Sharp shooter Luke on fire

Action from AFC Rovers v VFC. Picture courtesy of Jim Garnett.
Action from AFC Rovers v VFC. Picture courtesy of Jim Garnett.

LUKE Sharpley was the hat-trick hero for Comets Sports Club as they kept their Herts Sunday Senior Cup dreams alive.

Sharpley did the damage as Comets put FC Nirankari to the sword in a 3-0 victory in the fourth round clash.

An all-BSFL final could still be on the cards if Comets and AFC Boars can replicate their good performances in the competition so far.

In the league, meanwhile, Division One side The Midland came out on top in an eight-goal thriller with Old Grey Mare,

Barry Sansom netted a brace, and Rocco Cordara, Tom Hill and Ben Judge completed the scoring in a 5-3 triumph.

Warners End also won well as Lee Picknell, Marc Biswell and Simon Barnes helped them to a 3-1 win at Sportspace, while Paul Hanafan and Marc Crampton got the goals for Greenacres II in a 2-1 victory over The Robin Hood.

Berko Raiders returned with three points from Landrovers as Matt Shode, Tim Swaby and Adam Godfrey earned a 3-2 triumph, and Ben Butler’s penalty was enough for AFC Rovers to beat VFC 1-0.

Blackbirds Rangers were on song in Division Two – thrashing Run DFC 5-0 with efforts from Marvis Edmund, Barry Swindells, Paul Lelliott, Chaz Scott and Jimmy Trill-Green.

Drays Athletic were also on fire in front of goal, with Nick Jackson (2), Jamie Smith (2), Dave Haslam and an own goal doing the damage in a 6-1 win at FC Intervino.

The Queens Head had Steve Hewitt (2) and Duncan Allen to thank for a 3-1 victory over Echoes, while Comets Reserves saw off KLCC 3-1. Aaron Lewis, Dave Green and Craig Lenane got the goals for Comets.

Park Rangers were the big winners in Division Three, trouncing Park Rangers 7-1 with goals from Jonny Walker (3), Nathan Knight (2), John Larter and James Doyle.

Adam Field had his shooting boots on for The Bull Athletic as he got all three goals in a 3-0 victory over Potten End Sunday.

A Drew Duggan brace and a strike from Brian Green secured a 3-1 win for AC Grapes at Inter Hemel Sunday, while Hemel Corinthians saw off Steamcoach 2-0 with strikes from Rob Woods and Rupert Dann.

In Division Four, Dean Porter’s hat-trick set The Three Tuns on their way to a 7-1 triumph over Apsley Athletic. Wayne Chatfield added two goals of his own, and Joshua Leeson and Sam Curran completed the rout.

One high point for Apsley was Max Budgen’s consolation goal, though – the Athletic man firing home a free-kick from inside his own half.

Big GC FC, meanwhile, launched an heroic fightback as they recovered from 2-0 down to beat Palace 5-2. Adrian Keane, Stuart Vennison, Simon Goodall and Dan Fitzgerald (2) got the goals for Big GC.