League troubles are forgotten as Cow make cup progress

PUBLISHED: 09:27 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

Dun Cow put aside their rocky domestic form against Bedmond as they made it through to round four of the Herts Sunday Senior Cup. A Rikki Doyle penalty put them in front, Dave Kiddie and Ian Thorne added two more. There was also a cameo appearance from Da

Dun Cow put aside their rocky domestic form against Bedmond as they made it through to round four of the Herts Sunday Senior Cup.

A Rikki Doyle penalty put them in front, Dave Kiddie and Ian Thorne added two more. There was also a cameo appearance from Danny Lane.

Sunday also saw round one of the KLM Challenge Cup. Despite so many potential banana skins, there were no real shocks.

The only win by a team inferior by divisions than their victims saw in-form Norwich Union thrash a faltering Coopers.

James Anderson opened the scoring after his free-kick squirmed through the keeper's hands and he doubled the lead from the spot after being fouled. James Dillnutt scored a fine third from 25 yards before Anderson waltzed through the defence and around the keeper to complete his hat-trick.

Dave Banks predictably got onto the scoresheet by curling a free-kick into the top corner and Anderson's fourth completed the rout.

Division Two table toppers FC Rising Sun were undone by Bedwell Athletic.

Two goalmouth scrambles led to Alex Headington and Shaun McDermott netting before half-time. The clincher was a great team move, culminating in a wonderful finish from McDermott on his full debut after his transfer from Broadhall.

Five-up at the break, Premier Division leaders Bottles thrashed bottom of Division Three's Athletico Timebridge. Man of the match Warren Grieve (hat-trick), Dean McCullagh (hat-trick), Rob Yates (two) and John Godfrey were on target in the biggest mis-match.

A thrilling match saw King Pin United put up a real fight. They took the lead after 10 minutes when a James Wyatt cross was smashed home by Lewis Littlechild.

Pig and Whistle netted either side of the break to turn the game around through a Darren Bartlett header and Jason Milburn's 25-yard volley into the top corner.

Pin forced extra-time with five minutes remaining when Wyatt slotted home after a goalmouth scramble. With penalties on the horizon, Bartlett struck twice more right at the death.

AFC Stevenage put up a fight, but saw themselves two down to Hogshead early on thanks to Dave Hollands and Tony Waters. Terry Lock pulled one back but a brace from Calvert Garnes, who also missed some sitters, saw the game seemingly over.

Lee Dowsett added another before a brief fightback due to Richard Minnis and Rob Altringham before Dowsett netted again.

A turnaround in league form saw AFC Proverbial clinch a nine-goal thriller thanks to Keith Satchell's strike in the final 10 minutes.

Russell Bull (two), Jim Bywater and Darren Krough had earlier netter in reply to Hermit of Redcoats' Bobby Dance (two), Steve Gibbons and Simon Vooght.

Rikki Dance (hat-trick), Andy Pilgrim (two), Justin Griffiths and Lee Noble's first goal for Mallard saw them win comfortably against White Horse, for whom Darren Lovelock netted from distance.

Old Red Lion won with ease as Tom Hillard was the hat-trick hero, he completed it with a peach of a header at the near post. Brother Danny Hillard netted twice after playing in a more advanced role, one came from the spot. Joe Delasalle netted with a mishit overhead kick.

The other two came from new goal hero Damian Rushton, the first was a quick one-two and a low drive from the edge of the box. North Herts Celtic's consolations came from Darren Curry and Lee Boston.

Bruce Bass (two), Alan Collins (two), Dave Delancey and Wayne Bell netted for Broadhall. Defender Darren Westbrook also netted, however it was past his own keeper to give Old Social a consolation.

Phil Parker from close range, a Gary Chambers left-foot volley and Richard Griffiths tucking away the rebound from his own saved penalty put Pin Green in control.

Sean Soards blasted home, Griffiths scored again and Dave Baldwin also netted, Rileys' replies came from Darren Matthews and Ben Dance.

It was an expensive morning for both Emperors Head and Newcotech as they failed to turn up with the necessary amount of players, handing Peartree and Probuild a walkover.

They will each face a non-fulfilment of fixture fine, as well as the pitch and referee's fees.

Elliot Bunn (two), Luke Garwood, Liam McQueen, Tony Heath and Sam Gittings saw Station beat Breachwood Lions (Adam Jeffries) with ease.

