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The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League On another wet Sunday morning, 14 games went ahead but five were lost. The last quarter-finalists of the KLM Challenge Cup are known as Division Three side Bottles Res joined six Premier Division sides as well as

The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League

On another wet Sunday morning, 14 games went ahead but five were lost.

The last quarter-finalists of the KLM Challenge Cup are known as Division Three side Bottles Res joined six Premier Division sides as well as Probuild after a Glen Day double saw off Norwich Union, James Anderson netting the consolation.

Probuild's amazing season continued as they went through to a Division One Cup semi-final meeting with MBDA after an incredible match against Stevenage Colts Old Boys.

Colts were in front when keeper Stu Howard spilled a Steve Bush shot over the line. Terry Pateman turned the tables with a double, before Gary Pomfret added a third. Another from Bush and a Simon Cornish brace saw Colts storm in front.

However, Dave Clemence headed in from a corner to level again and Lee Allinson scored a quickfire double, the second a lob from 30 yards.

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Substitute Michael Bunker scored with his first touch into the empty net before Colts converted a penalty through Richard Tyler with the final kick.

In Premier Division action, Bedwell Athletic took advantage of the inactivity of others as a Joel Mason hat-trick saw off AFC Proverbial.

His opener came after 20 minutes and 10 minutes after the break, some good work on the left by Jimmy Blythe and Paul Underwood sent him through again to finish with a low strike.

He completed the hat-trick when an unfortunate deflection off referee David Bailey sent him through to trick and tease a couple of defenders and the keeper before firing home into an empty net.

Graham Kimber and the evergreen Alan Widdows put Broadhall two-up before a 10-man Old Red Lion pulled one back through Ricky Bridge after a great cross from Keven Fehmi. Stuart Matthews and Darren Westbrook netted before Fehmi's free-kick brought another consolation. Steve Wells put the final nail in the coffin.

In Division One, MBDA moved in on the top two with a comfortable win over SCS. Only leading by a Jamie Campany goal at the break, he added another in the second-half, Tom Younger added two headers. Centre-half Alex Lawrence netted for the second successive week and 41-year-old Stef Sarwa also got in on the act after a good move.

The skilful John Johnston netted twice more for Pig and Whistle, once from the spot, as they move into fourth. Ryan Chilcott and Jason Milburn were also on target against Aston Athletic. Danny Bowey's overhead kick was a mere consolation.

Bryan Challice put Royal Oak in front before a corner to the back post by Paul Orchard saw Andrew Black get his first goal since April 2002 for the Peartree equaliser with the last kick of the first-half.

Lee Dowsett's 35-yard deflected strike restored the Oak lead, but Jordan Dineen dribbled around three players and chipped the ball across for goal machine James Khakpour-Smith to head home to level again.

The Peartree winner came when a free-kick from Dan Curtin was swung in, missed everyone and dropped into the bottom corner.

FC Rising Sun went a little further towards the Division Two title after a comfortable win over Old Social. Riyston Williams, Lee Kitching and Darren Smith netted the goals.

An incredible game took place at the foot of the table. Rich Shaw and Phil Whiting each grabbed their first goals for ProCladd, while Carl Fletcher seemed to sew up the points with a third.

Rapidsource stormed back to incredibly take the lead with four in 20 minutes through Paul Nash (two), Simon Potts and Deane Cooper.

ProCladd refused to give up and with 15 minutes remaining, Fletcher equalised. Then, with only five minutes left, Neil Henderson scored a fantastic winner. With his back to goal, he turned and smashed the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.

Crooked Billet moved into second place when Callum Gardiner opened the scoring with a good strike after some initial good work in the midfield. They went further ahead when Rob Binding drilled home his first for his new club from 20 yards. Newcotech then dominated a spell late in the game, where Adam Paine pulled one back.

Division Three leaders White Horse stretched their lead to 11 points over Bottles Res who have a game in hand.

Leading early on through Jason Lovelock, Frazer Triggs then doubled the lead before Fox pulled one back before the break via Gary Henniker. Horse then played some of their best football despite the surface. Triggs, Jay Butler and Garry Leask also added goals, before Richard Veness put through his own net.

Sam Bickerstaff gave MBDA Res a two-goal lead against Chequers but were made to pay after missing a host of chances and two excellent finishes from Carl Thompson levelled matters. A 17th goal of the season from Steve Stapleton in the final two minutes won it for MBDA.

AFC Stevenage were twice in front through James Sheren but twice MC Racing levelled through Nik Tribe and Richard O'Donovan. Richard Minnis won the game for lowly AFC with a header.

Rileys won with ease against Athletico Timebridge. Ben Collins, Dan Barnes and Garyth Johnson netted.

This weekend sees Dun Cow and Bedwell Athletic battle for a place against each other in the Herts Sunday Senior Cup final.

# Compiled by Darren Statto Jones (,


Sunday, February 25

KLM Challenge Cup, second round: Bottles Res 2 Norwich Union 1.

Premier Division Cup, quarter-final: Bottles v Dun Cow (off), Nirankari SS v Station (off).

Division One Cup, quarter-final: Probuild 7 Stev Colts OB 5.

Premier Division: Bedwell Ath 3 AFC Proverbial 0, Mallard v Hermit of Redcoats (off), Old Red Lion 2 Broadhall 5.

Division One: Aston Ath 1 Pig and Whistle 4, MBDA 6 SCS 0, Peartree 3 Royal Oak 2, Pin Green v Coopers (off).

Division Two: Crooked Billet 2 Newcotech 1, Granby St George v Triage (off), Old Social 0 FC Rising Sun 3, Rapidsource 4 ProCladd 5.

Division Three: AFC Stev 3 MC Racing 2, Ath Timebridge 0 Rileys 3, Chequers 2 MBDA Res 3, Fox 1 White Horse 6, North Herts Celtic v Twin Foxes (off).


Sunday, March 4

Herts Sunday Senior Cup, semi-finals: Bedwell Ath v Ashwell (HP2), Dun Cow v S&N Fairway (MP).

Premier Division: AFC Proverbial v Mallard (KG3), Bottles v Hermit of Redcoats (KG1), Broadhall v Station (10.00, SP4), Old Red Lion v Nirankari SS (PP1).

Division One: Breachwood L v Pig and Whistle (Brea), Coopers v Royal Oak (HP3), Pin Green v MBDA (CW1), Probuild v Stev Colts OB (10.30, SP3), SCS v Peartree (Double-Header; 10.00, PP5).

Division Two: FC Rising Sun v Old Social (KG2), Granby St George v King Pin Utd (CP1), Newcotech v Rapidsource (10.00, SP1), Norwich Union v Crooked Billet (CW4), Triage v Procladd (Double-Header; 10.00, PP3).

Division Three: AFC Stev v White Horse (RE5), Fox v Bottles Res (RE3), MBDA Res v Chequers (Barc), MC Racing v North Herts Celtic (RE4), Twin Foxes v Ath Timebridge (10.30, SP5).

Invitation Cup: Rileys (2v0) Aston Athletic (10.15, CP3).

(cup games kick-off 10am, league games 10.15am,

unless otherwise stated)