

Adam Potter led the way with a hat-trick, followed by goals from Jack Faulder, David Gurnett and Grant Hamilton. Chris Wynn scored both Phoenix goals.

Adam Wallace scored twice for Vision in their 4-3 away win at Nirankari. Jermain Davey and Jey Siva added singles.

Six Bells had to work hard for their 2-1 win against Stevenage Outsiders. After going 2-0 up through Zack Wallace and Jack Massey, Bells allowed Stevenage back into the game but they held on for the win.

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Oaks came back from FC Broxelona with a 5-3 victory. The goals came from Adam Fowler (two), Connor Arnold, Ian Shaw and Haydn Williams,

Ben Harris (two) and Michael Ross scored their first goals of the season, but it was not enough to stop Harpenden Arms Athletic going down 6-3 to Dun Cow.

Bull & Jacks shared six goals with Oakview before crashing out 8-5 after extra-time. Jacks marksmen were man of the match Adam Drew with a hat-trick plus Natham Jackson and Matt Perkins singles.

Nicholas Breakspear OB had six players on the scoresheet in an excellent 6-0 win against Sawbridgeworth Brewery. Robert Browell, Cain Davey, Nesan Jeyaratnam, Shaun Murpy, Trevor Stevens and man of the match James Lawrence got the goals.

Goals from Liam Picton (two), Sean Flaherty, Casey Pearce and Ali Dearman helped George Redbourn to a 5-1 win over Bricket Wood.

Queens Head Sandridge held off The Snug Bar to progress to round three after a 3-1 win. Scoring for Queens Head were Matt Corran, John Murphy and William Oxley.

Jersey Farm beat Athletico Quat 2-0 thanks to goals from Ross Ashcroft.

Goals from Rhys Jacob (two) and Kieran Johnson ensured Blacksmiths Arms moved into the next round, defeating Stonewood 3-1. Trevor Golder scored for Stonewood.

The Ridge beat Marquis of Granby 2-1. David Bailey and Mark Savory cancelled out Callum Fowler’s penalty.

Bradmore Rovers scored two second-half goals to beat Wheathampstead Swan 4-2.

Brookmans Park Res recordined their eighth straight win of the season, defeating Nicholas Breakspear 90 5-1 with goals from Joe Wilson (two), Steve Lake, Dan Hart and Jasper Reimers.

Breakspear’s man of the match Adriano Gill scored their goal.

Phoenix fought back from 4-1 down against Brookmans Park to earn a share of the points.

On target for Phoenix were Dan Burrows (three) and Mark Johnson. Park’s goalscorers were Daren Cousins, Adam Davies, Chris Tilbury and Danny Clifton, marking his 400th game for the club with his 101st goal.

PSV beat Nicholas Breakspear OB Res 5-1. Greg Deacon opened the scoring followed by Amo Gerber, Ryan Houghton and a Scott Corley double. New signing Rian Carroll replied for Breakspear.

Skew Bridge Res and Precision shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Dean Thompson scored for Precision and Simon Beazley for Bridge.

Church End are still looking for their first league win after losing 6-2 against London Colney Cannons despite goals from James Crane and Nicky Hanly.

Playing against Old Albanians, Dukes conceded within a minute of the start and only clawed their way back after 80 minutes from an excellent Prev Selvarajah solo effort. Craig Stearn netted for Albanians.

Wheathampstead ‘89 put in their best performance of the season when ending St Albans Royals unbeaten recored in a 1-0 victory. Aaron Delaney scoring the all important goal.

Cottonmill defeated bottom club Marshalswick Rovers 6-0. Leading the rout was James Watt on a hat-trick and first goals of the season for Shane Devine, Mark Gallagher and Craig Redgwell.

Colney Heath Rangers recorded their fourth win from five by defeating Oaks Res 3-1. Man of the match Matt Loveday, Chris Fearns-Perdue and Ian Hutchinson netted their goals. Alistair Challans replied for Oaks who had Dylan Williams in outstanding form.

Harpenden Colts OB Res earned their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw against White Horse.

Scoring for Colts were Joe Bray (two) and man of the match Joe Harriman, who netted a penalty. Matt Drinkall, Gary Hatchett and Darragh Greaney replied for White Horse.

FIXTURES (November 3): Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup Round Two: Skew Bridge v The Boot Baldock.

Knockout Cup Round Two: Brookmans Park v Harpenden Arms Ath, PSV FC v Vision.

Junior Cup Round Two: Phoenix ‘A’ v Athletico Quat. Round 3: St Albans Rangers v Camp KBK.

Premier Division: AFC Rangers v Six Bells, The Bull & Jacks v Nicholas Breakspear OB.

Division One: Church End v Precision, London Colney Cannon v FC Potters Bar, Nicholas Breakspear OB Res v Wheathampstead Icarus, Phoenix v Skew Bridge Res.

Division Two: Aquis v Phoenix Res, Herts Mauritians v AFC Welwyn, Veer Dhara v Queens Head Sandridge.

Division Three: Blacksmiths Arms v Radlett Village, Brookmans Park Res v Colney Heath Rangers, Dukes v Herts Athletic, Marshalswick Rovers v Wheathampstead ‘89, Oaks Reserves v Old Albanians, St Albans Royals v Cottonmill.

Division Four: Harpenden Colts OB v Brookmans Park ‘A’, Queens Head Sandridge Res v The Snug Bar, St Albans IFC Res v AFC Mymms, White Horse v Greenwood Park.

Division Five: Bricket Wood v Bradmore Rovers, Jersey Farm v George Redbourn, Marquis of Granby v Harpenden Colts OB Res, Stonewood v Nicholas Breakspear OB 90, Wheathampstead Swan v The Ridge.