Sunday League: Brookmans Park Reserves lift Junior Cup

Brookmans Park won the County Junior Cup

Brookmans Park won the County Junior Cup - Credit: Archant

Brookmans Park Reserves were crowned Herts Junior Cup champions after beating Sandon 2-0.

Drew Botterman broke the deadlock in the 30th minute before Jasper Reimers put the game beyond Sandon with a second just after the interval.

The win marked the first time in Herts Ad Sunday League history that two teams have been crowned county cup winners in the same season after Skew Bridge won the Herts Senior Cup two weeks ago.

CHALLENGE CUP: It took a last minute penalty for Skew Bridge to defeat Phoenix 3-2 and book a spot in the final. Stefan Day and Adam Vennard netted for Phoenix.

PREMIER DIVISION: League leaders Nicholas Breakspear OB’s title hopes took a hit after a 2-2 draw against Visio, who had Michal Langton and Jermaine Davey on target.

Second-placed AFC Ranger, who have a game in hand, capitalised on the slip up by closing the gap to three points and improving their goal difference with a 4-1 win over Bull and Jacks. The goals came from Stef Gerales, Jimmy Hill, Matt Shields and Daniel Thurlby. Nathan Jackson replied for Jacks.

DIVISION ONE: PSV sealed back to back titles with a 4-0 win over Nicholas Breakspear OB Reserves. Ryan Houghton and Craig Taylor netted a brace each.

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Brookmans Park picked up their third successive win, defeating Wheathampstead Icarus 2-1 with two goals from Nicky Sims. John Bonner-May scored for Icarus.

DIVISION TWO: Chasing the runners-up slot, Phoenix Res overcame AFC Welwyn 5-2 with goals from Michael Taylor (two), Sam Bozier (two) and Lloyd Ampousem.

Queens Head Sandridge defeated Herts Mauritian 6-2. David Gurnett scored his second hat-trick of the season, George Guest added a brace and Phil turner a single.

DIVISION THREE: Goals from Jon Walsh (two) and Andy Saunders (two) saw Marshalswick Rovers past Dukes, who had Antony Brown and Andres Burgos on the scoresheet.

Blacksmiths Arms defeated Cottonmill 3-1 with goals from Oli Franks, Dean Skipsey and an own goal. Mill’s reply came from Shane Devine.

Oaks Reserves recorded a 4-0 win against Radlett Village. The goals came from Haydn Williams (two), Chris Coleman and Andrew Roughton.

James Newton’s goal couldn’t save Colney Heath Rangers from going down 2-1 against St Albans Royals, who had Matt Brand (two) on the scoresheet.

DIVISION FOUR: Harpenden Colts beat St Albans Rangers 3-0 thanks to goals Sam Lewis, Huw Trevor and Alex Dennehy.

Brookmans Park A won 4-1 against White Horse. The goals came from Michael Donkin (two), Tony Hall and Tobias Hanlon.

Queens Head Sandridge Reserves extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 5-1 win against St Albans IFC. Chris Wickens led the way with a hat-trick while Luke Foster and Grant Hamilton added singles. Spencer Clarke-Mardel replied for IFC.

DIVISION FIVE: Bricket Wood won by the odd goal in nine against White Horse Reserves. Scoring for Wood were Adam McNairn, Anthony Hall (three) and Andrew Alsop.

Wheathampstead Swan and Athletico Quat shared the points after a 1-1 draw. Scott Rolls was on the mark for Swan and Dean Irvine for Athletico.

Fixtures:

Friday, April 18

Division Three: Brookmans Park Res v Wheathampstead ‘89

Sunday, April 20

Premier Division: AFC Rangers v Vision, Harpenden Arms Athletic v Skew Bridge.

Division One: Brookmans Park v Precision, FC Potters Bar v Nicholas Breakspear OB Res, Phoenix v London Colney Cannon.

Division Two: Queens Head Sandridge v Phoenix Res, Vision Reserves v Herts Mauritians.

Division Three: Colney Heath Rangers v Herts Athletic, Old Albanians v Blacksmiths Arms, Radlett Village v Brookmans Park Res, Wheathampstead ‘89 v Cottonmill.

Division Four: Brookmans Park ‘A’ v Harpenden Colts OB, Greenwood Park v The Snug Bar, Phoenix ‘A’ v St Albans IFC Res, Queens Head Sandridge Reserves v St Albans Rangers.

Division Five: Athletico Quat v George Redbourn, Harpenden Colts OB Reserves v Marquis of Granby, Nicholas Breakspear OB 90 v Stonewood, The Ridge v Wheathampstead Swan.

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