FA Cup journey saluted by Hatfield Town’s joint-boss Stewart

PUBLISHED: 09:07 04 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:10 04 October 2011

Hatfield Town's FA Cup journey was ended on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat away at Leighton Town (Picture by Alan Upson)

Hatfield Town's FA Cup journey was ended on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat away at Leighton Town (Picture by Alan Upson)

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HATFIELD Town’s joint-manager Darryn Stewart chose to salute the efforts of his players despite seeing his side exit the FA Cup in the Second Round Qualifying on Saturday.

The Blueboys fell to a 3-0 away defeat to Leighton Town, and although disappointed with the way the run was ended, Stewart believes the positives far outweight the negatives.

“Overall, to get how far we did in the compeition was a fantastic acheivement by the lads, and I am pleased with that.

“Obviously, the result and performance against Leighton was disappointing, but there are so many positives to take out of the whole journey.

“We have got some good money into the club, and think we have put Hatfield back on the map really - there was great support for us up at Leighton and it’d be nice if we can have that every game.

“It [the run] was going to come to an end sooner or later, and whilst I think if we had have played like we did when we beat Barton Rovers in the last round, we would have had more of a chance, I can’t fault the efforts of the team.”

Hatfield, who are managed by Stewart and Kevin Pearman re-wrote club history on Saturday, as it was the furthest they had ever got in the famous competition since season 1949/50.

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


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