Gallery: Town's six of the best secures promotion

PUBLISHED: 19:04 14 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:16 26 October 2009

Town's players celebrate clinching promotion

Town's players celebrate clinching promotion

Herts Senior County League Premier Division Bushey Rangers 1 Hatfield Town 6 HATFIELD Town chairman Ted Collie has urged his players to go on and win the league after securing promotion to the Spartan South Midlands League. An emphatic 6-1

David Reade gets sprayed with some bubbly

Herts Senior County League Premier Division

Bushey Rangers 1 Hatfield Town 6

HATFIELD Town chairman Ted Collie has urged his players to "go on and win the league" after securing promotion to the Spartan South Midlands League.

Striker Daniel Staples jumps over a Bushey challenge

An emphatic 6-1 victory on Saturday away at Bushey Rangers confirmed the Hatfield club are going up from the Herts Senior County League.

Town can still take the Premier Division title.

If they beat current leaders Met Police Bushey in a huge first against second clash at Herns Lane on Saturday they will climb top on goal difference.

Town are currently three points behind Met Police having played the same number of games.

Victory over the Police at WGC's ground will put Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton's men level on points with their opponents, but ahead with a vastly superior goal difference.

After Saturday's thumping win at Bushey chairman Ted Collie said: "I am so proud of the lads and what they have achieved, of course special praise must go to Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton, who have really performed miracles.

"The team spirit and discipline is wonderful. Let's go on and win the league."

The 6-1 victory on Saturday came courtesy of a brace each from Trevor Golder and Rhys Lawrence, while David Reade and Jason Beck also netted.

It was a great all round performance, worthy of securing the promotion that Hatfield have strived for over the last 10 years.

It took Town 15 minutes to settle down in the blustery conditions, but once they did there was no doubt at all as to the outcome.

Golder burst through the midfield to start the scoring with quarter of an hour played.

Lawrence, in the free man in midfield role, scored an exquisite goal to double the advantage at the break.

The second half was even better for Hatfield, who displayed some great flowing football.

When Mortgage Centre man of the match Reade netted on 48 minutes it was really all over.

Bushey pulled one back five minutes later with a goal that crept in with the aid of the swirling wind.

Despite conceding, the visitors had the bit between their teeth and upped their game.

It was that man Golder again who popped up on 57 minutes and slotted home his second of the day.

Reade and Lewis Field were still playing with real enthusiasm and the Bushey defenders just couldn't live with them.

A great ball from Reade saw Lawrence take the opportunity to score his second on 65 minutes.

With the game on Saturday against Met Police in mind, all three substitutes were brought on.

With just three minutes left on the clock birthday boy Beck was given a real present of a goal.

He was somewhat fortunate that his effort went in via a deflection.

All eyes now turn to Saturday's potential title decider.

After that Town have two matches left of their final Herts Senior County League campaign for the foreseeable future.


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