Hatfield Town face FA Cup replay down in Southend

HATFIELD Town face a trip to the seaside after drawing 2-2 with Southend Manor in the FA Cup extra preliminary round yesterday (Saturday). Trevor Lloyd s side will travel down to Essex on Tuesday night for a replay after an even contest at Herns Lane. The

HATFIELD Town face a trip to the seaside after drawing 2-2 with Southend Manor in the FA Cup extra preliminary round yesterday (Saturday).

Trevor Lloyd's side will travel down to Essex on Tuesday night for a replay after an even contest at Herns Lane.

The hosts went ahead after only seven minutes when Jason Caswell got his head on a looped ball into the box from Trevor Golder to nod past Adam Seal.

But Manor equalised in the 20th minute when Danny Coulson thundered a header past Blueboys custodian Sam Lacey following a superb inswinging corner from the impressive Carl Read.


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Nine minutes before the interval Town regained the lead when Jason Beck was pushed to the ground in the area, and ever-reliable Trevor Golder scored the resultant penalty.

The second half saw the visitors dominate, with Hatfield visibly tiring as the game went on.

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Strong forward Anton Dwyer equalised to make it 2-2 in the 50th minute, and that's how it stayed - thanks in no small part to heroics from Hatfield keeper Lacey.

* See this week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times for full report and manager reaction.

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