Gadebridge get back on track with victory over Tring Athletic A in exciting cup clash


Gadebridge FC bounced back from a disappointing defeat last week with an excellent victory over Premier Division side Tring Athletic A in the Watford Peace Shield.

Goals from Tommy North and Nathan Hoarder were not enough for Tring as Jermaine Bernard, Stuart Meaney and Charlie Martindale secured a 3-2 win for Gadebridge.

Kings Sports also progressed in the cup after overcoming Abbots Langley 3-2 with goals from Jonathon Tyrrell, Dean Porter and Eugene Kwame.

Elsewhere, Bovingdon moved into the next round of the Holloway trophy after winning 1-0 at Global FC, but Potten End exited the competition as they were beaten 4-1 at Wriggle Rovers.

Jack Bridges and Rick Potton were among the scorers as Gadebridge Reserves edged out Langleybury 5-4 .

League duty, meanwhile, saw Hemel Rovers Reserves easily beat Aldenham 5-2 . Tom Porter grabbed a hat-trick with Kai Lewis and Rhys Stonebank both finding the net.

Rovers’ third string had an easy 9-1 success over struggling Oxhey Jets as Matt Durrant and Olly Buckley notched hat-tricks, Adrian Keane scored twice and Brad Walters completed the rout.

Tring Athletic B lost by the odd goal in 11 at Engineer Harpenden, with Dave Allen, Ashley Obrien, Phil Monaghan and Luke Holden among their marksmen.

Meanwhile, HertSavers Credit Union has become the official sponsor of the Herts Senior County League for the 2013-14 football season.

The League will be known as the HertSavers Senior County League for the duration of the sponsorship, which may be extended to the 2014-15 season.

HertSavers Credit Union is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to help people who live and work in Hertfordshire manage their finances by offering savings and affordable loan services.

Bob Brewster, vice president of the HSCL, said: “I was negotiating with several companies for the league sponsorship.

“HertSavers were unable to match the commercial companies financially, however we all decided that HertSavers best represented our ethics, and we are all very delighted to have formed this agreement”.

The HSCL has a proud history dating back to 1898 and has a current membership of 39 clubs entering 67 teams organised into senior, reserve and development sections.

Additionally, with the support of Herts FA, the HSCL have merged with the Herts Inclusive Football League, a competition that provides football for people with a broad range of learning and physical disabilities.

Tony Bailey, HertSavers CEO said: “When Mr Brewster mentioned the Inclusive League we were very interested as not only did the commitment fit into our brand of helping the community, but we could also raise awareness of our services to these people.”