THE Queen’s Head left Buntingford Cougars licking their wounds as they progressed to the third round of the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup.
Brad Tyson provided the knock-out goal in a 1-0 win.
Meanwhile, in the Herts Sunday Junior Cup, AC Grapes crushed Apsley Athletic 7-0 to book their place in the third round. Justin Seymour (3), Drew Duggan, Juan Villar, Danny Donovan and Ben Osborn did the damage.
Big GC FC had Tom Carson to thank for their victory at Colney Heath Rangers as the substitute hit a late hat-trick to secure a 3-1 win.
Inter Hemel Sunday also made it through, thanks to a 5-3 extra-time win over Harpenden Colts Old Boys. Ryan Smith (3), Jack Fender and Lewis Cooper got the goals.
Palace FC edged past Potten End Sunday, with Jamal Ayoub (2) and Kenny Fitzgerald earning a 3-2 victory.
Another BSFL side to progress in the competition were The Three Tuns who beat Gosling Youth Seniors 5-1. Alex Kinglsey (2), Dave Thomas, Stuart Hall and Dave McConnon netted.
Hemel Corinthians went through with a 4-3 win over Langleybury CC thanks to efforts from Laurence Putnam (2), Rob Woods and Dan Rice, while Park Rangers Reserves beat Hogs Head 3-2. Glen Howard, John Laster and Paul Greenway scored.
The Three Blackbirds, though, suffered penalty shoot-out heartbreak as they lost to Allenburys after a 4-4 draw. Scott Bangerte (2), Matt Hibberd and an own goal had done the damage for Blackbirds.
The Steamcoach were eliminated as they lost 5-2 to Lee Sports PSG after extra-time, despite goals from Gareth Cox and Graham Aikman.
Corinthians Reserves lost 6-0 at Evergreen AFC and AMG United were beaten 5-1 by AFC Oddfellows.
Elsewhere, in the League Senior Cup second round, Berko Tornadoes swept Old Grey Mare aside in a 9-0 victory. Ryan Sturges (2), Tom Shaw (2), Dan Evans (2), Andy Wheeler-King, Howard Wright and Simon Howlett were on target.
AFC Boars also progressed as Jay Austin’s two-minute hat-trick set them on their way to a 6-0 win over Boxmoor. Ricky Charge (2) and Sonny French also netted.
Park Rangers saw off Greenacres II 4-1 thanks to goals from Chris Wesley (3) and Greg Goodchild, while Ben Gillard, Chris Panayi and Darren Miller earned a 3-0 win for Flaunden over The Midland FC.
Meanwhile, in the league, Division One side The Robin Hood thrashed Warners End 7-2. Lewis Taylor (2), Dom Banks (2), Dan To (2), Joe Jary and Jim Bushe got on the scoresheet.
AFC Rovers and Sportspace both won 5-2, beating Berko Raiders and Landrovers, respectively.
Ben Butler, James Heward (2), Lawrence Kain and Tom Hardy netted for Rovers, while Kevin Patterson (2), Jonathan Rolfe (2) and Peter Moore scored for Sportspace.
In Division Two, KLCC beat Run DFC 3-1 thanks to goals from Colin Wilson, Mark Edgar and Matt Honey, while Chris Topping, Steve Sandford and Tommey Taylor earned a 3-2 win for Tring Royals over Berko Tornadoes Reserves.
Blackbirds Rangers beat Comets Reserves 2-1 with strikes from Arnold Adzahoe and Paul Lelliot, and Echoes and FC Intervino drew 2-2.
Kyle Batchelor and Mark Pyneart scored for Echoes and Lewis Day and Michael Grey replied for Intervino.
Ross Patterson bagged a brace as Division Three side The Bull Athletic beat Warners End Reserves 3-2. Mike Hunt also scored.
Boxmoor Rangers thrashed The Old Bell Gate 7-0 in Division four, with Dan Gillespie (3), Neil Howell, Jamie Birch, Tom Childs and Lewis Holliman getting the goals.
Jack Watts and Simon Judge earned a 2-1 win for The Kings Arms over Green Park Rovers.