Boars maul cup opposition

25/11/11 Football Hemel Town Celtic against Flaunden. Stuart Garnham and Simon Gill fighting for the ball.
25/11/11 Football Hemel Town Celtic against Flaunden. Stuart Garnham and Simon Gill fighting for the ball.


AFC Boars could not be tamed as they smashed eight past Loop Construction in the third round of the Herts Sunday Senior Cup.

In a dominant display, goals from Curtis Donaldson (3), Sonny French (2), Jay Austin, Warren Drysdale and Karl Thomas did the damage for the rampant Boars.

Comets Sports Club, meanwhile, edged past Belstone in a 10-goal thriller. Luke Sharpley (3), Chris Marsh (2) and Jack Wood sent Comets through with a 6-4 win.

The Herald also won well, seeing off Athletico Hitchin 3-1 courtesy of strikes from Karl Davidson, Luke Hughes and Scott Porter.

Berko Tornadoes, however, were blown away by Harpenden Colts OB in a 4-0 loss, while Park Rangers went down 3-1 to Headstone Athletic despite a Kevin Eaton effort.

Elsewhere, Comets Reserves were sent crashing out of the League Intermediate Cup following a 5-0 thrashing by Drays Athletic.

Nick Jackson claimed a hat-trick for Drays, and Adam Durrant and an own goal completed the rout.

KLCC FC are through to the fourth round courtesy of a 6-3 win at FC Intervino.

Six different players found the net for KLCC – with Colin Wilson, Al Gunning, Dan Chitty, Matt Smith, Matt Honey and Jim Petrie bagging the goals.

AC Grapes edged through with a 3-2 win at Hemel Corinthians thanks to efforts from Drew Duggan (2) and Justin Seymour.

Blackbirds Rangers also progressed as Paul Lelliott and Gareth Carder secured a 2-1 win at Echoes FC.

Meanwhile, in the league, Premier Division side Boxmoor picked up all three points with a 3-2 win over Gossoms End. Luke Penhollow (2) and an own goal did the damage.

It was honours even between Hemel Town Celtic and Flaunden as the sides shared a 2-2 draw.

Connor Smith and Adam Tizzard netted for Celtic, with Darren Miller and Ben Gillard replying for Flaunden.

James Heward was on fire for AFC Rovers in Division One as he scored four times in his side’s 8-2 win over Sportspace. Prejesh Patel (3) and Danny Tomkins were also on target.

The Robin Hood beat Old Grey Mare 5-2 thanks to goals from Tom Haynes, Dan To (2), James Bushe and Dave Wilkinson, while Greenacres squeezed past VFC.

Mark Crampton (2) and Tom Porter got the goals in a 3-2 win.

Landrovers and The Midland drew 2-2, with Ali Spooner (2) on target for Landrovers and Ben Judge and Dave Wilson finding the net for The Midland.

In Division Two, Run DFC triumphed 2-0 at The Queens Head courtesy of goals from Joe Ellis and Osy Okolie.

Matthew Baxter (2) was the match-winner for Inter Hemel Sunday in their 2-1 win at Potten End Sunday, and Park Rangers Reserves were victorious by the same score at The Three Blackbirds.

John Larter and Ben Somerset got the goals for Rangers.

Green Park Rovers were the biggest winners in Division Four as they produced a goal-fest with Hemel Corinthians Reserves.

Mark Manangan (2), Paul Wilkins (2), Kenny Harrington (2) and Josh Cusdin scored the goals in a 7-4 win.

The Three Tuns beat The Olde Red Lion 2-0 as Greg Shephard and, bizarrely, goalkeeper Joe Hutchins were on target.

Hutchins found the net with an almighty kick from inside his own penalty area.

An Elliot Rowland goal was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Boxmoor Rangers at Big GC FC, while Kings Arms won 2-1 at Apsley Athletic thanks to efforts from Luke Wilding and Jack Watts.

The Old Bell Gate and Palace shared a 2-2 draw as Kirren Taylor and Tom Grimes found the net for The Old Bell Gate and Jamal Ayoub and Erman Housien replied for Palace.