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The latest round-up of the action from Watford's Olympian League
Birkdale Trophies Challenge Cup Round One
Premier Division Oxhey Park Mangans did it the hard way after they managed to overcome first division Cassiobury Revolution 7-6 with only ten men.
Oxhey started with just nine men, but they went ahead after eight minutes thanks to Alex Campana’s solo effort.
Cassiobury hit back, scoring three times in a six-minute spell around the half-hour mark.
First Callum Hearn raced in from the right to fire home the equaliser, then Darren O’Brien put Revolution ahead.
The third soon followed when Rob Dilkes beat the Oxhey offside trap to score. At this point, the tenth Oxhey player turned up and they pulled a goal back just before half-time when Campana hit his second.
A minute into the second half Revolution restored the two-goal advantage when Mangans failed to clear a corner and Max Earthrowl hit home the lose ball from the edge of the area.
Five minutes later Oxhey were back in the game as Danny Flynn scored from the penalty spot.
For the first time, Cassiobury were on the back foot and two more Oxhey goals followed through Campana to complete his hat-trick.
Behind for the first time in the game, Revolution railed and took the lead with two goals in three minutes from George Mundy and Ben Robson, but two minutes later Oxhey levelled once again with Campana again on target.
It remained that way until seven seconds from the end of five minutes of added-on time, when Campana raced from his own half to grab the winning goal.
Premier side Kings Langley squeezed through as they twice came from behind to beat Meriden Ballers 3-2.
Ballers twice had the lead thanks to goals from John Hall and Graham Nelson, but two late efforts from Langley put them through.
Tom Carter scored a brace with the other coming from Paul Sandhu.
The game between two of the title favourites, Tudor Arms and Headstone Athletic ended with honours even in a 3-3 draw.
Joby MacDonald put Headstone ahead after 25 minutes before Jack Robertson equalised.
In the second half, Tudor took the lead thanks to Dan Robertson and Tom Inch but Headstone fought back to rescue a point with goals from Wesley and Anthony Ball.
Reed Rangers made it two wins out of two with an emphatic 12-0 drubbing of Bovingdon AFC.
Dom David scored seven of his team’s goals, while David Baxter, Leon Burke, Lucas Gibbons, Ashley Lawrence and Shaun Plant were also on target.
Evergreen Olympians beat Oxhey Rangers 4-1.
Chris Wells struck a brace with Mickey Haynes and Dan Burke contributing the other goals. Kyle Matthews replied for Rangers.
Old Danes Athletic edge out Headstone Lions 2-1.
Sam Clark put Lions ahead late in the first half, but Old Danes took the three points thanks to goals in the second period from Chris White and the winner from Liam Janusz five minutes from time.
Woodlands United and Colne Valley Reserves fought out a 3-3 draw.
Steve Cook put Woodland ahead before Perry Rogers levelled five minutes later.
Woodlands went back in front again through Steve Cook, but Lewis Jacques lobbed the keeper from his own clearance to level before half-time.
Graham Roberts put Valley Reserves ahead 15 minutes from time but in the last minute James Brophy equalised with a free-kick for Woodlands.
Hertfordshire Lions got a first victory with a straightforward 4-0 win over Brookside.
Louis McNamara scored the first of his two goals from the penalty spot to break the deadlock just before half-time.
He added his second after the break with the other goals from Mitchell Holt and an overhead kick from Jack Middleton.
Dynamo Croxley came from 2-0 down to grab a draw against Watford Labour Club.
John Barker and Mark Bedford put Labour ahead in the first half before a late rally from the home side saw them take a point thanks to goals from Warren Bolton and Aaron Bright.
FC Revolution defeated WD Athletic 3-0.
Player-manager Peter Challis scored a brace with the other an own goal.
Inter beat Roundbush 2-1 thanks to a late penalty from Gareth Heavey.
Earlier Joe Girvan put Bush ahead in the first half before a headed own goal had brought Inter level.
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