Hot-shot Holden hits five for Tring Athletic B in West Herts romp


Tring Athletic B striker Luke Holden was the star of the weekend in the West Herts League as he helped himself to five goals in his side’s Division Two victory over AFC Croxley.

Matt Barnett was also on target for Tring as they ran out as comfortable 6-2 winners.

Also on league duty, Division Three side Bovingdon beat Hunton Bridge 4-2 as Harry Woods hit a brace and Mark McNicholas and Billy Soden both found the Bridge net.

Elsewhere, a 2-1 victory for Gadebridge over Harpenden Rovers took them to the top of Division One. Alfie Mullan and Chris Size got the goals.

Hemel Rovers Reserves joined them at the top after an 8-1 win at Glenn Sports. Rhys Stonebank and Paul Jones both scored twice with Mike McQuade, Micky Hoare, John Edey and Kai Lewis completing the scoring.

It was not such good news for Tring Athletic A, however, as they slumped to a 4-0 loss at Hadley A.

In knock-out action, Hemel Rovers cruised through in the Herts Junior Cup at the expense of Oxhey Jets B.

Myles Cash, Scott Porter and Ray Wood grabbed two goals apiece, with Kev Price and Nick Jackson completing an 8-0 thrashing.

The Rous Cup saw Hemel Rovers A go down fighting in a 4-3 defeat at Oxhey Reserves, with Matt Durrant, Michael Harvey and Sam Meunier on target for Hemel.

Finally, the West Herts Junior Cup provided plenty of goals between Gadebridge Reserves and Potten End.

Gadebridge scored six as Sam Hailey (2), Lewis Wornham, Ged Butler and Rick Potton were among the goals, but Potten End replied with eight courtesy of Ben Beer (2), Jonny Ruffett, Dale Jenkins, Gavin Beale, Glynn Jones, Dafonte Diego and an own goal.