The North and Mid Herts Football League round-up
Premier side Whitwell Village crushed Division One North strugglers City Hearts 13-1 in the first round of the Greg Cup. Aaron Harvey and Mike Bryder hit hat-tricks with Aiden Bryder and Richard Szarvas two apiece and one each for Daniel Cooper, Thomas Fa
Premier side Whitwell Village crushed Division One North strugglers City Hearts 13-1 in the first round of the Greg Cup.
Aaron Harvey and Mike Bryder hit hat-tricks with Aiden Bryder and Richard Szarvas two apiece and one each for Daniel Cooper, Thomas Farrelly and Dean Hutchison to send them through to the next round. City Hearts' consolation goal came from Chris Dunne in the first half.
In the Premier Division, Probuild made it six wins out of six by winning 4-2 at Welwyn Garden City Res.
Probuild dominated from start to finish with a great display by Darren Swaine.
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Ricky Lawrence played through Ross Gormer to put Probuild in front and it was soon two when the Welwyn keeper dropped the ball and Rich Hall headed home.
Probuild made it three early in the second half when Barry Greenaway fired home at the second attempt.
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Welwyn got two goals back before Probuild wrapped the game up when Mick Simpson played in Gormer again to send a fine strike past the keeper.
Sporting KFA were beaten 3-0 at London Colney A.
White Hart were 4-1 winners at Nirankari after storming into a 2-0 lead with goals from Jay Drackford, who tucked his goal beautifully in the bottom corner, and Sam Gittings who rifled in from six yards.
In the second half, Dale Lock's strike made it three and Drackford got his brace of goals with a neat finish. Nirankari's Trevor Long grabbed a consolation with the last kick of the game.
In Division One North, St Ippolyts shared eight goals with Therfield Eagles.
Craig White put Saints two up but Therfield made it all square just before half time with a brace from Lief Hillier.
Therfield striker Barrie Roach gave them the lead before Saints quickly hit back through Sam Shadbolt. Minutes later, Callum Perrie gave Saints the advantage but right at the death, up popped Adam Dale to score and level the match.
Saturday, November 1
Greg Cup, round one: Whitwell Village 13 City Hearts 1.
Premier Division: London Colney A 3 Sporting KFA 0, Nirankari 1 White Hart 4, Welwyn Garden City Res 2 Probuild 4.
Division One North: Baldock Town Letchworth A v Westwell (off), Therfield Eagles 4 St Ippolyts 4.
Saturday, November 8
Premier Division: London Road v Sporting KFA, Nirankari v Probuild, Whitwell Village v Redbourn.
Division One North: City Hearts v Sporting Kandola, Probuild Res v Therfield Eagles, Westwell v Fairlands.