Last stand ends
The Hitchin Sunday Football League round-up Hitchin Sunday League new boys AEK Letchworth finally bowed out of the Herts Sunday Junior Cup at the quarter-final stage. They found life tough against a well-run Garston side and eventually fell to a 7-0 defea
The Hitchin Sunday Football League round-up
Hitchin Sunday League new boys AEK Letchworth finally bowed out of the Herts Sunday Junior Cup at the quarter-final stage.
They found life tough against a well-run Garston side and eventually fell to a 7-0 defeat.
In the Challenge Cup, Bar Absolute Willian booked their place in the quarter-finals after an exciting 3-2 win at home to last year's beaten finalists Whitwell.
Lee Smith, Ian Napier and Jeff King were the Bar Absolute scorers. Paul Ody and Wes Batten replied for Whitwell.
Stotfold Sunday were made to work all the way against AC Malone for the right to host Kcinsatop in the next round; a solitary Gareth Head goal proved decisive.
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JCA are left to represent the second tier of the Hitchin Sunday League after crushing Premier Division Crown Stotfold 9-1 to reach the last eight.
The George Hitchin's fantastic debut in the Premier Division continued as they reached the semi-final of the divisional cup after a crushing 8-3 victory against injury-hit Hitchin Town Supporters.
Ross Pateman and Shaun Turner both bagged hat-tricks and Glen Stuart helped himself to a couple. HTS responded with goals from Mick Riley, Nick Orton and Ben Weston.
In league action, Cannon conceded as many goals away to Kcinsatop as they had let in throughout the entire 2004-5 league campaign after a thumping 7-3 defeat.
Stuart Potasnick (hat-trick), Scott Rennie, Moni Miaswente and Karl Milligan (two) were on target for Kcinsatop, while Cannon replied through Kevin Thomas, Rob Beckwith and Simon Umney.
There was an identical scoreline at Red Star ICL as they beat Wanderers. James Campbell (four), Dean Gilbert, Wayne Blows and Keith Milburn scored for Red Star, while Michael Clark, Ross Scotney and Dave Rush scored for Wanderers.
In Division One, Crown Henlow now stand one game away from their second cup final in as many years after beating Offley Rangers 5-3 in the divisional cup. Paul Moulding (two) and Dan Crick goals proved insufficient for Offley.
Only one league game took place and Engineers Henlow had little trouble against Radcliffe Arms. Eddie Fannon (two) and Mark Gilchrist were their scorers in a 3-0 win.
In the Division Two Cup, Paynes Park Superstars beat The Boot Athletic 4-0, Brian Humphries (two), Steven Monaghan and Ben Wilkie on target.
Ocean's XI defeated AC Malone Res - goals from Darren Lumbis, Ashley Walsh, Andrew Bliss and Trevor Long gave the home side a 4-1 victory, Oliver Ferris scoring a consolation.
Kcinsatop Res are now second on goal difference after a convincing 8-1 victory at home in the league against bottom of the table Wilbury.
Chris Slattery (hat-trick), Jamie Carroll, Clint Hammond, Rob Groves (two) and Mark Day all got in on the goal feast.
White Horse Arlesey destroyed Dynamo Letchworth 10-1. Dan Cochrane (two), Martin Clark (two), Nathan Rice, Jim Bonnet, Shaun Carmichael, Graham Ledger and two own goals were their scorers.
The Reserve Cup produced two keenly contested ties.
Cannon Res, thanks to Danny Somers (two) and Darren Purchase, eventually overcame Hitchin Town Supporters Res (Richard Boulter and Neil Canfer).
Whitwell Res scored twice in the closing stages to beat Wanderers Res 5-4.
Colin Hare (two), Stuart Kazwini (two) and Ross Ward netted for Whitwell, Steve Travi, Grant Harknett (two) and Alex Pugh on target for Wanderers Res.
* Compiled by Leighton Machin.
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