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A round-up of the action from Watford's Olympian League
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Round Two
IT was a reasonably successful morning for the league’s teams with half progressing to the third round.
Cassiobury Revolution had to do it the hard way, with a 4-3 away win over Phoenix (A) FC.
They were 2-0 down at half-time but in the second period they were soon back in the tie when Jack Wheeler pulled a goal back and within minutes Rob Dilkes equalised.
With five minutes remaining, it look liked Phoenix had scored the winner, but Revolution equalised with the final kick of the game as Darren O’Brien scored with a 30-yard strike.
Cassiobury were the stronger team in extra-time and in the first minute of the second period O’Brien netted his second of the game and the winner from close range.
Another side to win by the odd goal in seven were Brookside, who edged out Wheathamstead Swan.
The visitors went ahead in the first half before Barrie Horn equalised.
Wheatherhamstead re-took the lead after the break but Jack White headed a second equaliser.
It look like the visitors had won the game when they took the lead for a third time, but Damien Porter scored a fine solo goal. And with a minute left, Brookside gained the advantage for the first time when Neil Rosenbaum’s speculative shot when through the keeper's hands for what proved to be the winner.
Hertfordshire Lions' good form continued with a 3-0 away win over Ickleford Sports & Social.
The home side hit the woodwork twice before, against the run of play, Carl Biggs put Lions ahead.
Biggs struck twice more after the break to complete his hat-trick.
Colne Valley Reserves got the better of AFC White Horse Arlesey 4-2.
Valley Reserves recovered from conceding an early good to take a 3-1 lead by half time thanks to an Andy Mackenzie-Bell brace, either side of an effort by Alfie Ottaway.
White Horse pulled a goal back after the restart, but with ten minutes left McKenzie-Bell completed his hat-trick.
The all-Olympian League tie between Inter and Meriden Ballers ended 3-3 after extra-time with Inter winning through 3-1 on penalties.
Goals from Chris Stead and Gareth Heavy put Inter ahead in the first before Meriden pulled a goal back through Junior Bullen.
Chris Stead’s early goal in the second half looked enough to put Inter through, but two goals in the last five minutes of the half from Tom Dettmer and Chris Nelson sent the game into extra-time.
No further goals followed and it was Inter who went through after penalties.
The other Olympian side through are Dynamo Croxley, who beat FC Jersey Farm away 4-2.
After trailing 1-0 at the break, they took a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Aaron Bright and Karl McCormick.
Jersey then equalised before Ashley Dale-Johns and James Graham sealed the win for Dynamo.
The two teams who won in the first round fell at this hurdle.
Watford Labour Club came back from 4-0 down early in the second half against Marshalswick Rovers thanks to an own goal, Mark Bedford, Carl Conibere and it looked like Peter Hurwood’s headed equaliser would take the tie into extra-time. But with the last kick of the game, Rovers scored a breakaway winner.
Radlett Road went down 4-2 at home to Sumners Athletic, Tony Mitchell and Lawrence Brown with the goals.
WD Athletic were beaten 7-4 by Croxley Reserves.
Athletic did lead 2-1 in the first half, but the Watford Sunday League were the stronger team.
Chris Walker, with a brace, Danny Hall and Alex Halifax scored for Athletic.
James Brophy took his total for the season so far to ten goals but his brace was not enough to prevent Woodlands United suffering a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Jagerbombers. Ian Beasley scored the other United goal.
Lee Woodward and Ahmet Top scored the goals for FC Revolution as they suffered a 10-2 away defeat to Sporting Blackbirds, while Roundbush lost 4-1 at home to Hatfield Cricket Club, Joe Sugden with the Bush goal.
Headstone Athletic won the 'Headstone Derby' against Headstone Lions 7-3, but they had to come back from 2-0 down in the first half.
Marco Manfredini scored a brace for Lions but a Terry Flaherty penalty changed the complexion of the game just before half-time.
The second 45 minutes saw Athletic take control of the contest, scoring six times through a Tom O'Malley hat-trick, Dan Page, Sheva Kurup and Matt Irons. Aiden Brennan netted a late consolation for Lions.
Old Danes Athletic enjoyed a second league win of the campaign with a 5-1 victory over Kings Langley.
Josh Oliver, with a brace, Chris White, Liam Junusz and Colin Spooner got the Athletic goals, with Tom Carter replying for Langley.
Tudor Arms defeated Oxhey Rangers 7-2 although the scoreline did flatter the home side.
Hat-trick hitting James Roope, Gary Warn, Tom Inch, Dan Robertson and Jack Robertson got the Tudor goals. Ryan Walsh and Jordan Aston-Woods were on target for Oxhey.
Goals from Tommy Gray (2) and Chris Kimonos were not enough to prevent Bovingdon AFC going down 6-3 against Evergreen Olympians.
The Evergreen target men were Chris Wells, with a hat-trick, Steve Stratford (2) and Martin Tebbs.
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