Macron Welwyn Hatfield Sunday Football League: Destination of final titles decided

PUBLISHED: 09:31 11 May 2017

Bradmore's Daryl Archer in action with The Grove's Ryan North and Jay Lovell. Picture: ANDY TODD

Bradmore's Daryl Archer in action with The Grove's Ryan North and Jay Lovell. Picture: ANDY TODD

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The final two games of the Macron Welwyn Hatfield Sunday Football League took place this week with trophies up for grabs in both.

And it was Shamrock Rovers Reserves and The Grove who were celebrating come the end of it.

The Division One Trophy went to Shamrock after a 5-0 win against Hatfield Seniors.

They had the edge from the word go and looked like they wanted it more.

Adam Wright led the way with two goals while Rhys Hopkins, Daniel Harper and Nathan Isherwood all added one each.

The final game of the season was for the Presidents Cup and was a repeat of the Premier Division Cup as Bradmore Rovers took on The Grove.

Bradmore had won that clash 2-1 after coming from a goal behind.

But this time around it was them who took the lead, with a Rhys Monger strike finding the top corner in the first minute.

Nathan Studholm levelled for The Grove from the penalty spot before the break and they took the lead in the second half thanks to a well-placed effort from Alex Cobbson.

However, Bradmore were not finished and a calm header from defender Paul Ricketts at a corner brought parity once more.

The drama was not finished there and a red card for Rovers gave The Grove the numerical advantage.

They couldn’t find the breakthrough in the remaining time and the game went to extra-time.

However, the extra man did make a difference in the 30 additional minutes as Bradmore struggled to get on the front foot.

The Grove capitalised on this and ensured they would secure the win.

Jake Hoy put them ahead and with The Grove in total command by this point, they put the exclamation point on the result by adding number four, a flying header from Ady Hamill which went in off of the crossbar.

If anyone wishes to submit a team to the Macron WHSFL for the 2017/18 email macronwhsflpublicity@hotmail.com or John Spavins at spavmeister@hotmail.com

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