Bedwell Athletic come out on top over Hitchin side
Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League round-up In the Herts Sunday Senior Cup, a magnificent performance from Bedwell Athletic saw Stevenage come out on top against Hitchin yet again as Kcinsatop were knocked out. Some great work from Ned Wickham and Lia
Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League round-up
In the Herts Sunday Senior Cup, a magnificent performance from Bedwell Athletic saw Stevenage come out on top against Hitchin yet again as Kcinsatop were knocked out.
Some great work from Ned Wickham and Liam Errington on the right led to the latter being brought down inside the box which resulted in Joel Mason slotting home a penalty inside five minutes.
Two scrappy goals saw the visitors, with a 100 per cent league record, turn it around to lead at half-time.
Tony Wells provided a long free-kick for Steve Underwood to rise and power a bullet header into the opposite corner to force extra-time.
Bedwell then excelled as a through ball for Underwood saw him win the tackle with the keeper and slot home before Mason rounded the keeper and scored with ease to sew it up.
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It was Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup day too and three all-Stevenage ties.
James Khakpour-Smith opened the scoring for Peartree with a left-foot shot from the edge of the box before hotshots Jamie Campany and Tom Younger both netted hat-tricks to see MBDA through. Ade Barry was instrumental in four of the goals.
Khakpour-Smith bagged his second after Ian Mann parried Mike Wenn's shot.
Dave Clemence got things under way for Probuild with a fine drive from the edge of the box against Pig and Whistle.
After the break Rich Hall capped off a fine display by firing a low drive from 15 yards. Adam MacKenzie headed a third before Terry Pateman sealed the win with a tap-in from a Gary Pomfret cross.
Division One leaders Pin Green were dumped out by Royal Oak (formerly Hogshead) in a classic tie. Paul Ryan drove home for the opener from a clever Sean Soards through ball, but a brace from Calvert Garnes turned the game around.
However, Steve Soards forced extra-time as he side-footed home from Graeme Kear's cutback. Dave Norman was the hero with the extra-time winner.
Newcotech's game at Onnet and FC Rising Sun's tie at Robin Hood were washed out but Coopers were beaten in a great game by Wormley Rovers.
It was the 100 per cent Waltham League Division One leaders Rovers who took the lead before doubling it.
From a free-kick a few minutes into the second-half, Danny Wardell grabbed his first goal for the club with a superb shot over the keeper.
He equalised after Christian Goodyear's free-kick was saved before Wormley responded with a tap-in after a free-kick.
With time running out, Goodyear played a pinpoint ball to emergency striker Martin Barrett in the middle, who took the ball down and drilled it home from 15 yards into the corner with two minutes to go.
The first period of extra-time was even and goalless. Fitness proved the key in the second period as a tired Coopers back four succumbed twice.
Dun Cow were knocking at the door in the first half hour without breaking it down and Dave Byatt even hit the bar for MBDA Res but a brace from Adam Furness, plus strikes from Ian Thorne and Shaun Marshall, before the break ended the tie.
Andy Lane hit a rare strike and Furness completed the scoring by clinching his hat-trick as holders Cow set up a tie with Pig and Whistle for a place in the quarter-finals of the KLM Challenge Cup.
Even Broadhall admit the scoreline does not do AFC Proverbial justice. Despite the latter starting with only nine men, they deservedly took the lead via Jim Bywater.
Bruce Bass finished well from the edge of the box to level and quickly added another two goals before the break through Alan Widdows and Bass again.
Widdows netted again before Russell Bull pulled another back with a calm finish.
Widdows completed his hat-trick direct from a free-kick before Dan Field came off the bench with 10 minutes to go for his first goal for club this season.
Station beat Hermit of Redcoats thanks to Ian Woodfield (hat-trick), Sam Gittings (hat-trick), Ryan Skeggs and Dave Conyard.
The result is to be confirmed by the committee as the official referee deemed the pitch unplayable.
In the solitary Division One game, Breachwood Lions consolidated third place. They went in front after 20 minutes as Adam Burnage fired into the top corner against Stevenage Colts.
