Premier Division

Tudor Athletic look to be the main contenders to the front-runners for the title, Reed Rangers and Oakview, after they beat St Josephs 8-1.

Last season’s runners-up have added some proven experience to their squad, and this victory moves them level on points with Reed and just three behind Oakview, the only side whom they have lost to so far this campaign.

They blew away their opponents with four goals in the first half on Sunday. Mike Varcoe scored an early double, James Fisher added a third, with George Hobson netting the fourth just before the break.

Johnny Hopkins pulled a goal back for St Josephs early in the second period, but this just seemed to inspire their opponents further.

Varcoe won a penalty which veteran Karl Bull slotted home and Fisher got his second before the returning Grant Avis scored his first goal of the season.

Hobson then won Tudor a second penalty of the game which Bull smashed home to complete the scoring.

Eric Hand Challenge Cup Round Two

The two favourites for the competition, Reed Rangers and Oakview, both had straightforward wins.

Holders Reed beat Third Division strugglers Inter 6-1, making the breakthrough after 20 minutes when good build-up play from Nick Kerley allowed Louis Bircham to score.

Within four minutes though, some sloppy Reed defending allowed the underdogs to equalise through Martin Absalom.

Parity in the scoreline only lasted eight minutes as debutant Kingsley Eshun converted a penalty to restore Rangers' lead.

Eshun then made it a debut brace 10 minutes into the second half before Kerley laid on his second assist of the game with a cross for Andrew Brennan to slot home.

Reed then ended the game as a contest with two goals in a minute from Kerley and Chris Colman 20 minutes into the half.

Oakview went one goal better as they beat fellow Premier Division side FC Unicorn 7-1.

Unicorn had the better of the early exchanges but failed to take them and were punished with two goals from Chris Blunden and a penalty slotted home by Lewis Putman.

He added another early in the second half before Jamie Calvin pulled a deserved goal back for Unicorn when he cut inside and fired into the bottom corner from a Charlie Webster pass.

As Unicorn threw themselves forward they were picked off on the counter-attack, with Putman completing his hat-trick before Lee Armitt, Adam Lowton and an own goal finished the scoring.

Herts Sunday Senior Cup Round Two

Evergreen were left to rue not capitalising on a fine first-half performance as they went down to a 3-2 defeat to East Herts Corinthian League side Percival.

They dominated the opening period, but all they had to show for their efforts was a goal from Matt Smart who fired home after he was played through by Joss Dunham.

It all went wrong for the visitors when they failed to deal with two set-pieces and found themselves 2-1 down.

Evergreen probably knew it wouldn't be their day when a 30-yard free-kick by Brogan Townsend hit the inside of the post with the keeper beaten and the follow-up was cleared off the line. And those fears were confirmed when Evergreen conceded a third as they were caught on the break.

Although Evergreen managed to pull another goal back through Mark Montgomerie, they were unable to force extra-time despite more pressure.

Division One

With leaders Maple Cross not playing, Fox & Stone closed the gap at the top with a 7-0 win over Cassiobury Rangers to leave them just two points behind the table toppers, having played one game more.

The match was won in the first half with all the goals coming in the opening 45 minutes.

Leigh Stevens scored twice in the first 10 minutes to set the tone for the half and Josh Noyes made it three when he lobbed the keeper.

Alex Witham got taken down in the box and converted his own penalty, Noyes scored the fifth with another cool finish before a Matt Elgey brace at the end of the half proved to be the last of the goals.

Bushey Rangers moved up to fifth in the table with a 6-3 away win over a Langleybury CC side who remain second from bottom.

Bradley Stedman put the home side ahead but two Johnny Vasey goals in a five-minute spell just before the half-hour mark turned the game in Bushey’s favour.

Soon after Bushey had a player sent to the sin-bin and during that period Langleybury equalised through a goal from Connor Sills.

George Davies restored the Bushey lead 10 minutes after the break and with 20 minutes left Vasey completed his hat-trick.

Davies then added his second two minutes later, and although Langleybury scored a third through Sam Toms, it was Davies who had the final say when he completed his hat-trick two minutes from time.

Chairman’s Cup Round One

Everett Rovers got the better of Ardent 3-1 to progress through to the next round.

Although Rovers were still below their best, two goals from Reece Cameron and one from Meshach Williams saw their side advance.

Ardent’s reply came from Kiefer Shuttleworth in the second half with a long-range effort.

North Watford beat FC Woodside 2-0 after Carlos Alberto scored two well-taken goals in the first half.

Despite heavy Woodside pressure after they break, some fine defending helped seal the victory.

The game between West Herts and AFC Leavesden was abandoned due to a serious injury with two minutes left with Leavesden leading 10-1.

The outcome of the tie will now be decided by the league committee.

Division Two

The only game played in the division saw ER FC record a first three points of the season with a 3-2 win over Croxley.

Andre Federico, with a double, and one for Dan Burke registered for ER with Samba and Ben Howells replying for the home side.

Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Round Two

Woodlands United 1984 went down 7-4 following extra-time to Queens Head after the game had finished 3-3 after 90 minutes.

Genti Noxha’s double and a goal each for James Gale and Luke Wilburn were not enough for United to progress through to the next round.

Denis Jackson Intermediate Cup Round One

Two of the division’s early front-runners, Victoria and Oxhey Spartans, also required extra-time with the game deadlocked at 1-1 at the end of full-time.

Dan Bourne’s double and singles from Dean Brinton and Jamaine Botchey ultimately saw Victoria through 4-1, as Michael Orsmand got the Spartans goal.

ACS Milan edged out Ricky AFC 3-2 through Scott Monaghan’s brace and one from Callum Tosh.

Jamie Exley and Anthony Gilbert got the Ricky replies.

It was a far easier affair for Dome Bar who put eight unanswered goals past Chess United.

Nathan Pooley led the way with a hat-trick and Ben Kelly, Steve Noonan, Adam Finn, Chris Dunn and Joe Manfredini were also on target.

Division Three

Woodside Wanderers missed a chance to go into second place in the table after they went down to defeat 6-5 to RBL Croxley, a first league reverse of the season.

Wanderers netted through Junior Martins’ double and a goal each for Marcelo Souza, Rob Henney and Aarron Crawford, but their opponents took the points thanks to Karl Davidson’s hat-trick, Phil Molloy, Aaron Hirst and an own goal.

Hertfordshire Eagles beat Watford Athletic 2-1 to make it back-to-back wins.

Jordan Osbourne scored the first goal with the second coming from a penalty dispatched by Connor Hewitt Coleman.

Charlie Reading was on target for Athletic, who remain without a single point this season.

Batchworth and White Horse fought out a goalless draw.

WSL Junior Cup Round One

Skyline are through to the second round after beating Sun Sports 3-1.

Two goals in five minutes from Micah Burton and Jordan Austin put Skyline in charge before Daniel Moss pulled a goal back.

Asif Khan re-established the two-goal cushion and the result remained that way after Sun had a late penalty saved by the stand-in Skyline keeper.