North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
Nirankari cruised into their third semi-final of the season with a 5-0 home win against Wilbury Wanderers. Ben L Honore ensured they led at the break and it was then even until the Wilbury defence was exposed four times in the last 15 minutes. Andrew Levy
Nirankari cruised into their third semi-final of the season with a 5-0 home win against Wilbury Wanderers.
Ben L'Honore ensured they led at the break and it was then even until the Wilbury defence was exposed four times in the last 15 minutes.
Andrew Levy, L'Honore's second and a brace from Graham Austin completed the scoring.
White Hart won through to the final of the Division One North Cup after beating Kimpton Rovers 2-0.
Ollie Rowath scored either side of the break to ensure their final appearance.
Probuild are still hot on the heels of Nirankari in the Premier Division by winning 3-0 at Redbourn.
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Richard Hall bagged his fifth goal of the season from just inside the Redbourn box.
Probuild doubled their lead when Michael Travis beat the offside trap and squared the ball back for the waiting Hall.
A third goal arrived from the penalty spot from Darren Downes after Hall was tripped.
Whitwell Village won 2-0 at Clannad Celtic thanks to two late goals from Ryan Foster in the 89th and 90th minutes.
St Ippolyts lost by the odd goal in three against New Greens in a bottom of the table clash.
New Greens netted twice to be in front at the break and although Dan Nash pulled one back, Saints could not equalise with headers from consecutive corners hitting the bar and then being cleared off the line.
Baldock Town A hurt the title hopes of The Orchard and The Anvil in Division One North with a 2-0 win.
Nick Ryall opened the scoring with a superb finish, and good work from debutant Jeff List and Josh Furness set up Luke Wells for a second before the break.
New leaders Magnum thumped City Hearts 7-1.
They took the lead midway through the first half with a great 25-yard lob from Daniel Cochrane.
Cochrane's header, a Trevor Long lob and Simon Moore's cross-shot ensured they led 4-0 at half time.
Sean Harries, Alim Uddin and Long made it a magnificent seven after the break before City Hearts full-back Rob Fletcher crashed in a 25-yard consolation.
Fairlands won 6-2 at Therfield Eagles thanks to Carl Lingwood's hat-trick, a brace for Kenny Liggett and one from John Comber.
This weekend sees the Herts Junior Cup semis involving Nirankari and Probuild.
Nirankari take on Harpenden Town A at Norton Road, Baldock, and Probuild host Hadley A at the Thomas Alleyne School (2pm ko).
Saturday, February 16
Greg Cup, quarter-final: Nirankari 5 Wilbury Wanderers 0.
Division One North Cup, semi-final: Kimpton Rovers 0 White Hart 2.
Premier Division: Clannad Celtic 0 Whitwell Village 2, Redbourn 0 Probuild 3, St Ippolyts 1 New Greens 2.
Division One North: Magnum 7 City Hearts 1, The Orchard and The Anvil 0 Baldock Town A 2, Therfield Eagles 2 Fairlands 6.
Saturday, February 23
Herts Junior Cup, semi-finals: Nirankari v Harpenden Town A, Probuild v Hadley.
Premier Division: New Greens v Whitwell Village, Redbourn v St Ippolyts, Wilbury Wanderers v Clannad Celtic.
Division One North: Baldock Town A v St Ippolyts Res, City Hearts v Fairlands, Kimpton Rovers v Magnum, White Hart v Therfield Eagles.