Sunday League: Old Albanian win 13-goal thriller

A Phoenix player is outnumbered by three Precision defenders.

A Phoenix player is outnumbered by three Precision defenders. - Credit: Archant

In a 13-goals thriller, Old Albanians came from behind to defeat Bradmore Rovers Res 8-5 in the Intermediate Cup.

A flying header by a Phoenix player goes wide of the Precision goal.

A flying header by a Phoenix player goes wide of the Precision goal. - Credit: Archant

The five scorers for Albanians were: Tom Hayden (two), Mark Stitchbury (two), Adam Phillips (two), Oliver Malmed and Robert Carragher.

Two goals from Mohamed Hassan and a Darren Cavaree single eased Herts Mauritian into the next round with a 3-0 win against St Albans Rangers.

Senior Cup: Nicholas Breakspear OBs proved too strong for Vision, winning 4-1. Cain Davey scored a hat-trick and Danny Fitzgerald completed their scoring. Vision’s goal came from Carl Costain.

Herts FA Intermediate Cup: Precision exited the Herts FA Intermediate Cup after a 2-1 loss to Phoenix.

A two-goal burst by Dan Burrows and Mark Johnson’s strike edged Phoenix ahead. They were pegged back from the penalty spot by Dean Thomspon but Phoenix held on.

Wheathampstead Icarus came out on the wrong end of a 6-3 scoreline against St Margaretsbury. Jon Pitman, James Elson and Patrick Bellanti scored for Icarus.

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Queens Head Sandridge beat Jam United 5-2 thanks to goals from Adam Parker, George Guest, Tommy Esom, Matt Corran and an own goal.

Nicholas Breakspear OB Res fell to a 2-0 defeat against Rifle Volunteer despite Ryan Hearne putting in a star showing.

Goals by Sam Bozier, Jason Lohan and Tom Upton couldn’t save Phoenix Res going down 5-3 against Old Fullerians.

Brookmans Park lost 4-3 to Skew Bridge Res. Skew’s goals came from Steve Allen (two), Harry King and James Elliot while Park’s goalscorers were Grant Noble, Jason Williams and Adam Davies.

Ryan Houghton was PSV’s goalscorer as they exited the cup 3-1 against Millend Sports.

Herts FA Junior Cup: The Ridge beat Queens Head Sandridge with two second-half goals from David Bailey and Mark Savory.

Brookmans Park Res had a comfortable 6-0 win over West Herts Res in the County Cup.

The goalscorers were Dean Jarvis (two), Dan Bedi (two), Jasper Reimers and Ryan Painter as Park booked a spot in the fourth round and helped them record their 10th consecutive win of the season.

Knockout Cup: David Keenleyside scored his first hat-trick of the season, and Tom Warren added a single, as Skew Bridge beat FC Potters Bar 4-1. Seb Thomas replied for the Bar.

Junior Cup: Blacksmiths Arms won their sixth cup game of the season, defeating Phoenix A 6-2. The marksmen were Dean Skipsey (two), Juhel Ali, Tim Attwood, Jamie Share and Rhys Jacob.

Premier Division: Missed chances cost Six Bells dearly against Oaks as they lost 3-1. Scott Sherman scored a hat-trick for Oaks as they picked up their first win of the season. Jack Massey replied for Bells.

AFC Rangers moved into second place following their 2-1 win against Harpenden Arms. The goals came from Jimmy Hill and Chris McCarthy. Mick Davies replied for the Arms.

Division One: Church End and London Colney Cannon drew 1-1. Harry Blackman scored for Church End and Louis Apps for Cannon.

Division Two: League leaders Veer Dhara recorded their fifth win, beating AFC Welwyn 3-1. The goals came from Joseph Geddes (two) and Nick Hanyours.

Division Three: Two first-half penalties and a goal in the second peroid gave Radlett Village a 3-2 win over Marshalwick.

Cottonmill continued their recent form with a 11-2 rout of Oaks Res. Michael Cattermole, Mark Gallagher and Patrick Nyamangunda all netted hat-tricks and Craig Redgwell’s double completing the scoring. Oaks’ reply came from Chae Pinney and Alistair Challans.

St Albans Royals and Dukes shared the points, drawing 1-1. Danny Blyth scored for Royals and an own goal replied for Dukes.

Wheathampstead ‘89 picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with Herts Athletic. Duncan Gray and Gary Edwards were the Wheathampstead scorers while Joe Meija scored both Athletic goals.

Division Four: A single strike from White Horse settled their game against AFC Mymms.

Harpenden Colts OB held off a surging Camp KBK side to win 2-1. Andy Luckhurst and an own goal saw Colts take the lead.

Greenwood Park won 3-1 against St Albans IFC thanks to goals from James Booth Nick Fenshaw and Matt Thorn. Tom Boylan netted for Camp.

Brookmans Park A team brushed aside The Snug Bar 2-0 with goals from Ronnie Dunn and Oli Thomas.

Division Five: Marquis of Granby beat Athletico Quat 3-2. Paul McIver and Martin Smith (two) scored Granby’s goals. Quat’s scorers were James Salmon and Dean Irvine.

Runaway league leaders Stonewood made it eight wins on the trot, overcoming Bricket Wood 10-2. The goals came from Joe McMahon (three), Ryan Smith (two), Sam Reeks, Kian Lloyd, Trevor Golder, Anthony Fearfield and Barry Chamberlain. Andrew Alsop scored both Wood’s goals.

Martin Wyatt scored for Nicholas Breakspear OB’s in a 1-0 win over George Redbourn.

Following three defeats, Jersey Farm returned to winning ways, defeating White Horse Res 7-0. Max Parsons netted four goals. The other goals came from Hasni Abdelouahad, Dan Beswick and David Cremin.

Fixtures (Nov 24): Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup Round Three: Belstone v Skew Bridge, West’s v Six Bells, Oaks v AFC Boars.

Challenge Cup Round Three: Brookmans Park v Harpenden Arms Ath, Skew Bridge Res v Precision, AFC Rangers v Phoenix.

Junior Cup Round Three: Cottonmill v Greenwood Park.

Intermediate Cup Round Three: The Ridge v Phoenix Res, Colney Heath Rangers v St Albans IFC Res, Jersey Farm v Queens Head Sandridge, Dukes v Harpenden Colts OB.

Junior Cup Round Three: Cottonmill v Greenwood Park.

Reserve Cup Round Two: Brookmans Park Res v Phoenix ‘A’.

Premier Division: The Bull & Jacks v Vision.

Division One: FC Potters Bar v Church End, Nicholas Breakspear OB Res v London Colney Cannon, PSV FC v Wheathampstead Icarus.

Division Two: AFC Welwyn v Vision Res, Herts Mauritians v Veer Dhara.

Division Three: Blacksmiths Arms v Oaks Res, Radlett Village v Old Albanians, St Albans Royals v Herts Athletic, Wheathampstead ‘89 v Marshalswick Rovers.

Division Four: Queens Head Sandridge Res v AFC Mymms, St Albans Rangers v Camp KBK, White Horse v Brookmans Park ‘A’.

Division Five: Athletico Quat v Nicholas Breakspear OB 90, Bradmore Rovers v White Horse Res, George Redbourn v Bricket Wood, Harpenden Colts OB Res v Stonewood, Marquis of Granby v Wheathampstead Swan.