Cup competitions played a big part of the latest round of fixtures in the Herts Ad Sunday League - including the return of the Champions Cup.

The cup, which pits teams from the HASL against sides from both the Berkhamsted and Leighton & District leagues, begins with eight groups of four teams each.

There were some good wins though for the St Albans-based league.

Six Bells beat Bush United 8-0 with doubles for each of Frank Jowle, Rhys Monaghan and Alfred Seeby as well as one for Jack McShane.

Phoenix won 5-1 away to AFC Flitwick while Borehamwood Rovers beat Flaunden 3-1 at home and Plough & Harrow saw off Bedford A6 by the same score.

Strafford Arms came from behind to beat Hemel Albion 3-2 with Matthew Walsh and Erivaldo Felix among their scorers.

Mermaid had a stinker of day though, losing 9-0 to Club Lewsey.

Phoenix A bowed out of the Herts FA Sunday Junior Cup with a 2-0 defeat at Sparta Phoenix. 

There was a five-goal clash in the Herts Ad Challenge Cup, Harpenden Colts OB beating Wheathampstead Wanderers 3-2.

Jamie Jones (two) and Sam Spranger scored for the Colts with Nick Casadei and Michael Cheesman replying for Wheato.

Goals from Toby Conrad and Xavier Sweeney edged Little Heath into the next round of the Jim Lynch Trophy with a 2-0 win against Hatfield Seniors.

Mermaid Res overcame TNF 3-2 with two of the goals coming from Ken Lee and Euan Wattley.  Darren Gower and Jay Telford replied for TNF.

Brookmans Park Res could only muster up a Luke White goal when going down 5-1 against Welwyn Warriors. Four of the Warriors scorers were Joseph Gazza, Adriano Gil, Calum Paine and Matthew Taiwo.

Mermaid's big loss in the cup was compounded by losing their top spot in the Premier Division.

Jamie Nelson and Callum Baylis goals helped Brookmans Park jump over them with a 2-1 win over Forever Young People for whom Lewis Johnson scored.

Wheathampstead Wanderers Res maintained their 100 per cent record in Division One with a 4-2 win against Pinewood. Noah Arthur-Tinworth, Taylor Harris, Jon Moore and Joe Rabey got their goals with George Milsted one of the Pinewood scorers.

BWSC missed the chance to move second as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Excel. Their goals came from Alex Garvey, Billy Garvey and Jack Humberstone.

The Bull are fourth league thanks to goals from Conor Kelly and James Todd in a 2-0 win over Phoenix Res.

Strafford Arms Res also have a perfect record in Division Two, their latest success coming with a 6-2 win over Welwyn Rangers.

Two goals came from Dean Kemp and Zack Neiman with one each for James Harrison and Cameron Thomas.

Shock result of the day came from Saints who defeated leaders Alban Dynamo 2-1, Lewis Cocomazzi's double dropping Dynamo off the top.

Tayler Fennel got the consolation for Oceans XI as they lost 6-1 to Six Bells Res.

Three sides are tied at the top of Division Three with 15 points.

St George's lead the way thanks to goal difference but they suffered their first loss of the year, going down 3-1 to Wheathampstead 89.

Their goals came from Daryl Dunbar, Charlie Gilroy and Jaden Waite.

Royston Rangers picked up their third win on the trot, beating Rose & Crown Mosquito 3-1 with a Brad Goldby Solomon brace and a Tom Perry single.

Welwyn Warriors Res are third after a fifth win in a row, this one 3-2 over Wrestlers thanks to Alexander Acklam, Daniel Etienne and Oliver Winston.

Two goals from Robert Gradwell won the points for Herts Vets in a 2-0 win against Hatfield Comets.

Division Four saw Alban Dynamo Res go six from six with a 7-1 win over CPFC Eagles.

Ollie West led the way with a hat-trick while Tommy Jones-Fuller, Frankie Delacy and Harry Pavett were the other scorers.

Royston Rangers Res are their nearest challengers after a 4-0 success over Hatfield Seniors Res. Scott Corley, Dan Gillians, Dan Joseph and Jay Williams were the men on target.

Mid-table Stotfold Rovers picked up their second win of the season, defeating London Colney United 2-1 with goals from Ben Robson and Jack Webb.