The Great Northern lose out to Skew Bridge in county cup final

PUBLISHED: 10:47 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:47 27 March 2017

Great Northern's Martin Standen of Great Northern looks dejected after Skew Bridge score in theHerts Sunday Senior Cup final

Great Northern's Martin Standen of Great Northern looks dejected after Skew Bridge score in theHerts Sunday Senior Cup final

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The Great Northern took the lead, but fell to defeat to Skew Bridge at the County Ground in the Hertfordshire FA Sunday Senior County Cup final at the weekend.

The Welwyn Hatfield Sunday League side struck first with a lovely guided free-kick towards Dan Staples who skilfully caressed the ball with his head over the Skew Bridge goalkeeper giving his side the advantage.

Skew Bridge, of the St Albans-based Herts Advertiser Sunday League, replied soon after with a counter-attack and from just outside The Great Northern’s penalty area Lee Close thumped the ball into the top left hand corner for 1-1.

Near to the end of the first half Skew Bridge struck again with a goal from Ben Warren giving them a 2-1 half-time lead.

The Great Northern couldn’t get into the swing of things in the second half as Bridge added three more.

Matt Hitchcock guided the ball into the bottom corner for 3-1.

James Ewington stepped up for Skew Bridge towards the end of the game scoring two goals in quick succession, one was guided into the top left hand corner and one chipped over the keeper.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Shamrock Rovers booked a final place with a 10-1 win against Hatfield Seniors in the Memorial Cup semi-final.

Matt Standen hit a hat-trick while Ben Smith grabbed a brace as did Leigh Nymm. Reggie Ross, Richard Milverton and Dan Worsley also scored.

Jaime Rayner netted for Seniors.

The second of the Memorial Cup semi-finals saw Bradmore Rovers beat Hatfield Mosquito 9-0.

After an early penalty for Bradmore was converted by Mark Freestone, his side took the game in their stride.

Rovers were extremely clinical and Mosquito had no answer to them.

Freestone added another one to his tally, while Alex MacDonald and Daryl Archer also grabbed two goals apiece.

Ennis Daly, Liam Archer and Paul Ricketts also all got their name on the scresheet.

In the WHSFL Premier Division The Sun Inn Lemsford took on The Grove in the only league match of the weekend.

The Grove won the game 2-0 against 10-man Sun Inn.

The two goalscorers for The Grove were Alex Cobbson and Sam Cockhill.


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