Great Northern start Sunday League with five-goal haul

PUBLISHED: 16:29 21 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:07 22 September 2016

Shamrock Rovers (green & white) on the attack against Hatfield Seniors in the Premier Division. Picture by Andy Todd.

Shamrock Rovers (green & white) on the attack against Hatfield Seniors in the Premier Division. Picture by Andy Todd.

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The Great Northern came from 3-0 down to run out 5-3 winners over Shamrock Rovers Reserves in the Welwyn Hatfield Sunday Football League Premier Division.

Sun Inn Lemsford (yellow) and Garston Panthers clash in the Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup. Picture by Andy Todd.Sun Inn Lemsford (yellow) and Garston Panthers clash in the Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup. Picture by Andy Todd.

Shamrock took the early initiative with goals from Yilmaz Taylor, Jonny Douglas and Daniel Harper.

However, in their first game of the season. Great Northern fought back with goals from Martin Standen (two), Joe Holmes, Daniel Staples and Jay Welsh.

Shamrock Rovers beat Hatfield Seniors 3-1 at King George Playing Fields to leap to the top of the table.

Shamrock went 1-0 up through a strike from Rich Milverton.

Welwyn Campus (blue & red) take on St Margaretsbury United in the Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup. Picture by Andy Todd.Welwyn Campus (blue & red) take on St Margaretsbury United in the Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup. Picture by Andy Todd.

Seniors pulled one back in the second half through a great strike from Curtis Warner.

Later into the second half, Shamrock got two more goals from Matt Standen and Mark Draper to wrap up the triumph.

The next game, played at Ascots Lane, saw Hatfield Cricket Club play The Cock FC.

Hatfield CC scored through Andy Cannons but The Cock struck four times with one each for Alex Canter and Jaime Stovell and others for brothers Bradley and Dylan Walsh. Their dad, Ian Walsh, gave away a penalty.

In the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup Welwyn Campus played against a side from St Margaretsbury of the Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division.

St Margaretsbury took the initiative and went 1-0 up.

However, Welwyn Campus pulled one back through Marc Arnott’s strike into the bottom right corner of the net.

St Margaretsbury fired back with three more second-half goals making it 4-1 at the final whistle.

Sun Inn Lemsford entertained Garston Panthers, also in the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup.

After an enthralling 90 minutes, the score was 2-2 and extra time was played.

Garston Panthers took the initiative and ultimately the result in Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup.

Goalscorers for the Sun Inn were Stef Saywell with two and Steve Charles from the penalty sport.

The Rosey were knocked out 8-0 by Whitebridge Rovers FC.

Fixtures: Sunday September 25.

Herts Sunday Senior Cup: Green Dragon v The Great Northern; Nicholas Breakspear Old Boys v The Grove; Shamrock Rovers v Old Fullerians.

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