Whirlwind cup tie sees the Tornadoes reach the semis

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Berko Tornadoes have reached the Herts FA Sunday Senior Cup semi-finals for the first time in 44 seasons after coming out on top in a thrilling clash with Flaunden.

With the scores locked 2-2 after 90 minutes, Berko delivered a blistering extra-time display to win the tie 5-2 and book their place in the semis.

Sam Joliffe and Tom Shaw bagged a brace apiece, with Lee Stobbs also on target.

AFC Boars are also through to the last four courtesy of a routine 3-0 triumph over Gadeside Rangers.

Jay Austin, Andy Bryant and Sonny French did the damage.

Elsewhere, Doves United saw off Green Dragon 3-1 in the fifth round of the Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup thanks to strikes from Sam Flood (2) and Stefan Owen-Edwards.

It was not such good news for Comets Sports Club, though, as they were knocked out of the competition by Headstone Athletic in a 5-4 thriller.

In the league, meanwhile, Division One side Berko Athletic won 3-1 at Old Grey Mare thanks to goals from Craig Anscombe (2) and Ricky Hone.

Hemel Hempstead Corinthians were on form in Division Two, thrashing FC Intervino 7-2 as Alex Kinsley (2), Woods Mullan (2), Alex Thompson, Michael Dance and Scott Bonner all found the net.

The other game in the division saw Andy Grew bag a hat-trick for Echoes in a 4-0 trouncing of The Queens Head. Clint Findley was also on target.

Division Three outfit Apsley Athletic were the biggest winners of the weekend, thrashing The Three Tuns 10-2. Jack Wood and Ryan Rowe both hit hat-tricks, Jack Babingdon bagged a brace, and Joshua Oldham and Ellis Scott completed the scoring for Apsley.

Echoes Reserves romped to a 5-0 win at Clarkswood thanks to goals from Jack Collier (2), Rhys Cassidy, Dylan Aroloye and Ryan Hoppia, while a strike from Shawn Hunter was enough to earn the points for Potten End Sunday against RH Motors.

Park Rangers Reserves edged out Adeyfield 5-4 with goals from Lee Franklin (2), Matt Hewitt, Terry Beckwith and Martin Knott.

In Division Four, Sporting Blackbirds had Greg Goodchild (2), Gareth Evans (2), James Hewitt and Matt O’Kelly to thank for a 6-0 win at Olde Kings Arms.

Greenacres II beat The Old Bell Gate by the same scoreline thanks to Marc Canning, Scott Wood, Mike Maloney, Tom Porter, Michael Tearle and Mark Crampton.

Elsewhere, Ben Fisk got the only goal of the game as Hemel Athletic won 1-0 at AFC Old Bell Gate.