Fantastic four for Hatfield Town in Challenge Trophy

PUBLISHED: 09:44 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 10:05 14 September 2011

Kevin Pearman

Kevin Pearman

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HATFIELD Town are through to the second round of the Spartan South Midlands League Challenge Trophy after a fine 4-2 victory against Aston Clinton last night (Tuesday).

Whilst Hatfield do play at a higher level than their opponents; Town are in the SSML Premier Division with Aston Clinton in Division Two, the latter have made a blistering start to their season and top their division with four wins out of four and scoring 12 goals along the way.

Darryn Stewart and Kevin Pearman’s Hatfield side were 2-1 up at half-time thanks to goals from Darren Thompson, his first for the club, and the returning Lewis Field.

Field formed part of the midfield with Trevor Golder - both of whom played in the successful back-to-back promotion-winning side under Trevor Lloyd.

Sam Ward netted for the visitors in the first period.

The second half saw home side Hatfield exert their authority on the game, with Golder dictating things in the middle and encouraging some of the younger players.

James Millard made it 3-1 after 50 minutes, and then with two minutes of normal time to go, the victory was made safe when Lee Newman netted his first goal for the club.

Aston Clinton scored a late consolation through Andy Tallyn two minutes into injury time, but Hatfield will be very happy with their night’s work.

The Blueboys will travel to take on Leverstock Green in the next round, scheduled for Tuesday, October 18.


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