The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
Defending champions Nirankari were 4-2 winners at Sporting KFA in the Premier Division. Nirankari led at the break before Dean Taylor equalised on the restart. After Nirankari went 3-1 up, Kevin Bancroft pulled another goal back before Sporting KFA were f
Defending champions Nirankari were 4-2 winners at Sporting KFA in the Premier Division.
Nirankari led at the break before Dean Taylor equalised on the restart.
After Nirankari went 3-1 up, Kevin Bancroft pulled another goal back before Sporting KFA were forced to play the last minutes with only 10 men due to an injury. Nirankari added a fourth to ensure the points.
Magnum lost 6-4 to Welwyn Garden City Res after leading 4-1 at half time!
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Welwyn went ahead before a crazy 10-minute period saw Magnum score four times through Karl Milligan's brace, Brett Coverdale and Chris Powell.
Magnum fell apart in the second half to concede five goals without adding to their own tally.
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Probuild won 4-1 against London Road despite falling behind after five minutes.
Their equaliser came when Michael Travis scored from the penalty spot after Richard Hall was fouled.
Lee Gribben unleashed a 25-yard drive into the top corner for a spectacular second.
Within minutes it was three as sub Neil Armstong took on three defenders and unleashed a long-range shot which nestled in the bottom corner.
The scoring was completed when Gribben ran on to a through ball from Barry Greenaway to send the ball into the top corner.
In Division One North, Baldock Town Letchworth A won 7-3 against City Hearts.
Baldock were 4-1 up at the interval with goals from Ian Hutchinson, Matt Austin, Dave Thomas and Simon Efford. City Hearts replied through Mark Shrubsole.
City Hearts pulled it back to 4-3 with goals from Gareth Brown and Shrubsole but Baldock ran away with things thanks to Joel Strickland and a couple more for Hutchinson to bag his hat-trick.
Probuild Res were 6-2 winners over Fairlands with an impressive hat-trick from Marvin Hall supported by goals from Andy Jackson, Michael Bunker and Carl Thompson. Fairlands replied with Kenny Liggett and an own goal.
Early leaders Sporting Kandola again netted a hatful of goals without reply against nine-man Westwell, winning 16-0.
Josh Watson's double hat-trick saw off Westwell with contributions from Dave Pateman (hat-trick), Luke Mitchell (brace), Kogo Richards, Declan McMahon, Stephen Murtagh and Chris Bunker.
Saturday, September 6
Premier Division: Magnum 4 Welwyn Garden City Res 6, Probuild 4 London Road 1, Redbourn 1 London Colney A 1, Sporting KFA 2 Nirankari 4, Whitwell Village v White Hart (off).
Division One North: Baldock Town Letchworth A 7 City Hearts 3, Probuild Res 6 Fairlands 2, Sporting Kandola 16 Westwell 0, Therfield Eagles v St Ippolyts (off).
Saturday, September 13
Premier Division: London Colney A v Magnum, London Road v Nirankari, Sporting KFA v Redbourn, Welwyn Garden City Res v Whitwell Village.
Division One North: City Hearts v Therfield Eagles, Fairlands v Westwell, Sporting Kandola v Probuild Res, St Ippolyts v Baldock Town Letchworth A.