PLOUGH-ING ON THROUGH THE STORM
Game Week : Sunday 23rd October 2022
(Above image taken from Plough and Harrow versus Harpenden Colts Old Boys Reserves in their Jim Lynch Trophy fixture)
With their two closest rivals fixtures being called off, it gave Borehamwood Rovers a chance to go 3 points clear in the prem, which they did, with a 3-2 win over Phoenix. Goals from Brandon Green, Jack Skinner and the winner from Billy Lobjoit.
Player Packs picked up their second league win of the season, overcoming six bells 4-2, with a brace from Kyle McLeish and one each for Josiah Ramsey and Zion Selassie-Yoseph. Chris Griffin, Aaron Ames and Harry Seeby in reply for Bells.
Only two games took place in Division one and they both involved the top two, who were both at home and ironically both won 6-2.
Brookmans Park fine form continued as they beat Wheathampstead Wanderers. Jake McIntosh opened the scoring and Adam Page made it 2 before half time. Wheathampstead pulled one back through Mike Cheesman on his return, but Park took control, with 4 more goals. Leading scorer Page completing his first hat-trick for the club, with Charlie Nelson and reserve team striker Sam Kingsley also scoring. Cheesman scoring his and Wheathampstead’s 2nd .
Leaders Welwyn Garden United made it 5 from 5 after beating Harpenden Colts OB and remain at the summit of division one. Nathan Studholme added 3 more to his already impressive tally this season, with Will McClelland, Tom Mardle and sub Josh Jordan completing the scoring. Josh Smith and Dan Bradley in reply for Colts.
Welwyn Warriors 100% record stayed intact after a 6-0 thumping of Oceans XI. Gabriel Asare-Bekoe netting a hat-trick, Jon Cross-Hackett with two and one from Alex Howard.
Excel also hit six against Six Bells Reserves. Joseph Curran in top form notching four, with singles from Morgan Trotman and Michael Ballard.
Pinewood stayed top after a 5-2 win against Wheathampstead 89.
After back to back cup wins, Alban Dynamo took that form into the league and picked up their first win with an impressive 4-1 away win at St.Georges. Louis Batstone leading the way with a brace with Corey Rodriguez and Sean Oliver also on the scoresheet.
Hadham Rovers Yellows kept their unbeaten record and moved into third with a 3-0 away win
against Alban Dynamo Reserves, with Bradley Godfrey and Sam Allen on the scoresheet.
Cub FC and MNFC played out an entertaining 4-4 draw with 8 different goal scorers on the day. Thomas Marjoram, Oliver Chellew, Dave Lewis and Connor Robson for Cub. Piers Berger, Ben Mayer, Alexi Andrews and Ben Compton in reply for MNFC.
Welwyn Rangers dropped points for the first time this season after they were held to a 3-3 draw by Royston Rangers. Luke Fountain, Jack Messam and Jack Pattison for Royston.
Nathanael Burke and Ashley Kingston both hit hat-tricks as Wrestlers Reserves beat Hatfield Seniors Reserves 6-2. Alan Gasiul and Lloyd Peters in reply for Seniors.
Royston Rangers Reserves picked up a very impressive 5-1 away win against an in-form St.Albans Eagles side. Jack Hutchinson, Cameron Ferguson and Archie Ferguson with one each and two from Kristian Sammons gave Royston a cracking 3-points.
Two goals from Aaron Crawford were not enough to give St.Albans Warriors all 3-points against Phoenix A, with the game ending 2-2.
Herts Advertiser Junior Cup
Rose and Crown Mosquitoes beat Welwyn Warriors Reserves 4-1.
Herts Advertiser Intermediate Cup
Mermaid Reserves moved into the next round of the Intermediate Cup with a 6-2 win against
London Colney United. Craig Clark with another two, Guiseppe Basile, Ken Lee, Hassan Bhandari and Zac Moore amongst the goals. Tom Colbourne in reply for London Colney.
Jim Lynch Trophy (Formerly KO Cup)
Plough and Harrow beat Harpenden Colts OB Reserves in tough conditions, 3-0 the final score.
Goals from Stephen Maitland and Oliver Smith were enough for the Mermaid to overcome fellow division one side Little Heath 2-1.
FYP marched into round two with a 4-1 win against The Bull, whose poor run of form continued. FYP came flying out the blocks and put pressure on The Bull from the off and were rewarded with 3 first half goals from captain Luke Foster, Lewis Johnson and a penalty from leading scorer Matt Standen. The Bull improved in the second half and got back in the game with a great team move finished neatly by Lui Neill in his first game back for the club. The game went through a bit of a dull patch with not much happening at either end, other than a great chance squandered by The Bull. However, in the last 10-minutes Foster’s cross was met by new signing Brendon K to wrap up a well deserved cup win for FYP.
Hatfield Seniors beat higher league opposition in Saints FC 5-3. Lewis Cocomazzi, Tom Picking and Robert Rawlings on target for Saints.