HertSavers Senior County League round-up: Lemsford beaten in Aubrey Cup semi-final
PUBLISHED: 08:23 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 March 2014
Letchworth Garden City Eagles completed the semi-final line-up of the Aubrey Cup with a convincing 4-1 win at Division One high-fliers Lemsford.
Damo Fajobi scored early in the first half to set the visitors on their way
The home side looked dangerous on the break until half-time, but a second goal for Fajobi just after the restart took the wind from their sails.
A Carl Williams brace, one coming from the spot, sealed the win.
Alex Scofield grabbed a late consolation for Lemsford.
In the Premier Division, Whitwell bounced back from their recent setbacks with a 3-1 home win over Chipperfield Corinthians, but not before the visitors provided a scare, Ben Picton putting Chippo ahead at the break before goals from Ryan Foster, Aaron Harvey and Wayne Mullolly turned the game around.
A goal in each half from Greg Douglas and James Endacott secured a fine 2-0 win at Bush Hill Rangers for Standon and Puckeridge, and they move into second spot in the race for the title five points behind Whitwell.
Sarratt are another club moving up the table, their 4-1 win at neighbours Mill End Sports firing them up to third, Harry Brock, Shaun Banham and Mark Shanahan adding to an own goal, Sports’ goal coming via Karl Swan in the first half.
Bovingdon romped to three vital points in their battle to steer clear of the relegation spots with a 5-1 home win over Knebworth.
Ben Davis scored twice and Josh Bundey, Chris Truman and Miles Bevan once to edge Bovvie away from the drop zone, Christian Lett keeping the Ks in touch up to half-time.
Neither Hinton or Sandridge Rovers could find a goal in their clash at Holtwhites, leaving both clubs in the bottom three.
It was a disastrous afternoon in the Anagram Records Trophy for the league with only Bedmond Sports and Social Club moving into the semi-finals, squeezing past Bushey Sports Club 2-0 after extra-time in a tight match, Dan Campbell adding to an own goal to earn a home semi with Essex Olympian League side Galleywood.
Belstone never got out of the traps at last season’s beaten finalists Kent Athletic, going down 3-1 despite being level at half-time thanks to a Lee Inch goal.
It was a similar story for Wormley Rovers, who lost 3-1 at Sporting Hackney, a Lee Archibald penalty the only bright spot in a disappointing loss.
Cuffley looked on course to progress when they lead 3-1 at Galleywood, Adam Tarrant, Drew Tyler and Rio Enver putting them in the lead, but two late goals took the game into added time, and a fourth for the home side sealed their fate.
Hatfield Social look in determined mood at the top of Senior Division One, winning 2-0 at Panshanger to open up a 10-point lead, Jimmy Cook and Jack Sheldrake scoring in the first half to secure the points.
Kimpton Rovers move back into the top three courtesy of a 2-1 win at Harvesters 2012, Tata Yaya Barry and Lessa Mengi netting in each half to win the game, Hallam Maher the scorer for the home side.
Fellow promotion hopefuls Hertford Heath and Evergreen could not be separated, sharing four goals to leave both just outside the top three, George Hunt and Ryan Casey scoring for Heath, with Chris Blunden accounting for both the visitors’ goals.
AFC Hatfield provided the day’s major shock as they downed Bushey Rangers 2-1, Stefan Saywell notching a brace of goals for the Birchwood-side, Jamal Stapleton’s goal not enough for Rangers.
Cheshunt Ambers’ Tunde Adewumni grabbed the day’s only hat-trick as his side swept aside Buntingford Town 4-1, Ryan Richardson adding their fourth, Town replying through a Louis Gilbert goal.