Shortly after half-time, a sweeping move down the right wing found Canning who crossed for captain Danny Dye to slot home.
Colts pulled one back from a free-kick. The lead was almost extended but George Harrison's header was tipped on to the bar by Kyal Currey.
Emperors Head moved back into second in Division Two with a comfortable win, Tom Roworth, Dave Locke, Chris Hinch and an own goal found the Old Social net, Stuart Archer scoring the consolation.
Ed Holloway gave Norwich Union the lead before Granby St George levelled midway through the second-half through Greg Bradbury. Richard Bowskill kept them in it with some fine saves at the other end.
In Division Three, White Horse jumped back to the top as Pete Summers, Frazer Triggs and a Jason Lovelock penalty beat third-placed Fox, for whom Johnny Gardner netted.
After a goalless first-half, Athletico Timebridge took a two-goal lead for the second time in recent games but still failed to grab their first win. Sam Delasalle was the scorer of both.
AFC Stevenage staged a comeback on the hour mark when Terry Lock netted and completed it when Lock broke through and slotted past the keeper.
With 15 minutes left, Dave Herbert put Athletico back in front but they were denied all three points when a Lock corner was headed home by defender Richard Minnis.
A 13-goal thriller saw Chequers leapfrog MC Racing into fourth place. Carl Thompson (two), Ant Alcock (two), Ricky Wilson (two), Matt Ward and Mark Greenall were on target. MC replied through a Nik Tribe hat-trick, Darren Pitch and Nick Christodoulou.
Jason Lee (two) and Ben Coles netted as Rileys beat North Herts Celtic by the odd goal in five, Sam Lemoir and Darren Curry replying.
* Compiled by Darren Statto Jones
Sunday, December 3
Herts Sunday Senior Cup third round: Bedwell Ath 4 Kcinsatop 2 (aet), Nirankari SS v Bottles (off).
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup third round: Coopers 3 Wormley Rov 5 (aet), Onnett v Newcotech (off), Peartree 2 MBDA 6, Pig and Whistle 0 Probuild 4, Pin Green 2 Royal Oak 3 (aet), Robin Hood v FC Rising Sun (off).
KLM Challenge Cup first round: MBDA Res 0 Dun Cow 6.
Premier Division: Broadhall 6 AFC Proverbial 2, Hermit of Redcoats 1 Station 8 (result to be confirmed), Old Red Lion v Mallard (off).
Division One: Breachwood L 2 Stev Colts OB 1, SCS v Aston Ath (off).
Division Two: Crooked Billet v ProCladd (off), Emperors Head 4 Old Social 1, Granby St George 1 Norwich Union 1, King Pin Utd v Rapidsource (off).
Division Three: AFC Stev 3 Ath Timebridge 3, Bottles Res v Twin Foxes (off), Rileys 3 North Herts Celtic 2, MC Racing 5 Chequers 8, White Horse 3 Fox 1.
Sunday, December 10
Herts Sunday Senior Cup third round: Nirankari SS v Bottles (venue tba).
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup third round: Robin Hood v FC Rising Sun.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup fourth round: Briery v Bottles Res, Hemel and Chesham Ran v Chequers.
Premier Division: Broadhall v Mallard (10.30, SP4), Dun Cow v Bedwell Ath (KG2), Hermit of Redcoats v AFC Proverbial (10.30, SP1), Old Red Lion v Station (PP1).
Division One: Peartree v Pin Green (KG1), Royal Oak v Coopers (CP3), SCS v Breachwood L (PP5), Stev Colts OB v Pig and Whistle (10.00, SP3).
Division Two: Crooked Billet v Rapidsource (KG3), Emperors Head v Granby St George (CP1), Old Social v Triage (RE5), ProCladd v Norwich Union (HP2).
Division Three: Ath Timebridge v North Herts Celtic (RE4), MC Racing v White Horse (RE3), Rileys v MBDA Res (PP3), Twin Foxes v AFC Stev (10.00, SP5).
Invitation Cup: King Pin Utd (1v0) Probuild (10.15, HP3).
(cup games kick-off at 10.30, league games at 10.15 unless otherwise stated).