A dramatic End for Warners

09/10/11 Venture vs. Warners End at Grove Hill Football Club. Ben Hammond from Venture with the ball and Lee Picknal from Warners End close on him.
09/10/11 Venture vs. Warners End at Grove Hill Football Club. Ben Hammond from Venture with the ball and Lee Picknal from Warners End close on him.


WARNERS End came from behind to earn a thrilling 4-3 extra-time victory in the Herts Sunday Junior Cup.

With their second round clash at Sandridge set to be decided on penalties, End dug deep to secure the win. Steve Kilner (2), James Rogers and Ben Hull got the goals.

Elsewhere, there was a big upset in the second round of the Steve Norwood Challenge Cup as Division Three side The Three Blackbirds saw off Division One’s The Midland.

James Hewitt (4), Scott Bangerte, Doug Simms and Darren Hewitt got the goals for Blackbirds in an 8-3 win.

And Blackbirds Rangers were also chirping as Jimmy Trill-Green, Ben Fisk and Dave Moriarty helped the Division Two side to a 3-0 triumph over Premier Division outfit Gossoms End.

Another upset came at the expense of Premier Division club Boxmoor who were thrashed 5-0 by Division One’s AFC Rovers.

James Potton (2), James Heward, Jack Denham and Dean Howie did the damage.

Division Four side The Kings Arms left it to penalties to knock out Division Three outfit Inter Hemel Sunday after a 4-4 draw. Jack Bridges (2), Glen Walsh and Jack Watts netted for Kings, with Ryan Smith (3) and Kevin Horrod replying for Hemel.

FC Intervino also left it late as they saw off Tring Royals 6-3 after extra-time. Scott Harvey, Lewis Day, Dan Hayes, Michael Gray, Pete Austin and Michael Norman were on target for Intervino.

AFC Boars were the biggest cup victors as they put The Queens Head to the guillotine in a 9-0 thrashing. Jay Austin (2), Karl Thomas (2), Sonny French (2), Ricky Parkins, Warren Drysdale and Ricky Charge got the goals.

Comets Sports Club also won well, seeing off Park Rangers Reserves courtesy of efforts from Jon Hussey (2), Shane Wood, Dan Hartley and Aaron Lewis.

Hemel Town Celtic are also through to the third round after breezing past Berko Tornadoes 5-1. Sam Hitch, Stephen Smith Sam Flood (2) and Luke Reid netted.

The Herald beat Greenacres II 4-0 thanks to goals from Luke Hughes, Scott Porter, Scott Carrington and Kevin Price, while Graham Aikman, Mac Milton and Mike McFarlene earned a 3-0 win for The Steamcoach over The Old Bell Gate.

Comets Reserves edged out Run DFC 4-3 with goals from Steve Rance, John Walker, Michael Sheppard and Dean Lee, while Dan To and Jamie Pond were the match-winners for The Robin Hood against Landrovers.

Park Rangers beat The Three Tuns 4-1 thanks to Niall Woods, Chris Parperi, Chris Wesley and Andy Trevillion, while Flaunden saw off Drays with goals from Graham Blyth (2), George Lossely and Neil Gomme.

In league Division One action, Ben Hammond (2), Josh Bundey and Jack Collier helped VFC to a 5-3 win over Warners End.

Sportspace drew 2-2 with Old Grey Mare, with Andrew Cooper and Jonathon Rolfe on target for Sportspace and Anthony Beddall (2) replying for Mare.

In Division Two, the points were shared between Tornadoes Reserves and KLCC. Matt Bunce and an own goal did the damage for Berko, and Matt Honey and Colin Wilson replied for KLCC.

Hemel Corinthians, meanwhile, thrashed AMG United 5-1 in Division Three, with Matt Johnson (2), Craig Sharples (2) and Rupert Dann getting the goals.

Palace FC were the big winners in Division Four as Matt Wollacott (2), Steve Masopalati, Joe Tabois, Mark Purcell and Jamal Ayoub were on target in a 6-2 win over Corinthians Reserves.

Boxmoor Rangers and Apsley Athletic drew 2-2, while Green Park Rovers and Big CG FC shared a 1-1 draw.

Dann Gillespie and Tom Childs scored for Rangers, with Adam Routledge (2) replying for Apsley. Kenny Harrington and Tom Carson scored for Rovers and GC, respectively.