Hatfield Mosquito stung in quarter-final as Pinewood put them out of Herts cup
PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 February 2018
Hatfield Mosquito only had a consolation penalty to show for their efforts as they crashed out at the quarter-final stage of the Herts Ad Intermediate Cup - losing 4-1 to Pinewood.
Pinewood started brightly and dominated possession without finding the breakthrough.
Eventually though the pressure paid off and both George Milsted and Tom Pegram found the net shortly before the break following some neat one-touch football.
And Pinewood continued to dominate in the second half and quickly extended their lead with Milsted scoring his second.
Yannick Vangu added a fourth but Mosquito kept battling until the end and converted a consolation penalty late on.
There was better news though for clubs in Division Four.
Brookmans Park ‘A’ put up a strong defensive performance against St Albans Warriors with goalkeeper Kevin Vesey in great form.
It all meant they picked up a 1-0 win with Dan Hart getting the winner in the first half.
The game also marked Danny Clifton’s 468th game moving him up to fifth in the club’s all-time appearance list.
Hatfield Seniors did the double over Jolly Sailor with a 2-0 win.
The goals came from Dan Davis and Joe Holmes with Scott Murray named as their man of the match.
A very tight match between Royston Rangers and Division Three leaders Wheathampstead ‘89 saw Royston win 2–1.
Star man Glenn Johnson bagged a brace, taking his season’s tally to 18, while James Watt scored for Wheathampstead.
A Michael Bleach goal was all Marshalswick Rovers could muster in a 4-1 loss to Oaks.
St Albans Irish defeated Phoenix Res for the second time this season in Division Two, winning this one 6-2.
Their scorers were Daniel James (two), Scott Lindsay (two), Lewis Cocomazzi and Elliot Smith while Aaron Spink was the Irish star player.
Daniel Johnson was on the mark with both Phoenix goals.
Harpenden Colts OB and CHL put on a fantastic display in the third round of the Herts Ad Junior Cup, which needed extra time and penalties.
Edi Bokcui scored twice for the Colts while Scott Valentine and Scott Moore were on target for CHL, who won the tie in the shootout 6-5.