LATE PANTHER WONDER STRIKE GIVES PLOUGH AWAY WIN AS THE CROSS-LEAGUE DEAKIN CUP IS IN FULL FLOW!
Game Week : Sunday 2nd October 2022
(Above left: Plough and Harrow players celebrate Josh Panther's late winner, and above right: action from YP Community vs Plough and Harrow)
DEAKIN-WHITE CUP (BEDS, HERTS AND BUCKS)
The brand-new Deakin White Cup kicked off last week with a solo fixture, but this week the
remaining 7 group games took place. Some of the Premier Division sides from Herts Ad, Leighton and District, and the Berkhamsted Sunday Leagues face off in a cross-league, cross county 16-team competition.
YP Community [ 1 : 2 ] Plough And Harrow
Plough and Harrow travelled to Luton to face YP Community of the Leighton and District League. In a closely contested game, Billy Small gave Plough the lead from the penalty spot. YP pulled one back and it looked like the points would be shared until a Josh Panther wonder strike in the dying moments gave Plough a late away victory against a very good side.
Strafford Arms [ 3 : 2 ] Skew Bridge
The top two from the Herts Ad Prem faced off as last years Premier Division champions Skew Bridge travelled to Division One champs and early topflight league leaders Strafford Arms. It was Strafford coming out on top 3-2, with Jaden Newman continuing his fine form with another 2 goals and Jack Davis notching the other. David Parkinson and Patrick Sheehy in reply for Skew.
Player Packs [ 2 : 4 ] Borehamwood Rovers
In another all-Herts Ad tie, Borehamwood Rovers travelled to Player Packs and came away 4-2 winners. Bradley Kelly-Keener and Josiah Ramsey on target for Packs. Alex English, Dwayne Duncan and two for Brandon Green for Rovers.
Phoenix [ 2 : 4 ] Paxton Rovers
In the sole Premier Division game of the day, Paxton Rovers picked up their first win of the season, 4-2 against Phoenix. Theophilus Asomah Ofori leading the way with a brace, Kevin Duncan-Williams and Kelvin Bediako with Paxtons goals. Sam Bozier and Jack Taylor in reply for Phoenix.
Brookmans Park [ 5 : 1 ] Harpenden Colts Old Boys
Brookmans Park continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-1 defeat of 10-man
Harpenden Colts OB. Goals from Carl Webb and Adam Davies cancelled out Sam Spranger's opener. Marksmen Adam Page then took over and completed a hat-trick that included a brilliant acrobatic overhead volley.
Mermaid were well worth their win against The Bull at Napsbury Park, with 3 penalties in the game.
The Bull [ 1 : 3 ] Mermaid
Mermaid took the lead through an own goal, and then shortly after came the first penalty of the game, after Scott Lenahan was bought down by Julian Gyamfi, but The Bulls spot kick smashed against the post. Second half The Bull picked up the pace and had their best spell of the game, winning another penalty. This time Jack Woods tucked it home. Penalty number 3 was then awarded just after the hour and Ben Taylor made no mistake. Taylor then made it 3-1 to the Mermaid, when his free kick cross turned shot and looped over the keeper for a well deserved Mermaid victory.
Wheathampstead Wanderers [ 1 : 0 ] Forever Young People
After losing their opening game, Wheathampstead Wanderers made it three wins in a row beating FYP 1-0. FYP were enthusiastic but failed to turn possession into chances. They later went down to 10-men for an altercation with a Wheato player whilst he was down. With 3-minutes to go and the game still at 0-0 Stephen Buckler pinged a loose ball from the edge of the box, in off the post for the games only goal.
Saints [ 1 : 7 ] Little Heath
Little Heath picked up the biggest win in the division this season with a 7-1 thumping of Saints FC. Nick Baker leading the way with a hat-trick and singles from Charlie Molnar, Robert Pinto, Shane Reid, and Zakariyah Raidi. Alex Neophytou with Saints consolation.
Pinewood [ 4 : 1 ] Hatfield Seniors
Pinewood kept their 100% record intact and sit top after an impressive win against Hatfield Seniors. Winning 4-1.
