Goals galore in the West Herts League at the weekend

The latest results in the West Herts League.
The latest results in the West Herts League.

The West Herts League season is well under way with several high-scoring clashes across the divisions at the weekend.

In the Premier Division there were goals galore, including when Croxley Community hosted Kings Sports in a game which turned into a goal-fest.

Kings broke the deadlock after being in the ascendency, but Croxley reacted well and scored two quick goals to take the lead.

The visitors battled away and equalised after a quick break, before Croxley regained the lead after a bizarre mix-up in the penalty area resulted in Croxley getting a penalty.

Kings were determined to get back in the game after the break and after some pressure scored to level it up at 3-3.

However, Croxley replied with two goals from set-pieces as Kings looked dead and buried.

However, as both teams tired in the heat, Kings continuing to show a never-give-up attitude and netted a fourth with just six minutes left.

With just a minute left, Kings dramatically grabbed the equaliser in a breath-taking finish.

There were also bags of goals in the game between hosts The Engineer Harpenden and newly-promoted Potten End.

It was a hard game in the heat which saw Potten take the lead on the stroke of half-time.

There were not many opportunities after that until the 65th minute when Harpenden were awarded a penalty, converted to make it 1-1.

The game came alive when both teams opened up, pushing for the win.

Potten took the lead and with 10 minutes left scored via a counter attack for a shock 3-1 lead.

But Harpenden, who were strong at set-pieces throughout, kept going and scored two late goals from corners to make it 3-3.

On reflection, a draw was a fair result.

Tring Athletic A went back to the top of the table after a 3-1 home win over Bovingdon A.

In Division one, new team Chesham United Youth got their first win of the season with a close 2-1 win over Oxhey Academy.

Hunton Bridge lost their place at the top of the standings with a surprise 3-2 loss at home to Global AFC.

Evergreen A also recorded their first win this term when beating Sun Sports Rovers 3-1.

Caddington maintained their 100 per cent record after a close 2-1 away victory at Oxhey A.

Croxley Green gained their first point of the season with a hard-earned 1-1 draw at home against Hemel Hempstead Rovers Reserves.

The full results were as follows:

West Herts Premier:

Croxley Community 5 (Robbie Barton, 2, Harry Brock, Aaron Davis, Samba Gaye) Kings Sports 5 (Reece Canning, 2, Marvis Edmund, 2, Lewis Wornham).

The Engineer Harpenden 3 (James Jorden, 2, Robert Walker) Potten End 3 (Dale Jenkins, Christian White, Ben Pearce).

Tring Athletic A 3 (Andy Humphries, 2, Ollie Butler) Bovingdon A 1 (Bradley Davies).

West Herts Division One:

Chesham Utd (Youth) Men 2 (Dave Hughes, James Waller) Oxhey Academy 1 (Leo Vaughan).

Croxley Green 1 (Harry West) Hemel Hempstead Rovers Res 1 (Reece Phillips).

Evergreen A 3 (Lewis Casey, Lorenzo Thornhill, Sabana Bah) Sun Sports Rovers 1 (Sean Bower).

Hunton Bridge 2 (Tom Davison, Darren Canavan) Global AFC 3 (Craig McCrory, Chris Palmer, Haydn Williams).

Oxhey A 1 (Christopher Monastiriotis) 2 Caddington (James Anthony Ray, 2).