Semi’s no contest

The Hitchin Sunday Football League round-up PJ Hitchin played host to Division Two high-flyers George and Dragon Baldock in the semi-final of the George John Memorial Trophy. But the boys from Baldock exited the competition without so much as a murmur as

The Hitchin Sunday Football League round-up

PJ Hitchin played host to Division Two high-flyers George and Dragon Baldock in the semi-final of the George John Memorial Trophy.

But the boys from Baldock exited the competition without so much as a murmur as they were soundly beaten 7-2, Alex Bysouth, Ryan Foster (hat-trick), Gareth Grant (two) and Dorian Small scored for the Premier Division side.

In the Premier Division Cup semi-final, Red Star ICL won a tight encounter with Cannon 1-0. The only goal of the game came early on and was netted by Dean Gilbert.

In league action, Kcinsatop put their recent dip in form behind them as they won a double header against Bar Absolute.

The first game ended 3-0 with goals from Gary Wallace (two) and Brett Donnelly. And the other fixture ended 6-0, Stuart Potasnick (hat-trick), Callum Donnelly (two) and Scott Rennie netting.

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The George Hitchin travelled to Whitwell with nine players which included one walking wounded.

This result was in little doubt as Whitwell steamed to a 10-0 success, Wayne Mullooly scored five while other scorers were Simon Chipperfield (two), Wayne Ewington Kirby (two) and Ross Ward.

AC Malone could not raise a side in the relegation battle with Engineers Henlow.

In Division One, AEK Letchworth got the better of Whitwell Res, winning 3-2, Micky Smith, Matt Wilson and Martin Wright scored for AEK while David Fleckney netted both for Whitwell Res.

Cannon Res and SMU shared the points after a 4-4 draw, Gary Watson, James Burdis, Micky Jones and Nicky Bendon on the scoresheet for Cannon Res.

Kcinsatop Res stayed top after a 3-2 win away at Offley Parish, Markus Brown and Ross Scotney (two) with the goals.

HTS Barleycorn Res enjoyed a 3-1 win at bottom club Walsworth, Adam Knight, Tom Goodwin and Conn Warwicker with the goals.

Wanderers played Ocean's XI in a double header and emerged with all six points after winning 2-0 (Jas Badeshia and Graham Poplett) and 4-2 (Badeshia, Paul Sapsed, Grant Harknett and keeper Matt Dodman who scored with a kick from his hands!).

In Division Two, The Park's title credentials were badly damaged as they dropped two points at home to Dynamo Letchworth. Steven Monaghan scored twice for The Park but these goals were cancelled out with efforts from Liam Garrett and Bill Kochrider.

Broadmead were 3-0 winners at Five Bells as goals from Mike Bryder, Steve Young and Greg Dedman kept them on the heels of the league leaders.

Baldock Sunday won 2-0 at home to Wanderers Res while Shillington also recorded a home victory, 8-0 against struggling SMU Res.

Goals from Mark Lamptey and Gareth Carr were not enough to stop Wilbury falling to a 6-2 defeat as they hosted Radcliffe Arms. Alex Thompson, Steven Cox (two), Andy Bonner, Steve Mardlin and an own goal made up the Radcliffe tally.

North Herts Hatters hosted AC Malone Res in a double header and both teams earned themselves three points after winning the respective home games 2-1. Malone lost the first match despite a goal from Kaiser Ismail but battled back to secure three points after goals from Simon Flecknall and Craig Beedell in game two.

Tuesday night saw the first of the season's midweek games as the backlog of league fixtures begins to be addressed.

Whitwell shared the Premier Division points with PJ Hitchin after a 1-1 draw, Wanderers lost 2-0 at home to HTS Barleycorn Res in Division One and George and Dragon Baldock won a big top of the table clash against The Park 3-1.

* Compiled by Leighton Machin.


Sunday, April 1

Premier Division: Bar Absolute 0 Kcinsatop 3, Bar Absolute 0 Kcinsatop 6, AC Malone 0 Engineers Henlow 1, Whitwell 10 The George Hitchin 0.

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

Division Two: Baldock Sunday 2 Wanderers Res 0, Shillington 8 SMU Res 0, The Five Bells 0 Broadmead 3, The Park 2 Dynamo Letchworth 2, Wilbury 2 Radcliffe Arms 6, North Herts Hatters 2 AC Malone Res 1, North Herts Hatters 1 AC Malone Res 2.

George John Memorial Trophy, semi-final: PJ Hitchin 7 George and Dragon 2.

Premier Division Cup, semi-final: Red Star ICL 1 Cannon 0.


Easter Sunday (April 8)

Premier Division: Whitwell v Kcinsatop (double header).

Division One: Crown Stotfold v HTS Barleycorn Res, Ocean's Eleven v Offley Parish, Wanderers v AEK Letchworth.

Division Two: North Herts Hatters v Baldock Sunday, Paynes Park v Wilbury, Radcliffe Arms v Broadmead, The Park v AC Malone Res, Wanderers Res v Shillington.

Challenge Cup, third round: George and Dragon v PJ Hitchin.

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