The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
White Hart s flying start saw them make easy progress in the Benevolent Shield first round. They won 7-2 at Sporting KFA after storming into a 5-0 lead with goals from Carl Lingwood, a Ross Braine header, Dave Locke, Mark Holmes and a Ryan Skeggs scorcher
White Hart's flying start saw them make easy progress in the Benevolent Shield first round.
They won 7-2 at Sporting KFA after storming into a 5-0 lead with goals from Carl Lingwood, a Ross Braine header, Dave Locke, Mark Holmes and a Ryan Skeggs scorcher. Dean Taylor then pulled one back for the visitors.
In the second half, Braine and Holmes both scored their second before Sporting KFA's Kevin Bancroft netted the last of the game.
Probuild won 5-1 against London Colney A after Brian Chalice slotted the ball past the keeper to open the scoring.
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London Colney soon drew level but Probuild instantly regained the lead through Rich Hall.
Probuild were soon 3-1 up when Hall smashed the ball past the keeper. An own goal made it four and Ricky Lawrence then added the fifth.
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In the Division One North Cup, Baldock Town Letchworth A won by the odd goal in five against Probuild Res.
Baldock Town broke the deadlock in the midway point of the first half when a rebound shot found Mike Mylles on hand to tuck the ball home.
Minutes later, their lead was doubled when youngster Matt Austin broke the offside trap and lobbed the stranded keeper.
After the break, Probuild got their reward with a goal from a set piece, a header from Wayne Coleman.
Baldock soon restored their two-goal cushion when another youngster, Sam Bradford, scored with a decisive header.
Probuild brought the game back to the boil with a fine goal from Marvin Hall.
Fairlands won 2-1 with Kenny Liggett scoring for them just before the break Therfield Eagles equalised but Fairlands' Tony Reid popped up to snatch the winner in the second half.
Sporting Kandola's unbeaten run continued as they beat St Ippolyts 5-1.
They took a 2-0 lead before half time when Klogo Richard's solo run in the box saw him slot the ball under the keeper and Dwayne Lee's 20-yard strike flew into the top left corner.
After the interval, Kandola made it three with Dave Pateman heading into the roof of the net.
Saints reduced the deficit with a free-kick that hit the underside of the bar and Craig White tapped into the empty net. Pateman added two more to grab a hat-trick.
City Hearts held a comfortable 3-0 lead at half time before winning 4-1 at Westwell. Their scorers were Chris Dunne and a hat-trick from Gareth Brown.
Nirankari and Whitwell Village shared six goals in the Premier Division.
Whitwell Village raced into a 2-0 lead at half time with a brace from Tommy Farrelly. Nirankari got back in the game with Anthony Rowe's brace and Andrew Levy to go 3-2 up before Aidan Bryder's equaliser gave Whitwell a share of the spoils.
Saturday, October 11
Benevolent Shield, round one: Probuild 5 London Colney A 1, Sporting KFA 2 White Hart 7.
Division One North Cup, round one: Baldock Town Letchworth A 3 Probuild Res 2, St Ippolyts 1 Sporting Kandola 5, Fairlands 2 Therfield Eagles 1, Westwell 1 City Hearts 4.
Premier Division: Whitwell Village 3 Nirankari 3.
Saturday, October 18
Herts Junior Cup, round two: Thundridge v Nirankari, Elizabeth Allen Old Boys v Probuild, Croxley Baptist v Sporting Kandola, Buntingford Wanderers v White Hart, Sporting KFA v Old Parmiterans, FC Cornerstone v Baldock Town Letchworth A.
Division One North: City Hearts v Fairlands, Probuild Res v Therfield Eagles, Westwell v St Ippolyts.