Herts Ad Sunday League - Skew Bridge on course for cup treble
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Cup holders Skew Bridge qualified for their fourth Herts Cup final on the trot after a 3-0 win over AFC Boars – and will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins.
Boars survived a penalty scare early when Mark Hitchcock went down in the area only to see the referee award a goal-kick.
But it didn’t take much longer for Skew to open the scoring through Ben Warren.
Tom Warren made a brilliant clearance as a Boars forward rounded the keeper and Jack Smith then pulled off a brilliant save to maintain the lead.
Skew regained the initiative and grabbed a second when a penalty was awarded for a foul on Tom Smith.
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He calmly got up to fire home the spot kick before the tireless Hitchcock set up the third for David Hay.
In the Knockout Cup, Division One Stonewood caused an upset with a 3-0 win over Premier Division AFC Rangers.
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Lewis Field hit a brace with a single for Derren Thompson.
New Jacks recorded their first win of the Premier League season, coming from two Chris Griffin goals down to defeat Six Bells 3-2.
James Owen with two and Rob Browell scored the goals.
In Division One, Queens Head came up against a resilient Skew Bridge but still came out 4-2 winners.
Goals from Adam Parker, Jason Slough and two from man-of-the-match Dave Corran secured the win.
Ali Collins and Will Bates scored for Skew.
Still searching for their first league win, Chequers Inn put in a good show against Church End only to go down 3-1.
Joe Geddes scored their goal.
The Blackman’s got Church End’s goals, Harry getting two and Jack one.
Brookmans Park put in an excellent performance with 10 men for the whole game to keep Facelad out and grab a 0-0 draw.
Jerry Clynes had a chance to win the game for Facelad but he couldn’t get his penalty past the Park keeper.
Jack Lawrence was Facelad’s star player.
Brookmans Park Reserves kept their Division Two title ambitions in sight with a 2-0 victory over Oaks.
Sam Moulds got both goals.
Wheathampstead ‘89 hit back after three defeats to complete the double over Harpenden Colts Blue with a 6-1 success.
Lee Bennett scored his first hat-trick of the season with the other goals coming from Kyran Baxter, Alan Russell and Conor Williams.
A first hat-trick of the season by Mark Starnes plus a Daniel Conner-Taylor single gave Cannon a 4-0 win against Snug Bar in Division Three.
Two quick goals for Harpenden Colts OB from Freddie Warner broke a stalemate against Blackboy.
However, they were not enough to secure the victory with two Rory Suttie goals earning the visitors a 2-2 draw.
Declan Hinchcliffe picked up the man-of-the-match award for Blackboy.
And in Division Four, Royston Rangers managed to beat White Horse 2-1 with a strong performance.
Man-of-the-match Jamie Turner fired Rangers ahead and Dom Lynch rounded the keeper to add a second.
White Horse pulled a goal back late on but it wasn’t enough to get anything out of the fixture.
Marshalswick Rovers defeated Vision 3-1 with goals from Dave Hudson, Ceri Dix and Luke Tremlett.
Two goals apiece from top marksman Tom Mardle and Jeff Zulugga gave league leaders Stonewood Res a 4-1 win against Brookmans Park ‘A’.
James Jankowski replied for Park.
Phoenix ‘A’ picked up a 2-1 win over Pinewood thanks to goals from Sam Bozier and Alex Dowell.
Girard Noaum was the pick of the Phoenix players.
It took Athletico Quat 40 minutes to get their first goal against CHL from Darren Cavaree and they grabbed a second minutes later from Shaun Hoyt to go in 2-0 up at half-time.
Second-half goals from Jon Cavaree and Jack Nevin gave them a 4-0 success.
Piero Monastero put in a man-of-the-match performance.
Cannon Res extended their unbeaten league run to eight with a 4-1 win against The Mill.
John Armitt, with his first hat-trick of the season, and Jordan Coicomazzi scored the goals.
Herts Sunday Cup Semi-Final:
AFC Boars 0 Skew Bridge 3.
Knockout Cup Quarter-Final:
Stonewood 3 AFC Rangers 0.
Junior Cup Quarter-Final:
Camp Victorians 0 NBOB Res 4.
Phoenix 0 Blacksmith Arms 7,
Six Bells 2 New Jacks 3.
Chequers Inn 1 Church End 3,
Facelad 0 Brookmans Park 0,
Queens Head 4 Skew Bridge Res 2.
Oaks 0 Brookmans Park Res 2,
Primary Care 2 Wheathampstead Swan 3,
Wheathampstead ‘89 6 Harpenden Rov Blue 1.
Cannon 4 The Snug Bar 0,
Harpenden Colts OB 2 Blackboy 2.
Athletico Quat 4 CHL 0,
Brookmans Pk ‘A’ 1 Stonewood Res 4,
Cannon Res 4 The Mill 1,
Phoenix ‘A’ 2 Pinewood 1,
Royston Rangers 2 White Horse 1,
Vision 1 Marshalswick Rovers 3.
Challenge Cup Semi-Final:
Nicholas Breakspear OB v New Jacks.
Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final:
Pinewood v Wheathampstead ‘89.
Six Bells v AFC Rangers,
Skew Bridge v Blacksmiths Arms.
Church End v Skew Bridge Res,
Facelad v Stonewood,
Garston v Chequers Inn,
Queens Head v Brookmans Park.
Phoenix Res v Harpenden Rovers Blue,
St Albans Rangers v St Albans Royals,
The Ridge v Primary Care,
Wheathampstead Swan v Brookmans Park Res.
Blackboy v The Snug Bar,
Camp Victorians v Queens Head Res,
Harpenden Colts OB v NBOB Res.
Brookmans Park ‘A’ v Phoenix ‘A’,
Cannon Res v Royston Rangers,
CHL v Stonewood Res,
Marshalswick v Athletico Quat,
Vision v AFC Mymms,
White Horse v The Mill.