Hatfield Town progress in FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 14:39 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 26 October 2009

Jason Beck netted the opener on Saturday

Jason Beck netted the opener on Saturday

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Brimsdown Rovers 0 Hatfield Town 2 HATFIELD Town are one step nearer to making the FA Cup first round after they defeated Brimsdown Rovers 2-0 on Saturday. A great all round team performance saw Town out-gun their SSMFL Pr

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Brimsdown Rovers 0 Hatfield Town 2

HATFIELD Town are one step nearer to making the FA Cup first round after they defeated Brimsdown Rovers 2-0 on Saturday.

A great all round team performance saw Town out-gun their SSMFL Premier League opponents and march into the next round for a meeting with East Thurrock.

Speaking after the game Town manager Trevor Lloyd was delighted with the comfortable victory.

He said: "Normally we are an attacking side, but this game we played a different style, and it worked just as we wanted.

"It's a good result, and good for the town of Hatfield, and hopefully we can progress further, it's 31 years since we last played in the FA Cup."

Spurred on by 150 travelling supporters Hatfield were by no means overawed by their more illustrious opponents, with the ITV cameras rolling.

From Sam Lacey in goal to Daniel Staples up front, it was clear from the start that Hatfield were hungry for victory.

Great work by Jason Beck on the left saw him score an opportunist goal on 32 minutes, with the ball nestling high into the corner of the net.

Brimsdown had chances but skipper Martin Standen marshalled his team and denied the home side any clear cut chances.

Sam Lacey in the Hatfield goal was outstanding with his handling and positioning and in truth the whole side performed fantastically.

Jason Beck could have doubled the score with five minutes remaining of the first half, but his shot went over the crossbar.

At the interval Town were 1-0 up.

The visitors were even better in the second half, and only five minutes in, Staples slotted home Hatfield's second goal.

Rhys Lawrence was having an electric game; the home defence just couldn't cope with him, and Lewis Field was up to his old trickery on the left.

On the occasions when the home side got close, Sam Lacey was solid, and was named The Mortgage Centre Man of The Match.

Trevor Golder, Matt Standen and Louis Evans were brought on and they fitted in straight away, showing the strength in depth of the squad.

Lloyd added: "We have got East Thurrock next round, and although they are a few levels above us, we have still got a chance.

"But we have got suspensions for that game, one of which we are appealing on, so we will have to wait and see."

Highlights of the game, including an interview with Trevor Lloyd are available on www.thefa.com.

Hatfield take on Bedford at Herns Lane on Saturday.

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