The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
It is three out of three for Nirankari as they reached their third cup final of the season with a 2-1 away win over White Hart from Stevenage. Nirankari will face Probuild in the final of the Greg Cup after their wi
The North and Mid Herts Football League
It is three out of three for Nirankari as they reached their third cup final of the season with a 2-1 away win over White Hart from Stevenage.
Nirankari will face Probuild in the final of the Greg Cup after their win in Saturday's semi-final.
A competitive game saw Nirankari take the lead after 20 minutes with a well-worked goal from David Iwediuno.
The second half saw the away team on top but without a second goal the game hung in the balance and White Hart managed to equalise.
Nirankari again pressed looking for a winner and White Hart's keeper made two fine saves.
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A corner in the 80th minutes saw Andrew Iwediuno rise above the home defence to send a glancing header in off the post for the winner.
With seconds remaining, Richard McGregor had a chance to equalise for White Hart.
But he squared it instead and Nirankari cleared the ball and the referee blew his whistle.
Nirankari will be representing North Herts tomorrow (Good Friday) in the Herts Junior Cup final against Hadley A (West Herts). The game kicks-off at 3pm at the County Ground in Letchworth GC.
Another cup final is also taking place over the Easter weekend.
The Bingham-Cox Cup final between London Road (Sat) and St Albans North is on Easter Monday.
It is at St Albans City's Clarence Park and the final kicks-off at 10am.
Whitwell Village won 3-1 at home to Wilbury Wanderers in the Premier Division.
Wilbury started the game brightly, making a number of chances, and got rewarded for their efforts when Dean Smith scored an excellent goal on 15 minutes, flicking the ball over his marker before lobbing the keeper.
The first half continued in the same vein with the Whitwell keeper forced to make a number of saves.
Whitwell gradually came into the game after the break and scored an equaliser on the hour through Richard Savio.
Then Whitwell were awarded a penalty for handball which was again converted by Savio for his second.
Wilbury pushed for an equaliser and Aaron Welch scored a third goal for Whitwell in added time.
Baldock Town A won 5-1 in Division One North against a City Hearts side who were weakened by injuries and the unavailability of key players.
City Hearts managed a consolation goal through Daniel Burley.
Kimpton Rovers thumped struggling Westwell 6-1 to keep them rooted to the bottom of the division.
Saturday, March 15
Greg Cup, semi-final: White Hart 1 Nirankari 2.
Premier Division: Clannad Celtic v St Ippolyts (away win was awarded), Probuild v New Greens (home win was awarded), Whitwell Village 3 Wilbury Wanderers 1.
Division One North: Baldock Town A 5 City Hearts 1, Kimpton Rovers 6 Westwell 1.
Herts Junior Cup, final: Nirankari v Hadley (County Ground, Letchworth GC, 3pm ko).
Saturday, March 22
Premier Division: Clannad Celtic v Probuild.
Division One North: Magnum v White Hart, St Ippolyts Res v Westwell.