Seventh heaven for classy United

Action from Hemel United's cup win over Cheshunt Cointhians. Picture by Sally Masson.
Action from Hemel United's cup win over Cheshunt Cointhians. Picture by Sally Masson.

BSFL side Hemel United sailed into the third round of the Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup with a 7-0 demolition of Cheshunt Corinthians.

Scott Porter hit a brace for United and Jason Ivory, Lee Simper, Craig Carrington, Scott Carrington and Lee Butler completed the rout.

AFC Boars also had a big win in their second round tie, thrashing Jubilee 6-1 with goals from Jay Austin (2), Jeff Mensah (2), Brad Joyce and Harry Ausden.

White Hart Rovers booked their place in the third round with a 3-1 win over Finchley United, courtesy of goals from Tom Hardy, Danny Tomkins and James Heward.

It was not such good news for the competition’s other BSFL representatives, though, as Berko Tornadoes, Flaunden and The Robin Hood were all knocked out.

In the BSFL League Intermediate Cup second round, meanwhile, Doves United and The Three Tuns both picked up 6-1 wins.

A Dale Collins hat-trick, along with goals from Alex Kingsley (2) and Dan Green, helped Tuns to breeze past Berko Tornadoes Reserves, while United had Connor Deadman, Chad Pinchin, Sam Flood, Richie Wade and Roy Smith to thank for their victory at FC Berko.

A strike from Lewis Hollington, coupled with an own goal, saw Boxmoor Rangers go through to the next round with a 2-1 win at The Three Blackbirds, and KLCC saw off Park Rangers Reserves 5-2 thanks to Liam Shutes, Matt Honey, Steve Alderman and Al Gunning.

Comets Sports Club Reserves beat The Queens Head 4-2 with strikes from Chris Linsell (2), Dave Green and Scott Vaughan, while a Simon Davies brace and an effort from Jason Lovell did the damage for Landrovers in a 3-2 win at Tring Royals.

Luke Wood, Robert Mooney and Gary Roberts booked Echoes’ place in the next round following a 3-2 triumph over AC Grapes, and Hemel Corinthians won by the same score against The Bull Athletic. Daniel Lee (2) and Ryan Fahy got the goals.

In league action, the only Premier Division match of the weekend saw Park Rangers win 3-0 at Gossoms End with goals from Chris Wesley, Romain Chapman and Mark Hewitt.

Nick Jackson was the stand-out performer in Division One – his four goals helping Drays Athletic to a 7-1 win at The Leather Bottle. Lucas Flood, Jamie Smith and Myer Fuller were also on target.

Run DFC thrashed Sportspace 6-1 courtesy of a Jeffrey Adu hat-trick and efforts from Calvin Cader, Jake Levy and Adam De Swartz, while Lee Winter, Michael Hoare, Mark Crampton, Phil Maloney and Jack Mortimer struck to earn a 5-1 win for Greenacres II over the Old Grey Mare.

The Midland also won well, beating Boxmoor 3-0 with goals from Tom Klymkiw (2) and Marc How, while Marcus Tower and James Bundey secured a 2-1 win for VFC against Blackbirds Rangers.

The only game in Division Two saw Inter Hemel Sunday run out 6-4 winners over FC Intervino thanks to efforts from Stephen Reader (2), Ryan Smith (2), Adam Griffin and an own goal, while Division Three sides Echoes Reserves and Potten End Sunday shared a 0-0 draw.

There were goals galore in Division Four – 13 of them coming in Big GC FC’s 10-3 win over The Old Bell Gate. Adrian Keane hit four, and Jon Sparrow, Sean Grange (2), Jake Hosier (2) and Stuart Venner also netted.

AMG United had Sean Workman (4), Ben Hull (3) and Dave Browne to thank for their 8-1 win against Boxmoor Rangers Reserves, and Herts Fencing won 6-2 at Drays Reserves with goals from Craig McMahon (3), Louis Miller and Sean Lane.

Apsley Athletic also won 6-2 – defeating Palace with strikes from Ryan Rowe (4), Jack Babington and Matt Gurr – while Doug Sims and Greg Goodchild netted for Sporting Blackbirds in a 2-0 win over Poggenpohl.