Herts Sunday Junior Cup Semi-Final

AFC Leavesden defeated AFC Goffs Athletic 1-0 to reach the final in their first season.

The victory means the Watford Sunday League has clubs in all three Sunday County Cup finals, making a clean sweep possible for the first time since the 2009/10 season and only the fourth time overall.

Leavesden started strongly and missed several chances in the opening exchanges, but deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes when Lucas Halligan managed to hold off his man and teed up Mark Riddick to calmly slot home.

Halligan could have doubled their advantage after the break but he was denied by a good save from the Goffs goalkeeper.

Goffs pressed for an equaliser but Leavesden keeper Luke Freeman made a series of saves before a late goalline clearance from Conor Peters ensured his side will face AFC Cheshunt at Letchworth on Sunday, April 14.

Ken Simmons Memorial Cup Quarter-Final

Third Division title contenders Oxhey Athletic avenged their Junior Cup defeat at the same stage to Fourth Division Sun Postal Sports with a 6-4 victory to put them through to the last four against First Division FC Woodside.

Jay Jarvis and Luke Foot both scored a double, with Jordan Aston-Woods and Liam Coles also on the scoresheet for the victors.

Jordan Sterling replied with his own brace for the home side, with Ben Williams and Aarron Crawford netting Sports’ other goals.

Premier Division

Evergreen are the new top-flight leaders after they took four points from a possible six from their double header with relegation-threatened Old Fullerians.

Both games were played in a gale force wind which did not help the quality of the football on show.

Fullers took the lead at the end of the first half in the opening game when a Dan Woosley corner was spilled by the keeper, leaving Charlie Hailey with a simple tap-in.

Evergreen used the wind to their own advantage after the break when Matt Smart scored with a shot from some 30 yards out to leave both sides with a point each.

It was a different story in the return match, although once again Fullerians went ahead thanks to a goal from Stephen Pich.

But after making a few changes having fallen behind, Evergreen soon started to take hold of the contest and equalised when Smart beat two defenders and slotted under the keeper.

Evergreen took total control in the second period, scoring five goals without reply through Ben Adams, Oliver Cripps, Sam Robins and a brace from Hadyn Critchell-Ward to run out comfortable winners.

St Josephs' good run of form continues after a 2-1 victory over Old Danes Athletic moved them six points clear of third-from-bottom Old Fullerians.

They went ahead after 25 minutes when a run and cross from Jazz Pritchard allowed Robbie Tocher to tuck the ball home.

The lead was doubled after the break when Lee Tonner started and finished a move down the left with his shot going back across the Danes keeper for his first ever goal for the club.

Old Danes pulled a goal back when Ali Shale ran onto a through ball and finished well.

Division One

FC Unicorn may have delivered a knockout blow to leaders FC Woodside’s hopes of holding onto to top spot until the end of the season.

They have suffered defeats to their two closest challengers Tudor and now Unicorn in the last two weeks.

Unicorn took the lead when skipper Joel Soper headed home from a set piece from Lee Puddephatt.

However, Woodside got back on terms shortly after when they scored directly from a corner with the aid of the wind.

The game was very short on chances in the second half, but with time running out Unicorn scored what could prove a pivotal goal come the end of the season when Dennis Fraser’s pass found Danny Warwick, who beat the keeper to the ball and calmly converted.

Third-placed Tudor Athletic kept up the pressure on the top two after a 4-1 victory over mid-table Cassiobury Rangers.

Tudor went ahead after 20 minutes thanks to a goal from Sam Clark, but their opponents levelled within minutes when some poor defending from a corner allowed Matt Ladmore score.

Athletic brought on Steve Harper at the interval and he changed the direction of the game by scoring a second-half hat-trick.

The substitute netted his first within seconds of the restart and he then doubled his team’s lead with a curling shot.

Harper was given the chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty shot but he could only strike his spot-kick against the bar.

However, he made amends for that miss soon after by finishing off some good work by Sam Phillips.

The three points means only two points separate the top three sides, with both Unicorn and Tudor having four games in hand on the leaders.

Bottom-of-the-table Croxley gave themselves a real chance of avoiding the drop after a 4-3 win against fourth-placed AFC Bedmond to achieve only a second league win of the campaign.

Chris Monstrous and Pat Armstrong gave Croxley an early two-goal advantage, both with well-taken efforts from outside the area.

But Bedmond got themselves back into the game just before the break thanks to a penalty from Tommy Twelves.

Luke Dolan headed home at the far post to make it 3-1 to Croxley, before Bedmond’s Sam Hakner scored twice either side of an Aaron Farrell penalty.

Langleybury CC enjoyed a 1-0 win over North Watford, Oliver Ilott scoring the winner five minutes into the second half.

Division Two

Bushey Rangers and Ripstone shared the points after a 2-2 draw which didn’t really help either side’s hopes of finishing in third place in the table.

Taylor Cobb and Hayden Smith scored for the home side, with Tim Wilson and Lee Culverhouse replying for Ripstone.

Division Four

The Victoria’s 4-0 win over Skyline all but guarantees them the Fourth Division title.

They have a nine-point lead over second-placed Hews, who also have a three games left, meaning Victoria would not only have to lose all three remaining games, their nearest challengers would have to win their three as well, and overturn a better goal difference which is currently standing at12.

Matt Mason scored a double with Charlie Wharton and Jamaine Botchey netting the other goals which leave them on the cusp of the title.