The Comet Stevenage Sunday Football League round-up
Sunday saw a predominantly good weekend for our sides in the county cup – for a change (writes Darren Statto Jones). Richard Griffiths hit six goals in Premier Division leaders MH Goldsmith s double figure win away from home in the senior cup. Ricky Law
Sunday saw a predominantly good weekend for our sides in the county cup - for a change (writes Darren 'Statto' Jones).
Richard Griffiths hit six goals in Premier Division leaders MH Goldsmith's double figure win away from home in the senior cup. Ricky Lawrance also chipped in with a perfect hat-trick, while John Johnston finished the rout with number 10 at Greenacres II.
Probuild were also huge winners. Seven up at the break through Terry Pateman (two), Richard Hall (two), Tony Lister (two) and Michael Bunker, they made three substitutions to give the squad a run-out. Richard Wade added another before Shamrock Rovers pulled one back.
Nick Wellings (two), Luke Garwood and Adam Furness struck as Dun Cow won comfortably against Old Danes.
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Mallard took the lead through Perry Phillips after good work from Jim Bywater. Bywater and Craig Reynolds then combined to set up Ian Baker for number two. Bishop's Stortford Swifts pulled the game level after the break before Chris Burman and Reynolds set up Bywater for the winner five minutes from time.
JAP Builders made it five CSSFL sides through to the last 32 as Baldock Engine forfeited.
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Steve Teale's goal was not enough as Roebuck Scaffolding bowed out to former champions Ashwell.
DC Outbar were thrashed by Spenny Rangers who came up one short of double figures. Luke Decker was also sent-off for a poor tackle on Ossie Ardiles' son Pablo.
In a hastily-arranged junior cup tie brought forward a week to suit their opponents, MBDA succumbed to a good Miami Penguins side in Watford despite goals from Ashley Kersey, Kyle Watson and Louis Hare.
Through to face MBDA in the KLM Challenge Cup are Athletico Timebridge. It took until 70 minutes for the deadlock to be broken in a close-fought cup tie, Terry Lock was brought down inside the area and got up to put away the spot-kick.
SCS equalised in the dying minutes when the ball was put in at the third attempt by Aaron Collins after Alan Gifford had twice cleared off the line. Lock netted again after Leeroy Odd's shot was parried and then completed his hat-trick before his corner was headed home by Ben Sheldrake. Jon Dunne made it five with a good low finish after a fine team move before a late consolation from Leslie Chappell.
Danny Lane hit a hat-trick as Dun Cow Res went behind Bottles at the top on goal difference. Riki Dance sent a fine lob over the Cow keeper to leave Herts Fencing only 2-1 behind at the break. Russell Ayles scored on the hour, but Cow hit five more. Steve Bannister, Adam Paine and the aging Mick Clements were also on target, as well as an own goal.
Emperors Head are fourth and took the lead 15 minutes in when Steve Harris flicked a corner on to a Broadhall defender who bullet headed into his own net. They doubled the lead when Chris Goodyear set up Matt Arlick who clinically found the bottom corner of the net before half time. A consolation came 10 minutes from the end.
Putterills claimed their first league win of the season and took the lead after quick thinking by Pete Morrison saw him find Dave Banks unmarked from a corner to prod home. The lead was shortlived as an Adam Stevens free-kick for Pin Green saw Jon Pace caught flat-footed and the ball deflected off him and past the keeper.
Morrison's cross found Banks' head who netted with his second attempt to restore the lead. New signing Sam Chance then went on a solo run and finished well to restore parity for Pin. However, Putterills then took control, another Morrison corner was met by the head of Pace before a late Jim Anderson brace.
A1 Trophies made up for some poor recent performances before Dan Pinkerton crossed for Si Longman to tap home. Pinkerton then added another after a couple of one-twos. James Wilson completed an excellent first half when he slipped through the back line to slot home from a tight angle.
Before the hour mark, Marquis of Lorne were level courtesy of two goals from Jason Lovelock and one from James Ougham. A1 picked themselves up and Pinkerton hit two more to complete a hat-trick.
A Dave Holmes first-half hat-trick was followed by seven goals in the second half as King Pin United scored double figures against Breachwood Lions. Second-half substitute Robbie Duckworth also bagged a hat-trick. Sandwiched in between were goals from Carl Lingwood, James Wyatt, Lewis Littlechild and Jamie Kellett.
A frustrating day for both teams saw Hartham Press go closest by hitting the post inside the first 10 minutes against Times Club of their goalless draw.
