PSV seal Division Two title
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PSV defeated Victorian 9-0 to seal the Division Two title in their first season.
Craig Taylor scored five goals bringing his season tally to 33 - the most in Division Two - whilst manager Greg Deacon grabbed a hat-trick, his first of the season, and Ben Conrad netted the other.
Goals by Nicky Hanly and Paul Yule couldn’t save Church End from going down 4-2 against Skew Bridge Res.
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Nicholas Breakspear OB Res qualified for their second cup final by defeating St Albans IFC 5-2.
Breakspear goals came from Paul Doonan (two), Sam Mardle, James Juggins and Tom Gajjar. IFC’s goals came from their man of the match Spencer Clarke-Mardle.
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AFC Rangers won their fourth game on the spin courtesy of two Jimmy Hill strikes and an own goal.
Breakspear scored two early second-half goals from Josh Humbert and David Parkinson to draw level but with five minutes remaining Hill scored his second to secure all three points for AFC.
Queens Head Sandridge took all three points from a close and competitive game with FC Potters Bar, winning 2-1.
Six Bells and Brookmans Park played out a 0-0 draw. Park looked the more likely to score throughout the game but they were indebted to stand-in keeper Keith Harland for keeping the game goalless.
Oaks put in one of the best performances of the season, defeating title favourites Harpenden Arms Athletic 2-0.
The highlight of the game was a superb performance by Ian Shaw, plus two goals by Harry Hunt for Oaks to take their fourth point from the Arms.
O’Neills completed the double over Radlett Village, winning 5-0. Goals came from Nick Hanyours (two), Matt Alderman, Sammy Galway and Andy Pytel.
Wheathampstead ‘89 took their fourth point from White Horse in a 6-2 win. Steve Horsfield recorded his first hat-trick of the season and Andrew Clark, Aaron Delaney and Peter Hulland also netted.
Blacksmiths Arms recorded their 10th league win of the season, defeating Old Albanians 3-0. The outstanding Oli Franks, Juhel Ali and Rhys Jacob scored the goals.
Two late strikes from David Bailey sealed a 4-2 win for the Ridge.
Marshalwick went into the interval a goal up but had to level the game in the second half after Mark Savoy and Duncan Leggett scored for Ridge before Bailey sealed the win.
Dukes underperformed against Cottonmill, going down 4-1.
Chris Barry gave Dukes the lead but 10 minuntes later the game was level. The floodgates opened in the second half as Cottonmill scored three times in 15 minutes. Mill’s scorers were Andy Cattermole (three) and Tim Couch.
An end of season feel embraced Harpenden Colts OB 6-1 win against White Horse Res. Colts’ goals came from Alex Palmer (two), Michael Bray (two), Simon Cooper and Ben Cobley.
Brookmans Park A team were up against St Albans Royals in a 11-goal thriller but couldn’t quite share the points, going down 6-5.
Royals’ goals came from Paul Adams, Danny Blyth, Rob Marven, Matt Brand and Scott Lye. Brookmans Park’s scorers were Oli Tomas (two), Dom Woolard and Rob Egan.
Marquis of Granby lost 3-2 to Vision Res. Marquis goals were from high flyer Ross Dempsey and Tom Coates with Paul Still earning star man for doing well on his first time in goal with all four keepers unavailable.
Herts Athletic produced a strong performance against St Albans IFC Reserves in the race for promotion, winning 6-1.
Del Cleary opened the scoring and was soon rewarded with his second after some excellent link-up play with Joe Meija.
Alex Buchanan made it 3-0 before half-time. Cleary maintained his excellent form in the second half, scoring two more goals.
Athletic piled on the pressure in the last 10 minutes and were rewarded with a consolation goal when a Sean Trollope free-kick beat the keeper at his far post from 25 yards.
Herts Athletic now look forward to an Intermediate Cup Final against Skew Bridge Reserves on Sunday May 5.
Despite a fine man of the match performance by James Bosley, George Redbourn fell to a 2-0 defeat against Phoenix A.
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In a competition for team well up with their fixtures, Athletic Quat’s greater possession against Insurance Store resulted in a 2-1 lead into half time after goals from Dan Bradbury and Aziz Oyekan cancelled out an early Insurance Store lead.
Further goals from Christian Wilcox and Ash Clifford sealed a well deserved win for Quat.