The Hitchin Sunday Football League

Four teams out of six battled through to the next round of the Herts Sunday Junior Cup. Athletico Hitchin had the best result by remaining unbeaten for the season and comfortably winning 8-1 against White Lion Walkern. Getting on the scoresheet for Athlet

Four teams out of six battled through to the next round of the Herts Sunday Junior Cup.

Athletico Hitchin had the best result by remaining unbeaten for the season and comfortably winning 8-1 against White Lion Walkern.

Getting on the scoresheet for Athletico were Ian Hutchison with a brace, with Stephen Oakman, Paul Regan, Dean Morris, Dave Thomas, Anthony Humphries and Brian Humphries all helping out with one each.

Wanderers Res won despite going a goal down to Goffs Gremlins. The scorers were Mayo Fadaka from the penalty spot, Ross Cousins with a long range screamer from a free-kick and Steve Parker with a neatly-taken goal just after half time.

LGC Spartans edged out Riverside Aquarius 6-4 in a 10-goal thriller, while Walsworth went two better and won their encounter with Bennetts End 8-4.

Green Man Ickleford were unfortunate to lose 7-6 after extra time in a thrilling game to MBDA.

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AC Malone Res were beaten 3-1 at home by Renz Rangers despite Bruce Goulding scoring his first goal for 18 months following a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.

In the Premier Division, Red Star, who are struggling to find their form of last season, went down at HTS Barleycorn to a solitary goal.

The Park overcame Whitwell to record their first win of the season with a good 3-0 result.

A Simon Umney goal for Cannon could not prevent PJ Hitchin from having a good 3-1 away win and going top of the table on goal difference. Ryan Foster got two and Craig Skelton the other goal for PJ.

The final match in the Premier Division saw Kcinsatop narrowly beat Crown Stotfold 1-0.

In Division One, Shillington maintained their good form and stayed top of the table by winning a close encounter against AC Malone 1-0.

Two goals by HTS Barleycorn were not enough to avoid defeat as they conceded three in their game against Chequers Stotfold. Scorers for Chequers were Dan Eely with two and Pete Saunders rolled back the years to net the other.

SMU picked up their first points of the season with a fine 6-4 win in a 10-goal thriller against Jackmans Jackdaws. Simon Carter, Ben Unwin, Martin Rees, Adam Sayer and a brace from Sean 'Spiderman' Huse were on the scoresheet for SMU.

Like their first team, Kcinsatop Res had a 1-0 win in their match against Whitwell Res.

The result of the day in Division Two was Shillington Sunday's 5-0 win over Dynamo Letchworth meaning that they remain second in the table.

Struggling Cannon Res lost out again, letting in four goals against Clifton Sunday who recorded back-to-back victories. Glen Clarke scored twice, Dave Ward netted with a little bit of assistance from the keeper and victory was sealed with the goal of the game by Aaron Hare who scored from a free-kick just short of the halfway line.

North Herts Hatters kept their unbeaten run going with a good away win at Broadmead.

A Lee Walker free-kick and a brave challenge by Richard Aylott saw the Hatters lead at half time. In the second half, Steve Young missed a penalty for the Meaders and North Herts Hatters held firm against a tricky forward line.

The game between Operation Swordfish and Red Hart was conceded by the latter because they were unable to raise a side due to several of their squad being ruled out with injuries.

There was only one match in Division Three due to the county cup games and this saw a rampant Clifton Sunday Res side complete the league double over the luckless Paynes Park with a 6-1 win at Swinburn Avenue.

Leighton Machin opened the scoring and Tony Knowles added a second just before half time.

Machin and Knowles both added another goal in the second half before James Tizard and Scott Leger completed the Clifton scoring. Paynes Park then pulled a consolation goal back in the final 10 minutes.

* Compiled by Dave Rush


Sunday, October 12

Premier Division: The Park 3 Whitwell 0, Cannon 1 PJ Hitchin 3, Kcinsatop 1 Crown Stotfold 0, Red Star 0 HTS Barleycorn 1.

Division One: AC Malone 0 Shillington 1, Chequers Stotfold 3 HTS Barleycorn Res 2, SMU 6 Jackmans Jackdaws 4, Whitwell Res 0 Kcinsatop Res 1.

Division Two: Broadmead 0 North Herts Hatters 2, Clifton Sunday 4 Cannon Res 0, Operation Swordfish v Red Hart (off), Shillington Sunday 5 Dynamo Letchworth 0.

Division Three: Paynes Park 1 Clifton Sunday Res 6.

Herts Sunday Junior Cup, round two: Wanderers Res 3 Goff Gremlins 1, LGC Spartans 6 Riverside Aquarius 4, Walsworth 8 Bennetts End Athletic 4, Green Man Ickleford 6 MBDA 7 (aet), Athletico Hitchin 8 White Lion Walkern 1, AC Malone Res 1 Renz Rangers 3.


Sunday, October 19

Premier Division: Cannon v Kcinsatop, Crown Stotfold v The Park, PJ Hitchin v Whitwell, HTS Barleycorn v Red Star.

Division One: Jackmans Jackdaws v Chequers Stotfold, Shillington v SMU.

Division Two: Broadmead v Cannon Res, Ocean's Eleven v Clifton Sunday.

Division Three: Green Man Ickleford v Athletico Hitchin, Clifton Sunday Res v Walsworth, Paynes Park v AC Malone Res, Wilbury v LGC Spartans.

Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup, second round: Wanderers v Welwyn Campus, HTS Barleycorn v Buncefield, Red Hart v North Herts Hatters, Dynamo Letchworth v Belstone, Cheshunt Corinthians v Kcinsatop Res, Operation Swordfish v Old Elizabethans, Whitwell Res v Turnford Rangers.