For the first time in their 30-year history, Potten End are top of the West Herts League Premier Division after a narrow 3-2 win against Langleybury Cricket Club.

Langleybury led early on through Matt Goodman but the visitors reacted quickly with a leveller from Dale Jenkins after Christian White’s superb solo run.

The hosts led again just minutes later courtesy of Goodman, however Potten equalised for a second time just before the break as Jenkins netted another.

With the match looking destined to end in a draw, End snatched the victory when Jenkins completed his hat-trick with a looping header in the 89th minute.

There were some surprising results in the Herts Junior Cup as Division One side Croxley Green won 3-2 against Premier Division Croxley Community in a local derby.

Henry Hindley, Dan New and Dan Walsh scored for Green, with Harry Brock getting the two goals for Community.

Green will face another Premier Division side in Kings Sports in the third round after they ran out 5-0 winners against Greenbury United from Division Two of the Hertford & District League.

George Head’s 35-yard strike was the pick of the goals for Sports, with efforts from Jack Bamford (2), Krasi Makaveev and Lewis Wornham sealing the victory.

Global AFC caused another upset as they were 3-1 winners over Hertford & District Premier side Inter Hoddesdon.

Brett Whitehead’s brace and another from Craig McCrory helped Global into the third round.

Premier Division strugglers Bovingdon A got a morale-boosting 12-2 win at Herts County League Division Three outfit Lemsford Reserves.

Goals from Colm Parrott (2), Toby Woodward (2), Nimet Kaydu (2), Frankie Bircham, William Fisher, Aaron Hirst, Joe Russel, Bradley Davies and an own goal helped to lift the spirits and they will face Much Hadham in the next round.

Premier Division high-flyers Hemel Hempstead Rovers survived a scare from Division One side Sun Sports Reserves as they won 4-1 after extra-time.

Glen Cook gave Sun a surprise early lead but Charlie Rance levelled the contest on the stroke of half-time.

The underdogs showed great heart to take the game to extra-time, where Rovers’ quality eventually told, with goals from Asher Alleyne (2) and Rhys Stonebank sending them through to the third round.

Tring Athletic A suffered a fifth straight defeat against Soul Survivor Watford from the Herts & Borders Churches League.

The match was in the balance at 2-2 nearing full-time when Survivor grabbed an unlikely winner to earn a shock 3-2 victory.

Croxley Community Reserves were hammered 5-1 by Aylesbury & District Premier side Long Marston, with Klod Nika netting their only goal of the game.

In Division One, Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves romped to a 12-0 win at Oxhey Academy and Caddington got back to winning ways with a comfortable 5-0 victory against Evergreen A.