Hatfield Social through to cup quarters after 6-1 thrashing of Colney Heath Reserves
PUBLISHED: 15:54 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:28 02 December 2014
Hatfield Social secured their progression to the quarter-final of the Aubrey Cup with a thumping 6-1 victory over Colney Heath Reserves.
Two goals for Richard Cooke and solo efforts from Bruce Tahon, Charlie Payne, Ryan North and Steve Miller completed the win.
There were impressive debuts for Simba Metapo and Oli Arnold but overall this was a fine collective effort from Social.
The first goal was well-worked as a series of one-touch passes involving Bruce Tahon, Jimmy Cook, North and Harvey Coleman set up Payne who fired home.
No sooner had Tahon registered, Richard Cooke was on hand to grab Social’s second.
His header flew past the helpless keeper following a perfect cross from Tahon.
Coleman could of made it three after a tricky run but shot straight at the keeper.
With the game getting away from the visitors, they gained a lifeline through a decent move.
Their joy was short-lived though as Miller beat the offside trap to round the keeper and slot home.
Further chances were missed as Social strolled to the break with a 3-1 lead.
The opening 10 minutes of the second half were less of a procession as Colney Heath battled back temporarily.
The unlikely looked impossible for the away side especially when, keeper Ryan Pearman kept the two-goal advantage intact as Hatfield looked to see out the victory.
Heath’s dominance was short-lived though as Social turned the screw to run away with the contest.
Tahon grabbed his second after terrific team play and then Cooke powered another header home from North’s corner.
North shifted from provider to scorer straight after his well-struck effort beat the keeper.
The Colney Heath shotstopper had a rotten day but it was not to get worse as several further chances were squandered by the hosts.
An emphatic win for Social and perhaps a cup on the horizon.
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