Cannon can in divisional cup

The Hitchin Sunday Football League Cannon might be having their worst league season for more years than they care to remember, but they now stand just one game away from a divisional cup final appearance. This is after a thrilling 5-4 victory against Whit

The Hitchin Sunday Football League

Cannon might be having their worst league season for more years than they care to remember, but they now stand just one game away from a divisional cup final appearance.

This is after a thrilling 5-4 victory against Whitwell.

Even Simon Chipperfield's treble could not turn the game in Whitwell's favour as Mick Jones (hat-trick), Gareth Boness and Robbie Somers gave Cannon victory. Wayne Mullooly also netted for beaten Whitwell.

AEK Letchworth will meet Cannon in the last four after they also won a high-scoring encounter against HTS Barleycorn.

Greg King, Chris Powell and Eddie Kemp had given HTS a 3-1 lead but they just could not hold on for victory.

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Kcinsatop needed penalties to beat AC Malone after the game ended 4-4 after extra time.

Elias Xenophontos, Junior Stewart, Paul Lamont and Dan Rawlinson scored for Malone, while Charlie Ruff, Stuart Potasnick, Jack Gregson and Ryan Barrett bagged for Kcinsatop.

Dan Marshall, the Kcinsatop goalkeeper, pulled off a great save in the shoot-out to clinch victory.

Crown Stotfold scored four times in the final 20 minutes to beat PJ Hitchin 4-1.

Matt Evans helped himself to a quickfire double, while Langford legends Wes Byrne and Roy Boon sealed the victory.

The Park moved into the last four of the Division One Cup after beating Cannon Res 6-2, the Ryall boys, Nick and Matt, with the Cannon goals.

Baldock Engine are also one game away from a final appearance after they dispatched Chequers Stotfold comfortably, winning 4-0 after strikes from Tony Beedell (two), Mark Shelley and Danny Bennett.

Walsworth and North Herts Hatters took part in the only Division Two Cup encounter and the sides needed penalties to separate them after a goal-less two hours. Walsworth finally won 4-3 in the shoot-out.

The semi-final line-up is yet to be completed in Division Three after the games between SMU Res and Three Tuns Galacticos as well as Shillington against Wanderers Res fell victim to the weather.

Clifton Sunday and Phoenix did play and Phoenix gained revenge for the defeat in the George John Memorial Trophy with a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Ian Hutchison, Dave Thomas and Richard Gates. Steve Winch and Guisseppi Follano scored for Clifton.

Operation Swordfish also made it into the last four after a 4-2 away success against Paynes Park, Kane Doughety, Harry Grainger and two goals from Bal Basra for Swordfish.

In league action, Wanderers enjoyed a 2-0 win against Whitwell Res in Division One, while Shillington, Broadmead and Jackmans Jackdaws earned three points in Division Two after wins against AC Malone Res, Wilbury and Dynamo Letchworth respectively.

Phillip Merryfield scored for Malone in their 5-1 loss.

An own goal and goals from Chris Day and Steve Young gave Broadmead the 3-2 win.

And it was the same scoreline in Jackmans' favour as Lewis Healiss (two) and Kyle Davidson scored.

In the Reserves Cup, Kcinsatop Res beat HTS Barleycorn Res 6-1, Ross Scotney (two), Chris Slattery (two), Richard Boulter and Glen Dorrington on the scoresheet.

Offley's pitch again succumbed to the weather as they were unable to host Radcliffe Arms in the Subsidiary Cup.

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Sunday, January 13

Premier Division Cup, round two: HTS Barleycorn 3 AEK Letchworth 4, Crown Stotfold 4 PJ Hitchin 1, AC Malone 4 Kcinsatop 4 (Kcinsatop won 4-3 on pens), Whitwell 4 Cannon 5 (aet).

Division One Cup, round two: Angels Reply v SMU (off), Cannon Res 2 The Park 6, Chequers Stotfold 0 Baldock Engine 4.

Division Two Cup, round one: Walsworth 0 North Herts Hatters 0 (Walsworth won 4-3 on pens).

Division Three Cup, round two: Paynes Park 2 Operation Swordfish 4, Clifton Sunday 2 The Phoenix 3, SMU Res v Three Tuns Galacticos (off), Shillington Sunday v Wanderers Res (off).

Division One: Wanderers 2 Whitwell Res 0.

Division Two: AC Malone Res 1 Shillington 5, Broadmead 3 Wilbury 2, Dynamo Letchworth 2 Jackmans Jackdaws 3.

Reserves Cup, round one: Kcinsatop Res 6 HTS Barleycorn Res 1.

Subsidiary Cup, group two: Offley Parish v Radcliffe Arms (off).


Sunday, January 20

Premier Division: Cannon v AC Malone, Red Star ICL v Crown Stotfold, Whitwell v Kcinsatop.

Division One: Baldock Engine v Chequers Stotfold, HTS Barleycorn v The Park, SMU v Whitwell Res.

Division Two: Dynamo Letchworth v Radcliffe Arms.

Division Three: Green Man Ickleford v Shillington?Sunday.

Challenge Cup, round two: The Three Tuns Galacticos v PJ?Hitchin.

George John Memorial Trophy, round one: Offley Parish v Operation Swordfish.

Division One Cup, round two: Wanderers v Kcinsatop Res.

Division Two Cup, round one: Ocean's Eleven v Shillington.

Subsidiary Cup, group one: Clifton Sunday v Angels Reply, Broadmead v Paynes Park, Phoenix v HTS Barleycorn.

Subsidiary Cup, group two: North Herts Hatters v Wilbury, Jackmans Jackdaws v Walsworth.