Hatfield's magnificent seven wins
PUBLISHED: 13:43 25 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 26 October 2009
HATFIELD Town Youth made it a magnificent seven wins out of seven on Sunday with a comfortable 4-1 victory over bottom club Broxbourne Borough. Without ever playing at their best, Hatfield were always in control of the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under
HATFIELD Town Youth made it a magnificent seven wins out of seven on Sunday with a comfortable 4-1 victory over bottom club Broxbourne Borough.
Without ever playing at their best, Hatfield were always in control of the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Division One match.
The only surprise was that it took them so long to open the scoring.
Following good work down the left, Bruce Tahon found James Upson in the area and despite the keeper getting his hands to the shot, he couldn't prevent it looping over him into the net in the 20th minute.
Hatfield then proceeded to create and miss several chances as Broxbourne's goal led a charmed life.
Town almost paid the penalty when a rare Broxbourne breakaway saw the ball rolled across the face of the goal with not a forward in sight.
All Hatfield had to show at half-time was Upson's solitary strike.
Hatfield upped the tempo in the second half with man of the match Scott Brinkley dominating the midfield and full back Matt Johnson making some surging runs down the left.
It was from Johnson's run and cross that Tahon made it 2-0 in the 60th minute.
Jake Woolhead then provided a cross for Upson to nod on for Anthony Cleaver to coolly slot home 10 minutes later to wrap the game up.
Broxbourne then became the first team to breach Hatfield's defence since early November when some sloppy defending allowed them to score a consolation goal.
However, Hatfield weren't finished themselves and another great run from Johnson, who had a superb second half, ended with Upson volleying home his second of the match and his side's fourth.