Herts Ad Sunday League: Skew Bridge edge incredible 15-goal cup thriller against Brookmans Park

PUBLISHED: 19:29 30 January 2019

FC Potters Bar battled AFC London Road in a classic Herts Ad Knockout Cup clash.

FC Potters Bar battled AFC London Road in a classic Herts Ad Knockout Cup clash.


Cup action stole the spotlight in the Herts Ad Sunday League with some amazing games.

FC Potters Bar battled AFC London Road in a classic Herts Ad Knockout Cup clash.FC Potters Bar battled AFC London Road in a classic Herts Ad Knockout Cup clash.

Top of the pile was an incredible win for Skew Bridge in the Herts Ad Challenge Cup as they eventually sneaked an amazing 15-goal contest against Brookmans Park.

Park led 6-4 with just 20 minutes to go but Skew were able to take the match into extra-time before finally winning 8-7.

Dave Keenleyside, Harry Seeby and Harry Hunt all scored two each while Jimmy Hartley and Ed Frost chipped in with one each for the Bridge.

Matt Walsh’s hat-trick was the star of the show for Park while there was a brace for Mitchell Dennis and one each from George Atkinson and Callum Baylis.

That was closely followed by another cracker in the Herts Ad Knockout Cup with AFC London Road eventually beating FC Potters Bar 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Jon Walsh had put Bar in front before Luke Campion levelled for Road.

Skew Bridge Rothamsted are also through after goals from Chris Brothwood, James Hardy and Chris Gregory earned them a 3-2 win over AFC Rangers, for whom Jacob Noonan and Harvey Scott scored.

The Herts Ad Junior Cup saw a 3-2 win for Brookmans Park A over Royston Rangers Res in a match that needed extra time. Darren Chillingworth, Adam Sanders and Bachir Loussahi scored for Park while Karl McGroary and Glenn Johnson were the Royston scorers.

The same score saw Marshalswick Rovers upset Blacksmiths Res, their goals coming from Matt Lacey, Douglas St Louis and an own goal while Robert Forty and John Armitt scored for Blacksmiths.

Pioneer Selection needed extra-time to beat Wheathampstead 2-1 in the Herts Sunday Junior Cup, Jimmy Talbot and Matt Balser on target. Ross Evans replied for Wheato.

In league action Pinewood lost 2-1 to Blacksmiths in Division One, Matt Corran getting both goals for the leaders, while Facelad beat AFC Mymms 4-0 with Dave Chandler, Mark Freestone, Darren O’Brien and Jacob Samuel Ponte on target.

A double from Daniel Johnson helped Phoenix win 3-1 against CHL while it was 3-0 for Beehive against Oaks.

Chris Griffin’s double helped Six Bells to a 4-2 success over Snug Bar.

Scott de la Fuente bagged an incredible seven goals as Brookmans Park Res won 8-0 over The Wrestlers in Division Two while Darren Foster’s first goal for Royston Rangers wasn’t enough as they lost 2-1 to Phoenix Res.

Harpenden Colts OBs won 2-1 against Mermaid with Edi Bokciu getting the winner.

Welwyn Warriors completed the double over league leaders BWSC in a 4-2 score, Osward Kakaride scoring a hat-trick with Allan Johnston also on target.

Robert Bennett scored both for BWSC.

Hanburys proved far too strong against St Albans Warriors in Division Three with goals from Mickey Sinnott (two), Dan Hawkes, Josh Whelan, James Watt and Ryan Hamilton completing a 6-1 win. Sam Bignell scored for Warriors.

TNF extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 3-0 success against Parkbury. Jon Tanton got two for them and Steven Orchard one.

Hatfield Seniors seven-game unbeaten run came to an end when going down 3-2 against rivals Hatfield Mosquito. Aaron Puleston and Steve Murtagh scored for the Seniors with Ben Neville outstanding.


Division One: Pinewood 1 Blacksmiths 2; AFC Mymms 0 Facelad; 4 CHL 1 Phoenix 3; Six Bells 4 Snug Bar 2; The Beehive 3 Oaks 0.

Division Two: Brookmans Park Res 8 The Wrestlers 0; BWSC 2 Welwyn Warriors 4; Harpenden Colts OB 2 Mermaid 1; Phoenix Res 2 Royston Rangers 1.

Division Three: Hanburys 6 St Albans Warriors 1; Hatfield Mosquito 3 Hatfield Seniors 2; TNF 3 Parkbury 0.

Herts Sunday Junior Cup quarter-final: Wheathampstead 89 1 Pioneer Selection 2 (aet).

Herts Ad Knockout Cup round two: FC Potters Bar 1 AFC London Road 1 (Road win 4-3 on pens).

Herts Ad Knockout Cup quarter-final: AFC Rangers 2 Skew Bridge Rothamsted 3.

Herts Ad Challenge Cup quarter-final: Skew Bridge 8 Brookmans Park 7 (aet).

Herts Ad Junior Cup quarter-final: Blacksmiths Res 2 Marshalswick Rovers 3; Royston Rangers Res 2 Brookmans Park A 3 (aet).

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