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Harpenden Colts Old Boys dominated this Herts County Senior Cup match against Borehamwood 2000 but squandered numerous good chances whilst cruising to a comfortable 6-0 victory, writes Brian Hubball.
Colts’ goals came from James Warner (four) and singles from Oli Spicer, on his return from injury, and a penalty by Tom Dyball who also provided two assists.
The ever improving Sam Lewis was outstanding at the back for Colts and he was well supported by a fit again Colin Arnsby at full-back.
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Despite goals by Ben Alger and Bradley Gorman, Blackberry Jack went out of the cup 5-2 against Lee Valley Royals.
AFC Rangers were all square at 1-1 against Berkhamsted Tornadoes only to lose out in extra time 3-1. James Hill netted for Rangers.
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Harpenden Arms produced a superb 5-3 win over Premier Division Hogs Blacksmiths.
After going a goal down Harpenden battled back to go in to the interval 2-1 up thanks to two goals from Rob Walker.
Not long after the restart Walker completed his hat-trick, his second in as many weeks, before James Ewington got in on the act. Hogs pulled a goal back before Tom Collin finished the tie off. Hogs’ goals came from Dave Craggs, Adam Hull and Danny Succi.
In an enthralling cup tie Lifted Music crashed out of the cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout defeat to Hare & Hounds.
Lifted started slowly but managed to hold out following an early onslaught from Hare & Hounds before taking the lead thanks to a great finish from Toby Ashcroft who lobbed the ‘keeper after a superb pass from Tommy Smith.
Lifted doubled their advantage when a flowing passage of play was finished off by Callum Bloor.
The second half began with Lifted under pressure from the first minute with Hounds reducing the deficit thanks to an own goal after poor Lifted defending from a corner.
Hounds’ equaliser followed shortly after following a good run and finish from Chris Cutmore.
Going into extra time with both sets of players tiring due to the heat the game was wide open and end-to-end.
Hounds moved into the lead thanks to another goal from Cutmore but Lifted showed their fighting spirit to come back early in the second period of extra time thanks to a great run and finish from Ben Worlock.
Lifted had their chances to win it but the game ended 3-3 before the lottery of the penalty shoot out saw Hounds triumph 3-2.
Elliot Smith was Lifted’s star man while goalkeeper Tony Kerby was again the hero for Hounds, saving two penalties to ensure victory.
Although scoring early in the first half, Six Bells never got into their game with Old Albanians until it was nearly over, eventually losing 4-3.
OAs went 2-1 up before half time and a further goal well into the second half made it 3-1.
Six Bells pulled one back through Jack Massey and were pressing for the equaliser which they should have had but for poor finishing.
Old Albanians made it 4-2 with five minutes to go before Six Bells completed the scoring through Daniel Roberts. Old Albanians’ goals came from Adam Halford (two), Rob Carragher and Jon Pitman.
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Brookmans Park were on top for most of the first half against Bradmore Rovers and led through a Nicky Sims goal but the second half was a different story with Rovers coming back in to it.
Park led again at 2-1 with a rare, but well taken, goal from Jamie Stinson. Rovers bossed the second half in the stifling heat and Mark Freestone got the equaliser early in the half.
Rovers peppered the Park goal and were rewarded late in the second half with a rasping Darren Kellar strike from the edge of the area to seal a 3-2 win.
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Dukes beat Marquis of Granby 3-2 in extra time.
Dukes went ahead after 20 minutes through Kieran Forde but in the second half Marquis equalised through Pete Shepperson.
Dukes regained the lead courtesy of Antony Brown’s goal but they were made to pay for missing a host of chances when Callum Fowler scored from the penalty spot with the last kick of the game.
Extra time followed and Brown scored his second goal late on to give Dukes victory.
Chris Potter was outstanding for Dukes.
Eddie Chisenwa put O’Neills Celtic in front against St Albans IFC who fought back with headers from Mitchell Newson and Jason Nicolaou.
IFC’s third goal was a team move finished by Nicolaou but O’Neills replied through Chisenwa who scored either side of the break to draw them level and complete his hat-trick.
Chisenwa’s efforts were in vain though as Nicolaou netted to seal his treble and a 4-3 win for IFC.
Greenwood Park bowed out of the Intermediate Cup at the first hurdle going down 4-0 to Footy Pants.
Greenwood’s Man of the Match was Morgan Krogh who made some top saves to keep the score respectable.
Athletico Quat put in a good performance before going down to Division Two side Oaklands 2-1. Patrick Nyamangunda scored for Quat.
In an eight-goal end to end game, White Horse defeated Sandridge 5-3.
The Sandridge goals came from Dan Watts, Yonnick Lyken-Edwards and Chris Draddy.
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Cottonmill fell to a 6-1 defeat against Oak Res. Ricky Wallace scored Mill’s goal from Andy Milton’s pass.
