Hatfield Town return to action with loss at Wodson Park

PUBLISHED: 16:48 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:48 15 March 2016

Paul Otim brings the ball forward

Paul Otim brings the ball forward

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Hatfield Town played their first match in two weeks on Saturday as they made the short trip to Ware to face Wodson Park, but fell to a 1-0 defeat.

Wodson Park won 4-2 in the reverse fixture a few weeks back at Gosling, Town were well beaten that day and were looking for revenge.

However, that was not to come to fruition.

Manager Kev Pearman blamed a poor second half for the defeat.

“I thought we did OK in the first half,” he said.

“Looking back on it, maybe I was a bit generous in the half-time team talk. A poor second half cost us, we just simply didn’t show up for some reason.

“The goal was also sloppy, we needed to be more switched on.

“It’s frustrating to come away with nothing at the same time, I thought we just about deserved a point”

It was a pretty even first half with both sides having limited efforts on goal.

Wodson Park did grow into the game the longer it went on.

Five minutes into the second half, the home side took the lead.

A cross was not dealt with and Steve Newton couldn’t quite clear the ball and it was bundled into the net.

It was a poor goal to concede and Hatfield tried to get an equaliser, but never created anything clear cut.

A couple of half chances missed by Paul Otim and skipper Richard Cooke as they went down to defeat.

Hatfield’s Warren Vehicle Sales man of the match was Jack Williams.

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