Herts Advertiser Sunday League: Swan take down Rangers

Alex Vaughan scores Wheathampstead Swan’s opening goal

Alex Vaughan scores Wheathampstead Swan’s opening goal - Credit: Archant

In an end-to-end game in Division Two of the Herts Advertiser Sunday League, in-form Wheathampstead Swan defeated St Albans Rangers 2-1.

Zack Zacharian (left) scoring for St Albans Rangers

Zack Zacharian (left) scoring for St Albans Rangers - Credit: Archant

Rangers had the majority of play but it was two breaks that saw Swan go two goals ahead.

Alex Vaughan, who twisted and turned the Rangers defence early on, fired firmy past Rangers’ keeper.

And he who earned the penalty for number two, Tom Simmonds powering the ball into the bottom corner.

The second half saw some great battling all over the park and Rangers pulled a goal back late on through their star man Zack Zachariah.


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The Swans won the three points, but they had to thank their goalkeeper Jordan Mould for a series of fine saves to keep Rangers out.

Queens Head Sandridge came away with a comfortable 4-1 win against Wanderers in the fourth round of the Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup.

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Two goals from Laurie Blow with one each from Jason Slough and man-of-the-match Gary Hatchett secured the win.

A solitary Scott Sherman goal was all Oaks could manage as they went down 7-1 to Apsley Athletic.

Duncan Grey and Alan Russell, plus an outstanding display by Lee Bennett, put Wheathampstead ‘89 into the next round of the Intermediate Cup after a 2-1 win against Phoenix A.

In Division Three, Queens Head Reserves suffered a disappointing 4-1 loss away to Nicholas Breakspear Res.

Grant Hamilton grabbed their only goal.

Cannon held onto top spot after a 5-2 win over Camp Victorians.

Aaron Baker hit a hat-trick with Craig Ashurst and Mark Starnes completing the scoring.

Division Four witnessed an amazing 17-goal thriller, White Horse eventually defeating Vision 10-7.

Jamie Shears led the way with four goals, Gary Farrow and Ryan Rickard netted two apiece and there was one each for Michael Blancard, and Ross Ypey.

Marshalswick Rovers defeated Royston Rangers 7-0 in a mud bath.

Goals from Mike Ingram, Ceri Dix and Tony Lees put them three ahead at half-time.

Lees scored again, two from Steve Bellard and Dan Bennetts gave Rovers a very comfortable third league win.

Brookmans Park A completed the double over Pinewood with a 5-2 victory.

A hat-trick from James Jankawski plus Darren Chillingworth and Matt Bennett singles did the damage.

Cannon Res gained revenge over Athletico Quat for a defeat earlier in the season with a 3-1 win.

Ian Hutchinson, Jordan Cocomazzi and Chris Jell scored their goals.

Darren Cavaree replied for Quat.

Results

December 13

Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup Round Four:

Apsley Ath 7 Oaks 1, Queens Head 4 Wanderers 1.

Intermediate Cup Round Three:

Wheathampstead ‘89 2 Phoenix ‘A’: 1

Division One:

Brookmans Park v Skew Bridge Res (home win).

Division Two:

Phoenix Res v Brookmans Park Res (away win), St Albans Rangers 1 Wheathampstead Swan 2.

Division Three:

Camp Victorians 2 Cannon 5, Nicholas Breakspear OB Res 4 Queens Head Res 1.

Division Four:

Pinewood 2 Brookmans Park ‘A’ 5, Cannon Res 3 Athletico Quat 1, Royston Rangers 0 Marshalswick 7, White Horse 10 Vision 7.

Fixtures

December 20

Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup Round Four:

Stonewood v Facelad.

Intermediate Cup Round One:

Camp Victorians v Primary Care.

Premier Division:

Blacksmiths Arms v Six Bells, Nicholas Breakspear OB v Skew Bridge.

Division One:

Garston v Church End, Tansley (Radlett Village) v Queens Head.

Division Two:

Harpenden Rovers Blue v Ridge, Oaks v St Albans Rangers, St Albans Royals v Phoenix Res.

Division Three:

Blackboy v Cannon, Queens Head Res v George Redbourn, The Snug Bar v Nicholas Breakspear OB Res.

Division Four:

Brookmans Park ‘A’ v Marshalswick, Phoenix ‘A’ v Vision, Pinewood v Stonewood Res, Royston Rangers v Cannon Res, The Mill v White Horse.

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