Sunday League: Skew Bridge lift county cup for fourth time

Skew captain Andy Saul receives the cup from Herts FA's John Burlison.

Skew captain Andy Saul receives the cup from Herts FA's John Burlison. - Credit: Archant

Skew Bridge have claimed the Herts Senior Sunday Cup for a fourth time in a row.

Skew Bridge’s four goalscorers: James Ewington (two), Mark Hitchcock, Ben Warren and Lee Close

Skew Bridge’s four goalscorers: James Ewington (two), Mark Hitchcock, Ben Warren and Lee Close - Credit: Archant

On Sunday they defeated Welwyn Hatfield Sunday League side The Great Northern 5-1 in lift the trophy once more.

Great Northern dominated the first 20 minutes and took the lead with a close range header.

Skew started to play with the ball on the deck and equalised as Lee Close won a tackle 30 yards out and smashed the ball past the stranded Northern keeper for another goal of the season contender.

Minutes later Ben Warren completed the turn round with a great shot into the bottom corner.


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Mark Hitchcock sealed the win with a third in the second half.

James Ewington slotted the ball home for 4-1 and then broke through and lobbed the keeper to put the icing on the 5-1 cake.

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There was a game of two halves in the Knockout Cup semi-final.

Phoenix started well and took the game to the shell-shocked Nicholas Breakspear OBs taking a two-goal lead with goals from Ally Hill and Jack Gage.

With the conditions against them in the second half, the strength of the Breakspear team showed and they scored three through Danny Fitzgerald, Dave Parkinson and Russell Gallagher to reach the final.

In Division Two Harpenden Colts OB trailed by the odd goal for much of the game against Nicholas Breakspear Res despite playing enterprising and attacking football. Sean Flaherty eventually scored a deserved equaliser in this top of the table clash.

Athletico Quat came from a Ben Conrad goal behind in Division Three to win 4-1 against St Albans Irish, with goals from Joe Meija, Piero Monastero and Sam Nevin. Scott Cockfield added a fourth in the second half.

In Division One Brookmans Park were two up at half-time against Six Bells through a tremendous Callum Baylis volley and a Luke Watling header.

However, they conceded two in the second half to end up sharing the points.

Brookmans Park Res found it tough going against The Snug Bar in the Intermediate Cup semi-final as they lost 4-1. Joe Cullum was on target for Park.

In Division Four Marshalswick Rovers ended their season with a 2-0 win over The Mill.

Michael Bleach’s overhead kick gave Rovers a first half lead and it looked like that would be enough until Sam Fisher got on the end of a through ball from Ali Bart in the 88th minute to seal the win.

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