County cup despair for Red Star ICL

THERE was real Herts Sunday Senior Cup disappointment for Hitchin side Red Star ICL. For three weekends, the Premier Division side have been building up to playing in the semi-final. The weather denied them twice, so when the game finally took place on Su

THERE was real Herts Sunday Senior Cup disappointment for Hitchin side Red Star ICL.

For three weekends, the Premier Division side have been building up to playing in the semi-final.

The weather denied them twice, so when the game finally took place on Sunday, it was with enormous disappointment to players and management alike that they fell to a 3-1 defeat.

Queens Head Sandridge were well organised and led 2-0 at half time, and once they converted a dubious penalty to extend the lead, the tie was all but over.

James Campbell did net to reduce the deficit but it proved too little, too late for Red Star.

The final four in this season's Challenge Cup are all from the top flight after Wanderers and The George Hitchin defeated JCA and Ocean's Eleven respectively.

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Mark Cook (two) and Barney Buck were the scorers as Wanderers won 3-1, while Ross Pateman scored all four for 10-man The George Hitchin in a comfortable 4-0 win.

Angels Reply made it an all Hitchin Division One Cup final after they beat The Crown Henlow 4-1 at Swinburne Avenue.

Steve Flattery scored twice, Jay Norris also netted, while the fourth goal for Angels was scored by the outstanding Ben Gaze who put in a real man of the match performance. Dan Bentley scored the Crown's consolation.

In league action, The Well put in a fantastic display to beat Cannon 4-3, Adie Turner fired a hat-trick to go with a goal from Ricky Small, Simon Umney (two) and Tony Samuals replied for Cannon.

Hitchin Town Supporters eased their relegation fears after a 4-0 win at home to Bar Absolute Willian. Lee Pateman, Greg King, Brett Coverdale and Duncan Alexander their goalscorers.

The big top of the table clash in Division One saw the points shared as Engineers Henlow and Cannon Res battled out a goalless draw.

AC Malone moved up to third after goals from Bruce Goulding and Simon Buck gave them a 2-0 win at Offley Rangers.

Whitwell Res had a comfortable home victory against SMU, Tommy Farrelly (two), Ross Ward and an own goal for Whitwell, Neil Walker with the goal for SMU.

In Division Two, AEK Letchworth played a double header with local rivals Dynamo Letchworth in a bid to ease their fixture congestion.

The first game needed a Stuart Morris double to give AEK victory, while the second game saw AEK run out easier winners as a hat-trick from Micky Smith and Matt Bond's double produced a nap hand.

Walsworth are looking at their highest ever league finish after another victory.

This time Paynes Park Superstars were the victims as Walsworth won 5-1.

Danny Levy (two), Gavin Stevens (two) and Bradleigh Walsh scored for Walsworth, Ian Hyde in reply for Paynes Park.

Wanderers Res beat The Boot Athletic 3-0, Mark Bolton, Chris Wade and James Taylor on target.

Kcinsatop Res walloped White Horse Arlesey 9-0 to move within three points of the leaders

The goals were well shared around - Steven Gladstone (two), Tony Wheatcroft, Mark Day, Rob Groves, Gareth Cottenden, Stuart Bryl, Terry Bryl and Tom Treadaway all contributing.

* Compiled by Leighton Machin.

* The website can be viewed at www.hsfleague.com

* Goalscorers can be emailed to Leighton.machin@uk.fujitsu.com or sent by text to 07867 839458.