Dalton Shield triumph for Hatfield Town

PUBLISHED: 12:01 06 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:28 06 August 2012

Dalton Shield 2012/13 winners Hatfield Town FC

Dalton Shield 2012/13 winners Hatfield Town FC


HATFIELD Town FC collected their first piece of silverware for the 2012/13 football season with a 1-0 victory against local rivals Welwyn Garden City FC to secure the Dalton Challenge Shield.

A solitary Matt Hodges goal, after pouncing on an error by City stopper Neil Cheek, was enough to win the historic encounter.

The air of positivity around both clubs at the moment was evident on the pitch, and what Welwyn Garden City may have had in experience and calmness, Hatfield matched with a youthful exuberance and energy.

All in all it was an enjoyable encounter in which Hatfield successfully retained the Dalton Challenge Shield.

For further coverage, including managers’ reaction, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.

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