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Watford Sunday League round-up
5:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Round One
Rickmansworth Rovers advanced into the next round of the competition after they completed a 4-1 win against Goffs Oaks Saints.
Adam Seabrook notched a brace in the victory, while Sean Cabey and M.Dowman were also on target for Rovers.
Oxhey Lions also made it into the second round after they edged a thriller against Palace 5-4.
There was disappointment for Watford Town as they crashed out of the competition after a heavy 8-2 defeat against Radlett Road.
WSFL Sunday Challenge Cup Round One
Sun Postal United made it through to the second round in style as they thumped AFC Oddfellows 9-5.
Sun’s goals were netted by Liam Coles (4), Ben Parks (3) and one apiece from Anumal Hussain and Jerome Driscoll, while on target for Oddfellows were Chris Bevan, Matt Coultham, Connon Flanagan, Dale Freeman and Mick Wherle.
A hat-trick from Mick Weiss helped Amici overcame Croxley 7-2. Also on target for Amici were Chris Coleman (2), Joe Da Silva and an own goal. Gary Hockey and Aaron Farrell replied for Croxley.
RD FC advanced after a 4-2 win against Green Dragon Reserves. A brace from Phillip Forde and singles from Jake Levy and Paul Lang proved enough for RD.
Oakview lead the early-season table after they made it three wins from three games following a 4-0 success against Hammer.
Man-of-the-match Lee Armitt proved the difference between the two sides as he scored all four goals in the victory.
Oxhey Estates have made a good start to their campaign and they secured a 3-2 victory against AFC Spartians.
Luke Lloyd, Wayne Gladdy and Roy Byron were on target for Estates, while Tom Horton and Lee Baldwin bagged the Spartians goal.
Newly-promoted West Herts sit middle of the table after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Gadeside Rangers.
Vad Dragomir scored both goals for the Stags, while Daniel Everitt and Jason Brownhill replied for Rangers.
Cassiobury Rangers continued their strong start to the season as they clinched a 5-0 win against Bushey Bimecc.
Rangers began the game brightly but they were unable to create a real chance on goal as Bushey soaked up the pressure.
Cassiobury remained in control of the contest however and they eventually made the breakthrough as Joe Mortimer smashed a shot past the Bimecc goalkeeper.
The second half was more one-sided and Rangers took control of the game.
Brima Johnson added a second as he received a pass from Mortimer before rounding the goalkeeper and tapping home.
Bushey attempted a fight back and Rangers goalkeeper Joe Hitchins did well to save two efforts on goal.
However, Cassiobury were soon back on the attack and Mortimer got his second after Michael Tomkinson put him through on goal.
Rangers grabbed a fourth through Niall Haughton before Mortimer completed his hat-trick to seal the victory.
An impressive Evergreen performance saw them record a comfortable 6-0 win against fancied Woodside.
A treble from Jack Garrett was supported by a double from Jamie Harper and solo effort by Sam Phillips.
A depleted Rifle Volunteer side suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat against Mill End Sports.
With five absentees, Rifle lacked their normal fluent style. During the opening 45 minutes Rifle defended well but they were unable to keep Mill End out as they went ahead shortly before the interval.
Rifle were much improved in the second period and man-of-the-match Mark Lomas caused Mill End’s defence several problems.
However, the visitors grabbed a second goal on the counter and they opened up a clear lead.
Lomas soon reduced the deficit but Mill End again punished Rifle to score their third goal of the match.
The Rifle continued to battle and a Wayne Jackson header gave them late hope. But despite a spirited effort, they were unable to find the equaliser and were beaten.
Chorleywood Club obtained their first point this term in a hard-fought 3-3 draw against FC Crescent.
A Nick Holden goal and two from Ivan Sved weren’t enough as Crescent responded through Luke Pachette, Jamie Moran and Dean Ayres.
Top-of-the-table Green Dragon underlined their title credentials with a 3-0 win against Hammer Reserves.
Joe O'Brien found the net twice and a strike from Dave O’Sullivan inflicted Hammer’s first defeat of the season.
Old Fullerians have taken six points from their opening two games after the recorded a 1-0 away win against AFC Bushey, Craig Totten’s goal proved the winner.
A ruthless display from Victoria helped them complete a 11-2 win against Sun Postal Sports.
Nathan Pooley netted a hat-trick, there were braces for Michael Cheshire and Dean Collins, while Jamie Beaumont, Matt Collins, John McGovern notched singles. An own goal completed the scoring for Victoria.
Ben Stroud and Sam Hackner scored for Sports, who will need to tighten up in defence after conceding 19 goals in two matches.
Colne Valley had to settle for a share of the points after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Hertsmere (Sunday).
Tony Pitt’s goal wasn’t enough to secure the victory as Olu Adekoya struck in the second period to ensure Hertsmere claimed a point.
Early leaders Croxley FC Reserves claimed a 6-3 away win at Railway Arms.
Rishi Doshi bagged a hat-trick, Jason Quilley netted a brace and Ollie Edwards was also on target. Scorers for the Railway were Pawel Rolka with two and one from Dave Brunette.
Racing Santandome got their first win of the season, beating Dome Bar Area 3-1.
Racing took an early lead when Alex Connolly headed a corner back across goal and Mark Bates poked in from close range.
It was Area who then went close when from a corner but Cooper found Cox in the Racing goal on top form to tip the dipping shot over the bar.
Racing then doubled their advantage when Chris Dunn was brought down in the penalty area and Dunn picked himself up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from 12 yards.
With 20 minutes to go, Racing found themselves down to ten men when Bates received his second yellow card for a late challenge and from the resulting free-kick Pietro Rojo fired home an unstoppable shot.
With Area pushing for the equaliser, Racing took advantage and broke down the right. The impressive Regan picked out the unmarked Scott Poulter, who smashed home to secure the three points.
Met Police (Bushey) continued their impressive start to the season as they thumped AFC Bushey Reserves 7-1.
The first half was closer than the score suggests with both sides having good chances.
But Met Police took their opportunities through new signings Ben McGregor and Stephen Smyley and they upped the pace in the second period.
McGregor completed his hat-trick while Smyley added his second of the contest. Another new signing, Rory Arnott,also found the net and Paul Reading scored his first goal in 12 seasons to complete the victory.
Joint league leaders North Watford claimed a 6-3 win against West Herts Reserves. Anthony Gilbert and Al Hammouda, plus an own goal, wasn’t enough for Stags.
Carpenders Park Rangers had a close 3-2 win against Rickmansworth Athletic with goals coming from Joe Byron, Kieran Kline and Len Bartlett.
Shane Kitts and Simon Lee were on target for Ricky but their efforts proved no more than consolations.
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