Mixed set of results

The Hitchin Sunday League sides had contrasting fortunes in the opening weekend of county cup action in Hertfordshire. In Herts Junior Cup first round matches, unbeaten Broadmead continued their run of good form as goals from Greg Dedman, Steven Young and

The Hitchin Sunday League sides had contrasting fortunes in the opening weekend of county cup action in Hertfordshire.

In Herts Junior Cup first round matches, unbeaten Broadmead continued their run of good form as goals from Greg Dedman, Steven Young and two from Mike Bryder gave them a 4-0 victory against Phoenix FC.

Dynamo Letchworth also enjoyed away success as they saw off Gade and Goose, returning with a 2-1 victory. Craig Beedell (two), Kyle Dunston and Dean Stephenson were the goalscorers as AC Malone Res beat Croxley Green 4-2.

It was not such good news for North Hers Hatters as they fell to a 4-0 home defeat against AC Finchley Select. Wilbury were soundly beaten by Top Of The World, eventually losing 6-1.

The Premier Division has surprise leaders as HTS Barleycorn made it three wins from three against The George Hitchin, Eddie Kemp and Richard Poulter scoring for HTS at Ransomes.

With Kcinsatop not playing, Whitwell were able to leapfrog them and move up to second after goals from Simon Chipperfield, Gordon Guile and Wayne Mullooly gave them a 3-2 victory at Stotfold Sunday. Stotfold's goals came courtesy of Pete Saunders and Gareth Head.

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Cannon and Red Star ICL shared four goals in a game that will have done little to improve either team's chances of winning the league title come May. Rhys Davies and Scott Halsey netted for Cannon while Ross Pateman and James Campbell scored for Red Star.

Adie Turner and Ryan Foster both scored hat-tricks as PJ Hitchin thumped AC Malone 7-2, Sean Perry scoring the other PJ goal. Simon Flecknell continued his good start to the season with one of the Malone goals while Gary Lee scored the other.

In Division One, AEK Letchworth maintained their 100 per cent record but they needed an own goal to secure the points as they beat Offley Parish 2-1, Micky Smith scoring the other AEK goal.

Crown Stotfold continue to impress and are also unbeaten after a 4-3 win at Whitwell Res, George Hair and Tommy Farrelly (two) scoring for Whitwell.

While HTS Barleycorn are going great guns at the top of the premier, the reserves are finding life much tougher going. They fell to their third consecutive defeat on Sunday as they were beaten 5-3 by Kcinsatop Res, Brett Hammond (two), Karl Milligan (two) and Ross Scottney netting for Kcinatop while Ben Weston (two) and an own goal made up the HTS score.

Wanderers were 2-0 victors against Angels Reply, Jas Badeshia and James Taylor scoring the goals.

Cannon Res were 4-1 winners at SMU with goals from James Burdis, Ross Cook, Michael Jones and Ricky Halford securing the points.

Baldock Sunday's troubled start to the season continued in Division Two as they were unable to raise a side against high-flying Shillington.

The George and Dragon scored seven without reply against Paynes Park and SMU Res suffered a 9-1 drubbing at the hands of The Park.

Wanderers Res picked up their first win of the season against The Five Bells, goals from Mark Boulton (two), Bobby Travis, Carl Wench and Mick Tennison resulted in a 5-0 success.

There was a full midweek programme in Division Two last week.

The Five Bells scored their first goal of the season in a 9-1 defeat to Shillington, North Herts Hatters beat Wilbury 3-0 and it was an identical scoreline at Baldock Road where The George and Dragon beat Wanderers Res.

Dynamo Letchworth hit Baldock Sunday for six while Broadmead beat The Park 2-0. The points were shared between SMU Res (Phil Waddell) and Paynes Park as the game finished one apiece.

P Compiled by Leighton Machin.


(Sunday, September 17)

Premier Division: Cannon 2 Red Star ICL 2, HTS Barleycorn 3 The George Hitchin 0, PJ Hitchin 7 AC Malone 2, Stotfold Sunday 2 Whitwell 3.

Division One: AEK Letchworth 2 Offley Parish 1, Kcinsatop Res 5 HTS Barleycorn Res 3, SMU 1 Cannon Res 4, Wanderers 2 Angels Reply 0, Whitwell Res 3 Crown Stotfold 4.

Division Two: Shillington v Baldock Sunday (off), Paynes Park 0 George and Dragon Baldock 7, The Park 9 SMU Res 1, Wanderers Res 5 The Five Bells 0.

Herts Sunday Junior Cup, round one: Phoenix 0 Broadmead 4, Gade and Goose 1 Dynamo Letchworth 2, AC Malone Res 4 Croxley Green 2, North Herts Hatters 0 AC Finchley Select 4, Wilbury 1 Top of the World 6.


(Sunday, September 24)

Premier Division: AC Malone v Cannon, Bar Absolute v HTS Barleycorn, Engineers Henlow v Stotfold Sunday, Kcinsatop v The George Hitchin, Red Star ICL v PJ Hitchin.

Division One: AEK Letchworth v Wanderers, Angels Reply v Kcinsatop Res, Cannon Res v Walsworth, Crown Stotfold v Ocean's Eleven, HTS Barleycorn Res v Whitwell Res, Offley Parish v SMU.

Division Two: Baldock Sunday v Paynes Park, Broadmead v Radcliffe Arms, Dynamo Letchworth v The Park, North Herts Hatters v Shillington, SMU Res v Wanderers Res, George and Dragon Baldock v Wilbury, The Five Bells v AC Malone Res.

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