Oct 17 2012 By Kalika Mehta
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Challenge Trophy First Round
Hillingdon Borough 1
Harefield United 2
HAREFIELD United sunk local rivals Hillingdon Borough for the second time in the space of a week in a fiery encounter last night.
Both sides finished the match with 10 men in this full-blooded affair but it was Phil Granville's (pictured) Hares who came out on top in the Challenge Trophy first round.
The away team raced into the lead as Kemo Maphela found the back of the net after just 10 minutes.
Moments later, United midfielder Max Hubbard thunderous shot rifled in the back of the net as Borough struggled to get any sort of hold on the match.
Things then went from bad to worse for the hosts as they were reduced to 10 men, leaving them with an uphill task.
Borough continued to press and eventually found a way through the United defence when Murray Williamson struck with five minutes to go.
As the clock wound down, Harefield had a man sent off to restore parity on the field they managed to hold on and dump their rivals out of the cup.
Meanwhile, in another local derby, AFC Hayes brushed aside Uxbridge 3-1 in the Red Insure Cup.
Uxbridge took the lead after only thirteen minutes as Nicke Kabamba was given space to turn and fire into the back of the net.
But Hayes continued to look dangerous and Tony Mendy struck to level the scores as the half-hour mark approached.
Both teams continued to carve out opportunities but it was Hayes who got the crucial goal as Lawrie Shennan produced a smart finish.
Uxbridge poured forward looking for that all important equaliser, which left the door open for Hayes to breakaway, and midfielder Lucas Williams added the icing on the cake.
Elsewhere, Northwood overcame Bedfont Sports 2-1 in the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup.