Baldock Town defender clears the ball in the Senior Centenary Trophy Final against London Lions at Hemel Hempstead

County Cup 2018 round-up: Issue 1

An overview of this years first four County Cup Finals and what's coming up next.

In our first County Cup round-up of the season, we take a look at the first four finals of 2018 that have taken place over the course of the last month.

Women's Cup Final - Stevenage Ladies 8-0 Hoddesdon Town Owls.

In our highly anticipated first Final of 2018, we welcomed Stevenage Ladies and Hoddesdon Town Owls to a packed County Ground as they faced off for the Women’s Challenge Cup.

Stevenage were the strong favourites going into the game and they certainly didn’t disappoint. They’d tallied up an impressive 34 goals on their route to the final, conceding only once in four games.

As expected, the Boro came out strong winners; goals coming from Hat-trick Hero Amy Makewell (3), Player of the Match Chloe Gunn (2), Ashleigh Deacon (2) and Leah Littlechild, ensured Stevenage secured the trophy for back-to-back County Cup wins.

Read the full Match Report here.

Senior Centenary Trophy Final – London Lions 0-2 Baldock Town

Holders London Lions faced Baldock Town at Vauxhall Road, home of Hemel Hemstead Town, in a bid to defend the trophy.

Having recently lost to The Red’s 3-0 in Division 1 of the Spartan South Midlands league, The Lions expected a tough game. 

Baldock came out 2-0 winners, Alex Coppin netting in the 20th minute with substitute Harrison Holland putting the game to bed with less than ten minutes to go.

Read the full Match Report here.

U13 Girls Challenge Cup – Garston Ladies Tigers 2-1 Harvesters Girls

Our first Girls Cup Final of the season saw The Tigers see off League companions Harvesters 2-1.

Garston took the lead through their Captain Millie Tugby on the 16th minute, before Harvesters equalised just five minutes before half-time from a really well worked corner.

However, they couldn’t capitalise on their equaliser as Garston scored their second and held on to become U13 Girls Challenge Cup Champions!

Sunday Senior Cup – Skew Bridge 2-1 Flaunden AET 

The Sunday Senior Cup was our first final this season that needed extra-time to decide a winner, and for the fifth consecutive season, it was Skew Bridge who were crowed Sunday Senior Cup Winners.

It took the reigning Champions only five minutes to open the scoring and held on to head in to the break in the lead.

Flaunden found an equaliser in the second-half, forcing an extra 30 minutes to be played after the full-time whistle was blown.

Skew Bridge did however find their goal to make it five out of five, winning the game 2-1.

What’s to come…?

On Good Friday we host the Saturday Junior Cup Final between Tring Athletic A and Cottered at The County Ground, kicking off at 3pm - be sure to look out for some fun Easter activities on the day!

Four days later on the 3rd April at 7.45pm, we return to Vauxhall Road in Hemel Hempstead for the re-arranged Charity Shield fixture, between Welwyn Garden City and Colney Heath.

The following weekend sees two games played at The County Ground. On Saturday, Watford Ladies Hornets take-on Garston Ladies Pumas in the U16 Girls Challenge Cup at 10.30pm, with the Sunday Intermediate Cup taking place the next day, Evergreen playing Apollo in a 3pm kick-off.

Hadley Reserves play Hertford Development in the Saturday Intermediate Cup on Wednesday 11th, in a 7.45pm kick-off.



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