Sunday League round-up: Great Northern lift Memorial Cup

PUBLISHED: 15:07 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:07 27 April 2016

The Great Northern celebrate winning the Memorial Cup final over The Grove. Picture by Andy Todd

The Great Northern celebrate winning the Memorial Cup final over The Grove. Picture by Andy Todd

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On a blustery Sunday morning MACRON WHSFL staged five games at King George V playing fields which served up a total of 42 goals, while at Welwyn Playing Fields The Grove and The Great Northern played out the Memorial Cup final.

Bradmore 2014 the MACRON WHSFL Division One winnersBradmore 2014 the MACRON WHSFL Division One winners

Memorial Cup final

A Jack Coombes brace helped The Great Northern to a 3-2 triumph to add the Memorial Cup to their Herts Intermediate County Cup success.

Northern’s Steve O’Boy put his side ahead before The Grove’s Dean Saddler levelled.

Coombes restored Northern’s advantage only for Ryan North to peg them back to 2-2.

The winner was to come as Coombes netted his second.

Northern could add a further title to their honours list as they face Shamrock Rovers in the Premier Division Cup final.

Chairman’s Cup semi-final

The Rosey edged out Sun Inn Lemsford 4-3 to reach their second final of the season where they will hope to go one better this time and lift the trophy.

Premier Division

With leaders The Grove not in league action, due to playing the Memorial Cup final, the teams in second, Bradmore Rovers, and third, Shamrock Rovers, faced off against each other knowing they needed the win to keep the pressure on The Grove.

Shamrock ran out 6-1 winners and they are now five points behind The Grove.

The two face each other tonight (Wednesday) which could be a title decider as The Grove need just two points to take the title.

Division One

Going into last Wednesday night’s fixtures Bradmore 2014 needed six points from their remaining four games to lift the Division One league title to complete a double.

But without kicking a ball on the night the title was theirs as a result of them getting a home win walkover as The Rosey were unable to field a team and their nearest rivals Sun Inn Lemsford lost to Welwyn Campus.

On Sunday the champions beat Shamrock Rovers Reserves 7-3 to keep up their impressive record in the season of played 18, won 17, lost one socring 109 and conceeding 21.

Bradmore 2014 were presented with the Division One winners shield after the game to go along with the Division One League Cup winners trophy they won last Sunday by beating The Rosey 4-1, making them league and league cup double winners in their first season back in the MACRON WHSFL.

Elsewhere in the division, Hatfield Cricket Club beat The Cock in an end-to-end nine goal game, eventually running out 5-4 winners.

Welwyn Campus started the day in sixth place and their game against LL Herts also produced nine goals.

Both sides played attractive football, despite the blustery conditions.

It was Campus who won the game 6-3 and the win moved them up three places to third in the division.

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