Potten End stun Rovers to lift the Holloway Trophy

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Potten End stunned cup favourites Hemel Rovers A 1-0 in a gripping final to lift the Holloway Trophy.

A Dave Melhuish strike was all that separated the teams, although Potten End were worthy winners and Rovers had goalie Colin Andrews to thank for keeping them in the game with a man of the match display.

Olly Buckley

Olly Buckley

In league action, meanwhile, the battle between Kings Sports and Hemel Rovers for the West Herts League Premier Division title continued on Saturday as both teams recorded victories.

League leaders Kings edged out AFC Storm 3-2 with goals by Dan Tomkins, Brandon Murtagh and Choki Hokoza, while Rovers overcame Tring Athletic A 5-2.

Paul Hanafan, Michael Tearle, Jamal Babb, Michael Hoare and Olly Buckley (pictured) got the goals for Rovers.

And at the time the Gazette went to press, Kings and Rovers were preparing to meet for a title showdown.

A draw would see Kings take top spot, while only a win would be good enough for Rovers.

Elsewhere, Gadebridge FC’s hopes of landing the Division Two title were hit in a 3-2 defeat by Vicarage Celtic despite goals from Lewis Crowys and Charlie Martindale.

Bovingdon, meanwhile, were thrashed 7-1 at Engineer Harpenden to end their season rock bottom of the division.

Potten End secured a point at Maple Cross Reserves, with Jonny Ruffett and Dale Jenkins both hitting the target in a 2-2 draw.