Herts Junior Cup Second Round

The all-Watford Sunday League Second Division tie saw Abbots Wanderers edge past Dunnings Bar 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw at the end of 90 minutes on a day when the wet weather heavily impacted the fixture schedule.

Wanderers, who have been struggling in the league and are bottom of the table with only a point from their opening six games, faced mid-table Dunnings and they produced a pulsating cup tie.

Sam Breadin put Wanderers ahead early on before Flynn Duncan levelled the scores.

Andy Denyer restored the home side’s lead before a penalty from Sean Gowen drew Dunnings level fefore half-time.

In the second half, Alfie Ball put Abbots ahead for a third time in the tie, but once again they failed to hold onto their advantage with Callum O'Grady netting a late equaliser to take the game to a penalty shoot which Wanderers won 4-3, thanks to converted kicks from Josh Felton, Costa Evangelides, Denyer and Breadin.

The win sets up yet another all-WSL tie against Third Division Chorleywood Club AFC in the third round.

Herts Senior Cup Second Round

The only tie to survive the weather saw Forza Watford go down to a 2-0 defeat to Brookmans Park.

Both of the home side’s goals came in the first half, with Forza failing to take their chances despite heavy pressure.

Division One

Chess United completed the double over old rivals Batchworth with a 3-0 win.

Despite going down to ten men early through a sin bin, Chess went ahead after a long kick from keeper Joe Sansom beat the Batchworth defence and left a simple chance for James Todd, who chipped over the keeper.

Batchworth then missed three very good opportunities to equalise and they were made to pay in the second half when their opponents stepped up another gear and dominated possession.

Chess doubled their lead with a calm finish from Matt Feast after a well-placed through ball, and the victory was sealed when Daniel Jovanoski slotted home.

Division Two

Dome Bar won their first game of the season with a 6-5 victory to inflict a first defeat of the campaign on St Josephs Reserves.

Robbie Tocher and Ewan Tocher both netted braces for Joes, with Ross Shorto also on target.

Ben Kelly and Jay Haynes also netted twice for Dome Bar, with James Anderson and Nial McAlynn also on target with the vital goals.

Frances George moved up into fourth place in the table with a 2-1 win over Hertfordshire Athletic.

Athletic had the better of the first half and had a one-goal advantage at the break thanks to a well-worked move involving Evan King and Henry Gibbor to set up a chance for Josh Greengrow who made no mistake.

George equalised in the second half when Michael McMorrin scrambled home a corner before Brett Beaumont finished well for what turned out to be the winner.

Division Three

The only game in the bottom division saw Chorleywood Club AFC climb up into second place, five points behind Woodside Reserves with a game in hand, after they beat Bricket Wood Acorns 4-1.

Chorleywood went ahead in the first half before Alex Michael slotted home a penalty for the equaliser, but that was as good as it got for the home side.

Chorleywood punished some poor defending in the second half, slotting home two penalties of their own plus a well-taken goal in open play.

Catalin Piritaiche scored twice with Andy Parslow and George Blanks netting the other Chorleywood goals.