Hatfield Town set to lock horns with Codicote in trophy

PUBLISHED: 16:14 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:21 23 September 2014

Steve Harper (blue) netted the winner for Hatfield against Brimsdown

Steve Harper (blue) netted the winner for Hatfield against Brimsdown


Hatfield Town have set up a meeting with fellow Gosling Stadium groundsharers Codicote in the second round of the SSML Challenge Trophy.

This comes after Ashley Purser’s troops defeated Brimsdown Rovers 3-2 away on Saturday.

Jason Coughlan put Hatfield 1-0 up with a smart 20-yard finish, but SSML Division Two outfit Brimsdown hit back with two goals before half-time to take a slender lead.

The second period saw Hatfield step up a gear, and on 66 minutes striker Ben Alexander netted the equaliser. The comeback was completed by Steve Harper on 73 minutes to ensure Hatfield set up a clash against local rivals Codicote on Tuesday, November 4.

It’s back to league action for Hatfield this Saturday when they host Winslow United at the Gosling Stadium, 3pm kick-off.

That is the first of three home league games for Purser’s men as they seek to extend their unbeaten start to the Division One Season.

The Blueboys are sitting pretty in third spot in the standings, with 19 points from seven games; six wins and one draw.

The following Saturday (October 4) Hatfield host Stony Stratford Town, and then on the Wednesday (October 7) they are at home to Crawley Green.

The Blueboys then have three away games; Langford (Tuesday, October 14), Southall (Saturday, October 18) and Codicote (Saturday, October 25).

n Hatfield Town U7s & U8s are looking for players to join. Anybody in the current school Years 2 and Year 3 looking to play football, contact the manager, John, on 07792 800325 for further details.

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