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A round-up of the action from the Watford Sunday League
7:01pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Sport
Herts Senior Sunday Cup Round One
Bushey showed the way in the first round of the prestigious County Senior Cup with a superb 7-1 away victory against PSV Shades.
Three players scored twice – Jamie Brown, Chris Blunden and Kevin Ayodele – while an own goal completed the rout.
Croxley Green Community Centre also won away, beating Red Lion Stansted Abbots 4-0.
Andy Avis scored two, while Steve Barton and Dan Page added one each to give Croxley their first win of the season.
Gadeside Rangers enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Bury Rangers thanks to goals from Ross Popplewell, Dave Rooney and Tommy Mitchell.
The only Watford Sunday League side that came close to exiting the competition was West Herts after they squeezed past Silver Swifts in an enthralling game that finished 7-5.
Sam Saleh and Lawrence Clorunfemi netted two goals apiece for the victors, while Daniel Strachinaru, Jason Whyte and an own goal completed the scoring for the winners.
WSFL Junior Cup Round One
RD FC won 3-1 away at Amici FC to reach the second round where they face another trip, this time to Croxley FC Reserves.
The players on target for RD were Nil Sritharan, Jake Levy and Declan Dunnins.
With the top-flight teams starting their Herts Sunday Cup fixtures at the weekend only one game was played in the Premier Division and St Josephs took all three points, beating AFC Spartians 2-1.
Sean Sonner scored twice for Jos, who went top of the table, with Tom Horton replying.
Evergreen thrashed Croxley FC 4-0 to go top of Division One on goal difference as Max Moore and Joe Murphy netted two each.
Rifle Volunteer finally picked up their first three points of the season with a 4-2 victory over FC Crescent.
Crescent took the lead after just two minutes through Aaron O’Neill but Andy Lomas equalised soon after.
An own goal and Sam Ryder’s finish made it 3-1 to Rifle and while Tyler Connor pulled one back for Crescent, Mark Lomas’ superb volley sealed the win.
Leaders Green Dragon hammered the previous week’s top scorers Langleybury Cricket Club 7-0 thanks in part to a hat-trick from Joe O’Brien.
Dave O'Sullivan added two more for Dragon and there was also one goal each for Luke O’Malley and Dean Parratt.
Second-placed Old Fullerians lost ground at the top of the table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Victoria, who are fourth.
Ben Williams scored for Fullers, while Ben Foster was on target for Victoria.
Hammer Reserves stay in third after a crushing 7-1 victory against Colne Valley.
It was Valley who took the lead through Andy Bisley and they could have extended their advantage after a number of other chances.
Hammer made their opponents pay for their wastefulness, as Gary Wicks netted two and Jamie Tyas, Jack Bishop, Ryan Denham, Craig Scott and Alan Dunton also got on the scoresheet.
At the bottom AFC Bushey and Hertsmere (Sunday) played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Jason Blake, Mark Ferguson and Rob Ladmore scored for Bushey, while Michael Adefemi (2) and Gary Heywood hit the net for their opponents.
Rickmansworth Rovers are one of just six teams to still have a 100 per cent record after thrashing Shenley Wood 6-1.
M Dowman scored twice with the other efforts coming from Bert Adams, Ian Huggett and Adam Seabrook plus an own goal.
Dean Lewis netted Shenley’s sole reply.
Racing Santandome, who are currently in second place, beat Croxley FC Reserves 3-2 at home thanks to a hat-trick from Chris Panayi.
Ollie Edwards and Rob Duncan were the Croxley scorers.
Oxhey Lions kept pace at the top with a storming 6-1 win over Railway Arms with Joe Shepherd netting three times.
There were also goals for Liam Hanley, Ollie Brinton, while an own goal rounded off Lions’ scoring.
Stefano Pepe was on target for Railway.
Dome Bar Area enjoyed an impressive 4-2 win away to AFC Oddfellows.
Garvin Fisher struck twice with Pietro Rojo and Angelo Napolitano also hitting the net.
Connor Flanagan and Michael Lambert were Oddfellows’ scorers.
Met Police (Bushey) are still top of the table on goal difference after a convincing 7-2 win against Green Dragon Reserves.
Dan Branch opened the scoring early on but Green Dragon equalised soon after through Gary Purdy.
Police then netted three goals in the last five minutes of the first half via Stephen Smyley, Sherif Eltahnawy and another from Branch.
In the second half, Green Dragon scored a quick Tony Browne goal to give them hope but Richard Taylor added two more before Branch completed his first ever hat-trick .
Second-placed North Watford had to dig deep to take maximum points from strugglers Sun Postal United with a 2-1 win.
Jawaad Ahmed and Orlando Meredith struck the all-important goals for Watford, while Liam Coles was on target for Sun.
Ever-improving Carpenders Park Rangers recorded the top score in the division with a 7-0 battering of bottom club AFC Bushey Reserves.
In-form George Mole hit a fine hat-trick to take his tally to five in two matches, with Adam Berger, Claren Kline, Joe Barton and Mole’s older brother Jake also scoring.
Rickmansworth Athletic beat Watford Town 4-2 to stay in the running at the top.
Shane Kitts grabbed three and Steve Quarrington got one.
West Herts Reserves and West Watford shared the spoils in a 4-4 draw.
Davan Desai, with two goals, Matt Jones and Anthony Gilbet were the Stags scorers.
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