Invitation Cup Group B

The group game between the two sides tipped to win the Watford Sunday League cup competition, Sun Sports Athletic and Oakview produced a narrow 3-2 win for the visitors, giving them maximum points from their first two games.

Sun went ahead in the first half through Frankie Henley, but Oakview equalised before the break when Lee Armitt raced onto a ball over the top of the Sun defence from Bradley Watkins.

The supplier turned scorer after the break when Watkins gave Oakview then lead from the penalty spot, and this was followed shortly after by a third goal when Johnny McGeachy volleyed in a Lewis Putman corner.

Sun set up a nervous final few minutes for their opponents when Henley scored his second of the game, but despite heavy pressure they couldn’t find an equaliser.

The other game in the group between Evergreen and St Josephs ended in a goalless draw.

St Josephs had the better of the first half with Rob Byron going close, but they had keeper Malin Davis to thank for two late saves to prevent Evergreen snatching the win after they had been on top in the second period.

Gary Froy (number 15) opens the scoring for Rifle Volunteer

Gary Froy (number 15) opens the scoring for Rifle Volunteer

Invitation Cup Group A

This group looks wide open as, after Sunday’s results, just three points separate five of the seven teams.

Railway Arms made it two wins from two games after they defeated Rifle Volunteer 2-1 in a derby match.

After a goalless first half Rifle went ahead early in the second period when a mis-hit shit from Andy Lomas found its way through to Gary Froy who made no mistake.

Railway fought back and Rifle couldn’t withstand the pressure when Marcus Rivers tapped home a rebound from a Charlie Wharton shot.

Rivers then finished off a neat move involving Harry Bradford to give his side a good start in the group.

Marcus Rivers struck twice to give Railway the victory

Marcus Rivers struck twice to give Railway the victory

Langleybury CC bounced back from their previous week’s heavy defeat to beat Bushey Rangers 3-1 and give them a second victory from three games.

Bushey started with just ten men and found themselves two down by the break after Lenny Farhall and Dan Bryon had scored.

The second half saw Bushey up to the full 11 players and they halved the deficit 21 minutes into the half when Olawala Salami converted a penalty.

After missing several good chances, Langleybury wrapped up the win ten minutes from the end when Josh Spinks scored their third.

A first-half penalty converted by Joe Mortimer was enough to give Cassiobury Rangers victory over AFC Leavesden.

Everett Rovers Reed have withdrawn from the Invitation Cup Group A and as they had only played one match, their record and results have been expunged.

Junior Cup Group A

Woodside Wanderers lead the group with two wins from three games after a second straight victory, 2-1 over King George.

Wanderers went ahead through Gary Wicks before being pegged back with 20 minutes to go thanks to a goal from Callum Harbour.

With three minutes left and the tie heading for a draw, Lewis Burch hit a hopeful cross into the box, only to see it sail over everyone and into the net.

Inter also have two wins from three games after they came back from a goal down to beat South Herts 2-1.

Marcos Junior Lima put South Herts ahead but a spirited fightback and goals from Chris Stead and James Oldham gave Inter the victory.

Junior Cup Group B

Watford Town beat ACS Milan 2-1 to maintain their unbeaten record with seven points from three matches.

Nathan Nottage, who produced a man of the match performance, scored one of the goals and Alex Nottage the other. Tom Harris netted for ACS.

Chalfont Saints beat Sparta Phoenix 2-0 to secure their first victory in the group.

A 30-yard strike from Liam Hennessy opened the scoring before a volley from Tom Mack made sure of the points.

Watford Sports enjoyed a 4-2 win over Watford Athletic which takes them into second place in the group.

Zac McMillan and Joe Blagden both scored braces for Sports, with Liam Crain doing the same for Athletic.

Junior Cup Group C

Hertfordshire Eagles’ fine start to the competition continued with a 4-1 win over ER FC.

Charlie Kimpton, Ed Rogers, Evan King and Jake Hatherell were all on target for the victors, with Andre Federico replying.

St Marys Harefield are in second spot after they won a seven-goal thriller against FC Metropolitan Herts.

Karl Swan scored a double, with Billy Thornhill and Harry Fullbrook getting the other two goals for St Marys. Rob Gradwell also netted twice for Herts and Tom McGuiness struck the other.

FC Woodside beat West Herts 4-2 with just the bare 11 men.

Aaron Eager gave West Herts an early lead before Luke Dolan equalised.

Ryan Perkins then scored a fine solo goal to put Woodside ahead before Anthony Maylor levelled the scores.

Callum Hailey restored Woodside’s lead with a shot into the bottom corner before Joe Fox finished the scoring with a run down the right, cutting in and slotting home from a tight angle.

Junior Cup Group D

An Alex Ungureanu hat-trick fired Ricky AFC to a 4-1 victory over Dome Bar.

After holding firm in the face of a number of early corners, Ricky scored four goals in quick succession thanks to Ungureanu’s treble and another goal from Ebeneezer Essiam. Scott Kilbane scored a late consolation for Dome Bar.

A single goal from Connor Chapman for SOCA was enough to beat WD, who still top the group table.

Middlesex County Cup

Batchworth travelled to AFC Heathrow but lost 4-2, their goals coming from Alex Hollis and John Robertson.