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AFC Bushey Reserves knocked out of WSFL Challenge Cup by Croxley FC Reserves in first round
6:33pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
WSFL Challenge Cup Round One
Division Four outfit AFC Bushey Reserves exited the competition after going down 4-0 against Division Three outfit Croxley FC Reserves.
Jamil Mizra, Oliver Edwards, Michael Gillman and Rishi Doshi were all on target for Croxley.
Bushey Bimecc maintained their good start to the season and moved into the second round by defeating Carpenders Park Rangers 3-0.
A brace from John Croft and a single strike from Daniel Fury were enough for Bushey to beat their opponents, who are yet to open their account this season.
Division One clubs Cassiobury Rangers and Rifle Volunteer faced off and it was the latter who advanced in the competition after they recorded a 3-2 win.
Adam Doe rediscovered his scoring boots and bagged a brace, while Andrew Lomas added a third.
Goals from Jake Mortimer and Steven Lovell proved to be no more than consolations for Volunteer.
Division Two outfit Green Dragon had to work hard to claim a 4-3 win against Railway Arms.
Keifer Shuttleworth netted twice, while Joe O’Brien and Luke O’Malley were also on target.
Adam Bentley and Stefano Pepe (2) replied for Railway.
Hertsmere (Sunday) were knocked out after suffering a 7-1 defeat against Chorleywood Club.
Doubles from Charley Hailey and Nicholas Holden were added to by goals from Ivlin Sved, Will Keddy and Christopher May.
Iain Whitlock netted the Chorleywood consolation.
Division Two Langleybury Cricket Club caused an upset as they knocked out Division One side North Watford.
Sam Toms and Matthew Honey both found the net in the 2-0 win.
Old Fullerians entertained AFC Bushey at Barton Way and continued their good start to the season by winning 3-1.
Martin Donnelly and Jon Shafe both struck for Fullerians but they required an own goal to make it safe, with Ryan Legge scoring for the away side.
Victoria benefitted from the extra week’s rest as they got their season off to a 4-1 win against Oxhey Lions.
Goals from John McGovern, Nathan Pooley, James Beaumont and Michael Cheshire cancelled out a Liam Hanley effort.
Jamie Hazell made it two hat-tricks in two games as he helped Shenley Wood thump Watford Town 7-1.
Hazell’s treble was added to by a brace from Sam McDonough and goals from James Percival and Matthew Semken.
Aaron Crawford replied for Town.
Dome Bar Area’s superior standing in the league came to the fore as they beat West Watford 4-0.
Angelo Neapolitino scored twice, while Paul Della-Savina and Glen Smith were also on target.
Division One side Woodside FC have made a poor start to the season and they exited the competition after losing 1-0 to West Herts Reserves, Rob Boarder netted the only goal.
Hammer’s poor start to the league continued as they suffered a second successive defeat, going down 2-1 to AFC Spartians.
Callum McConnell grabbed both goals for Hammer, while John Smith netted for Spartians.
Oxhey Estates claimed their first points of the season as they beat Croxley Green Community Centre 3-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Luke Beardsworth.
St Josephs scored four goals for the second week running as they overcame Gadeside Rangers 4-1.
Mark East grabbed a brace, while efforts from Ben Hammond and Jack Brown cancelled out a Tom Nelmes strike.
Wellington Arms’ match against Bushey FC was postponed and this was followed by the news that Welly manager Terry Reed had stepped down from his role after 15 years, allegedly due to lack of support and commitment from a number of his players.
Promoted West Herts were unable to build on their fine opening day win, losing 4-0 against Oakview.
Last season’s Premier Division top scorer Lee Armitt struck twice, as did Tim O’Mara.
FC Crescent’s campaign got off to a poor start as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to newly-promoted Evergreen.
Jamie Moran had put Crescent ahead but goals from Kieran Zeller and Adam Carpenter sealed victory for Evergreen.
Croxley FC were unable to find the net for a second week running as they were beaten 3-0 by Mill End Sports – Philip Pemberton, Leyton Brooks and Dean Brownsell netted in the win.
RD FC gained their first point of the season after a tense goalless draw away to Racing Santandome.
Hammer Reserves maintained their good start to the campaign and leapt to the top of the division with a 3-1 win over Colne Valley.
Goals from Tom Ford (2) and Alan Duncan meant Tom Seamons’ strike was only a consolation.
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