Herts Sunday Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

Both of the Watford Sunday League's two remaining sides in the County Junior Cup, Bushey Rangers and Everett Rovers, made it through to the semi-finals where they will face off against each other on March 11 for a place in the final.

Bushey came through a remarkable match against Berkhamsted Sunday League side Berkhamsted Athletic 6-4 after extra-time, staging a remarkable fightback from 4-2 down with just 15 minutes left.

The game was switched to Berkhamsted with Moatfield unfit and Rangers went behind early on after a short back pass was intercepted and slotted home.

However, Bushey struck back with two goals in the space of 10 minutes before half-time from James Henney and Jack Barr, both as a result of corners, to take the lead into the break.

The start of the second half was a disaster for Bushey as an error by their keeper gifted Berkhamsted the equaliser, they went 3-2 down following a break away and Athletic then scored a fourth from a penalty after their striker was brought down in the box.

It looked like Bushey were down and out with 15 minutes remaining, but they regrouped and reduced the deficit when Dan Whitman pulled one back with a shot following a run down the left.

The game had suddenly turned and after a period of almost constant pressure the deserved equaliser arrived two minutes from the end when another fine strike from Whitman sent the tie into extra-time.

Bushey carried their momentum into the extra 30 minutes, starting the quicker of the two sides and went into the lead five minutes in with a free-kick on the left from George Davies.

The second period saw Rangers consolidate their lead and with two minutes left Whitman again broke clear on the left before coolly slotting the ball into the net to complete his hat-trick and his team’s fine comeback performance.

Everett Rovers had a far more straightforward victory as they won 3-0 at East Herts Corinthian League side Bulls Head.

A tight first half saw Head make their mark with some physical challenges that resulted in a spate of yellow cards and stopped the game from flowing.

The second 45 minutes was much the same until Tom Owen broke free of the defence to cross for Harry Gilbert to head home and break the deadlock.

Within two minutes of the restart, Meshach Williams was put through and calmly slotted home, and he was again on target with five minutes left, this time chipping over the advancing keeper to set up the all-WSL semi-final for place in the final at Letchworth on April 15.

Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final

Tudor Athletic’s run to the last eight was ended with a 4-1 away defeat at Apollo, Jack Robertson with the only goal.

WSL Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals

Second Division title chasers FC Woodside easily beat Third Division strugglers Hertsmere 4-0, Nathan Gullen and Michael Griffin with two goals each.

They will face Third Division The Tree in the semi-final after they enjoyed a 4-1 win over P&P Social in the first of two last-eight clashes between the sides, with a second to follow in the Eric Hand Challenge Cup.

Andy Pryor scored a hat-trick and the other goal came from Craig Horwood, with Aaron Prince netting the P&P reply.

Second Division Ripstone beat Third Division Inter 3-1 through Matt Elgey, Lee Culverhouse and Jamie Critchlow. John Pescher got the Inter goal.

The winners of the Sun Regent Sports and Bushey Rangers tie await Ripstone in the semi-final.

Premier Division

Oakview’s 6-2 away win over one of their nearest challengers, Reed Rangers, means it leaves the Championship in the holders’ own hands.

Ben Alexander gave Oakview the lead when he rounded the keeper to score and this was followed by a Lewis Putman penalty just before the break.

Putman scored twice more after the break to complete his hat-trick, with Owen Deamer and Simeon Armstrong adding to the tally. Bradley Sweeney and Ashley Lawrence netted for Reed.

Fox & Hounds moved above Reed, into second place and are still on the tails of Oakview, seven points behind with a game in hand after a narrow 2-1 victory over Old Danes Athletic.

After an even first 39 minutes, it was Fox who went ahead thanks to a goal from Josh Noyes.

Old Danes drew level seven minutes into the second half with a goal from new signing Ceykan Karagozlu.

The home side then missed several good chances before being punished for not taking one as Alex Witham scored 20 minutes from time with what proved to be the winner.

Chorleywood Club’s 3-2 win over Rifle Volunteer was a vital one as it moved them off the foot of the table.

The victors had to do it the hard way, coming back from 2-0 down at half-time after Nick Kerley’s brace looked to have set Rifle on course for the win.

But Chorleywood came back with three unanswered goals in the second half, with new signing Ewan Reeves the star man as he scored the first two minutes after the restart and the winner with ten minutes left. Robbie Martin struck the equaliser in between with a 25-yard shot.

There was another come back as Old Fullerians took a point against St Josephs having been 3-0 down.

Goals from Abdul Bassett, Eric Tocher and Hugo Figueredo had put Joes firmly in control in the opening 45 minutes, but it was to turn into a tail of two halves.

Charlie Munroe finished from close range after an attack down the left to start the ball rolling early in the second half, and a second soon followed when an attempted clearance struck Charlie Hailey, rebounded off him and past the keeper.

Hailey then grabbed the equaliser, finishing low into the bottom left corner to secure a point.

Rickmansworth Town enjoyed a 4-0 away win over West Herts, who slumped to the bottom of the table.

The Stags failed to take three good chances in the opening 10 minutes and were made to pay when James Budden scored from the edge of the area.

Harry Wallace then slotted home a penalty mid-way through the first half, and Bertie Adams made it 3-0 with a free-kick which floated in from the left on the stroke of half-time.

West Herts battled after the break, but the away side completed the win eight minutes from the end through Tom Gibson.

Division One

Cassiobury Rangers have a third win of the season after a surprise 5-3 away victory over Bushey Sports Club, who missed the chance to take over at the summit of the table.

Joe Mortimer set up Frankie Henley to give Cassiobury an early lead, but two poor defensive errors allowed Bushey to gain the advantage thanks to a Rob Gradwell brace. They were to be pegged back just before half-time though, when Jack Henley rifled the ball home from close range.

Bushey restored their lead through Stephen Smyley at the start of the second period, but the game turned in favour of their opponents when a half-volley from Joe Mortimer flew into the net.

Cassiobury then went ahead after an attack down the left was dispatched at the back post by Callum Galvin, and the win was sealed when Mortimer once again converted after a great turn and shot.

Division Two

Third-placed AFC Green Machine missed a golden chance to cut the gap on the top two to just three points as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw with basement side Oxhey Rangers.

Jack Walsh and Charlie Fordham scored for the home side, with Danny Roberts and Tom Read replying.

A single goal from Rickmansworth Athletic’s new signing Will Keddy, who joined from the now folded Revolution, was enough to give his new team all three points over Woodlands United.

Division Three

Goals from Ben Pinder and Sam Crafts saw Hertfordshire Lions win 2-0 at Sun Regent Sports.

Division Four

AFC Batchworth won the big clash at the top of the table, beating leaders South Oxhey 4-1.

The victory leaves Batchworth six points behind with four games in hand, although both sides will be looking over their shoulders at Everett Rovers, who are in fifth place with 16 points, but have only played six games.

Jake Knight, with a brace, and one apiece from Luke Foot and Harry Panayiotus scored the AFC goals, with Lee Bartlett responding.

Railway Arms are in third place after an emphatic 8-0 win over Chess United.

Conner Flanagan led the way with four goals, Bryan Coyle struck a brace and Shaun Marshall and Joe Perrin weighed in with one each.