Blackbirds on song in cup

23/10/11'Herald against Boxmoor at Grove Hill Playing Fields. Scott Carrington kicking the ball with Simon Hunt in the background
23/10/11'Herald against Boxmoor at Grove Hill Playing Fields. Scott Carrington kicking the ball with Simon Hunt in the background


IT was Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup time for a number of the BSFL sides at the weekend.

Blackbirds Rangers recorded the pick of the results in the second round ties as they thrashed Tring Royals 8-0.

Paul Lelliott (4) and Arnold Adzahoe (3) scored seven goals between them, and Roy Smith completed the rout.

Warners End were also firing on all cylinders, securing a 7-1 win at Finchley United. Ned Ozkasim (2), Simon Barnes (2), Chris Parish, JM Thomas and Glen Childs got the goals.

Another side to hit seven goals was AFC Rovers who saw off Lifted Music 7-2 with goals from Danny Tompkins (2), Luke Bartlett, James Heward, Joe Buckingham, Gary Mackinnon and Ben Butler.

Berko Raiders also went through, courtesy of a 3-2 win at Evergreen Seniors. Henry Hadaway (2) and Carl Tanner were on target.

Scott Vaughan got the goal as Comets Reserves won 1-0 at FC Wizard, while Paul Joyce was the match-winner for Echoes FC in their 1-0 victory at Three Hammers.

There was disappointment for the rest of the BSFL sides in the competition, though, as they were knocked out of the tournament.

Greenacres lost 1-0 at Old Fullerians, The Robin Hood were beaten 2-0 at Lea Sports PSG, and Landrovers lost 3-1 at Thames Albion, despite a goal from Kieran Ingram.

An O’Shane Currie goal was not enough to stop Sportspace slipping to a 4-1 loss at Odyssey, and Tornadoes Reserves lost 2-1 to Cannon despite a Jack Skelton goal.

Elsewhere, there were goals galore in the second round of the BSFL League Junior Cup.

Green Park Rovers were the highest scorers, roaring past The Olde Red Lion 7-5. Mark Manangan (3), Kenny Harrington, Dave Hollick, Paul Wikins and Josh Cusdin got the goals for Rovers.

The Three Tuns edged an 11-goal thriller with the Kings Arms as Alex KIngsley (3), Craig Goodson, Dave Thomas and Dave McConnon earned a 6-5 win.

Apsley Athletic also scraped through, beating Palace FC 4-3 thanks to goals from Ash Danslow, Dan Pym, Adam Routledge and Ben Tavener.

Dan Fitzgerald (2) and Tommy Carson helped Big GC FC to a comfortable 3-0 win at Boxmoor Rangers.

Meanwhile, in the league, The Herald were the big winners in the Premier Division as they thrashed Boxmoor 5-0, thanks to a trio of Scotts.

Scott Dennis, Scott Porter (2) and Scott Carrington (2) did the damage.

Hemel Town Celtic also won well, beating Berko Tornadoes 6-3 thanks to goals from Matt McMahon (2), Jamie Davidge (2) and Sam Flood (2).

Comets beat AFC Boars 3-0 thanks to goals from Dan Holliman, Stuart Meaney and Luke Sharpley, and Gossoms End won by the same scoreline against AC Hemel. Prince Osei, Luke Butler and Jack Horton got the goals.

Flaunden overcame Park Rangers 3-1 with goals from Darren Miller, George Loosely and Chris Truman.

In Division One, The Midland beat VFC 6-3 with efforts from Ben Judge (2), Dave Wilson (2) and Rocco Cordara (2), while Division Two’s FC Intervino beat KLCC FC by the same score. Richard Harvey (4), Dan Hayes and Michael Gray did the damage.

AC Grapes were the biggest victors in Division Three, beating Inter Hemel Sunday 4-1 with goals from Drew Duggan (2), Justin Seymour and Ben Osborne.

Mark Wilson earned a 1-0 win for The Bull Athletic at Hemel Corinthians, and the Steamcoach beat AMG United 3-2 courtesy of goals from Graham Aikman (2) and Gareth Cox.

Potten End Sunday and The Three Blackbirds shared a 2-2 draw.

In Division Four, The OLd Bell Gate beat Hemel Corinthians Reserves 3-2 with goals from Adam Raspass, Kirren Taylor and Gareth Evans.