Hatfield Town collect first league win of season
PUBLISHED: 09:39 26 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:38 26 September 2011
HATFIELD Town picked up their first league win of the season on Saturday with a 2-0 home succes against Holmer Green.
In truth, it could, and should have been game over at half-time with hosts Hatfield guilty of missing a host of chances to sew the three points up.
The opening goal at the Gosling Stadium came on the 25-minute mark when a scramble in the box saw Jay Welsh bundle the ball over the line following a Trevor Golder corner.
On the stroke of half-time Golder came close to making it 2-0 when his 30-yard free-kick rebounded off the post, much to the relief of Holmer Green keeper Danny Little who was well-beaten.
But that second goal did come, in the 57th minute, when Marc Arnott nodded home a Lewis Field cross.
The victory moves the Blueboys off the foot of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division, and they now have four points from their opening five games.
Interestingly, courtesy of Hatfield’s FA Cup exploits, they have games in hand on most teams in the league, and will be looking to collect their second victory tomorrow night (Tuesday) when they travel to take on Tring Athletic.
For further coverage of Hatfield’s first league win of the season, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.
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