Teenager Sidni Kurti was the undoubted hero as Hatfield United recorded a convincing win over Hertford Heath Res.

The 16-year-old hit a hat-trick as United won 5-2 at Birchwood in Division One of the Herts Senior County League.

It was a new look side with six players making their debuts.

And they got off to the perfect start, straight from the kick off, after a Heath defender gave the ball away to Kurti who scored from a tight angle for his first goal for the club.

United continued to sustain the pressure with Jimmy Talbot and Alex Noot both going close.

It was only a temporary reprieve though as Hatfield increased their lead in the 20th minute, Kurti this time turning provider for  Payne to head home.

Lesley Chinwadzimba almost got his first goal for the club but a close-range volley was brilliantly saved by the Heath keeper.

Charlie Jay then had a header cleared off the line so it was something of a surprise when the visitors pulled one back with a swift counter-attack.

The two-goal advantage was almost restored by the interval but Talbot's effort was ruled out for offside.

The chances kept coming though for United in the second half.

A Talbot free-kick was tipped over the bar and from the resultant corner the keeper pulled off two point blank saves in a goalmouth scramble.

A Heath equaliser stunned the home side but with 20 minutes to go, United got their noses back in front.

A corner was headed back across goal at the far post by Jay allowing Matt Noot to head home his 50th for the club.

Six minutes later Kurti tapped home a cross from the left to put United 4-2 up and he wrapped up his special day 10 minutes from time.

He had been pulled back and skipper Noot gave him the chance to convert from the spot for this hat-trick, which he duly did.

In the HSCL Premier Division there was no luck at all for sides.

Lemsford were beaten 3-2 at home to Leverstock Green Res, and the same score saw Belstone beat Hatfield Town in a bad-tempered game.

Cuffley Seniors meanwhile lost 4-2 at Apsley Argyle.

AFC Welwyn played host to Berkhamstead Raiders in Division Two of the Spartan South Midlands League and picked up another three points with a 3-0 success.

It wasn't as easy as it appeared on paper but the Herns Lane side are growing in confidence at the level and were 2-0 up by half-time.

The first came from Kareve Christian who rounded the keeper before slotting the ball home while the second was from Kendall Ata Gyamfi who latched on to a through ball before passing it beyond the out rushing keeper and into the net.

The game was then secured in the second half but not until late on.

 Josh Pykerman, on only a few minutes, picked the ball up on the left before cutting inside and unleashing a thunderous shot.

Their next game is away to Old Bradwell United.

Welwyn Pegasus ladies were beaten 7-2 by a very physical Woburn & Wavendon side at Monks Walk.

The home side struck first after 20 minutes of the Beds & Herts League when Emma Bowers went on a mazy run through the opposition defence, before lashing the ball into the far corner past the keeper.

Keira Muzvidziwa-Weston was frustrating the Woburn attack with impressive defensive work as they sought to break through the Pegasus back line, while the midfield sprayed balls forward for strikers Abigail Rowark and Lizzie Palmer to chase.

However, it was a Woburn player who found the net next, turning the ball into her own goal after a cross from Bowers caused confusion in the box. 

The visitors pulled one back just before half-time, and added to their advantage in the second half despite the resilient efforts of defenders Kristal and Saphire French, and goalkeeper Lianne Tyler.

In the pouring rain, Pegasus were unable to add to their tally, but it was another positive display from a team who have plenty more to come.