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Watford Sunday League round-up
4:58pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Sport
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Round Four
Met Police (Bushey) exited the competition after suffering a 4-3 defeat in an entertaining game against Thames Albion.
Joel and Ashley Shanahan and Hassan Zeizale were all on target for Bushey but it proved not to be enough.
Albion will take on Oxhey Jets Vets in the next round this weekend.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Round Five
Evergreen progressed to the next round of the competition after completing a 4-1 win over Kingsleys thanks to a brace apiece from Jamie Harper and Andrew Murphy.
Meanwhile, Hertsmere (Sunday) were comprehensively beaten 6-0 away to Standon & Puckeridge.
Turner Trophies Challenge Cup Round Two
Premier Division front-runners Oakview snatched a 4-3 win against Division One leaders AFC Spartians.
Tim O'Mara scored twice and one goal each from Lee Armitt and Adam Lowton saw them through.
Darren Lancaster, Tom Durcan and Callum McCarroll scored for AFC.
CK Guild, who are struggling in Division One, were made to work hard in their 2-1 victory against Division Four outfit West Watford.
Goals from Harry Collins and Craig Garrett put Guild through, with Naqash Shafqaj on target for Watford.
Oxhey Jets Vets also progressed to the next round after a clinical display saw them record a 5-2 win against Gadeside Rangers.
Leading scorer Lewis Putman bagged a brace, while Danny Fielding, Matt Collins and Owen Deamer were also on target.
Rangers’ goals were scored by Adam Hills and Ross Popplewell.
Turner Trophies Challenge Cup Round Three
Division One leaders Bushey eased into the next round of the competition after defeating Chorleywood Club 5-1.
Brothers Jamie (2) and Daryl Brown were both on target, while an Ashley Dunn-Watts strike and an own goal rounded off the win.
Chris Wagstaffe got the consolation for Chorleywood.
Bushey Bimecc crashed out of the cup after suffering a 4-2 defeat against FC Crescent.
Dean Ayres notched twice, with Tyler Connor and Jamie Moran also on target for Crescent.
Wellington Arms defeated West Herts 1-0, with the winner scored by Simeon Armstrong.
WSFL Intermediate Cup Round Two
Victoria secured a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Langleybury Cricket Club thanks to goals from Joe Cheshire (2) and Steve Noonan.
Denny Azeez and Charles Munro both netted for Bury.
Hammer remain in third place after they returned from Croxley Green Community Centre with a comfortable 5-1 win.
Nathan Pooley was the star man as he struck a hat-trick, with Chris Blunden and Karl Penney also finding the target.
The Rifle Volunteer returned after a long Christmas break and claimed a 4-0 victory against Green Dragon.
The first half mirrored the entire game, with the Rifle consistently attacking a plucky Dragon side who, despite their recent results, never threw the towel in.
The deadlock was broken shortly before the break when Hugh Trayte headed home a superb cross from Wayne Jackson.
In the second half, Dragon made changes but this couldn't stem the flow as the Rifle produced a fantastic move which Sam Ryder finished off.
Rifle continued to attack and Trayte secured his brace before Wayne Jackson hit a swerving free-kick to complete the win.
Second-placed AFC Bushey had a battle to beat lowly Wellington Arms Reserves 4-2.
Ryan Legge proved the difference as he hit a hat-trick, while a goal from Ryan Turnbull secured Bushey’s win.
Jake Woolhead’s goals proved nothing more than consolation for Wellington.
Hammer Reserves had a close 3-2 win over fellow mid-table side Dome Bar Area, with Gary Hennicke (2) and one from Marin Andrews were enough to claim victory.
Angelo Napolitano and Nick Cornwell scored for the Dome.
A high-scoring game saw Railway Arms come out 5-4 winners against The Pavillion.
The Bartlett brothers all had fine games, with Lee, Craig and Martin all hitting the net, plus further goals from Ashley Armstrong and Jack Overing.
Adam Bentley, Jon Muskett, Chris Phillips and Dave Brunette all scored for Railway but it wasn’t enough.
In the lower regions of the table, Oxhey Estates Reserves defeated Woodlands United 6-3.
A hat-trick from John McGeachey, two own goals and a strike from Luke Lloyd proved enough for Oxhey.
Woodlands had Steve Lawrence (2) and Ashley Leeander on target.
Ebury Guild had an expected 4-1 win over Sun Postal United thanks to two goals from Rishi Doshi and efforts from Ollie Edwards and Alex Tomlinson.
Dan Tarrant grabbed Sun’s consolation.
A surprise result saw strugglers AFC Oddfellows hold league leaders Shenley Wood to a 3-3 draw.
Matt Coultham, Dan Norcott and Connor Flanagan were the AFC scorers, while a brace from Jamie Hazell and one from Dean Lewis wasn’t enough for Wood.
Rickmansworth Rovers moved into second place after claiming a 4-2 away win against West Herts Reserves.
Deposed second-placed side Racing Santandome were held to a 1-1 draw with Rickmansworth Athletic.
Mark Bates found the net for Racing but they failed to take all three points as Jordan Allen scored for Athletic.
Carpenders Park Rangers drew 2-2 with Gadesisde Rangers Reserves in a battle at the bottom of the table.
George Mole and Ryan Walsh scored for Carpenders Park and Tommy Mitchell notched a brace for Gadeside.