Field day for Hatfield Town against Bedford rivals

PUBLISHED: 10:41 07 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

Lewis Field scored the winner for Hatfield

Lewis Field scored the winner for Hatfield

HATFIELD Town leapfrogged Bedford Town Reserves in South Midlands Football League Division One with a 1-0 win against their Meadow Lane opponents on Saturday. The only goal of the game came from winger Lewis Field after 20 minutes. A cross in from the left from st

HATFIELD Town leapfrogged Bedford Town Reserves in South Midlands Football League Division One with a 1-0 win against their Meadow Lane opponents on Saturday.

The only goal of the game came from winger Lewis Field after 20 minutes.

A cross in from the left from strong front-man Daniel Staples was headed into a dangerous area by Bedford full-back Paul Dwyer.

Field was on hand to stroke the ball past Joe Pursell and into the net.

Both sides tried to play football for the duration of the game, but struggled in the final third - not least due to the poor state of the Herns Lane playing surface.

A major talking point didn't occur until five minutes from time, when Bedford were lucky not to have keeper Pursell sent off when he tripped Blueboys substitute Jason Caswell to the floor.

Gary Hart kept the red card in his pocket, cautioning the custodian much to Town fans' disbelief.

The victory moved Hatfield up to third in Division One, still five points behind Kings Langley and leaders Royston Town.

Next up is a trip to take on Cranfield United on Saturday.


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