Blueharts still want more

Blueharts thrashed Harpenden 8-2 in a goal feast but were still not satisfied. In a game where they were never under pressure, it enabled Harts to blow away the cobwebs after the winter break. Harts took the lead early on when John Sapsed drove into the D

Blueharts thrashed Harpenden 8-2 in a goal feast but were still not satisfied.

In a game where they were never under pressure, it enabled Harts to blow away the cobwebs after the winter break.

Harts took the lead early on when John Sapsed drove into the D and shot at goal - it deflected off a Harpenden foot and in.

Paul Buckland scored next with a strong drag flick.


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A good team move saw Sapsed win a penalty flick, which John Barratt converted for his first goal this season.

Adam Wells then scored the fourth with a trademark tap in to end the half 4-0 up.

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The second half saw much the same with Wells scoring another and Jimmy Lewis with a strong reverse hit and then finishing a great move started by Buckland.

Ashley Hammond scored with a powerful shot after a short corner broke down and Oliver Hammond finished the day with a good strike from a short corner.

Harts goalkeeper Will Pugh missed his first game for a decade due to a knee injury. His replacement Sanjeev Chand played well on his debut.

The main talking point of the half came when Harpenden subbed their goalkeeper for a youngster who changed the confidence of the home side.

The county under-17 keeper also performed well on his debut.

Blueharts entertain Dereham this weekend and will look to keep the pressure on high-flying Harleston Magpies by clocking up another victory.

Letchworth's top of the table clash against Wapping seconds finished in a pulsating 4-4 draw.

The seconds moved to within one point of their first XI with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Braintree with a goal apiece from Brian Ward and Dane Hirst.

The third XI remain top of their division after a narrow win against Royston seconds with Matt Wade scoring from a penalty corner.

There was a 2-0 defeat for the fourth team against St Albans fifths.

Stevenage went down 3-2 to Southgate Adelaide despite two goals from Danny Blackburn.

Other scores: Stevenage II 2 West Herts III 0; Stevenage II 7 Cheshunt III 0; Stevenage IV 4 Southgate Adelaide II 1; Stevenage V 1 West Herts VI 3; Stevenage VI 0 Hertford IV 7.

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