GOALS A PLENTY, AS HERTS AD SUNDAY LEAGUE RETURNS WITH A BANG!
Updated: Sep 8, 2022
(Brandon Green of Borehamwood Rovers through on goal moments before being brought down by the Paxton defender)
Hilltop [ 3 : 3 ] Player Packs Player Packs came from behind twice to earn a 3-3 draw away at Hilltop. A brace from James Lauder and one from Charlie Gould earned the pack a well-deserved point.
Paxton Rovers [ 1 : 2 ] Borehamwood Rovers Paxton hosted Borehamwood Rovers in a Borehamwood derby and it was Rovers who edged it with goals from skipper Connor Sansom and debutant Brandon Green, Caoilan McGettigan with Paxton's reply.
The Plough & Harrow [ 0 : 5 ] Strafford Arms Strafford Arms first ever game in the topflight was an emphatic 5-0 away win against Plough and Harrow, with 4 goals from Jaden Newman and one from Steve Weldon.
(Mermaid's Kelvin Yeboah scoring their only goal in their 3-1 loss to HCOB)
Forever Young People [ 2 : 2 ] Brookmans Park In a cracking game at Birchwood, FYP and Brookmans Park shared the points in a 2-2 draw. FYP were well worth their 2-1 lead at the break, with Matt Standen and Lewis Johnson on the scoresheet and it could have easily of been more. But Brookmans regrouped at half time and improved immensely, deservedly equalising and very nearly nicked all 3 points late in the game. Little Heath [ 3 : 1 ] Saints
A brace for Harry Henderson and one from Robert Pinto was enough for Little Heath to see off new boys Saints FC 3-1, Adam Payne with the Saints consolation.
Mermaid [ 1 : 3 ] Harpenden Colts OBs
Harpenden Colts OB saw off last years Division 2 champions Mermaid 3-1 with Josh Smith, Lawrence Waldram and Ryan Carter on the scoresheet. Kelvin Yeboah with Mermaid's reply.
Wheathampstead Wanderers [ 3 : 5 ] Welwyn Garden United The highest scoring game in Division 1 was between Wheathampsted Wanderers and Welwyn Garden United. Star man Josh Walton's double and one from Mike Cheesman put Wheathampsted 3-1 up. Welwyn fought back well though and scored all 4 of their comeback goals via set pieces to take the game 5-3, with a hat-trick for Nathan Studholme and two from star man Ryan North.
Garden City [ 3 : 6 ] Pinewood
Pinewood started life in Division 2 with a solid away win at Garden City FC. Rob Smith, Andrew Alsop, Mark Hayward, George Milstead and Tom Beasley amongst the goals. Dan Harper, Nathan Isherwood and Josh Wiseman in reply for Garden City.
Oceans XI [ 1 : 11 ] Hatfield Seniors
Hatfield Seniors ran riot away to Oceans XI. 5 from Joseph Swadling, braces for Jimmy Talbot and Curtis Warner and singles from Jack Sheldrake and Charlie Lloyd gave them an opening day 11-1 win. Oceans solo effort scored by Thomas Hills.
Harpenden Colts OBs Res [ 0 : 0 ] Wheathampstead 89
Harpenden Colts OB Reserves and Wheathampsted 89 drew 0-0.
Six Bells Res [ 0 : 4 ] Welwyn Warriors
Welwyn Warriors put in a strong, possession dominant performance against Six Bells Reserves. Joe Gazza gave Warriors the lead when he closed down the Bells keeper, winning the ball and rolling it into an empty net. Bells started well 2nd half and were well in the game until Johnny Hackett made it 2-0 with his first of the game. Then some good work and passing from Alex Howard found Hackett for his 2nd and Warriors 3rd of the game. The scoring was complete when Hackett was denied his hat-trick by the Bells keeper, only for Steve Mee to follow up on his return to the Warriors. Luke Pidgeon was the MOTM.
BWSC [ 2 : 1 ] Alban Dynamo Goals from Chris Caruana and Alex Garvey gave BWSC all 3 points against Alban Dynamo in a 2-1 win, Cain Joseph with Dynamo’s reply. The Wrestlers [ 1 : 1 ] Herts Vets
The Wrestlers and Herts Vets shared the points with a 1-1 draw, Dan Hedges scoring for The Wrestlers.
Phoenix Res [ 0 : 1] Strafford Arms Res
Phoenix Reserves and Strafford Arms know each other well having been the top two in division 4 last year, but it was runners up Strafford that took the points courtesy of a Bradley Swaile penalty.
Welwyn Warriors Res 0 : 1 TNF
TNF got a 1-0 win against Welwyn Warriors Reserves, but were made to work hard for the points. Warriors started off the better side, dominating the early exchanges, until about 15 minutes in and against the run of play, a lapse in concentration from Warriors allowed Paul Stack to pounce and give TNF an early lead. The second half saw Warriors trying to break down a stern TNF back line and when they did, TNF keeper Parag Thaker made some excellent saves giving TNF all 3 points.
Alban Dynamo [ 0 : 14 ] Brookmans Park Res
Brookmans Park Reserves were in complete control against Alban Dynamo Reserves from the first whistle, getting a club record 14-0 win in the process. Sam Kingsley led the way with 5 goals, followed by 4 from Ronan Nevin. Further singles were added by Danny Clifton, Joe Christie, Mike Donkin Bashir Loussahi and Skrdlik Jiri.
Mermaid Res [ 7 : 0 ] Hatfield Seniors Res
Mermaid Reserves got off to a flyer with a stunning 7-0 win against Hatfield Seniors Reserves. Ken Lee, Guiseppe Basile, Khizar Bhandari, Craig Clark and Nathan Wooster amongst the goals.
Royston Rangers [ 1 : 4 ] The Wrestlers Res
A double from Ashley Kingston and one each from Brandon Bates and Hadley Grazette gave
Wrestlers Reserves all 3 points away at Royston Rangers. Kelvin Chirandure replied for Royston in a 4-1 defeat.
Welwyn Rangers [ 7 : 0 ] Monday Night Football
Welwyn Rangers continued their fine preseason form with a 7-0 win against fellow new boys MNFC. Hayden Evanson notched 4, whilst Ben Laurence got himself two. Sam Edge also on the scoresheet.
London Colney United [ 5 : 2 ] Royston Rangers Res
London Colney United carried their fine form from the back end of last season into this one, with a 5-2 victory against Royston Rangers Reserves. An Own goal was added to by singles from Luke Samarasinghe, Eden Clements-Killen, Alex Journet and Gabriel Kennedy. Jack Hutchinson and Jamal Green responding for Royston.
Moretown [ 5 : 4 ] Rose & Crown Mosquito
Harry Vassiliou, Christopher Ellinas and Maxwell Judge were all on the scoresheet as Moretown got off to a winning start against Rose and Crown Mosquitoes. Winning a 9-goal thriller 5-4.
Marshalswick Rovers [ A : W ] St. Albans Eagles (Away win was awarded)
Phoenix A [ 0 : 0 ] St. Albans Warriors
In the third and final game in Division 5, Phoenix A and St. Albans Warriors played out a 0-0 draw.
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