Bentley drives Shills forward

It was a vintage performance from Shillington in the Beds Sunday Centenary Cup quarter-final against Stopsley Common. They motored into the semis following a 2-1 victory. Both goals came from Dan Bentley who will be hoping the wheels don t come off en rou

It was a vintage performance from Shillington in the Beds Sunday Centenary Cup quarter-final against Stopsley Common.

They motored into the semis following a 2-1 victory. Both goals came from Dan Bentley who will be hoping the wheels don't come off en route to the final.

In the Challenge Cup first round, Gordon Guile was in top form as he netted all four Whitwell goals as they beat Red Star ICL by the odd goal in seven. Patrick Alcide, James Campbell and Shaun Turner with a cheeky back heel made up the Red Star tally.

Broadmead put in a valiant display at Cannon, holding their illustrious hosts to a draw as they reached half time.

Sadly for Broadmead they ran out of steam and Premier Division Cannon ran amok in the second half with goals from Harrison Holland (hat-trick), Simon Umney, Jack Gregson, Luke Purchase and Neil Smith. Mike Bryder scored in the first half for Broadmead.

In the George John Memorial Trophy, both PJ Hitchin and Bar Absolute enjoyed 4-1 away wins.

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PJ Hitchin beat North Herts Hatters with goals from Dorian Small, Adie Turner, Gareth Grant and Ricky Small. Steve Castle replied for the Hatters.

Lee Smith (two) and Ian Napier (two) scored the goals that gave Bar Absolute victory at HTS Barleycorn (Greg King).

In the domestic cups, Angels Reply beat Offley Parish 2-1 with goals from Steve Flattery and Gavin Stevens to reach the semi-finals of the Division One Cup.

They were joined by Crown Stotfold who beat Cannon Res 4-0.

Wanderers also reached the last four as they beat Kcinsatop Res 4-2, Michael Carter's hat-trick backed by Graham Poplett with Gareth Cottendon and Scott Rennie scoring the Kcinsatop goals.

Whitwell Res had a field day at Walsworth and returned with a 9-0 victory, Tommy Farrelly (hat-trick), Tony Webb (two), Colin Walch, Warren Hearne, Jamie Farrelly and Geoff Stone scoring their goals.

Two divisional cup ties took place in Division Two.

The Park won 4-2 at Baldock Sunday, Steven Monaghan (three) and Ed Holloway cancelling out a Louis Healiss double for Baldock.

Wilbury were eliminated after losing 5-0 at home to Wanderers Res thanks to Steve Gates, Steve Parker (two), Carl Welch and an own goal.

In league action, in the Premier Division, The George Hitchin lost 4-2 to leaders Kcinsatop, Paul Donnelly and Nathan Hayden both scoring twice.

In Division One, AEK Letchworth and SMU shared the points after a 2-2 draw in a game that will have done little for each side in terms of improving their title credentials.

Micky Smith scored the two AEK goals while the SMU scorers were Stevie Lee and Shaun Huse

HTS Barleycorn Res' recent revival continued after leapfrogging their opponents Ocean's XI following a 4-1 win against them. Conn Warwicker, Tom Goodwin, Ben Gerrard and an own goal made up the HTS tally.

In Division Two, The Five Bells ended their losing streak with a 5-5 draw in a thriller of a game against Paynes Park.

Brian Humphries (four) and Anthony Humphries scored for Paynes Park, while Adam Millard netted a hat-trick among the Five Bells total.

Will Thompson scored for Radcliffe Arms but they were denied all three points after a hotly disputed penalty was awarded to AC Malone Res.

Dynamo Letchworth had no answer to George and Dragon who banged in eight without reply to stretch their lead at the top of the table.

P Compiled by Leighton Machin.


Sunday, January 28

Premier Division: The George Hitchin 2 Kcinsatop 4.

Division One: AEK Letchworth 2 SMU 2, HTS Barleycorn Res 4 Ocean's Eleven 1.

Division Two: Dynamo Letchworth 0 George and Dragon 8, AC Malone Res 1 Radcliffe Arms 1, The Five Bells 5 Paynes Park 5.

Beds Sunday Centenary Cup quarter-final: Shillington 2 Stopsley Common 1.

Challenge Cup round one: Whitwell 4 Red Star ICL 3, Cannon 7 Broadmead 1.

George John Memorial Trophy round two: North Herts Hatters 1 PJ Hitchin 4, HTS Barleycorn 1 Bar Absolute 4.

Premier Division Cup round one: Stotfold Sunday v AC Malone (off).

Division One Cup round two: Angels Reply 2 Offley Parish 1, Crown Stotfold 4 Cannon Res 0, Wanderers 4 Kcinsatop Res 2, Walsworth 0 Whitwell Res 9.

Division Two Cup round two: Baldock Sunday 2 The Park 4, Wilbury 0 Wanderers Res 5.


Sunday, February 4

Premier Division: Bar Absolute v Whitwell, Engineers Henlow v PJ Hitchin, The George Hitchin v Kcinsatop.

Division One: AEK Letchworth v Crown Stotfold, HTS Barleycorn v Kcinsatop Res, Walsworth v Wanderers, Whitwell Res v Cannon Res.

Division Two: AC Malone Res v The Park, Broadmead v Dynamo Letchworth, The Five Bells v Wilbury, Wanderers Res v Paynes Park.

Premier Division Cup round two: Cannon v Stotfold Sunday.

Division One Cup round two: Angels Reply v Offley Parish.

Division Two Cup round two: George and Dragon v Radcliffe Arms, Shillington v North Herts Hatters.