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Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-14 Town beat Cuffley to reach Mid-Herts Rural League Cup final


By Michael Vaughton


Callum Leggatt converted the decisive spot kick as Bishop’s Stortford Community Football Club under-14 Town got the better of Cuffley in a penalty shootout to reach the Mid-Herts Rural League Cup final.

It was 0-0 at full time and injury-hit Town showed real grit to keep it goalless after extra time too.

A superb opening save from goalkeeper Jack Bull gave Stortford the advantage and the win was in sight when a Cuffley player shot over.

Leggatt then stepped up confidently to win it for Stortford.

BSCFC under-14 Town (8045513)
BSCFC under-14 Town (8045513)

Spencer Earthy’s four-goal blitz helped under-15 Rovers blow Stevenage Borough Hawks away in the Intermediate Supplementary Cup.

He was also his team’s man of the match in the 11-0 demolition.

There were braces for Ethan Wildman and Will Hall along with strikes from Ben Jones, Adam Blair-Park and Bryn Henriques.

Under-16 Rangers ended Bury Rangers Blacks’ 100% record with a 4-2 win in Mid-Herts League, Division Three. Will Grout, Thomas Peace, man of the match Max Dean and Sam Burke got the goals.

The under-18 girls turned on the style in the second half to register a 4-0 victory over Hoddesdon Owls in the Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League.

After a goalless opening period, Stortford made the breakthrough when Claudia Allport-Diaz bundled the ball in from close range.

She doubled the lead with a powerful header from Alice Scott’s corner, before the latter was again the provider as Ashley Humphreys finished clinically.

Teigan McHale rounded things off nicely with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

James Hall’s brace earned him the man-of-the-match honours as he guided under-17 Athletic to a 2-1 win over FC Comets in Royston Crow Under-18 League, Division Two.

BSCFC under-11 Wanderers v Rangers (8045515)
BSCFC under-11 Wanderers v Rangers (8045515)

He headed in the opener from Will Roads’ corner and the same combination almost resulted in the doubling of the lead before Comets equalised.

Hall then drove in what proved to be the winner after the break as Athletic ended their league campaign on a high.

Man of the match Robbie Hamilton pulled the strings for under-13 Wanderers as they came from behind to beat Harlow Town Eagles 3-1 in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Two.

Wanderers fell behind to an outrageous back-heeled flick from a corner.

BSCFC under-11 Wanderers v Rangers (8045517)
BSCFC under-11 Wanderers v Rangers (8045517)

Stortford were undeterred as Oliver Miraglotta provided an authoritative presence at the back, and they were rewarded when Hamilton equalised with a smart shot before half time.

Harrison Walker put Wanderers ahead before Ethan Gaynor tied the Harlow defence in knots and slotted in the third.

Under-12 Wanderers were narrowly defeated 3-2 when they took on Royston Crow Damson League leaders Shephall.

Jacob Lines and Toby Barnes got the goals, while Tom Wildman-King was named man of the match.



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