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Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-16 Saints thrashed Potters Bar United Whites 9-0 to seal the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Two title



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Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-16 Saints thrashed Potters Bar United Whites 9-0 to seal the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Two title.

Harrison Walker almost put the Saints in front after just 20 seconds having been released by Zen Rapley, but the goalkeeper bravely smothered his shot in a one-on-one.

The shot-stopper and the woodwork continued to thwart the table-toppers for a while, but the pressure eventually told when Rapley found space inside the box to net.

BSCFC under-16 Saints (55737779)
BSCFC under-16 Saints (55737779)

Alfie Smith joined the attack from the bench and soon won a penalty which was converted by Sid Clark, before Tommy Glover added a third goal before half time.

Saints continued to dominate proceedings after the interval as Smith, Clark and man-of-the-match Rapley all finished with braces, with Ollie Green and Freddie Sperrin getting the other goals.

Under-18 Rovers beat higher-level Cuffley Youth Vipers Blues under-17s 4-2 after extra time to reach a second cup final in their final season.

The team, who had already advanced to the divisional cup final, knocked out the side from two divisions above and can now also look forward to the Mid-Herts Rural Minors League Cup final.

Rovers fell behind after 10 minutes, but they worked their way back into the contest and equalised midway through the second period when Adam Blair-Park slotted in after nice play by Bryn Henriques.

Things got even better for the Stortford side when man-of-the-match Will Hall was fouled a couple of yards outside the Cuffley box and Spencer Earthy curled in the free kick.

But, despite defending valiantly, they conceded a scrambled equaliser in added time.

However, Rovers were not to be denied and Charlie Fisher and Blair-Park combined to set up Hall for their third goal in the first period of extra time before, after the break, Jack Frings scored with a lob from Hall's set piece.

Lucas Dordoy scored with his first touch as under-15 Rangers triumphed 3-1 at Sandy in Royston Crow League, Division Two.

He made an instant impact after coming off the bench to open the scoring.

Kade Smith added another soon after to put the visitors in charge at the break before Omar Sain slotted home midway through the second period.

Sandy did get a consolation goal as they applied some pressure in the final 20 minutes, but goalkeeper Charlie Laking made some fantastic saves to ensure the visitors took the points.

The under-13 girls showed character to earn a 1-1 draw at title-chasing Harefield United in their final Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League, Division Two game of the season.

Stortford took the lead in an end-to-end first half when Bonnie Kirby beat two players and crossed for Remi Hasty to convert from 10 yards out.

Harefield, who found the Stortford defence hard to breach, were awarded a soft penalty for handball at a corner and missed it.

The hosts did equalise with 10 minutes to go, but Stortford defended admirably to hold on despite seeing Kiera Hider leave the field following an unpunished challenge.

Aimee Cole took the player-of-the-match plaudits.



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