Rovers get the better of Athletic in an entertaining derby

Micky Hoare, in yellow.
Micky Hoare, in yellow.

Hemel Hempstead Rovers earned all three points in a tight WHSL Premier Division encounter with Dacorum rivals Tring Athletic A on Saturday.

Hemel took the lead through Micky Hoare who reacted quickest in the box to put his team 1-0 up, before Tom Porter poked home following a goalmouth scramble for a 2-0 scoreline.

After the break it was Tring who were on top, and the hosts eventually pulled a goal back through Glen Sizer.

Almost immediately, however, Rovers went down to the other end and Hoare notched his second goal of the game to seal the points for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Division One side Hemel Rovers Reserves took all the points in a 4-2 victory over Wheathampstead. Karl Davidson grabbed a brace, with Curtis Donaldson and Asher Alleyne also finding the net for Rovers.

Gadebridge FC, meanwhile, enjoyed a fruitful afternoon in Division Two as they hammered Harpenden Rovers Reserves 6-0. Tom Murnaghan and Jack Watts both found the net twice, with Alfie Mullan and Dan Holliman also getting their names on the scoresheet.

In other action, it was another bad day for Bovingdon who were beaten 5-1 at Croxley Reserves, while Gadebridge Reserves were went down 3-1 at Global FC.

Potten End suffered a surprise 7-0 thrashing from Hemel Rovers A as Drew Duggan scored a hat-trick and Rob Jackson and Neil Perrin bagged a brace apiece.

In knock-out competition, Kings Sports beat St Marys 6-1 in the National Christian Cup thanks to goals from Dan Tomkins (3) Brandon Murtagh, Paul Harrowell and Josh Moya.

> Pic - Micky Hoare, seen in action earlier this season wearing yellow, scored twice for Hemel Rovers against Tring Athletic A.