The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
Leaders Nirankari won 4-2 at London Colney A despite falling behind. Nirankari soon levelled thanks to Alex Lawrence who rose above everyone else to nod home. They went ahead five minutes later thanks to Dale Clark s strike although they were pegged back
Leaders Nirankari won 4-2 at London Colney A despite falling behind.
Nirankari soon levelled thanks to Alex Lawrence who rose above everyone else to nod home.
They went ahead five minutes later thanks to Dale Clark's strike although they were pegged back just before the break.
With 20 minutes left, Nirankari took the lead thanks to a stunning strike from Glenn Stuart. Just before the end, Anthony Rowe got to a through ball and challenged the keeper and the ball went over the line.
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Probuild hit eight without reply past Redbourn after dominating the match from start to finish.
They had the chance of an early lead but Barry Greenaway's penalty was saved.
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Probuild took the lead when Nick Swaine powered home a header and were soon four goals up when Kerise Powell scored a 10-minute hat-trick.
Greenaway fired a superb double, with the second being a 35-yard thunderbolt into the top corner.
Pete Samuals then beat the offside trap to superbly lob the keeper and the scoring was completed when player-manager Dean Greenough fired in from the edge of the box.
Sporting KFA were beaten 3-0 by Welwyn Garden City Res.
White Hart won an eight-goal thriller at home to Whitwell Village.
Whitwell Village took an early lead from Richard Szarvas' strike but Luke Garwood equalised with a thunderous header minutes later.
White Hart gained the lead with two quick goals, Dale Locke supplying a neat finish and Ross Braine scoring from close range after a scramble.
Whitwell Village pulled one back after the interval as Thomas Farrelly scored from the edge of the box.
White Hart quickly replied when Carl Lingwood lobbed the keeper but Whitwell never gave up and Tom Wilshere's cracking effort reduced the deficit.
White Hart restored their two-goal cushion with Sam Gittings striking a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
In Division One North, Baldock Town Letchworth A returned to winning ways by beating Therfield Eagles 3-1 at home.
The young Baldock side took the lead with a quality strike from their latest signing, Steve Bennett, and they soon added a second.
Mike Mylles scored the best goal of the day with a superb strike from the edge of the box before Therfield netted a consolation.
Leaders Sporting Kandola won 3-1 against a young and determined Fairlands side.
Kandola made the breakthrough when Josh Watson's strike was parried by the keeper to Klogo Richards who fired home from six yards.
They made it two on the hour after another parried shot was headed home by Tom Hilliard on the edge of the six-yard box.
Watson then crossed to the far post for Dave Pateman to slot home number three.
Fairlands pulled one back when Kenny Liggett volleyed past the helpless keeper.
St Ippolyts ran out comfortable 5-1 winners in the end against City Hearts but made hard work of it.
They missed countless chances including a penalty as the score at half time was 0-0.
In the second half they started to take their chances and a Luke Crook hat-trick and a nice finish from Dean Dolby put them 4-0 up before City Hearts scored their consolation goal from Ian Worthington.
Sub Andre Edmonds wrapped up the scoring with a shot from the edge of the area.
Probuild Res mirrored the exploits of the first team by winning 8-0 at Westwell.
Carl Thompson's hat-trick, Marv Hall (two), Darren Hicks, Steve Stapleton and an own goal secured the points.
Saturday, October 25
Premier Division: Nirankari 4 London Colney A 2, Redbourn 0 Probuild 8, Sporting KFA 0 Welwyn Garden City Res 3, White Hart 5 Whitwell Village 3.
Division One North: Baldock Town Letchworth A 3 Therfield Eagles 1, Sporting Kandola 3 Fairlands 1, St Ippolyts 5 City Hearts 1, Westwell 0 Probuild Res 8.
Saturday, November 1
Greg Cup, round one: Whitwell Village v City Hearts.
Premier Division: London Colney A v Sporting KFA, Nirankari v White Hart, Welwyn Garden City Res v Probuild.
Division One North: Probuild Res v Baldock Town Letchworth A, Therfield Eagles v St Ippolyts, Westwell v Sporting Kandola.