Herald on song in AC rout

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THE Herald were on top form on Sunday as they handed AC Hemel a hearty thrashing.

The Premier Division encounter proved to be a thoroughly one-sided affair, with The Herald running out 9-2 winners.

Lee Simper, Ben Headland and Scott Carrington all bagged braces for The Herald, and Scott Porter, Lee Butler and Luke Hughes completed the rout.

Elsewhere, Berko Tornadoes picked up three points as they saw off Boxmoor 3-1 with goals from Staurt Bailey, James Shaw and Ryan Sturgess.

Comets Sports Club also won well, beating Park Rangers 2-0 courtesy of strikes from John Hussey and Luke Sharpley.

Flaunden edged past Gossoms End as Chris Truamn (2) and Graham Blyth got the goals in a 3-2 victory.

Warners End were the big winners in Division One as they swept past Berko Raiders 6-2 with goals from Tommy Venner (3), Simon Barnes, Chris Parish and Paul Branson.

Greenacres II were also amongst the goals as they beat Sportspace 5-3. Paul Hanafan took his personal tally for the weekend to seven goals as he bagged a hat-trick, while Phil Keen and Alex Palmer completed the scoring.

AFC Rovers also hit five as James Heward, Ben Butler (2), Joe Buckingham and Tom Hardy earned a 5-2 win at VFC.

The Robin Hood came away with a win as Todd Fraser (2) did the damage in a 2-1 triumph at The Midland.

Meanwhile, Landrovers’ clash with the Old Grey Mare produced a real goal-fest as the sides shared a 5-5 draw.

In stand-out performances, Chris Lee bagged a brace for Landrovers, and Greg Dormer netted twice for Old Grey Mare.

In Division Two, Drays Athletic breezed past Tornadoes Reserves in an 8-0 win. Nick Jackson (3), Adam Durrant (2), Lee Clarke (2) and Jamie France got the goals.

The Queens Head had Steve Hewitt, David Ellis, Duncan Allan, Nick Jones and Kevin French to thank for their 5-3 win at Tring Royals, while Comets Reserves edged past Echoes.

Dave Green and Tom Murnaghan were on target for Comets in a 2-1 triumph.

FC Intervino won by the same score against Blackbirds Rangers thanks to goals from Scott Harvey and Chris Appleyard.

KLCC and Run DFC shared a 2-2 draw, with Liam Schutes (2) on target for KLCC and Osy Okolie and Kojo Agyeman replying for Run DFC.

Inter Hemel Sunday were the big winners in Division Three as Ryan Smith, Sam Hailey, Stephen Reader, Ryan Roberts and Souddat Popatfound the net in a 5-2 victory at AMG United.

The Bull Athletic came away with a win as Matthew Reegan and Ciaran Durcan did the damage in a 2-1 win at AC Grapes.

Park Rangers Reserves had John Larter and Lee Kelly (2) to thank for a 3-1 win at Potten End Sunday, while Graham Aikman and an own goal secured a 2-1 victory for The Steamcoach over The Three Blackbirds.

The Three Tuns were on form in Division Four, beating Boxmoor Rangers 4-2 with goals from Dean Porter, Wayne Chatfield and Alex Kingsley.

Mark Manangan bagged a brace and Paul Wilkins was also on target in Green Park Rovers’ 3-1 win at The Olde Red Lion, while Palace FC triumphed by the same scoreline over The Old Bell Gate.

Paul Fakes, Jamal Ayoub and Kenny Fitzgerald were on target for Palace.

Another team to win 3-1 were Apsley Athletic who bagged the points at Hemel Corinthians Reserves courtesy of strikes from Adam Routledge (2) and Barry Mawn.

Elsewhere, The Kings Arms and Big GC FC played out a 1-1 draw, with Chris Wright on target for Arms and Adrian Keane getting the goal for Big GC.