MBDA move up to third in Division One after a comfortable win. Tom Younger would personally like to thank SCS for the minute's silence they took part in for the passing away of his dad recently.

He managed to bag a hat-trick, including a penalty, but also had one saved. Jamie Campany also netted as did Chris Chalat for his first goal for the club. Jason Haze netted the consolation.

Stevenage Colts Old Boys moved into fifth with a comfortable win through Steve Bush (two), Simon Cornish (two), Glen Cook and a David Sell own goal. A 45-yard free-kick saw Aston Athletic captain Sell at least make amends for his misdemeanour at the right end.

It was heartbreak for Division Two basement side Triage as they looked to be holding out for their first point of the season.

Despite hitting the woodwork four times and coming up against an outstanding goalkeeping display from Rory Josebury, Crooked Billet captain Lee Falanga headed Dan Thompson's cross past his outstretched arms to secure all three points from deep into injury time.

Division Three leaders Bottles Res slipped up despite a John Saunders brace as Mark Greenall and Lee Wilson gave Chequers a point.

MBDA Res were in front as Daemon Lee headed home after Daz Jones' 30-yard strike was tipped on to the underside of the bar. Tom Kelly pulled MC Racing level before putting them in front from the spot after the break.

Paul Kersey's first goal for the club after a 30-yard run levelled the game again before Kelly completed a hat-trick for the second successive week.

After a succession of misses, top scorer Steve Stapleton grabbed MBDA a point.

Fox led as a Rob Lucas corner fell for Richard Veness, the 'keeper parried his effort, but it fell at Johnny Gardner's feet, who made no mistake.

Bobby Khangura then saw a penalty well saved by Barry Aldridge. Twin Foxes levelled when a long throw-in by Paul Jones was headed past his own keeper to compound a day of misery for Khangura.

P Compiled by Darren Statto Jones (statto@cssfl.co.uk, www.cssfl.co.uk)

RESULTS

Sunday, November 19

Herts Senior Cup third round: Bedmond 1 Dun Cow 3.

KLM Challenge Cup first round: AFC Stevenage 3 Hogshead 6, Athletico Timebridge 0 Bottles 9, FC Rising Sun 0 Bedwell Athletic 3, Hermit of Redcoats 4 AFC Proverbial 5, Mallard 7 White Horse 1, North Herts Celtic 2 Old Red Lion 8, Norwich Union 6 Coopers 0, Old Social 1 Broadhall 6, Peartree v Newcotech (off; home win), Pig and Whistle 4 King Pin United 2 (aet), Pin Green 6 Rileys 2, Probuild v Emperors Head (off; home win), Station 6 Breachwood L 1.

Division One: Aston Athletic 1 Stevenage Colts Old Boys 6, SCS 1 MBDA 5.

Division Two: Crooked Billet 1 Triage 0.

Division Three: Bottles Reserves 2 Chequers 2, MBDA Reserves 3 MC Racing 3, Twin Foxes 1 Fox 1.

FIXTURES

Sunday, November 26

Herts Senior Cup third round: Bedwell Ath v Kcinsatop (10.00, HP2), Nirankari SS v Bottles (10.30, Bald), Oak St George v Station (10.30).

KLM Challenge Cup first round: Bottles Res v Granby St George (10.00, KG1).

Division One Cup preliminary round: MBDA v Pig and Whistle (Barc).

Premier Division: AFC Proverbial v Old Red Lion (KG3), Hermit of Redcoats v Broadhall (10.00, SP1).

Division One: Breachwood L v Aston Ath (Brea), Hogshead v Probuild (CP3), Peartree v Stev Colts OB (PP1), SCS v Coopers (PP5).

Division Two: King Pin Utd v Crooked Billet (HP3), Old Social v Newcotech (RE5), ProCladd v Rapidsource (CW4), Triage v Emperors Head (PP3).

Division Three: AFC Stev v MBDA Res (CP1), Fox v Chequers (RE3), MC Racing v Ath Timebridge (RE4), North Herts Celtic v Twin Foxes (CW1), White Horse v Rileys (10.30, SP4).

Invitation Cup: King Pin Utd v Mallard (off).

(games kick-off at 10.15 unless otherwise stated)

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