Late goals see Town through
PUBLISHED: 15:50 16 November 2007 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 October 2009
Aubrey Cup Hatfield Town 3 Wormley Rovers 1 TWO goals at the death saw Hatfield Town beat Wormley Rovers 3-1 to reach the last eight of the Aubrey Cup on Wednesday night. A first-half Trevor Golder penalty had put Town ahead, but Rovers snatched an equa
Hatfield Town 3 Wormley Rovers 1
TWO goals at the death saw Hatfield Town beat Wormley Rovers 3-1 to reach the last eight of the Aubrey Cup on Wednesday night.
A first-half Trevor Golder penalty had put Town ahead, but Rovers snatched an equaliser before the break.
Despite dominating the second period, it took until the 89th minute for the Blues to take the lead again, this time through the mercurial Lewis Field.
Ryan Moran then added the third in injury time to put the icing on the cake of another impressive cup victory.
Hatfield, 2-0 winners against Metropolitan Police Bushey in round one, have now put out the Herts Senior County League Premier Division's top two and are within two matches of reaching the competition's final.
Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton's men will now entertain Standon & Puckeridge in the quarter-finals, with a possible semi against local rivals Codicote then awaiting them.
Wormley went to Rothamsted Park on Wednesday night intent on reversing the 4-2 home league defeat sustained earlier in the month and they certainly gave Hatfield a run for their money.
It was the blue boys that started the better, with the defence holding firm and the midfield led by a superb Golder providing real support for the front men.
Strikers Dave Hewing and Daniel Staples combined well up front and Field was conjuring up his old magic to cause panic in the Rovers ranks.
Hewing was instrumental in the opening goal of the night.
On 14 minutes the Town forward was bearing down on goal when he was upended in the penalty box.
Golder blasted the spot-kick into the net, giving the Rovers goalkeeper no chance.
Wormley refused to buckle and fought back well, but the Hatfield defence held out until 10 minutes before the break.
A defensive slip up then saw Rovers' Mark Poffley take advantage to slot in.
The second half was nearly all Hatfield and it seemed just a matter of time before they scored.
Golder continued his great form in the middle of the park and Gary Coley once again gave an outstanding performance.
Town were made to wait until the 89th minute though before regaining the lead, with Field scoring with a superb strike.
Moran then slid in the final Hatfield goal in the third minute of injury time to take Town through to the last eight.
Goalscorer Golder was named Hatfield's Mortgage Centre man of the match.