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Watford Sunday League round-up
6:17pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Sport
FA Sunday Cup Round One
Gadeside Rangers lost 2-0 to Rayners Lane in the first round of the FA Sunday Cup.
Rangers had the first two chances as Jay Evans shot from 20 yards, which Chris Ashton saved with ease, and then Evans and Dave Rooney combined well but the former was unable to pick out his teammate, who would have had a tap in.
The opening goal arrived on 13 minutes when Ollie Leslie’s surging run earned Lane a free-kick from which Harry Henley completely lost his marker to head home unchallenged at the far post.
The lead was doubled moments later when Tom Arnold hesitated on the ball, was dispossessed and Dan Church was on hand to fire past Tom Oliver.
Gadeside played some excellent football in the second half but were unable to get back into the game.
Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Round Two
Rifle Volunteer beat Division Two outfit AFC Bushey 3-1 in a closely-fought contest.
Mark Lomas superbly beat his man on the right and squared for Adam Doe to open the scoring before Bushey equalised.
Terry Cooper restored the lead with a towering header after the break and a third followed soon after as Myles Hall converted from the penalty spot after Gary Froy had been brought down.
Mill End Sports eased through to the third round with a 6-1 win over Bovingdon.
Mark Brownsell scored two and a goal each for Craig Horwood, Dean Brownsell, Jordon Robinson and Andy Prior kept Mill End’s strong start to the season on track.
Old Fullerians beat MKS Carpentry 3-1 with Ryan Woosley claiming a brace and Ben Williams adding the other.
Croxley FC edged out Allenburys 2-1 in a close tie as Ollie Brooks scored both goals.
FC Crescent had a harder game than expected as they beat Division Three side Langleybury Cricket Club 2-0.
Luke Pochetty and Matt Deamer got the goals to see Crescent into the next round.
Third Division leaders Green Dragon sealed an impressive 3-0 win over Thames Albion with Dean Parratt, Joe Margerison and an own goal ensuring progress.
Evergreen lost an exciting match 3-2 away to Echoes.
Max Moore and Kieron Zeller scored Evergreen’s goals.
In another very close game, Chorleywood Club were beaten 4-3 by Aquis with two goals coming from Stuart Duffy and one from Harry Webb.
Hammer Reserves suffered a 5-1 away defeat to Reed Rangers with Jack Bishop scoring the consolation.
Hertsmere (Sunday) lost 6-0 to Wymondley Meaders.
Herts Sunday Junior Cup Round Two
West Herts Reserves booked their place in the third round after beating Kingdom Athletic 3-2.
Rob Boarder was the man of the moment for West Herts, scoring twice before David McConnon grabbed the winner.
WSFL Challenge Cup Round Two
Premier Division strugglers Hammer crept through after a nervy 1-0 win over Division Three side Racing Santandome.
Dan Christopher’s goal proved to be decisive for Hammer.
WSFL Junior Cup Round Two
There were 13 goals in the game between Oxhey Lions and Railway Arms but it was Lions who are through to the third round after winning an incredible contest 9-4.
Liam Hanley chalked up four, while Joe Shepherd and Ryan King added two each and Gav Shepherd scored the other for the victors.
The Railway’s defensive problems continued despite goals from Danny Woods, Joe Mitchell, Michael Latham and Duncan Sands.
Rickmansworth Athletic tasted defeat for the second time this season, losing 4-1 away to rivals Rickmansworth Rovers.
Bert Adams’ free-kick found its way into the corner of the net to put Rovers in front but Athletic equalised through Nicky Thomas.
Tom Gibson restored Rovers’ lead before half-time and shortly after the break Adams made it three before Gibson scored his second and his side’s fourth late on.
Carpenders Park Rangers continued their winning run with a 2-0 victory over West Watford.
George Mole returned to fitness with a goal and Joey Barton scored the other goal for CPR.
Croxley FC Reserves’ tie with RD FC ended 3-3 after extra-time but RD won the penalty shoot-out 4-2.
Croxley’s goals came from Ollie Edwards, Jason Quilley and Alex Tomlinson, while Jake Levy, Nil Sritharan and Kojo Agyeman replied for RD.
With leaders Oakview’s trip to Croxley Green Commmunity Centre postponed due to the weather, Bushey closed the gap at the top to three points by beating AFC Spartians 5-4.
Bushey’s scorers were Chris Blunden, Nadim Ahktar, Lloyd Clarke, Liam Fowler and Brad Wadkins.
Kierham Nelhams, Tom Durcan, Darren Lancaster and Tom Horton netted for AFC.
Victoria beat Colne Valley 5-2 to stay in the top four.
Valley were 2-1 in front after half-an-hour through Louis Collar-Smith and an own goal but their opponents came back to lead 3-2 at half-time before running away with it in the second half.
Amici emerged as 5-2 away winners at AFC Oddfellows to move into eighth place.
Star man Chris Coleman hit a hat-trick, while Scott Reid and Mitch Weiss added one each.
Bottom club Shenley Wood were thrashed 8-1 at home by Dome Bar Area.
Marco Agyrou scored a hat trick with Glen Smith, Matt Bonnick, Garvan Fisher, Hayden Smith and Nick Cornwall completing the rout.
Phil Coe scored Shenley’s consolation.
Met Police (Bushey) continued their 100 per cent league unbeaten run with a 4-2 home win against bottom side Watford Town.
Richard Taylor scored twice, while Hassan Zeizale and Dan Branch claimed a goal each for Police.
Aaron Crawford and Connor Stevens replied for Watford, who put in a battling performance.
Sun Postal United registered their first league win of the season, beating fellow strugglers Green Dragon Reserves 2-1 to move up three places to seventh in the division.
Sun’s all-important goals were scored by Ryan Yule and Liam Coles, while Tony Browne was on target for the Dragons.
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