The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up

There were mixed fortunes for the league s teams in the second round of the Herts Junior Cup. Holders Nirankari were knocked out by a single goal at Thundridge United in a tight game. FC Cornerstone, the only team from Stevenage in the Herts and Borders C

There were mixed fortunes for the league's teams in the second round of the Herts Junior Cup.

Holders Nirankari were knocked out by a single goal at Thundridge United in a tight game.

FC Cornerstone, the only team from Stevenage in the Herts and Borders Churches League, won 5-1 against Baldock Town Letchworth A.

A 20-minute flurry of four goals secured their place after a fairly even first period.

Cornerstone opened the scoring when Bryan Every lost his marker to go one-on-one and fire home.

The visitors were level when a Josh Furness cross was tucked in at the far post by youngster Simeon Coulter.

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After the break, Cornerstone counter attacked and Dave Hollands managed to squeeze one in to make it 2-1.

Rob Yates' thunderbolt increased the lead before the height of the Kersey brothers created the fourth when Paul nodded back to brother Ashley. Aaron Hubter drove the ball home for the fifth.

Probuild won 1-0 at Elizabeth Allen Old Boys in Potters Bar despite only having the bare 11 due to work commitments and injury.

In the first minute of extra time, Terry Pateman converted a knock down from the head of Ricky Lawrence for the winner.

Sporting Kandola won a seven-goal thriller at Croxley Baptist in extra time with the last kick of the tie.

Kandola opened the scoring from a Steve Murtagh cross which found Dave Pateman and he slotted the ball wide of the keeper.

Croxley Baptist scored three goals in a 15-minute spell after the break. Kandola replied when Pateman saw the keeper off his line and lobbed it from the halfway line.

With minutes to go, Josh Watson equalised when his free-kick came off the inside of the post and with the last kick of extra time, Pateman cut inside and squared the ball to Klogo Richards who rifled the ball in.

Sporting KFA were undone by some sloppy defending at they lost 6-5 to Old Parmiterans, goals coming from Martin Brooks, Arundeep Gill, John Woodbine and a brace from Gurpreet Singh Rai.

White Hart won 2-0 at Buntingford Wanderers, the goals coming either side of the half-time break.

The first came from Ross Braine's tap-in after a mix-up in the Buntingford defence.

White Hart put the game to bed after the break when Jay Drackford was sent through and he lobbed over the stranded keeper.

In Division One North league action, a Kenny Liggett hat-trick and Kane Reed saw Fairlands win 4-2 at City Hearts (James Campbell two).

St Ippolyts heaped more misery on Westwell as they won 3-1. Goalscorers were Luke Crook, Daniel Carter and an own goal.

Results

Saturday, October 18

Herts Junior Cup, round two: Thundridge 1 Nirankari 0, Elizabeth Allen Old Boys 0 Probuild 1 (aet), Croxley Baptist 3 Sporting Kandola 4 (aet), Buntingford Wanderers 0 White Hart 2, Sporting KFA 5 Old Parmiterans 6, FC Cornerstone 5 Baldock Town Letchworth A 1.

Division One North: City Hearts 2 Fairlands 4, Westwell 1 St Ippolyts 3.

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 25

Premier Division: Nirankari v London Colney A, Redbourn v Probuild, Sporting KFA v Welwyn Garden City Res, White Hart v Whitwell Village.

Division One North: Baldock Town Letchworth A v Therfield Eagles, Sporting Kandola v Fairlands, St Ippolyts v City Hearts, Westwell v Probuild Res.

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