Magnum may force a play-off

The North Herts Football League Magnum will now have to win their last game to force a play-off for the Division One title. Their top of the table clash against Baldock Res ended in a 1-1 draw. Magnum took the lead through Peter Morrison s penalty and the

The North Herts Football League

Magnum will now have to win their last game to force a play-off for the Division One title.

Their top of the table clash against Baldock Res ended in a 1-1 draw.

Magnum took the lead through Peter Morrison's penalty and they looked to have secured all three points until a late equaliser from Cameron Brawley gave leaders Baldock Res a share of the points.

Fairlands ended Wilbury Wanderers' outside chance of the title when they beat them 3-1.

A brace for Carl Lingwood and Kenny Liggett did the damage. Wilbury replied through a Richard Pearson goal.

Most Read

The other game in the division saw Bedwell Rangers Res beat Kimpton Rovers Res with a couple of goals from first teamer John Johnston. Kimpton's solitary reply came from Sam Gibbs.

There were also further matches in the group stages of the Benevolent Shield.

The only game in Group A saw Premier Division winners St Ippolyts crush First Division strugglers City Hearts 11-0.

The goals were shared by seven players. Ryan Foster and Stuart Postanick led the way with both men scoring hat-tricks. Other goals came from Ryan Davis, Michael Hatch, Wayne Maguire, Ben Marshall and Carl Milligan.

In Group B, the games between AFC Santos and Codicote A and also Baldock versus Whitwell Village were postponed due to frozen pitches.

There was some anxious moments in the only game in Group C as Premier Division side Woolmer Green, who are second in the division, met First Division basement side Cricketers Weston.

Cricketers probably produced their best display of the season and kept out Woolmer for 30 minutes until a cross from the right was dropped by keeper Barry Hoy and Tom Younger scored from close range.

The introduction of substitute Mark Hermiston in the second half had an immediate effect when he headed home a corner to put Woolmer 2-0 up.

Cricketers were unlucky on a couple of occasions.