Hats off to Offley as record goes

Offley Parish entered the weekend as the sole remaining unbeaten side in the Hitchin Sunday Football League. But that statistic is no more after they fell to a 1-0 defeat against North Herts Hatters. Offley, who are still among the front runners in Divisi

Offley Parish entered the weekend as the sole remaining unbeaten side in the Hitchin Sunday Football League.

But that statistic is no more after they fell to a 1-0 defeat against North Herts Hatters.

Offley, who are still among the front runners in Division Two, were undone by a great strike from Carl Beddard.

The other game in Division Two involved strugglers Dynamo Letchworth and Wilbury.


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Goals from Rob Herd and Jamie Dunn gave Dynamo a 2-0 victory and moved them five points clear of the dreaded drop zone.

While Offley go searching for a place in Division One, one team they are unlikely to be facing are HTS Barleycorn Res.

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They find themselves in serious relegation trouble following a 4-2 reverse at the hands of Kcinsatop Res.

Richard Boulter, Ross Scotney and Mark Whittaker (two) scored for Kcinsatop while Ben Weston and James Sutton replied for HTS.

Just one game took place in the Premier Division, and a one-sided affair finished up in a 7-1 rout for PJ Hitchin over AC Malone.

Goals from Gareth Grant (two) and Ryan Foster (five) moved PJ Hitchin level at the top of the table.

In Division Three, Green Man Ickleford thumped Paynes Park 8-2.

The Phoenix continued their recent good run of form with a 6-1 win over Clifton Sunday.

Ian Hutchison bagged a hat-trick while Dave Thomas, Dave Osmond and the outstanding prospect Cameron Brawley all scored one apiece. Clifton's consolation goal was scored by Dale Horner, his first of the season.

Three Tuns Galacticos suffered another heavy loss, this time at the hands of Angels Reply.

Jay Norris (three), Gavin Stevens (two), Glen Stuart (two), Atherny Anthony (two), John James and Michael Plumb made up the Angels tally of 11.

It was the second round of the Challenge Cup and Baldock Engine had a comfortable 5-0 win at SMU.

Ben L'Honore (two), Aaron Harvey and Steven Monaghan goals gave The Park a 4-3 victory against Chequers Stotfold.

Premier Division AEK Letchworth beat Wanderers from Division One 5-1 with strikes from Matt Wilson (two) and Keith Milburn (three).

The all Premier Division clash at Bakers Close saw Cannon eliminated as they lost 4-0 to Kcinsatop, Stuart Potasnick, Charles Ruff, Rob Beckwith and Nathan Hayden on target.

A last minute goal from Shaun Turner ended any hope of a major upset as Shillington went down 1-0 to Red Star ICL.

Two games in the Division Two Cup took place and Broadmead and Jackmans Jackdaws made it into the semis after wins against Walsworth and Radcliffe Arms respectively.

Steve Young (three) and Danny Robinson scored for Broadmead in their 4-0 win.

Goals from Danny Emson, Shane Randall, Aaron Parker and Matt Dear ensured that Jackmans progressed 6-2. Radcliffe's scorers in the defeat were Alex Thompson and Steve Cox.

Shillington Sunday will meet Operation Swordfish in the semi-final of the Division Three Cup after they beat Wanderers Res 7-0.

Ryan Humphrey bagged three to go along with a Chris Slough double. Dean Da Rocha also scored but goal of the game went to Malc Gilroy who rammed home his first goal of the season with incredible accuracy!

One match in the Subsidiary Cup took place and Crown Stotfold confirmed their billing as favourites after a 3-2 win against fellow Premier Division HTS Barleycorn.

Matt Evans, Gareth Brown and John Lewis scored for Stotfold while Mark Sutton and Chris Powell netted for HTS.

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RESULTS

Sunday, February 10

Premier Division: AC?Malone 1 PJ?Hitchin 7.

Division One: Kcinsatop Res 4 HTS?Barleycorn Res 2.

Division Two: Dynamo Letchworth 2 Wilbury 0, North Herts Hatters 1 Offley Parish 0.

Division Three: Green Man Ickleford 8 Paynes Park 2, The Phoenix 6 Clifton?Sunday 1.

George John Memorial Trophy, round two: Angels Reply 11 Three Tuns Galacticos 0.

Challenge Cup, round two: SMU 0 Baldock?Engine 5, Chequers Stotfold 3 The Park 4, AEK Letchworth 5 Wanderers 1, Cannon 0 Kcinsatop 4, Shillington 0 Red Star ICL 1.

Division Two Cup, round two: Walsworth 0 Broadmead 4, Radcliffe Arms 2 Jackmans Jackdaws 6.

Division Three Cup, round two: Shillington?Sunday 7 Wanderers Res 0.

Subsidiary Cup, group one: Crown?Stotfold 3 HTS?Barleycorn 2.

FIXTURES

Sunday, February 17

Premier Division: AEK Letchworth v Kcinsatop, PJ Hitchin v Red Star ICL.

Division One: Baldock?Engine v Wanderers, Cannon Res v The Park.

Division Two: Jackmans Jackdaws v AC?Malone Res, Offley Parish v Ocean's Eleven, Radcliffe Arms v Broadmead.

Division Three: Shillington Sunday v Wanderers Res.

George John Memorial Trophy, round two: Operation?Swordfish v SMU.

George John Memorial Trophy, round three: AC Malone v Chequers Stotfold.

Division Two Cup, round two: Dynamo Letchworth v Shillington.

Reserves Cup, semi-final: Whitwell Res v Kcinsatop Res.

Subsidiary Cup, group one: Paynes Park v Crown Stotfold, Clifton Sunday v HTS?Barleycorn.

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

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