Brookmans Park Res put up a decent performance but lost 3-2 to AFC Crown in the Junior Cup.
Danny Waller had given Park the lead and Adam Bolt got then back to 2-2 but AFC were just a bit stronger and nicked the win with two goals from Jermaine Ferdinand and a Colin Cattermole single.
Old Albanians Res recorded a 6-2 victory against Phoenix A with five players on the scoresheet: Darren Kempster (two), Rob Battersby, Steve Brewer, James Elson and Alex Dowell.
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Division Five side Wheathampstead Res caused the upset of the day when defeating Division Three side Vision Res 6-4 after extra time.
It looked black for Wheathampstead when Vision led 4-0 after 30 minutes but the Village side pulled out all the stops, with keeper Alex Chodda in inspired form as they clawed their way back to level at 4-4 before netting twice in extra time to win.
Wheathampstead’s goals came from Steve Horsefield (two), Duncan Gray, Matt Harris, Aaron Rodway and Steve Greenwood.
Nicholas Breakspear OBs held on to second slot in the table with a fine 3-2 win against Skew Bridge.
Dave Parkinson (two) and Danny Fitzgerald scored for Breakspear with James Hardy and Mark Hitchcock replying for Skew.
Table toppers London Road made it four wins from four games when defeating present champions Queens Head Sandridge 2-0.
Road look set for a fine season following goals from Eamonn Rogers and Craig White and an outstanding display from Glen Monaghan. Queens’ back four of John Murphy, Robbie Heywood, Liam Harvey and Steve Furnell dealt with the tricky duo of Frankie Jowle and ex-Queens player Ian Cooper.
Once again Matt Corran was Queens’ outstanding player working non-stop for 90 minutes. The game was controlled very well by referee Andy Loe.
FC Potters Bar overcame Beaver Travel 4-2 in an evenly contested game.
Adam Getliffe, Will Jones, Matt Lochrie and Kane Viala were the Bar marksmen and Luciano Rickett their outstanding player. Mick Doyle and Jon Pinkham netted for Beaver.
Church End and Phoenix Res drew 4-4 in a game neither side deserved to lose.
Shaun Hoyte powerfully headed Church into the lead before heading into his own net to bring Phoenix level. Billy Barnes fired home twice before Phoenix pulled one back but an own goal restored Church’s two goal lead. Phoenix hit back twice to earn a share of the points.
Colney Heath Rangers, still without a win this season, fell to a 3-1 defeat against Three Hammers.
Hammers’ goals came from Greg Deacon, Craig Taylor and an own goal with Daniel Pienaar in top form.
Skew Bridge continued their impressive early season form as an all round fantastic team performance propelled them to a 3-1 win against title rivals Nicholas Breakspear OB Res.
Breakspear had to thank the brilliance of their ‘keeper Michael Fontanoz for keeping the team in the game. Simon Beazley was Man of the Match with two goals plus with Adam Facer grabbing the other. Connor Reddy hit Breakspear’s goal.
St Albans Royals controlled the first half of their game against Brookmans Park A and scored straight from a corner kick through Craig Moloney.
In the second half Adam Sims scored with a great strike from outside the box but Brookmans Park came back into the game with two late goals from Ollie Thomas and Martin Worman to draw 2-2.
Star man for the Royals was Dan Sinclair.
Hare & Hounds Reserves’ player-manager Brett Harrison was delighted with his team’s performance as they stormed back to the top of the league with an emphatic 8-2 victory over Harpenden Colts Old Boys Reserves.
Playing an attractive passing game, Hounds created a host of chances and hit the woodwork on six occasions. The scoring was started with two great strikes from 16-year-olds Matt Taylor and Jack McNamara before the veterans took over with Martin Gentleman notching four and Paul Goom a single.
The scoring was completed with a trademark Jamie Prouten free kick. Man of the Match for Hounds was midfielder Matt Taylor.
Defender Joel Gill impressed for Colts alongside midfielder Jamie Gunson. Andy Cannons and Steven Easterbrook scored for Colts.
The vastly experienced Queens Head Sandridge were surprisingly defeated 9-1 by new outfit Herts Mauritians. Greg White scored for Queens.
Camp Albanians held AFC Mymms to a high scoring draw at Onslow despite taking the lead in the first minute through Chris McEllicott.
With the Mymms strike paring of Dan Boucher and Adam Davies continuing their good form, sharing three goals and leading 3-1, Mymms couldn’t hold on and the points were shared as Camp hit back with goals from Dean Collarbone and Ryan Laffoley
Raiders United were at almost full strength for the first time this season and this showed against a below par Bricket Wood team who rarely threatened United.
Captain Ross Larter stole the show with three goals and three assists and the other marksmen were Glynn Colby, Leighton Dewitt, Ben Woodman and Stuart Phillips.