It's not over yet, warns Town boss

PUBLISHED: 16:57 21 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 26 October 2009

Town players celebrate Saturday's vital victory

Town players celebrate Saturday's vital victory

HATFIELD manager Trevor Lloyd was quick to praise his team following their 1-0 victory over Metropolitan Police Bushey – but knows the championship cannot be taken for granted. Saturday s victory took Town top of the table ahead of Met Police Bushey with

HATFIELD manager Trevor Lloyd was quick to praise his team following their 1-0 victory over Metropolitan Police Bushey - but knows the championship cannot be taken for granted.

Saturday's victory took Town top of the table ahead of Met Police Bushey with two matches to play.

The two title contenders are now level on points with 67 apiece, but Hatfield have dislodged the Police from the Premier Division summit with a vastly superior goal difference.

Hatfield face local rivals Codicote away tomorrow night (Tuesday) in their penultimate fixture and visit Whitewebbs next Tuesday (April 29) for their last game.

Title rivals Met Police play Bovingdon on Wednesday and then Codicote on May 1.

Speaking after Saturday's victory, Lloyd said: "It was a good game, and I thought it was fairly even and was always going to be a tight affair.

"In the second half though I felt we were more attacking and although the goal was somewhat fortuitous, I think we deserved the win."

Lloyd, who believes the desire in the team is behind their championship assault, claims winning the title would be the perfect end to what has been a hugely successful season.

"The players certainly deserve to win the league for all their effort and hard work this season," said Lloyd, who only took charge at Town last summer.

"But we know it's not over yet, and there's more to do with Codicote next up, which will be a tough derby game."

Inspirational skipper Gary Coley echoed his manager's comments.

He said: "We deserved to win today, but the work is not done yet.

"We have Codicote next, which we know will be very tough being a derby game.

"But confidence is high and the team spirit we have at the club right now is the best I have seen in eight years.

"We are focused on winning both our remaining games and winning the championship.


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