Doves soar to emphatic cup win

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BSFL side Doves United sailed through to the Herts FA Sunday Intermediate Cup quarter-finals after a 7-0 thrashing of Lea Sports PSG.

Adiel Mannion led the way for United with a hat-trick, and doubles from Connor Deadman and Sam Flood completed the rout.

VFC also made it through to the next round, hammering Highgate Redwing 5-1 thanks to goals from Sean Foster (2), Josh Chamberlain and Marcus Tower (2).

A Nick Jackson double was enough to seal Drays Athletic’s passage into the next round at the expense of Greenacres II, but Blackbirds Rangers were dumped out by Zenit St Whetstone after a 7-1 defeat.

In other cup action, Drew Duggan’s hat-trick helped AC Grapes to a 4-1 victory at Landrovers in the second round of the Steve Norwood Challenge Cup. Juan Villar was also on target.

In the league, meanwhile, Premier Division side Flaunden picked up a 5-0 win over Warners End thanks to goals from Chad Greatorex, Ed Canham, Ben Adams, George Looseley and Jamie Allen.

Hemel United saw off Berko Tornadoes 3-0 with efforts from Luke Hughes, Jack Marshall and Lee Butler, while Aaron Baverstock and Craig Lockley did the damage for Park Rangers in a 2-0 win at White Hart Rovers.

Comets Sports Club and AFC Boars drew 3-3, and Robin Hood and Gossoms End shared the same scoreline.

The big winners in Division One were Leather Bottle who beat The Midland 7-3 courtesy of hat-tricks from Tom Carter and Ben Butler, and a strike from Mark Broome.

Goals from Micky Eales, Nana Agyeman, Jake Levy and Akil Philip-Forde earned a 4-2 win for Run DFC against Boxmoor, while Sportspace drew 2-2 with Old Grey Mare.

There were plenty of goals in Division Two, with eight of them coming in a 7-1 win for Comets Reserves at Berko Tornadoes Reserves.

Dave Green helped himself to a hat-trick, and Scott Vaughan (2), Dan Field and Joe Copson were also on target.

KLCC hit five goals without reply against Inter Hemel Sunday courtesy of Dan Chitty (2), Matt Honey, Sam Toms and Al Gunning, while Ross Eddy, Luke Wood, Dan Hughes and Clint Findley helped Echoes to beat FC Intervino 4-1.

The other game in the division saw The Bull Athletic triumph 5-3 over The Patch thanks to goals from Josh Connolly, Chris Sweeney and Gus Quigley.

In Division Three, efforts from Danny Lynch, Dean Porter and Graham Noel (2) secured a 4-2 win for Echoes Reserves at Park Rangers Reserves, and Sam Rawlings, Craig Sharples and Chris Armorgie netted for Hemel Corinthians in a 3-1 win at FC Berko.

Potten End Sunday had Lee Owens (2) and Tom Whiddet to thank for a 3-1 win over Tring Royals, and The Three Tuns won by the same scoreline at Berko Athletic as Lewis Wornham (2) and Luke Butler found the net.

Big GC had a big win in Division Four with goals from Adrian Keane (2), Thomas Bull (2), Jake Hosier (2), Martin Wood and Adam Robinson seeing off Boxmoor Rangers Reserves 8-0, while Jamal Ayoub (4), Neil Harper (2), Chris Richards and James Taylor got the goals for Palace in an 8-1 win over Poggenpohl.

Adam Routledge, Lee Collins and Chris Jones were the scorers for Apsely Athletic is a 3-2 victory against AMG United, while Sporting Blackbirds won 5-1 at Rose & Crown thanks to efforts from Dan Woods (2), Greg Goodchild, Luke Gilks and Jamie Palmer.

The individual performance of the day came from Herts Fencing’s Craig McMahon, who helped himself to five of his team’s seven goals at The Old Bell Gate.

Rocky Crane and Sean Lane completed the 7-1 rout for their side.