The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
Probuild got off to a winning start in the Premier Division of the North and Mid Herts Football League. A brace from Gary Pomfret saw Probuild lead at the break after falling behind. A second-half brace from Ricky Lawrence made it four before Dave Clemenc
Probuild got off to a winning start in the Premier Division of the North and Mid Herts Football League.
A brace from Gary Pomfret saw Probuild lead at the break after falling behind. A second-half brace from Ricky Lawrence made it four before Dave Clemence's clumsy challenge awarded London Colney a penalty to reduce the deficit to 4-2.
Magnum went down 6-2 at London Road despite Carl Roberts and Mark Woodhams twice equalising to make it all square at one stage.
Sporting KFA won 5-2 against Whitwell Village after midfielder Marvin Brooks opened the scoring.
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Richard Savio equalised before Dean Taylor and Daniel Myles netted either side of half time for Sporting KFA. Savio's second of the day made it 3-2 but goals from John Woodbine and Manjit Singh ensured the points went to Sporting KFA.
Reigning league champions Nirankari played league newcomers Welwyn Garden City Res and won a 10-goal thriller. Nirankari raced into a two-goal lead courtesy of flying wingers Graham Austin and Adrian Spence.
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The Citizens levelled before Austin restored Nirankari's advantage and then Welwyn GC equalised once more.
Austin bagged his third and fourth and Ben L'Honore made it six before Welwyn GC managed a consolation in the final minute.
White Hart won 4-0 against Redbourn with goals from Ross Braine, Matt Holmes (penalty), David Locke and Carl Lingwood.
In Division One North, City Hearts hit Westwell for six. Their scorers were Gareth Brown, Ian Worthington, Mark Shrubsole and a deserved hat-trick from new recruit Andy Truett.
Fairlands lost 3-1 at home to Baldock Town Letchworth A. A stunning strike from Simon Efford was followed by a second from David Thomas before the break and a third from Matt Austin. Fairlands' Kenny Liggett grabbed a consolation with a cracking volley.
League newcomers Sporting Kandola netted a dozen without reply against nine-man Therfield Eagles.
Stephen Murthagh opened the floodgates with five-goal David Pateman being supported by further goals from Tom Hillard, Klogo Richards, Luke Mitchell, Declan McMahon (two) and Chris Bunker.
St Ippolyts and Probuild Res shared four goals in their match.
Probuild took the initiative with a goal through Colin Field and increased their lead thanks to Gary Smith. Saints reduced the deficit with a scrambled goal from Mark Hughes and were rewarded in added time with a low strike from Matthew Arlick.
Saturday, August 30
Premier Division: London Colney A 2 Probuild 4, London Road 6 Magnum 2, Sporting KFA 5 Whitwell Village 2, Welwyn Garden City Res 4 Nirankari North Herts 6, White Hart 4 Redbourn 0.
Division One North: City Hearts 6 Westwell 0, Fairlands 1 Baldock Town Letchworth A 3, Sporting Kandola 12 Therfield Eagles 0, St Ippolyts 2 Probuild Res 2.
Saturday, September 6
Premier Division: Magnum v Welwyn Garden City Res, Nirankari North Herts v Sporting KFA, Probuild v London Road, Redbourn v London Colney A, Whitwell Village v White Hart.
Division One North: Baldock Town Letchworth A v City Hearts, Probuild Res v Fairlands, Sporting Kandola v Westwell, Therfield Eagles v St Ippolyts.