A Harty cup win for Rovers

Action from Doves United's clash with Berkhamsted Athletic. Picture by Jim Garnett
Action from Doves United's clash with Berkhamsted Athletic. Picture by Jim Garnett
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White Hart Rovers were the star performers from the BSFL on Sunday, as they made it through to the second round of the Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup.

James Heward was the hat-trick hero for Rovers, bagging all the goals in a 3-1 win over Sun & Harrow.

It was not such good news for the BSFL’s other three representatives in the competition, however, as they all slipped to defeat.

Park Rangers were beaten 1-0 at Skew Bridge, while goals from Colin Gower and Mike Macauley were not enough to prevent Gossoms End from losing 6-2 at home to Finchley United.

Warners End were also sent crashing out of the competition after a 5-1 thrashing by AFC Rangers. Paul Branson notched Warners End’s consolation.

In other cup action, Comets Sports Club Reserves were the biggest winners in the BSFL League Intermediate Cup first round, beating Inter Hemel Sunday 5-1 with goals from Tom Murnaghan (3), Miles Cash and Dave Green.

Park Rangers Reserves also progressed to the next round as Jonny Walker (3), James Doyle and John Larter earned a 5-2 win over The Patch, while goals from Tyler Smith, Adiel Mannion, Connor Deadman and Callum Dennis helped Doves United to beat Berko Athletic 4-1.

Echoes edged past Echoes Reserves 2-1 thanks to efforts from Daniel Joyce and Daniel Hughes, and a Matt Honey hat-trick did the damage for KLCC in a 3-1 win at Potten End Sunday.

Landrovers also secured their place in the second round – goals from Simon Davis, Andy McQuarrie and Jason Lovell earning a 3-2 triumph at FC Intervino.

In league action, meanwhile, Premier Division side Flaunden won 3-0 at Comets Sports Club with strikes from Darren Miller, Ben Davis and Graham Blyth, while Jeff Mensah and Curtis Donaldson earned a 2-0 win for AFC Boars at Berko Tornadoes.

There were goals galore in Division One, with VFC securing a 7-3 victory at Drays Athletic. Ross Hanley (2), James Bundy, Jordon Frederick (2), Josh Bundy and Lewis Rodrigoe were all on target.

The Leather Bottle were also among the goals as Ben Butler (2), Jake Broome (2), Tom Carter and an own goal earned them a 6-2 win over The Midland, while efforts from Andrew Cooper (2) and Lee Goldsmith were enough to earn Sportspace a 3-2 victory at Greenacres II.

Run DFC saw off Old Grey Mare 4-2 with doubles from Joe Ellis and Jeffrey Adu, and Boxmoor beat Blackbirds Rangers 2-1 with an Andy Scott effort and an own goal.

There was only one match in Division Two this week, with The Bull Athletic emerging 2-0 victors at The Queens Head courtesy of a Josh Connolly penalty and a strike from Matt Regan.

Hemel Hempstead Corinthians were the big winners in Division Three, triumphing 5-1 at Tring Royals thanks to goals from Michael Dance (2), Craig Sharples, Jack Robinson and Dan Woods.

Goals from Martin Jackson (2) and William Sinclair secured a 3-1 win for FC Berko over The Three Tuns, while AC Grapes saw off Boxmoor Rangers 4-2 with a Justin Seymour hat-trick and a single strike from Drew Duggan.

In Division Four, Sporting Blackbirds trounced Apsley Athletic 4-0 with efforts from Matt O’Kelly, Greg Goodchild and James Hewitt, and Herts Fencing defeated Rose & Crown 5-3 thanks to Harry Crane (2), Sean Lane (2) and George Wilkes.

Big GC FC edged past Drays Athletic Reserves 4-3 with goals from Stuart Venner, Michael Sweeney, Jake Hosier and Adrian Keane.

AMG United added three points to their tally courtesy of a 3-1 win at The Old Bell Gate as Sean Workman, Robbie Hull and Jamie Russell found the net.

And Poggenpohl also had the winning feeling, defeating Boxmoor Rangers Reserves 2-1 with a Mike Odell double.