Saints are defeated as leaders Nirankari keep their fine record intact

Nirankari kept their unbeaten run for the season going with a 4-0 win at St Ippolyts. Without a goalkeeper, striker Scott Orphanou stepped between the sticks and kept a clean sheet. Glen Stuart scored a brace, including a spectacular 20-yard volley, with

Nirankari kept their unbeaten run for the season going with a 4-0 win at St Ippolyts.

Without a goalkeeper, striker Scott Orphanou stepped between the sticks and kept a clean sheet.

Glen Stuart scored a brace, including a spectacular 20-yard volley, with Shaun Turner and Andrew Levy netting one apiece.

Wilbury Wanderers scored three first-half goals through Craig Goode, Richard Pearson and Dean Smith in their 3-1 win at London Colney A.


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The second half was more even and London Colney A replied with a powerful header from a corner.

There was a 12-goal feast at Redbourn as Whitwell Village won 7-5!

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They blitzed the home side with quick goals from Ross Kitely and Ryan Foster adding two in the first 15 minutes.

Three minutes later, Kitely netted again, before Foster completed his hat-trick 10 minutes before the break.

Redbourn pulled one back before the interval and in the second half, they scored either side of a goal from Simon Chipperfield.

Kitely also sealed his hat-trick with a 45-yard screamer, only for Redboun to narrow the deficit with a brace from one of their subs.

Probuild were 4-1 winners at New Greens to maintain their title challenge.

Hosts New Greens made the breakthrough with a fine solo goal and only good goalkeeping from Probuild's Graham Wraight kept them in the game.

Probuild levelled when Gary Pomfret released the impressive Jamie Campney who beat three players on the right and pulled the ball back to the advancing Pomfret who rifled it into the top corner.

After the break, Pomfret's one-two with Lee Kitching saw him drill a left-footed ball from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Sub Terry Pateman wrapped the points up with two identical headers from Kitching crosses.

In Division One North, joint leaders The Orchard and The Anvil thrashed City Hearts 13-1.

James Brewster got five goals, including one from the penalty spot in the second half.

Daniel Smith also netted four times, with new signing Stewart Gilzeew scoring after coming on as a sub in the second half, plus efforts from Lewis Fontaine, John Woodbine and Deesch Achal.

City Hearts' consolation came from James Korsniak.

Fairlands won by the odd goal in five against Kimpton Rovers.

They were 2-1 up by half time with goals from Danny Lingwood and Jake Pratt, Kimpton`s Sam Gibbs pulling one back before the interval.

In the second half, Lingwood added his second to make it 3-1 before Kimpton's Mark Harrington scored their second a couple of minutes from time.

Baldock Town A won 5-1 against Therfield Eagles who started with just eight men.

Nick Ryall gave Baldock the lead but Therfield fashioned an equaliser from a corner on a rare raid up field.

Baldock's Adam Sayer then bagged a brace before the half was out.

Two goals from youngsters Josh Furness and Bhavin Aujla rounded up the goals for Baldock after the break.

RESULTS

Saturday, February 9

Premier Division: London Colney A 1 Wilbury Wanderers 3, New Greens 1 Probuild 4, Redbourn 5 Whitwell Village 7, St Ippolyts 0 Nirankari 4.

Division One North: Baldock Town A 5 Therfield Eagles 1, Fairlands 3 Kimpton Rovers 2, The Orchard and The Anvil 13 City Hearts 1.

FIXTURES

Saturday, February 16

Greg Cup, quarter-final: Nirankari v Wilbury?Wanderers.

Division One North Cup, semi-final: Kimpton Rovers v White Hart.

Premier Division: Clannad Celtic v Whitwell Village, Redbourn v Probuild, St Ippolyts v New Greens.

Division One North: Magnum v City Hearts, The Orchard and The Anvil v Baldock Town A, Therfield Eagles v Fairlands.

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