Six of the best as The Grove overcome disappointment to lift WHSFL Chairman’s Cup

PUBLISHED: 14:13 01 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 01 May 2017

The Grove team with the Chairman's Cup trophy. Picture: ANDY TODD

The Grove team with the Chairman's Cup trophy. Picture: ANDY TODD


The Grove quickly got over the disappointment of losing the Premier Cup final last weekend with a comprehensive 6-0 success over Sun Inn Lemsford in the final of the WHSFL Chairman’s Cup.

Alex Cobbson and Ryan North both scored twice at Welwyn Playing Fields as The Grove showed they are a force to be reckoned with.

Nathan Studholm and Luke Sullivan got the others.

North’s second was the pick of the bunch, curling it into the net from the tightest of angles of the goal line.

Sun Inn had also been in Macron WHSFL Premier Division action earlier in the week and served up an amazing 10-goal thriller with Hatfield Seniors.

At the end neither side could find the extra goal needed to bring a win, sharing the points in an incredible 5-5 draw.

Seniors’ star man was Curtis Warner who came off the bench to net a hat-trick.

Jaiden Doocey and Dan Viney were also on target for Hatfield.

Rodgers scored twice for Lemsford while an own goal and one each for Stef Saywell and Dalton Fenton made up the rest.

Second place in the league was also up for grabs in the other match this weekend.

That saw Bradmore Rovers take on Shamrock Rovers and it was Shamrock who came out on top, winning 4-1 to make sure they would be the runners-up.

Daniel Harper grabbed himself two for Shamrock with James Wright and Josh Paine getting the others.

Alex Macdonald got Bradmore’s consolation.

With the season reaching its conclusion, the league organisers are on the lookout for any new teams.

A spokesman said: “If anyone is interested in submitting a team to the 2017/18 season, please email or

“We will get back to your enquiries ASAP.”

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