HERTS ADVERTISER SUNDAY LEAGUE: Bullet proves he’s a sharp shooter
THE cold weather put paid to all of the Herts Advertiser Sunday League fixtures last Sunday with all games being postponed due to frozen pitches.
The teams that are well up with their fixtures were asked to let the league know if they were interested in entering another cup competition - The William Lawrence KO competition.
Seven teams said they were interested in the competition. As it was open to all division it became a sort of handicap competition.
The teams that entered (with handicap) are: Marshalswick (four points); Radlett Village (four points); Herts Mauritians (four points); Church End (two points); Phoenix Res (two points); Six Bells (one point) and Bradmore Rovers (one point). Each team will play each other six times, three home games, three away games.
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The chase for the golden boot in each division is hotting up. Here is a breakdown of the top marksmen in each of the six divisions.
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Nicholas Breakspear’s David Parkinson tops the Premier League charts with a total of 26 goals, 12 of which have come in the league.
Last season’s top league marksman, Liam Addlesee is hot on Parkinson’s heels as he looks to retain his title. The Phoenix marksman has scored a total of 24 goals, 14 coming in the league.
Another consistent marksman is Harpenden Colts OB frontman James Warner. The move up to the top flight hasn’t stopped Warner’s goalscoring exploits having scored 18 so far this season.
Vision’s Joel Norris has put his team in the limelight with his goals, 16 so far this season.
Verulam Arms’ in-form marksman Matt Kenneford has been in top form this season with 22 goals to his credit, 11 in the cup and 11 in the league.
Newcomers Bradmore Rovers can boast an in-form striker in Glenn Mair with 18 goals, all coming in the league.
The reliable Stephen Dorer from Oaks is on the 14-goal mark.
James Ewington from newcomers Harpenden Arms Athletic tops the Division Two charts with 20 goals, 12 coming in the league.
Craig Taylor from Three Hammers is no stranger to the top goalscorer awards, having won many over the last few seasons and he he is in the mix again this year with 13 goals, all in the league, to his name.
League leaders Footy Pants have Calvin Cader leading the way with 13.
Nicky Hanley, a consistent marksman over the seasons, tops Church End’s chart with 11 goals.
Division Three’s most lethal strike is newcomer Christy Torrens from Golden Lion who has netted a massive 35 goals already this season.
Torrens has bagged 22 in the league and 13 in cup competitions.
Jason Nicolaou from St Albans IFC is the club’s regular marksman with 22 goals including four hat-tricks. His goals are shared equally between the league and cup.
AFC Crown’s marksman Michael Cattermole has already reached the 20-goal mark while Phil Lythgoe (Skew Bridge Res.) has netted 12 cup goals in his haul of 17, including a double hat-trick in a Reserve Cup win against Vision Res.
Lee Bennett from Wheathampstead has been in consistent good form with a tally of 16 goals.
Topping the division’s sharp-shooters is Queens Head Sandridge Reserves’ veteran striker Greg White with 19 goals, including four hat-tricks.
Sam Fisher from struggling Bar 62 leads their chart with 16, including four cup goals. Another player always near the top of the goalscoring charts is Sandridge Harvesters Sports’ Chris Wickens who has 15 to his credit this term.
St Albans Royals’ Matt Brand has been in fine form with 14 goals.
This is proving the division with the toughest competition as so many players are finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
Cottonmill’s marksman Lee Sturgess tops the division at the moment with 17 goals (15 in the league).
Table toppers Dukes have Nathan Connolly on the 16 goal mark while also on the 16-goal mark is Adam Davies from newcomers AFC Mymms.
One goal behind is another AFC Mymms player in Dan Boucher with 15 goals to his credit and Andy Cattermole (Cottonmill) has found the back of the net on 14 occasions.
Also on the 14-goal mark is Sam Bozier from Phoenix A.