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Watford Sunday League round-up
12:33pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
Herts Senior Sunday Cup Round Four
Oxhey Estates exited the Senior Cup after suffering a 3-1 defeat against a strong Nirankari side.
A goal from John Danslow was not enough to help Estates remain in the competition.
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Semi-Final
AFC Spartians failed to reach the County Cup final after they were beaten 2-0 by Drays Athletic.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Semi-Final
Evergreen are through to the final of the competition after they defeated Nicholas Breakspear OB Reserves 4-1.
Turner Trophies Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
St Josephs have reached the last four after they defeated Division One strugglers Met Police (Bushey) 8-3.
Liam Sonner struck five times, while Ben Hammond, Ben Cowen and Paul Stuart were also on target in the victory.
The Met side battled well throughout and their goals came from Richard Taylor (2) and one from Dave Wilmott.
Due to postponements only two matches were played in the division.
The weather didn’t affect Oakview though, as they completed a 6-2 victory over Gadeside Rangers.
Gadeside started well and went ahead when Dave Rooney’s fine cross was swept home by Tommy Mitchell.
However, Oakview hit back soon after through the league’s top scorer, Lee Armitt. A poor clearance dropped to the striker who slotted home from five yards.
Gadeside retook the lead though five minute later when Jason Brownhill’s perfect cross found the head of Mitchell and his downward header went in off the far post.
Armitt equalised for a second time soon after as he cut in from the right and struck a low shot past the dive of Adam Hills.
Armitt then completed his hat-trick on the half hour as he ran clear of the defence before confidently firing past Hills.
Oakview continued to attack and they added a fourth before the interval as Armitt raced into the box before squaring to Jake Grace, who slid the ball into an empty net.
After the restart, Armitt grabbed his fourth when he converted from close range after Hills had saved his initial effort.
Tim O’Mara then rounded off the scoring late on when he capitalised on hesitation at the back and fired past Hills.
After the game, player-manager Hills said: “Given the circumstances, I couldn’t fault the effort of the guys today.
“We were let down big time by some of our senior players and big decisions went hugely against us today. Next week is a massive game for us against Wellington Arms.
“Our level of performance has hugely increased since we were beaten 5-1 by them a few weeks ago. We need a result.”
In the only other game played in the top flight, Hammer drew 0-0 with Wellington Arms.
Leaders West Herts extended their advantage at the top of the table after winning 5-1 at Old Garston Juniors.
Vlad Dragomir and Sam Saleh both bagged braces, while one from Phil Bernard completed the win.
Patrick O’Boyle netted the consolation for Old Garston.
Mill End Sports moved up to second place with a 3-1 victory over CK Guild.
Phil Pemberton, Dean Brownsell and Glen O’Malley scored for Mill End, while Jadilson Reis replied for CK.
Rifle Volunteer kept up the pressure on the top three, beating Langleybury Cricket Club 4-0.
Hugh Trayte hit a hat-trick, while Myles Hall was also on target.
Sam Parker, Jason Blake, Mark Ferguson all scored for AFC Bushey in their 3-1 win against Dome Bar Area, whose goal came from Angelo Napolitano.
Sun Postal Sports drew 2-2 with Victoria thanks to two goals from Louis Hakner and Jamie May. The point keeps Sun in touch with the leaders.
AFC Oddfellows remain at the top of the table after they recorded a 4-0 win against Oxhey Estates Reserves.
Connor Flanagan notched twice and Gary Lynch and Daniel Robinson also found the net.
Two goals from Gino de Antonis couldn’t help Ebury Guild avoid a 3-2 defeat against Pavillion.
Sun Postal United claimed their first points of the season with a fine 3-0 away win at Woodlands United.
Two goals from Lee Fisher and one from Dale Webster helped Sun finally get off the mark.
Oxhey Lions consolidated their pace at the top of the division as they secured three points following a 6-2 win against a depleted Gadeside Rangers Reserves.
Ollie Brinton scored a hat-trick, while a brace from Joe Shepherd and singles from Ryan King rounded off the victory.
Jamie Moran netted both consolations for Gadeside.
Ryan Walsh was on target for Carpenders Park Rangers in their 2-1 defeat against Rickmansworth Athletic.
Shane Kitts completed a double for Rickmansworth.
West Watford came out on top 6-5 in a thrilling game against West Herts Reserves.
Mohammed Manzul netted a hat-trick for West Watford, while Ciruk bagged a pair and there was also a goal for Naqqash Shafqat.
The Stags goals were scored by Jon Gandy (3), Ian Gurney and Martin Brown.