Champs safely through

North Herts Football League THERE were more fixtures in the North Herts League s Benevolent Shield. Group A saw Premier Division winners St Ippolyts become the first side into the semis as they defeated Wilbury Wanderers 5-3 to make it three wins out of t

North Herts Football League

THERE were more fixtures in the North Herts League's Benevolent Shield.

Group A saw Premier Division winners St Ippolyts become the first side into the semis as they defeated Wilbury Wanderers 5-3 to make it three wins out of three.

A brace apiece for Ryan Foster and Stuart Potasnick led the way and the other goal came from Leon Davis. Wilbury's replies came from Jason Kitchener, Richard Pearson and James Turner.

The other game in the group saw Premier side Kimpton Rovers beat First Division side City Hearts 5-2.

A hat-trick from Sam Gibbs and a brace for Craig Barnes secured the points for Kimpton. A couple for Gareth Brown, one a penalty, got City Hearts on the scoresheet.

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In Group B, Whitwell Village made it three wins out of three when they beat fellow Premier side Bedwell Rangers 2-0. A pair for Simon Chipperfield did the damage.

Baldock overcame AFC Santos 3-2 after being two goals down. Dean Dolby and Nuno Canteiro gave First Division AFC Santos the lead. A brace for Lewis Wilshire and a Lee Rushbridge goal were just enough for the Premier Division side.

Magnum joined Woolmer Green at the top of Group C when they won a nine-goal thriller against Premier side Stevenage Council Club to make it two wins out of two.

The game flowed from end to end with both attacks on top.

First Division Magnum's scorers were two for Stuart Hyams, Lee Gibbs, Liam Treanor and the winner from Peter Morrison. The council club replied through a pair for Richard Hall and others from Kenny Slack and Richard Wade.

Fairlands were awarded the other game in this group when Cricketers Weston could not raise a side.

RESULTS

(Saturday, March 18)

Benevolent Shield, Group A: City Hearts 2 Kimpton Rovers 5, St Ippolyts 5 Wilbury Wanderers 3.

Group B: Baldock 3 AFC Santos 2, Bedwell Rangers 0 Whitwell Village 2.

Group C: Magnum 5 Stevenage Council Club 4, Cricketers Weston v Fairlands (off, game awarded to Fairlands as Cricketers Weston unable to raise a side).

FIXTURES

(Saturday, March 25)

Premier Division Cup, semi-finals: Kimpton Rovers v Woolmer Green, Codicote A v St Ippolyts.

Division One Cup, semi-finals: Wilbury Wanderers v Baldock Res, City Hearts v Fairlands.

Division One: Magnum v Bedwell Rangers Res.

Benevolent Shield, Group B: AFC Santos v Bedwell Rangers, Baldock v Whitwell Village.

Group C: Stevenage Council Club v Cricketers Weston.