Welwyn Warriors [ 4 : 0 ] Harpenden Colts Old Boys Reserves
Welwyn Warriors are second, also with a 100% record but having played a game less and they won comfortably 4-0 against Harpenden Colts OB Reserves. Warriors weathered Colts bright start and soon grew into the game. A smart turn by Liam Tring drew a foul to win a penalty, which Jon Cross- Hackett slotted home. It was 2-0 before half time with a Steve Mee diving header. The second half was more comfortable for the home side and Mee added two low strikes to complete his hat-trick and a convincing victory.
Oceans XI [ 1 : 5 ] Excel FC
Excel picked up all three points with a solid 5-1 away win at Oceans XI. Two from Peter Tonning and one each for Morgan Trotman and Troy Archer gave them a 4-0 lead at half time. Substitute Alexander Acklam added a 5th before Thomas Hills picked up Oceans only goal.
Six Bells Reserves [ 4 : 1 ] Wheathampstead 89
Tom Simmonds solo effort for Wheathampstead 89 wasn’t enough as Six Bells Reserves hit them for four at St.Michaels.
BWSC [ 3 : 2 ] Herts Vets
Two goals from Robert Gradwell weren’t enough as Herts Vets lost to BWSC 3-2. Martin Garvey and Andrew Hamilton on target for BWSC.
St. Georges [ 2 : 2 ] The Wrestlers
St.Georges and Wrestlers drew 2-2 at KGV. Simon Dykyj and Charley Winnet for the away side.
Strafford Arms Reserves [ 3 : 1 ] Welwyn Warriors Reserves
Goals from Joe Cullum, Zack Neiman and William Gravette gave Strafford Arms Reserves a 3-1 win against Welwyn Warriors Reserves. Liam Cosgrave in response for Warriors.
Brookmans Park Reserves [ 4 : 4 ] Mermaid Reserves
In an early top of the table clash, Mermaid Reserves found themselves 4-0 at halftime against
Brookmans Park Reserves. Two goals from Ken Lee and one each from Harrison Warnock and Patrick Pearce put the visitors in total control. However, a change of personnel at the break saw Park find their stride and replied with four goals themselves. Sam Kingsley continued his good goalscoring form with two and Nathan Gibbons also bagged two, both from the penalty spot as the game finished 4-4 and the points were shared.
Hadham Rovers Yellows [ 5 : 2 ] The Wrestlers Reserves
Sam Allen hit a hat-trick as Hadham Rovers Yellows as they won again, this time 5-2 against
Wrestlers. Adam Styczynski and Scott Power with the others.
Monday Night Football Club [ 1 : 3 ] Hatfield Seniors Reserves
Goals from Louis Marsh, Lui Neill and Ashley Morton all scored for Hatfield Seniors Reserves as they won 3-1 against MNFC.
Welwyn Rangers [ 3 : 0 ] Cub FC
Welwyn Rangers won 3-0 against Cub FC, with goals from Hayden Evanson, Harry Tozer and Luke Stuckey.
Alban Dynamo Reserves [ 0 : 2 ] Royston Rangers
Singles from Luke Fountain and Jack Messam were enough to give Royston Rangers a 2-0 win at Alban Dynamo Reserves.
London Colney United [ 2 : 3 ] St. Albans Eagles
Two goals from Elliot Spokes and a debut goal from Simon Cerri gave St.Albans Eagles all 3 points against London Colney Utd. Eden Clements-Killen with both goals for the home side.
Royston Rangers Reserves [ 2 : 4 ] Rose And Crown Mosquito
Rose and Crown Mosquito went top on goal difference as they won 4-2 against Royston Rangers Reserves. Marc Arnott, Joe Brunt, Alfie Kavanagh and Yusuf Khan on target for Mosquitoes. Dan Moss and Cameron Ferguson in reply for Royston.
HERTS ADVERTISER INTERMEDIATE CUP
Alban Dynamo cruised into the next round of the intermediate cup with a 7-1 victory against Division Five highfliers Moretown. Brodie Carrington, Sean Oliver, Cain Joseph and Ben Smith amongst the goals. Alfie Packer with the sole reply for Moretown.