Little bit of luck needed as Irish edge nine goal thriller against Stonewood United

PUBLISHED: 12:19 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:21 08 November 2017

Royston Rangers' keeper Harvey Johnson saves at the feet of a New Greens forward.

Royston Rangers' keeper Harvey Johnson saves at the feet of a New Greens forward.


Irish eyes were smiling as St Albans Irish edged a nine-goal thriller in round of the Herts Advertiser Intermediate Cup against Stonewood United.

Pinewood went top of Division Two with victory over Facelad.Pinewood went top of Division Two with victory over Facelad.

The pair shared eight goals during the opening 90 minutes with St Albans getting the winner in extra-time.

Jordan Manfre, Aled Griffiths, Jordan Cocomazzi, Michael Rumble and man of the match Peter Lorin were on target for Irish while James Millard and Ryan Brandon shared the four Stonewood goals between them.

There was an extra-time winner in the Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup tie between Welwyn Warriors and Angel Lions. Scott Cornell’s goal gave Warriors the 1-0 win.

Town Inn progressed to the next round of the Herts Sunday Cup with a fine 4-3 win against Doves Utd. Alfie Gibbs, Grant Macaree, Lee Newman and Jeffrey Zuluaga got the goals.

Herts Ad Knockout Cup

Brookmans Park First Team were always in control against their Reserves in the Herts Ad Knockout Cup with Dan Hart once again leading the way.

He scored five including a hat-trick of headers, Grant Noble getting the other in the 6-0 win.

In the Herts Ad Junior Cup Marshalswick Rovers lost 5-2 to BWSC. It had been a close game for a while but two goals from Craig Ashurst and one each for John Starnes, Robert Bennett and Sam Leeson helped BWSC pull away.

Sam Fisher got both Rovers’ goals.

Harpenden Colts OB exerted their dominance over Brookmans Park ‘A’ with a 5-1 victory. minutes. Man of the match Max MacKenzie scored two and assisted in another two, Darren Smith, Patrick Brown and Alex Dennehy getting the others. Danny Clifton replied for Park.

The Wrestlers overcame Hatfield Mosquito 2-0 with goals from Dan Hedges and Tom Law and Oli Franks scored twice in Veer Dhara’s fine 4-0 win against Dagmar 1984. The other goals came from Adam Clancy and an own goal.

In Division One there was a 3-1 win for Blackberry Jacks over league leaders Skew Bridge Res. Wael Benatim got two and Michael Wright one with Steve Harris replying for Skew.

Goals from Adam Finn and Joe Manfredini couldn’t save Compasses going down 4-2 to Six Bells. Zack Wallace, Ryan Houghton, Oscar Biggon, and Jack Read scored for Bells.

Aidan Golds’ hat-trick helped Blacksmiths defeat NBOB Res 4-1, Jamie Hazell getting the other.

Colney Heath Sunday recorded their fourth league win in Division Two by beating Phoenix Res 5-0. Michael Langton and Chris Draddy hit two goals apiece and Michael Sinnott a single.

Pinewood moved top with a hard-earned 3-1 win against Facelad. David Bailey (two) and Casey Paine scored the goals while Jerry Clynes replied for Facelad.

Royston Rangers were denied a win in the final moments, having to settle for a 3-3 draw against New Greens in Division Three. Star man Luke Fountain had opened the scoring with Glenn Johnson scoring his third brace of the season.

Wheathampstead ‘89 and Oaks drew 1-1, Tom Simmonds netting for Wheato, but struggling TNF fell to a 5-2 defeat against Athletico Quat.

Sam Nevin and Sam Robinson scored two each for in-form Quat with Chad Lyons the other. Russ Southgate and an own goal were on target for TNF.

The top scorers of the day came in Division Four where Blacksmiths Res hammered the luckless Royston Rangers Res 13-0.

Leading the onslaught was five-goal star man John Armitt but both Robert Forty and Jamie Bill hit hat-tricks with singles from Ian Hutchinson and Chris Jell.

Daniel Davis scored the only goal as Hatfield Seniors won 1-0 against Jolly Sailor.

Results, November 5

Division One: Blackberry Jacks 3 Skew Bridge Res; NBOB Res 1 Blacksmiths 4; Six Bells 4 The Compasses 2.

Division Two: Facelad 1 Pinewood 3; Colney Heath Sunday 5 Phoenix Res 0.

Division Three: New Greens 3 Royston Rangers 3; Athletico Quat 5 TNF 2; Wheathampstead 89 1 Oaks 1.

Division Four: Blacksmiths Res 13 Royston Rangers Res 0; Jolly Sailor 0 Hatfield Seniors 1.

Herts Senior Sunday Cup round two: Town Inn 4 Doves Utd 3.

Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup round two: Welwyn Warriors 1 Angel Lions 0 (aet).

Herts Ad Knockout Cup round two: Brookmans Park Res 0 Brookmans Park 6.

Herts Ad Knockout Cup round one: AFC Rangers 1 Bradmore Rovers 0.

Herts Ad Intermediate Cup round three: Stonewood United 4 St Albans Irish 5 (aet); AFC Mymms 2 Snug Bar 4.

Herts Ad Junior Cup round two: Harpenden Colts OB 5 Brookmans Park ‘A’ 1; The Wrestlers 2 Hatfield Mosquito 0; Dagmar 1984 0 Veer Dhara 4; Marshalswick Rovers 2 BWSC 5.

Fixtures, November 12

Premier Division: NBOB v Phoenix; Queens Head Sandridge v Town Inn; Brookmans Park v AFC Rangers.

Division One: Skew Bridge Res v NBOB Res; The Compasses v Blackberry Jacks.

Division Two: Brookmans Park Res v Stonewood United; St Albans Irish v Phoenix Res; Welwyn Warriors v Facelad.

Division Three: BWSC v New Greens; Power Fencing Services v Wheathampstead 89; Royston Rangers v Athletico Quat; Veer Dhara v Marshalswick Rovers.

Division Four: Blacksmiths Res v Brookmans Park ‘A’; Harpenden Colts OB v Royston Rangers Res; Jolly Sailor v St Albans Warriors; The Wrestlers v Hatfield Mosquito.

Herts Intermediate Sunday Cup round three: Snug Bar v Blacksmiths; Colney Heath Sunday v Bishop’s Stortford Swifts.

Herts Ad Intermediate Cup round three: Oaks v Pinewood; Blackboy v Tansley.

Herts Ad Junior Cup round two: CHL v AFC Mymms.

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