ROVERS, STRAFFORD & SKEW ALL THROUGH IN DEAKIN WHITE INTER-LEAGUE COMPETITION
Game Week: Sunday 04 December 2022
(Image above: Skew Bridges Ed Frost beats a Finestay defender to get his cross in)
Deakin White Cup, Beds, Herts & Bucks - Skew Bridge joined Borehamwood Rovers and Strafford Arms in the last 8 of the new cross league competition.
Dwayne Duncan and Jack Skinner were on the scoresheet for Borehamwood Rovers to secure a 3-0 win against Hemel Albion and book their place as Group A winners.
Player Packs picked up an excellent away win against last season’s National Cup quarter finalists, Club Lewsey. Scott Collins and Charlie Gould netting in the first half, with James Todd scoring the winner midway through the second half.
In Group B, Skew Bridge joined fellow Herts Ad side Strafford Arms in the hat for the last 8 as they beat Finestay 3-1 in a ‘winner takes all’ match. Stuart Brown, Charlie Smith and Jacob Noonan on target.
(Images below: Captain Harry Hunt let’s fly, and goalscorer Jacob Noonan)
Strafford were confirmed as group winners with a 6-3 win against FC Victoria.
Plough & Harrows chance of qualification from Group C came to a grinding halt as they were swept aside by eventual group winners Flaunden 8-1. Chris Dunn with their consolation.
In Group D, Six Bells finished the competition with their first win of the campaign, beating Beecroft 3-1. Two goals from skipper Chris Griffin and one from Stef Geraldes wrapping up the scoring.
The Brian Hubball Charity Cup
The Brian Hubball Charity Cup kicked off for its second season with three ties played, with last season’s runners up St. Georges, being dumped out of the competition 4-1 by Wheathampstead Wanderers. A Stephen Buckler penalty and a goal from Josh Walton set Wheato on their way before sub-Frankie Buckler added two goals in the last 10-minutes to secure the win.
The Bull moved into the last eight with a comfortable 8-0 win against unbeaten division four side Hadham Rovers. A hat-trick and four assists by man of the match Jack Woods gave The Bull complete control. There were braces for Scott Lenahan and Lui Neill, plus a fantastic team move finished off by Harry Shepherd gave The Bull a great win.
Moretown pulled off the big upset across all the days cup games as the division five high-flyers beat division one strugglers Saints FC 6-2. Alfie Packer hit 3 and singles from Liam Archer, Harrry Vassiliou and Sammy Shakiry completed the rout. Lewis Cocomazzi hitting both Saints goals.
In a top of the table clash, Brookmans Park were made to work extremely hard by Welwyn Garden United but came out on the right side of a close 1-0 scoreline. That man Adam Page was on target yet again. Park were solid at the back and had to be as Welwyn were confident but their chances were limited.
Jimmy Talbot nailed a hat-trick, Charlie Lloyd a brace and James Upson added a sixth as Hatfield Seniors picked up another impressive win against Harpenden Colts OB Reserves. Charles Marsh with both of Colt’s goals.
Josh Whelan came off the bench to score for Wheathampstead 89 against his old club Oceans XI, but it was merely a consolation as Oceans had already hit 3 first half goals from Ryan Hamilton, James Carter and Tendai Chimba, giving them a 3-1 win.
Two from Cain Joseph and one from Ollie West gave Alban Dynamo all 3 points against Pheonix Reserves. Their only goal came from substitute Radu-Mihai Stefanoaica.
Striker Jonathan Tanton was in fine form for TNF as his hat-trick helped them to an impressive 4-3 win against Herts Vets. Paul Stack with their other goal.
Both Garvey brothers were on the scoresheet for BWSC as they beat Wrestlers 3-1. Alex with two and Billy with one.
Two Frankie Delacy goals gave Alban Dynamo Reserves a fantastic win against league leaders Mermaid Reserves. 2-0 the final score.
Hatfield Seniors Reserves and Cub FC drew 3-3, Aaron Puleston and Adam Woolmington amongst the scorers for Seniors. Cub’s goals coming from Harry Fletcher, Matt Gooda and David Joyner.
Royston Rangers hammered MNFC 7-2, with doubles from Cameron Ferguson, Jack Messam and Brad Goldby Solomon and Ryan Lawler grabbing one for himself. Elias Bassou and Ben Meyer on target for MNFC.
A Simon Cerri hat-trick put St. Albans Eagles well on their way to a 5-2 win against London Colney United. Faisal Shohid and Tyler Martinez Almonte completing the scoring for Eagles.
Rose & Crown Mosquitoes stayed top with a 5-1 win against Phoenix A.
Herts Advertiser Junior Cup
Strafford Arms Reserves moved into the next round of the Junior Cup with a 6-3 win against St. Albans Warriors. There were two goals each for Joe Cullum and Bradley Swaile, plus singles for William Gravette and Matt Bellamy.
Herts Advertiser Intermediate Cup
Three goals from Jon Cross-Hackett and one from Callum Paine put Welwyn Warriors in the hat for the next round of the Intermediate Cup as they beat high flying div 4 side Brookmans Park Reserves. Ronan Nevin on target for Park.