LITTLE HEATH (P)INTO LAST 8 OF COUNTY CUP
HERTS FA INTERMEDIATE COUNTY CUP
Little Heath reached the quarterfinals of the Hertfordshire Intermediate Cup with a 1-0 away win against FCB Hemel.
FCB Hemel came into the fixture having not lost a game all season. From the offset, it was clear this would be a close encounter. Both sides had chances early on, the closest effort coming from a Tom Williams' freekick which looked goal-bound from the touchline. FCB Hemel were dealt a huge blow when their centre-half picked up his second yellow of the game with a poorly timed challenge in the 30th minute. The deadlock was broken on the stroke of halftime after Nick Baker placed a well-timed through ball straight into the path of Robert Pinto to cap off the move with an outstanding finish. It's important to note that the referee made a brilliant call to rightly overrule a horrendous claim for offside from Hemel's linesman, who was about fifteen yards out of line with play.
Hemel battled well through and kept themselves in the game despite going down to nine men midway through the second half, this time for violent conduct. Despite Little Heath being wasteful in the final third to secure the victory, the defence kept chances to a minimum and ensured Little Heath advanced to the quarter finals of the competition.
HERTS FA SENIOR COUNTY CUP
Borehamwood Rovers overcome a tricky tie against Northaw but required a penalty shoot-out to do so. After drawing 0-0 in normal time, Rovers won 5-4 on penalties.
After an evenly matched 30 minutes the game sparked into life. Two excellent goals from Wheathampstead 89 put them in the driving seat, first a lovely chip and the 2nd a curling effort into the top corner. Steve Mee got the comeback started with a crisp drive into the top corner. Callum Paine got on the score sheet right before half time after his shot hit the post, he got on the end of the rebound to slot home. 2-2 at HT. Downhill and with the wind 2nd half Welwyn dominated with 2 quick fire goals from Femi. Steve Mee scored a beautiful free kick into the top corner and composed finish completed his hat-trick. Rowan Wallis produced a bullet header to seal the 7-2 win
Brookmans Park Reserves remained top of the league with a comfortable 6-0 win over Hadham Rovers Yellows. League leading scorer Sam Kinsley kept up his excellent season form with another 2 goals, he was joined on the scoresheet by Brad Carter 2 and singles from Mike Donkin & Joe Christie.
Two goals apiece from Hayden and Evanson and Harry Tozer, plus one from Aaron McCarthy, gave Welwyn Rangers all 3 points in a 5-1 win against Hatfield Seniors Reserves. Louis Marsh with seniors only strike.
A Jack Lovett hat trick put Phoenix A on their way to a 5-3 away win against London Colney United. Josh Peddar and Joseph Daly also on target.
HERTS ADVERTISER INTERMEDIATE CUP
Phoenix Reserves cruised into the next round of the Herts Advertiser Intermediate Cup with a comfortable 5-0 win over Welwyn Warriors Reserves. Radu-Mihai Stefanoaica hitting a hattrick and one each from Thomas Pike and Liam Addlesee wrapping up the tie.