Joe Delasalle hit a hat-trick as Stevenage Fencing went top of Division Three. Gary Smith was also on target, while Jim McGarry hit a brace in reply for Roebuck Gate.
Two more of a tight top four met, and it was Stevenage Leisure Ltd who edged in front when great work from Chris Tillbrook saw him squeeze the ball home.
Probuild Res pressed and got their reward when an Elliott Bunn corner was met by the head of defender Mark Chittenden to power home. They went in front when two subs combined, Chris Simpson supplying Aaron Penfound. Jamie Campany came close on several occasions to wrap up the game. However, SLL drew level thanks to a great strike by Tom Bilton into the bottom corner.
Yorkshire Grey joined two other sides at the summit on 15 points thanks to a comfortable win over Roebuck Wanderers (Steve Clibbon and Josh Timmins). On target were Joe Whittaker (two), Lewis Essam, Lewis Sealy and Ashley Sealy.
Coach and Horses achieved their first ever clean sheet at the 35th attempt thanks to a solid defence and a continually improving Joe Jeggo in goal, despite Steve Cornwell missing two open goals.
They opened the scoring when Dan Loo slid the ball through for Dan Owers and doubled the lead on the hour when a scramble in the six-yard box resulted in Cornwell poking home.
The third was almost a replica of the first, as Loo was once again the provider for Owers to calmly finish. Great Ashby could not repeat their KLM cup heroics of a week earlier.
Broadhall Res' Stuart Rowe and Stephen Frey were on target as they shared six goals with White Lion Walkern. The latter's goals coming from Stuart Tanner and a Jukebox Vandals duet of Mark Hollis and Paul Ingram-Tedd.
Sunday, November 2
Herts Sunday Senior Cup, second round: Baldock Engine v JAP Builders (off; away win), DC Outbar 0 Spenny R 9, Dun Cow 4 Old Danes 0, Greenacres II 0 MH Goldsmith 10, Mallard 3 B Stortford Swifts 2, Probuild 8 Shamrock R 1, Roebuck Scaff 1 Ashwell 4.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup, third round: Miami Penguins 7 MBDA 3.
KLM Challenge Cup, preliminary round: Ath Timebridge 5 SCS 2 (aet).
Division One: Emperors Head 2 Broadhall 1, Herts Fencing 2 Dun Cow Res 7, Pin Green 2 Putterills 5.
Division Two: A1 Trophies 5 Marquis of Lorne 3, Breachwood L 0 King Pin Utd 10, ProCladd v Stev Colts OB (off; waterlogged pitch and fog), Times Club 0 Hartham Press 0.
Division Three: North Herts Celtic v MBDA (off; county cup priority), Roebuck Gate 2 Stev Fencing 4, Stev Leisure Ltd 2 Probuild Res 2.
Division Four: Broadhall Res 3 White Lion Walkern 3, Coach and Horses 3 Great Ashby 0, Yorkshire Grey 5 Roebuck W 2.
Invitation Cup: Bottles 11 Chequers 4, Stev Colts OB Res v JAP Builders (off; Colts failed to raise a side).
Sunday, November 9
Herts Sunday Junior Cup, third round: Apoel Res v Stev Fencing (10.30am), Roebuck Gate v Oakwood (KG2).
Premier Division: JAP Builders v Roebuck Scaff (CW1), Mallard v Dun Cow (KG3).
Division One: Emperors Head v Pin Green (HP2), Fox v Broadhall (RE3), Putterills v Dun Cow Res (CW4).
Division Two: A1 Trophies v OT Wetherspoons (10.30am, SP3), Hartham Press v Marquis of Lorne (PP1), Stev Colts OB v King Pin Utd (10am, SP1), Times Club v Breachwood L (CP2).
Division Three: MC Racing v MBDA (RE5), Probuild Res v NH Celtic (Alle), Stev Leisure Ltd v SCS (Marr).
Division Four: Ath Timebridge v Coopers (RE4), Broadhall Res v Fox Res (10am, SP4), Roebuck W v Great Ashby (PP5), White Lion Walkern v Coach and Horses (Walk).
Invitation Cup: Bottles (1v0) Bedwell Ath (KG1), Probuild (0v4) Stev Colts OB Res (Alle), Red Lion Woolmer Green (3v0) DB Outbar (CP3).
(kick-offs: all cup games 10am and league games 10.15am, unless otherwise stated)