Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-18 girls beat Harpenden in Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League
Alisha Maxin netted twice as depleted Bishop's Stortford Community Football Club under-18 girls dug deep to beat Harpenden 3-1 in the Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League.
They took the lead when Becca O'Blath's 50-yard pass was cushioned down by Ella Piron into the path of Maxin, who beat the goalkeeper from 12 yards.
Emily Watkins gave the shot-stopper no chance as she doubled Stortford's advantage and Maxin got her side's third from close range on the stroke of half time.
Stortford created some good chances after the break but it was Harpenden who got the second half's only goal.
Marcin Matys hit a hat-trick as under-16 United ran out comprehensive 9-2 winners at Letchworth Aquas in Mid-Herts Rural Minors League, Division Three.
Callum Phelps added a brace and there was a goal apiece for Israel Jacques, Charlie Evans, Andrew Bamba and Adrian Bamba.
Adam Blair-Park's double guided under-16 Rovers to a 4-2 home win over Stevenage Borough Harriers in the MHRML League Cup.
Charlie Fisher hammered in the tie's opening goal, but Harriers equalised with a wonder strike that gave goalkeeper Nathan Luckin no chance.
Rovers restored their lead before half time when Blair-Park struck from Will Hall's accurate set-piece delivery, and the talisman notched again after the break having been picked out by man of the match Will Thacker.
Billy Martin then got his team's fourth goal with a brilliant strike from outside the box.
An excellent tackle from captain Fergus Shinnick thwarted their opponents, although they did manage to pull a goal back from a free kick.
Ethan Wildman and Luke Hale were strong alongside the skipper and Thacker while Cameron Street excelled at the base of the midfield.
Bryn Henriques went close to grabbing a fifth for Rovers, who kept their opponents pinned back thanks to good combination play between Spencer Earthy and Sam Byrne.
Jake Doree claimed a treble as under-14 Athletic defeated Baldock Templars 6-0 in Royston Crow League, Division One.
Also on target were AJ Chapman, Finn Slater and Ollie Jenkins.
Under-14 Wanderers drew 1-1 when they took on Letchworth Garden City Eagles Whites for the second time in a week.
The first half ended goalless, although Wanderers' Sonnie Doherty thought his shot bounced down off the bar and over the line.
Wanderers looked to get control after the break as man of the match Charlie Sloan made a series of breaks down the right.
They did break the deadlock through Harrison Walker following a neat one-two with Robbie Hamilton, but Eagles equalised against the run of play.
The under-12 girls maintained their 100% HGFPL record with their 3-0 victory at London Lions being their sixth on the spin.
Jess McCrae gave them an early lead from outside the box and, after Amy Lenihan went close, Anna Baros doubled the advantage with a neat chip.
Baros made it 3-0 by slotting in from a corner after the interval and Abigail Jones almost added a fourth from long range.
At the other end, Freya Spittal performed well in goal and made several good saves to keep a clean sheet.
Under-12 United are still top of MHRML Division Two thanks to a 1-0 success at Goal Star Soccer.
Jude Xavier got the only goal of the game with a close-range shot that took a deflection and wrong-footed the Enfield-based team's goalkeeper.
In Division Seven, Dom Fiddler's free kick secured a 4-2 success for under-12 Athletic on the road at Welwyn Pegasus.
Tom Coombes opened the scoring before Mike Payne netted from close range and converted a penalty to make it 3-0 at half time.
Pegasus pulled a couple of goals back and Archie Stephenson made an amazing save to keep Athletic ahead.
But Fiddler eased the away team's nerves with his set-piece strike three minutes from time.
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