Hitchin Sunday League round-up

PUBLISHED: 15:55 20 January 2011

Football

Football

James Ronayne

PJ Hitchin the sole representatives in Herts Senior Cup

For the second week running there was a full programme of games last Sunday which mainly centred around various cup competitions.

Herts Sunday Senior Cup

PJ Hitchin are the sole representatives of the Comet Hitchin Sunday League left in the Herts Sunday Senior Cup and in round four they faced a tough away trip to play Broadhall, winning 4-2 in extra time.

Broadhall took the lead before Ryan Foster equalised from the penalty spot and then a great strike from Richard Szarvas put PJ 2-1 up 10 minutes before the half time interval.

In the second half Broadhall were awarded a penalty which they duly converted to force the tie into extra time.

In the first period Gregson got a third for PJ and then in the second period Jack Gregson set up Foster for PJ’s fourth and final goal.

Herts Senior Cup

FC Wizard had a fifth round tie at home against Northaw which also went to extra time but unfortunately it spelt the end of the road for Wizard as they went down 6-4 to the visitors.

Challenge Cup

In the second round of the Challenge Cup Wymondley Meaders and AC Malone met each other with the former progressing to round three thanks to a 2-0 victory.

The other match in this competition saw Oceans Eleven from the Premier Division play hosts to SMU from Division One.

Although SMU put up a good fight it was not enough as Oceans came out victorious with a 2-0 win.

George John Cup

There was one game played in the second round of the George John Cup and this saw an all Premier Division clash between Dynamo Letchworth and North Herts Hatters. This turned out to be a very one sided affair with Dynamo scoring six without reply.

Premier Division Cup

In the first round of the Premier Division Cup Crown Stotfold were at home against The Park. Goals from Gareth Head and Lee Smith ensured that it was the Crown who progress through to the next round following their 2-0 win.

Cannon entertained Red Star but found the visitors far too strong.

The resurgent Red Star were back to full strength and made it 13 goals in two games as they romped into the second round with a 7-1 away win.

They were 3-1 up at half time with two goals from Chris Powell and one from Micky Smith. In the second half Smith scored his second and Powell completed an impressive hat-trick taking him on to 22 for the season.

A bullet header from the imperious Darren Urqhart and a delicious volley from Dean Smith completed the scoring for the Reds.

There was also one tie played in the second round where Engineers Arms had a good 3-2 away win against Athletico Hitchin.

Division One Cup

The first of two games in this competition saw an upset as bottom side Whitwell knocked out Wanderers with a 2-1 victory.

Wanderers opened the scoring after four minutes after a fine move involving Scott Maslin and Rhys Hoenes, culminated in Barney Buck neatly beating the goalkeeper from the edge of the box. It looked like Wanderers were going to have an easy day at the office but they failed to convert their pressure into goals and Whitwell equalised about eight minutes before half time.

Within a few minutes of the restart after the interval Whitwell grabbed what turned out to be the decisive goal and despite several chances Wanderers could not manage to find an equaliser.

There was also a surprise result in the other game as St Georges won 3-1 at home against promotion hopefuls Elite. On the score sheet for St Georges was John Chitondo who bagged himself a brace plus one from Sonny Houghton.

Division Two Cup

In the first round of the Division Two Cup CCL were at home against Red Hart SMU Reserves.

CCL only had to wait five minutes for the first of their five goals, which came from Steven Mulroy.

The others were added by Shaun Stuart, Gavin Shead, Rob Currie and Nathan Rock which meant Red Hart had no chance of coming back into the game despite a consolation goal from Martin Tapfield.

In the second round of the same competition Bricklayers Arms played hosts to The Half Moon and upset the form book by winning 3-1.

The Bricklayers were 1-0 up at half time thanks to a goal from Dwain Young.

Due to an unfortunate injury substitute Daniel Levy got his chance to prove his place in the team and replied by scoring two goals in the second half, but unfortunately missing out on his hat-trick.

The Half Moon were gifted their goal when the Bricklayers goalkeeper tried to clear the ball but it hit the back of one of the defenders and Pete Stacey ensured the ball ended up in the back of the net

Division One

In the first of two Division One games HTS Bar Absolute Reserves were at home against league leaders Cannon Reserves. In what turned out to be a close game Cannon just edged out HTS winning by a score of 2-1.

In the second game Stevenage Outsiders picked up three points in their 3-1 win at home against Athletico Hitchin Reserves.

Division Two

Bedford Arms Reserves were at home against Wanderers Reserves. This was a high scoring game with Wanderers just out shooting Bedford Arms and winning 5-4. The hero for Wanderers was Ben Holden with a well taken hat-trick and there was one each for Ben Shanahan and Mark Bolton.

Engineers Arms Reserves found the going tough against high-flying Weston and lost 5-1. Conditions were tough in the first half which ended 3-1 to Weston. Weston dominated the game in the second half and added two further goals to their tally. Top goal scorer Alex Duffy scored four with Stuart Bergman adding the other.

Third in the table Hogs Head entertained top of the table Wymondley Old Boys but didn’t really do themselves justice as they went down 5-1.

Matt Gendle helped himself to four goals with Jonny Day getting the other.

Match reports, scorers etc should be emailed to daverush99@yahoo.co.uk

Full reports and league tables can be viewed at football.mitoo

Results (Sunday, January 16)

Challenge Cup Second Round: Wymondley Meaders 2 AC Malone 0; Oceans Eleven 2 Red Hart SMU 0.

George John Cup Second Round: Dynamo Letchworth 6 North Herts Hatters 0.

Premier Division Cup First Round: Crown Stotfold 2 The Park 0; Cannon 1 Red Star 7.

Premier Division Cup Second Round: Athletico Hitchin 2 Engineers Arms 3.

Division One Cup First Round: Whitwell 2 Wanderers 1; St Georges 3 Elite 1.

Division Two Cup First Round: CCL 5 Red Hart SMU Reserves 1.

Division Two Cup Second Round: Bricklayers Arms 3 The Half Moon 1.

Herts Sunday Senior Cup Fourth Round: Broadhall 2 PJ Hitchin 4.

Herts Sunday Junior Cup Fifth Round: FC Wizard 4 Northaw 6.

Division One: HTS Bar Absolute Reserves 1 Cannon Reserves 2; Stevenage Outsiders 3 Athletico Hitchin Reserves 1.

Division Two: Bedford Arms Reserves 4 Wanderers Reserves 5; Engineers Arms Reserves 1 Weston 5; Hogs Head 1 Wymomndley Old Boys 5.

Fixtures (Sunday, January 16)

Challenge Cup Second Round: Wymondley Meaders v AC Malone; Oceans Eleven v Red Hart SMU.

George John Cup Second Round: Dynamo Letchworth v North Herts Hatters.

Premier Division Cup First Round: Crown Stotfold v The Park; Cannon v Red Star.

Premier Division Cup Second Round: Athletico Hitchin v Engineers Arms.

Division One Cup First Round: Whitwell v Wanderers; St Georges v Elite.

Division Two Cup First Round: CCL v Red Hart SMU Reserves.

Division Two Cup Second Round: Bricklayers Arms v The Half Moon.

Herts Sunday Senior Cup Fourth Round: Broadhall v PJ Hitchin.

Herts Sunday Junior Cup Fifth Round: FC Wizard v Northaw.

Division One: HTS Bar Absolute Reserves v Cannon Reserves; Stevenage Outsiders v Athletico Hitchin Reserves.

Division Two: Bedford Arms Reserves v Wanderers Reserves; Engineers Arms Reserves v Weston; Hogs Head v Wymondley Old Boys


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