Terry Devereux President’s Cup Quarter-Final

The cup competition for the top two divisions produced an upset as mid-table Division One side Colne Valley dispatched Chorleywood Club, currently bottom of the top flight, 4-0.

Chorleywood went close to taking an early lead when they struck the post from a free-kick but that was to prove the closest they came to scoring as Valley took control of the game.

Despite creating some good chances, it wasn’t until 10 minutes before the break that Colne finally converted an opportunity through Chris Blunden.

Valley doubled their advantage two minutes into the second half when confusion in the Chorleywood defence allowed Blunden to slot home unchallenged.

Blunden turned provider 20 minutes from time when his square pass across the area was smashed home by Tom Butler.

Blunden then completed his hat-trick three minutes later when he rounded the keeper to score and complete an impressive win for the lower ranked side.

Valley will now face holders Oakview, who easily overcame a potential banana skin in Compasses North 8-0.

Compasses had knocked out another Premier Division side, St Josephs, in the previous round and the game got off to a fairly even start until Lewis Putman scored after 20 minutes with a superbly taken goal. Twisting and turning past two defenders, he struck a shot that went in off the left-hand post.

Eight minutes later the tie was effectively won when Luke Lloyd scored with a half-volley at the far post.

Tom Kennedy added a third three minutes into the second half when he smashed home a rebound in the box, and three minutes later Lloyd netted his second of the game with a simple tap-in.

The floodgates then opened as Oakview scored four more times, with Putman completing his brace midway through the half. The remaining three goals were scored by Kennedy, who also doubled his tally, Warren Gladdy and Darryl Brown.

The all Premier-Division tie between Rifle Volunteer and Reed Rangers saw Rangers win through 3-1 after extra-time.

Rifle missed a golden chance to take the lead in the first half but Nick Kerley could only hit his penalty straight into the arms of the Reed keeper.

But Volunteer did go ahead early in the second half when Kerley made up for his earlier spot-kick miss, setting up a chance for Ronnie Blagden to race through and finish well.

That looked like being the winning goal, as Rifle maintained their lead until ten minutes from time, but Reed substitute Dom David then whipped the ball up and over the wall and his effort crashed over the line after hitting the underside of the bar.

Both sides struggled with fitness in extra-time but it was Reed who went ahead for the first time when a ball was whipped into George Hobson, who was left with a free header.

With Rifle pushing forward looking for an equaliser, they were caught on the counter-attack in the final minute of extra-time as Bradley Sweeney converted for the third goal.

Premier Division

Fox & Hounds are up into third place in the table after a 3-0 win over West Herts.

Two defensive errors allowed Fox to score in the first half, with a third following late on. The goals came from Ritchie Stone with a brace and one from Jude Bell.

Division One

North Watford’s improved run of results continued with a 7-5 win over RD FC, who remain second bottom on goal difference ahead of Cassiobury Rangers.

North Watford took the lead through a smart finish from Aamer Khan after he was put through on goal by Liam Fowler.

They doubled their advantage thanks to a simple tap-in from Khan after he was the quickest to react on the rebound from Shoaib Ali’s free-kick, but RD pulled a goal back through Sam Smith.

North Watford added a third when Tyrone Young netted his first of the contest with another tap-in after he reacted the sharpest to a loose ball in the box.

Khan then completed his hat-trick with a lobbed finish after run from Young, who rounded a defender and slipped his teammate through on goal.

James Cross scored the first of his two goals to reduce the deficit to 4-2 early in the second period, and he doubled his tally after Khan’s quick reactions had been rewarded with a fourth goal.

Young added his second and North Watford’s sixth with a curling effort into the top left corner, only for their opponents to respond a fourth time through Jake Levy.

Khan completed his scoring spree with a fifth by heading in an Ali cross, but the goal of the game was saved until last as Hugh Trayte netted RD’s fifth from long range.

Langleybury CC had to come back from behind to beat Croxley 4-1.

Aaron Farrell gave Croxley the lead early in the first half, but Langleybury struck four times in the second period thanks to goals from Jamie Madden, Matt Honey, Greg Cook and Dan Chitty.

Division Two

AFC Green Machine enjoyed an impressive 5-1 win over Ardent.

The victory moves them above their opponents, whose once promising season is threatening to fall apart, and into third place in the table.

Danny Roberts opened the scoring when his shot took a slight deflection.

Green Machine took control after the break as Roberts netted a second, Josh Burt also struck twice and Daniel Perry once.

Charlie Salvage’s 30th goal of the season was Ardent’s sole reward.

Division Three

Leaders The Tree dropped points for the first time this season in the league as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Inter.

Dayo Akinlabi and Daniel Cosmin scored the Inter goals and Marc Brownsell and Jacob Cook were on target for the table toppers.

P&P Social kept in the hunt after a 5-1 away win over fellow chasers Sun Regent Sports.

Billy Lobjoit scored a hat-trick, with Reece Davis and Callum Splading netting the other two goals. Ben Dunton netted Sun’s only reply.

AC Little Silhouette of Milan are in fifth following a 3-0 away victory over bottom-placed Hertsmere, giving them a fourth victory of the season.

AC were inspired by the return of Chris Parrott, playing his first game in three years after returning from injury, as they struck three times in the second half.

Scott Monaghan opened the scoring with an overhead kick, before they missed a penalty with Joe Hitchins blazing his effort over the bar. But Calvin Monaghan and Sam Haslam did find the back of the net to complete the win.

Division Four

Chess United are enjoying their best season so far, with a 2-1 win over NW giving them a fifth league win from 12 games played.

Jack Honey gave Chess the lead before Daniel Flanagan levelled the scores five minutes later. But Honey netted his second of the game just before the break when he raced onto a long ball over the top to score which proved to be the winning goal.