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Chairman’s Cup Round One
Brookside and Roundbush could only be separated by penalties following a 4-4 draw after extra-time.
The first 45 minutes gave little indication of the drama to come as the opening period ended goalless.
A deflected shot from Jack White five minutes after the restart started the action but Ben Lelyveld equalised with a penalty.
Brookside regained the lead just two minutes later – White’s tame shot creeping under Bush keeper Nathan Reeves body to give him his second goal of the game. It was level pegging once again when Blaise Shervington scored following a goalmouth scramble and with six minutes left it looked like Brookside had won the game when Barrie Horn scored with a sliced effort from the edge of the area.
With just seconds remaining in added-time however, Shervington set up Mark Wales for his team’s third equaliser. In the first period of extra-time Shervington grabbed his second to put Bush ahead in the tie for the first time.
That looked like being enough, but once again there was high drama in the dying seconds of extra-time when keeper Robert Whicker came up for a corner, causing confusion in the box and allowing Mohan Ballard to head the equaliser and take the game to a penalty shoot-out.
Whicker did save one effort but it was not enough to prevent Roundbush winning through 4-3 on penalties.
Radlett Road defeated Woodlands United 6-4, coming back from 3-1 down at the break.
In the first half, James Brophy put Woodlands ahead before Aqueel Khan levelled it soon after. But thanks to Brophy’s second of the game from the penalty spot and a goal from Jordan Dunn, United looked in command of the game.
For the second match running though, Radlett stepped up a gear in the second half and were soon level thanks to two goals from Steven Harper.
Yogi Tan put Woodlands back ahead, but their opponents hit back with Harper’s third, along with further goals from Tony Mitchell and Jack Saunders.
There was another high-scoring affair between Meriden Ballers and WD Athletic.
It was a nip and tuck affair from the start and the score was 2-2 at the break after Meriden levelled twice after falling behind.
Ballers took the lead for the first time in the second half, but it was WD who scored twice to lead once again.
Another Ballers equaliser soon followed before WD won the game thanks to a late penalty.
John Hall, Anthony Williams, Khalil Celestine, Dappo Joshua scored the Ballers goals, while the men on target for WD were two-goal James Noble, Pat Turner, Tom Devereux, and Chris Lumm.
The ‘Cassiobury derby’ between Cassiobury Revolution and FC Revolution ended in 5-1 victory for the ‘senior’ club, Revolution.
Max Earthrowl (2), Anthony Highet, Darren O’Brien and Rob Dilkes scored for the home side with James Waldron netting in the second half for their opponents.
Bovingdon AFC threw away a three-goal lead to draw 5-5 with Oxhey Rangers.
Harry Woods’ first goal was followed up by two for Tommy Gray, but the game turned just before half-time when Richard McCrossan scored the first of his three for Oxhey.
Rangers were soon level at the start of the second half with goals from Tim Hatton and McCrossan’s second of the game.
Bovingdon then struck back to take a two-goal lead with Woods and Gray again finding the net, but Rangers came back a second time with a brace from Dean Purdham.
Tudor Arms’ slow start to the season may have come to an end following an impressive 5-2 win over Evergreen Olympians.
The home side went ahead through Chris Wells, but James Roope equalized. This was closely followed by a goal from Tom Inch. Then just before half-time, Roope put Road further ahead.
In the second half, Inch got his second and Jack Robertson made it 5-1 before Dan Burke pulled a goal back late on.
Reed Rangers’ winning start to the season carried on with a 4-1 victory over Old Danes Athletic.
Lucas Gibbons scored twice and Dominic David and Adam Crassweller got Rangers’ other goals.
Joel Foskett netted for Old Danes.
Inter enjoyed a 3-1 away win over Watford Labour Club.
Chris Walsh scored the Labour goal while the Inter strikes came from Freddie Holmes, Dayo Akinlabi and Chris Stead.
Hertfordshire Lions needed a last-gasp winner from Jack McNamara to beat Dynamo Croxley 2-1.
Tom Weaver put Lions ahead in the second half but Ashley Dale-Jones’ goal looked to have earned a point before McNamara’s late effort.
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Round One
Headstone Lions’ trip to Berkhamsted proved fruitless as they were defeated 2-0 by Berkhamsted Athletic with a goal coming in each half.
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