Good show against top clubs

PUBLISHED: 11:54 24 December 2007 | UPDATED: 21:46 26 October 2009

HAVING seen WGC take on two of the best sides in the county, boss Howard Cowley reflected on his club s Herts Senior Challenge Cup ties. The Citizens caused a real upset in the first round by defeating a Watford outfit 3-2 at Herns Lane thanks to goals fr

HAVING seen WGC take on two of the best sides in the county, boss Howard Cowley reflected on his club's Herts Senior Challenge Cup ties.

The Citizens caused a real upset in the first round by defeating a Watford outfit 3-2 at Herns Lane thanks to goals from Craig Tomkins, David Parkinson and Craig McKay.

In the second phase they put up a spirited fight but ultimately lost 5-2 to a full strength Bishop's Stortford side at Woodside Park.

Cowley said: "Watford and Bishop's Stortford have been good experiences for my players. They are two of the top four teams in the county and we have beaten one of them and given a good account of ourselves against the other."

After the Stortford match, which saw the Herns Lane club get knocked out of the competition, he said: "It was a really good game. Dan Griggs got a spectacular goal about 16 minutes in. At half-time it could have been 3-3, both teams had good chances and we gave as good as we got."

Although his South Midlands League side were knocked out of the county cup, Cowley thought his players could be proud of their performance.

"Despite the result, it was a very even game. We played as well as we did against Watford but without the three-goal cushion at half-time."

Cowley added: "The final score flattered Bishop's Stortford and I'm sure they would agree, but the extra class and technique told in the end.

"We kept playing and passing the ball. We played well and gave a really good account of ourselves.

"It was a really good display from my team and apart from the result, it was a very enjoyable evening.

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