Marshalswick Rovers upset formbook to hand unbeaten Tansley first league defeat

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 December 2017

Matt Corran scores Queens Head Sandridge's second goal against Phoenix.

Matt Corran scores Queens Head Sandridge's second goal against Phoenix.


Marshalswick Rovers upset the formbook in Herts Advertiser Sunday League Division Three with a 2-1 win over Tansley in yet another tight game.

Sam Doolan nods in Queens Head Sandridge's third goal past Jon Serby in the Phoenix goal.Sam Doolan nods in Queens Head Sandridge's third goal past Jon Serby in the Phoenix goal.

Tansley had gone into the contest unbeaten but were sunk by goals from Steve Bellard and Luke Tremlett.

Simeon Owen got their solitary reply.

Dan Whitley’s goal, plus a fine showing from Sam Nevin, wasn’t enough to save Athletico Quat going down 3-1 to New Greens.

Queens Head Sandridge won their fourth Premier Division game in a very even encounter against Phoenix, eventually triumphing 3-1.

Sam Ledger opening the scoring before Matthew Corran added a second. Phoenix pulled one back through Jack Gage before Sam Doolan wrapped up the three points at the far post.

In Division One, Blackberry Jacks extended their unbeaten run to five with their biggest win of the season, 7-1 over NBOB Res 7-1. Mickey Shuttlewood and Michael Wright both scored twice with George Dale, Frankie Jowle and Wael Bemnatim getting one each.

Six Bells’ Daryl Archer took his goals tally to 12 with both against Bradmore Rovers in a 2-0 win.

Snug Bar came from behind in Division Two to beat Brookmans Park Res 3-2. Park had led 2-1 with goals from Mike Donkin and Henry Chapman but Harry Lewis, Alex Songaila and Paul Guarnieri ensured Bar’s win.

Two goals from Michael Langton helped Colney Heath Sunday beat Pinewood 3-0 in a top of the table clash. Luke Campion got the other.

Welwyn Warriors completed the double over St Albans Irish with a 1-0 success, Bradley Last getting the only goal.

In Division Four Harpenden Colts OB’s losing streak continued for a second week as Blackboy won 2-1. Rory Suttie scored both Blackboy goals with Darren Smith on target for OBs.

Goals from Dan Gillians, Dom Lynch and Kieran Thorne gave St Albans Warriors a 3-1 win against Hatfield Seniors, for whom George Burton replied.

BWSC lost 5-1 to CHL in the Herts Junior Cup, Craig Ashurst scoring their lone goal. Aidan Ennis, Scott Valentine (two), Jamie Burbury and an own goal scored for CHL.

In a nine-goal thriller, Wheathampstead ‘89 just edged it 5-4 against Wrestlers. Star man Lee Bennett led the way with his third hat-trick of the season while Ryan Clark netted the other two. Wrestlers goals came from Dan Hedges (two), Barry Phillip Draper and Tom Law.

Steven Orchard got TNS’ only goal in their 2-1 defeat to GSS.

Royston Rangers progressed to the next round of the Herts Ad Junior Cup with a 4-0 win over Veer Dhara. Glenn Johnson’s hat-trick makes him the highest scoring player of all time at Royston now, with Jamie Turner scoring the fourth.

Triallist Phil Gallacher was the star man for Royston Rangers Res, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 10-0 loss to Division Three side Oaks.

Blacksmiths won 3-1 against Skew Bridge Res in the Herts Ad Knockout Cup, thanks mainly to a fine performance from goalkeeper Dan Lewis and goals from Jamie Sharp (two) and Jamie Hazell. Alex Spruce netted for the Bridge.

Division Two Phoenix Res battled well in their 4-2 defeat to Premier Division AFC Rangers. Adam Vennard netted both their goals.

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