Cup joy for Hemel Rovers Reserves

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Hemel Rovers Reserves have been crowned West Herts Junior Cup champions after victory over Vicarage Celtic in the final of the competition.

A stunning 30-yard free-kick by Curtis Donaldson gave Rovers a first half lead, but the Hemel side were pegged back 15 minutes from time.

Extra-time was on the cards until a cross-cum-shot from man of the match Donaldson sailed into the Celtic net to give Rovers a 2-1 victory.

Meanwhile, last season’s bottom club in the whole of the West Herts League – Hemel Rovers A – have become this season’s first league champions.

A 1-0 win against Harpenden Rovers A gave them an unassailable Division Three points total, with Drew Duggan scoring the all-important goal.

Elsewhere, Hemel Rovers Reserves booked their place in the final of the Webster Cup with a 4-0 semi-final victory over Oxhey Jets.

Three late goals put them into the final where they will meet Harpenden Rovers. The Hemel goalscorers were Richie Wade, Asher Alleyne, Curtis Donaldson and Callum Jones.

League duty saw Kings Sports reach the top spot in the Premier Division after a 1-0 victory at Maple Cross. A Stuart Harrison goal was enough to take all the points.

Tring Athletic A beat previous league leaders Hadley in a 4-0 drubbing, with Jon Carey scoring twice and James Livingstone and Glen Sizer completing the scoring.

In Division Two, Bovingdon recorded a 5-1 win at home to neighbours Sarratt A. Billy Soden helped himself to a hat-trick, with Casey Birkett and James Richardson also on target.

In the same division, Gadebridge FC slammed eight into the Engineer Harpenden net without reply.

Chris White and Chris Walsh both scored twice with Ryan Lee, Alfie Mullan, Charlie Martindale and Chris Size also finding the net.

The Tring Athletic B side suffered a 3-1 home defeat against JC United, while Monday saw Kings Sports stretch their lead at the top of the league to five points after a 2-0 success at Tring Athletic A.

Potten End drew with Hunton Bridge 1-1 thanks to a Jon Ruffett goal.