Dan the man does the business for Rovers

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Hemel Hempstead Rovers have made it through to the Herts Junior Cup final after a heroic display from goalkeeper Dan Brown paved the way for a 3-1 win at Hadley FC in the semi-finals of the competition.

In an evenly-matched first half, Hadley created the more clear-cut goalscoring opportunities but were thwarted time after time by keeper Brown.

With half-time approaching, Hemel struck against the run of play as Michael Hoare seized on a half-chance in the six yard box to put his side in front.

Within five minutes, Hoare struck again with a fierce drive across the home keeper to see the ball nestle in the back of the Hadley net.

After the break ,the hosts pressed forward but were denied by the reflexes of Brown again.

Eventually the home side pulled a goal back and they had the chance to draw level when a cross struck Hemel defender Chris Birch on the arm for a penalty.

Fortune shone on Rovers, however, as they saw the spot kick sail high over the bar, and the visitors pressed for a third goal to put the game to bed.

The game swung from end to end until 15 minutes from time when Paul Hanafan squeezed into a crowded Hadley penalty area and reacted quickest to slot the ball past the keeper.

From then on, Rovers carefully played out the remaining time to reach the final.

Their opponents will be meet Bengeo Trinity, in a match scheduled to be played on Good Friday.

League duty, meanwhile, saw Kings Sports take the opportunity to move into second place in the Premier Division with a 3-0 victory over DM Wanderers.

Dan Tomkins notched a couple of goals, with Nathan Ray adding the third to wrap up the three points.

Elsewhere, Tring Athletic A went down 2-1 at AFC Finchley, with only an own-goal to show for their efforts.

There was no joy at Bovingdon as they lost 4-0 at home to JC United, while the Tring Athletic B side went down 1-0 at home to Croxley Reserves.

It was a disappointing day for Gadebridge Reserves who lost 4-3 at home to Langleybury, despite netting thanks to strikes from Arnold Adzahos (2) and Chris Walsh.

There was better news for Potten End as they came up trumps in a 3-2 success over Global FC.

Dave Melhuish, Keiran Hopkins and Raul Thaker did the damage.

Webster Cup action saw Hemel Rovers Reserves host Gadebridge FC, with Rovers reaching the semi-final with a 2-1 triumph.

Asher Alleyne notched both home goals, while Charlie Martindale netted for Gadebridge.