The Hitchin Sunday Football League round-up
With the Reserve Cup already in the bag, Kcinsatop Reserves travelled to Arlesey Town to take on Baldock Engine in the Division One Cup final. Both sides had been in fine form and this game really proved too close to call - in the end Baldock Engine lift
With the Reserve Cup already in the bag, Kcinsatop Reserves travelled to Arlesey Town to take on Baldock Engine in the Division One Cup final.
Both sides had been in fine form and this game really proved too close to call - in the end Baldock Engine lifted the trophy by winning the game 3-2.
Earlier in the week, Offley Parish met Shillington in the Division Two Cup final.
The game was delicately poised after both teams scored early goals.
But after a period of Offley pressure, Shillington edged in front, a lead they never surrendered.
PJ Hitchin will play Baldock Engine in the league's flagship cup final, the Challenge Cup, after an impressive 4-2 win against Kcinsatop. Adrian Turner, John Woodbine, Ricky Small and Craig Skelton scored for PJ.
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In the Premier Division, the league's bottom two sides met at Walsworth as AC Malone and HTS Barleycorn locked horns. The points were shared as the game finished 2-2, Gary Lee and Steve Moorish scoring for Malone.
Angels Reply were made to work all the way in their Division One encounter with HTS Barleycorn Res, eventually winning 2-1. Whitwell Res and SMU drew 1-1, Ricky Wright scoring for Whitwell Res.
AC Malone Res have had an excellent end to a difficult season and picked up a further three points in a 4-1 win at Walsworth. Kyle Stephenson helped himself to a double while Mark Rogers and Marc Walker both found the target.
Shillington picked up three points after Offley failed to raise a side.
Operation Swordfish moved back to the top of Division Three after an emphatic 8-1 win at Wanderers Res, Neil Smith (two), Harry Grainger (two), Jamie Taylor, Harry Holland, Josh Butina and Dean Hockley with the goals.
Cameron Brawley was the star of the show for Phoenix as his goal gave the home side a well-earned point against Shillington Sunday.
In the Subsidiary Cup, Division Two Dynamo Letchworth drew 3-3 with Clifton Sunday, Leighton Machin, Guisseppi Follano and Oliver Ferris scoring for Clifton.
Jackmans Jackdaws drew 2-2 with Whitwell which keeps alive both their chances of progressing from the second group to the final.
May 4: Hitchin Town (6.30pm): Kcinsatop Res v Operation Swordfish - George John Memorial Trophy.
May 7: Hitchin Town (7.30pm): AEK Letchworth v Kcinsatop - Premier Division Cup.
May 11: Hitchin Town (6.30pm): teams still unknown - Subsidiary Cup.
May 14: Arlesey Town (7.30pm): PJ Hitchin v Baldock Engine - Challenge Cup.
Please come and support the league at these showpiece events.
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Sunday, April 27
Premier Division: AC Malone 2 HTS Barleycorn 2.
Division One: HTS Barleycorn Res 1 Angels Reply 2, Whitwell Res 1 SMU 1.
Division Two: Shillington 1 Offley Parish 0, Walsworth 1 AC Malone Res 4.
Division Three: Wanderers Res 1 Operation Swordfish 8, The Phoenix 1 Shillington Sunday 1.
Challenge Cup, semi-final: PJ Hitchin 4 Kcinsatop 2.
Subsidiary Cup, group one: Dynamo Letchworth 3 Clifton 3.
Subsidiary Cup, group two: Jackmans Jackdaws 2 Whitwell 2.
Division One Cup, final: Baldock Engine 3 Kcinsatop Res 2.
Sunday, May 4
Premier Division: HTS Barleycorn v Crown Stotfold, Kcinsatop v Whitwell.
Division One: Baldock Engine v SMU, The Park v Angels Reply.
Division Two: Jackmans Jackdaws v Shillington, Radcliffe Arms v North Herts Hatters, Walsworth v Offley Parish, Ocean's Eleven v Dynamo Letchworth.
Division Three: Shillington Sunday v Clifton, The Phoenix v Green Man Ickleford.
George John Memorial Trophy, final: Operation Swordfish v Kcinsatop Res.