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The weekly round-up of the action from the Watford Sunday League
5:45pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Sport
Middlesex Junior Cup Round One
Amici advanced into the second round after they completed a ruthless 10-5 win against Panathinaikos.
Chris Coleman grabbed five goals while there was a brace for Jude Bell.
Singles from Mitch Weiss, Scott Reid and Dave Morris rounded off a commanding victory for the visitors.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Round One
AFC Oddfellows edged a close encounter with Spread Eagle, eventually claiming a 4-3 victory.
The difference between the two sides proved to be Connor Flanagan and Calvin Brandy, with both scoring twice in the win.
WSFL Challenge Cup Round One
Mill End Sports moved into the second round in convincing fashion as they thumped Sun Postal Sports 12-2.
Andy Pryor starred with a hat-trick and there were doubles from Craig Brownsell and John Carter.
One goal each from Darren Girdler, Mark Brownsell, Dean Brownsell, Craig Horwood and Jordon Robinson rounded off the scoring for the victors, with Sam Hakner bagging the consolations for Sun.
Division Four’s Rickmansworth Athletic pulled off a cup shock as they easily overcame Division Two outfit Colne Valley 6-1.
Ricky had an early goal disallowed but they were soon ahead as Nicky Thomas curled his shot into the corner.
The home side remained on the attack and created several chances to extend their lead.
The scoreline was eventually doubled when Simon Lee collected the ball after neat passing and he confidently finished.
Louis Collar-Smith pulled a goal back for the visitors and they went into the break 2-1 behind.
Athletic were reduced to ten men in the second period but they added the next goal as Lee rounded off a swift counter attack.
Valley pushed forward in search of a route back into the game but that left gaps in their defence, which Jordan Allen took advantage of as he burst through and finished well.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, Nicky Thomas then added a fifth and the upset was completed when Jimmy Wheable slotted home.
WSFL Challenge Cup Round Two
No fewer than 109 goals were scored in the two rounds of the competition but the best entertainment came at Bushey, unless you were a Sun Postal Sports supporter.
Bushey won the contest 17-0 with ten different players on target in the thrashing. Jamie Brown and Chris Blunden each scored four times, while Simeon Armstrong netted a brace.
There were further goals from Daryl Brown, Ashley Wood, Glen O’Malley, Ben Hiney, Liam Fowler, Brad Watkins and Lloyd Clarke.
Croxley Green Community Centre claimed their first victory of the campaign as they defeated Division Three outfit Croxley FC Reserves 12-2.
Andy Avis grabbed four goals in the victory for Green, while Dan Dare and Jason Quilley scored the consolations for their opponents.
Another entertaining contest saw West Herts Reserves suffer a 9-4 defeat against AFC Spartians.
Tom Horton and Darren Lancaster both hit hat-tricks for AFC with other strikes coming Hugo Figueredo, Liam Stapleton and an own goal.
Rob Boarder, Jon Gandy, David McConnon and Anthony Gilbert netted for the Stags.
St Josephs eased into the third round with a comfortable 8-0 victory against Rickmansworth Rovers.
Sean Sonner was once again in great form as he struck a hat-trick, while Ben Cowan and Ben Hammond netted twice. A Jack Brown goal rounded off the scoring.
A Lee Armitt treble and singles from Adam Lowton and Owen Deamer helped Oakview knock out Langlebury Cricket Club 5-0 and the only cup shock saw Division Two side Green Dragon get the better of Premier Division outfit Oxhey Estates.
The final score was 6-3 thanks to a Dean Parratt hat-trick, with a double from Dave O’Sullivan and a Joe O’Brien strike completing the upset.
Gadeside Rangers had to work hard to progress into the next round but eventually saw off Hertsmere (Sunday) 3-1 thanks to a brace by Tommy Mitchell and one from Ben Higginson. Michael Smith scored for Hertsmere.
Bushey Bimecc defeated Hammer Reserves 5-1 with goals from Andy Weller (2) Harrison Jones, Mark Coffey and Joe Marsh on target for the hosts. Ben Dunton grabbed Hammer’s consolation.
Victoria ensured their name was in the draw for the next round as they beat Dome Bar Area 5-2.
Nathan Pooley and Joe Cheshire both netted braces in the win, while Steve Noonan also found the net.
Dome’s scorers were Angeleo Napolitano and Paul Della Savina.
Met Police (Bushey) were dumped out of the competition after they suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Shenley Wood.
Met Police had fallen behind in the first half but responded and drew level in the second period through Richard Taylor.
However, goals from Jamie Hazell (2), Rick McDonagh and Matt Semkin saw Police through.
With the majority of sides in cup action, only one game was played in the top flight.
It produced an entertaining encounter between West Herts and Hammer but it was the Stags who were victorious as they claimed a 4-3 win thanks to goals from Sam Saleh (2), Lawrence Olorunfemi and Tudor Fillimon.
A Gary Wicks hat-trick proved nothing more than a consolation for Hammer.
Top-of-the-table Evergreen were in good goal-scoring form as they completed a 6-1 win against Cassiobury Rangers.
Braces from Jamie Harper and Jack Smith were added to by singles from Andrew Murphy and Jack Garrett. Rob Tompkinson struck Rangers’ consolation.
A late goal from Adam Doe was enough for Rifle Volunteer to claim the three points against Croxley FC.
Two of the division’s strugglers met as FC Crescent took on Chorleywood Club.
The outcome was an emphatic 9-1 win for Crescent which helped their goal difference significantly.
Luke Pochetty struck four times in the victory and there was a hat-trick from Tyler Connor. A Matt Dreamer strike and an own goal completed the rout.
Stuart Duffy scored the consolation for Chorleywood.
Oxhey Lions leapfrogged Racing Santandome in the table after smashing nine goals past their opponents.
There were hat-tricks for Joe Henney and Liam Hanley, while Louis Whitfield, Gav Shepherd and Ryan King also found the net. Kevin O’Brien struck for Racing.
North Watford remain top of the table but they had to work hard to claim a 3-2 win against Green Dragon Reserves.
James Chamberlain, Theo McCoy and Michael Moore scored for Watford and cancelled out efforts from Dale Clarke and Lewis Walker.
Carpenders Park Rangers moved up to second place after they beat West Watford 5-3.
Abbass Kahn (2), Claren Klien, Dean Osmond and George Mole scored for Rangers, while West Watford’s replies were from Basit Hameed, who netted twice, and Imran Kahn.
AFC Bushey Reserves won the battle of the strugglers when they completed a 5-0 victory over Watford Town.
James Jefferies struck twice and there was one apiece from Matt Ladmore, Lewis Lynas and Lee Stiles.
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