Tring Athletic took the local bragging rights over Berkhamsted to advance from their FA Vase third round clash on Saturday.

Chris Vardy was the hero for the home side as he scored the only goal of the game to seal the 1-0 victory.

Tring’s reward comes in the form of a home tie against Hullbridge Sports in the next round, which takes place on the weekend of January 6.

Tring started on the front foot and Max Hercules forced a smart save from Carl Tasker in the opening exchanges.

The first opening came in the second minute and the home side’s continued early dominance told just six minutes later.

Tring kept the ball well and Hercules was involved once again as he linked up with Vardy and Elliott Goward to create the winner.

The link-up play released former Berko man George Carberry and he crossed for Vardy to finish after he had stolen in ahead of his marker.

Berko pushed hard for a leveller for the remainder of the game, but Tring stood firm to secure safe passage to the next round.

Tring couldn’t carry their form into a Premier Division Cup meeting with Hadley on Wednesday as they lost 5-3 on penalties.

Jack Read’s goal from the spot was only enough to earn a 1-1 draw after Hadley levelled from a free-kick and Tring were reduced to 10 men by Steve Nott-Macaire’s red card.

Hadley then held their nerve better from 12 yards to send Tring crashing out.

Oxhey Jets were hit with a late sucker-punch as they went down to a 2-1 loss against South Midlands Premier Division title chasers Harpenden Town.

They had to make do without top-scorer Nick Kerley, but remained competitive in a keenly-contested clash.

Indeed, Jets went ahead with 15 minutes on the clock when John Smith rose highest to head in a well-placed free-kick.

A string of fine stops prevented Jets extending their lead and Town hit back before the break to level in fortuitous fashion.

Steve O’Reilly took aim from 30 yards and his shot took a heavy deflection to find the net.

The winner arrived with a minute to play when Kyle McLeish burst clear down the right and scored with a well-taken chip.

It’s six wins on the spin for Leverstock Green after they eased to a 3-0 victory over Edgware to extend their fine form.

They have made a habit of making bright starts in that time and did so once again to take the lead with 12 minutes played.

Curtis Donaldson was the man to score the go-ahead goal as he headed in a Chris Marsh cross with minimal fuss.

Green had to wait until the 68th minute to give themselves breathing space when Jonathan Lacey made the most of a poor back pass to register.

The second goal allowed Green to relax and they put the game beyond doubt moments later when Alex McCarthy got in behind the defence and calmly finished.

Victory leaves Green sixth in the table and they will look to make it a magnificent seven when they face Cockfosters tomorrow..

They will have every confidence of doing exactly that on the road against a side sitting 16th, who have taken a solitary point from their last six outings in the league.