Celtic out as AFC march on

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JAMES Heward bagged a brace as AFC Rovers booked their place in the next round of the Steve Norwood Challenge Cup at the expense of Hemel Town Celtic.

Ben Butler and Danny Tomkins were also on target as Rovers ran out 4-2 winners to keep their cup dreams alive.

The Herald and AFC Boars are also through to the next round after picking up 1-0 victories in their respective fourth round clashes.

A Kevin Price goal was enough for The Herald to see off Park Rangers, while Boars edged past Comets Sports Club with a Sonny French effort.

In the league, meanwhile, Division One side The Robin Hood picked up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Warners End. Dan Smethers, Luke Ellis and Dan To got the goals.

The Midland also had that winning feeling as they picked up three points against Berko Raiders.

Barry Sansom, Arran Luke, Rocco Cordara and Ben Judge got their names on the scoresheet for The Midland as they ran out 4-2 winners.

Hot-shot Doug Mothersole had his shooting boots on for Tring Royals in Division Two as he hit a hat-trick against Echoes.

Adam Andrews and Max Oldfield were also on target in a 5-3 win for the Royals.

Adam Durrant was the hat-trick hero for Drays Athletic in a 4-2 win over The Queens Head. Nick Jackson added to Durrant’s treble to make sure of the points for Athletic.

KLCC were another side to take all three points as they beat Blackbirds Rangers 4-2 courtesy of a Matt Honey brace and further goals from Dan Chitty and Sam Toms.

Comets Reserves also ran out victorious as they beat Berko Tornadoes Reserves 3-2. Scott Vaughan, Darren Brooks and Craig Lenane bagged the goals for Comets.

In Division Three, Hemel Hempstead Corinthians edged out AC Grapes in a seven-goal thriller.

Rupert Dan, Craig Sharples, Joao Seronelli and Jack Robinson were all on target as Corinthians picked up a 4-3 win.

Park Rangers Reserves also battled their way to a narrow victory as they won 3-2 at The Steamcoach, John Larter, Terry Beckwith and Luke Thomas found the net for Rangers.

Big GC FC turned on the style in Division Four – dishing up an 8-1 thrashing to The Kings Arms.

Adrian Kane helped himself to a hat-trick, while David Grant (2), Adam Robinson (2) and an own goal completed the scoring for Big GC.

The Three Tuns were also in the mood for goals as they registered a 5-3 win at Boxmoor Rangers.

Dave McConnon (2), Lewis Worham, Greg Sheppard and Chris Wheals did the damage for Tuns.