Lloyd banking on cup glory

PUBLISHED: 17:11 22 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 26 October 2009

HATFIELD Town boss Trevor Lloyd has high expectations of his players after they cemented a place in the semi-finals of the Aubrey Cup last Wednesday night. Town striker Dave Hewing netted the only goal of the game early on against Standon & Puckeridge in

HATFIELD Town boss Trevor Lloyd has high expectations of his players after they cemented a place in the semi-finals of the Aubrey Cup last Wednesday night.

Town striker Dave Hewing netted the only goal of the game early on against Standon & Puckeridge in the last eight of the Herts Senior County League's cup competition.

Success so far this season has not come as a surprise to straight-talking Lloyd, who has his eyes on both league and cup glory in his first season in charge of the club.

Lloyd said: "With the team we've got we should be doing well.

"We have some really good players and a really good squad and I half expected us to do well."

As a whole-hearted defender and former Hatfield captain in his playing days, Lloyd reached the final of the Aubrey Cup, but it is a trophy his club have not triumphed in.

"We have never won it, so that would be a major incentive," he said.

"I played in the final once but the club has never won it."

Before Town reach the grand finale of the competition they must first overcome either Bovingdon or Codicote, who are due to meet in the last quarter-final.

The other semi-final will see Evergreen take on Park Street Village FC.

Town are flying high in the league in second position, having played two games less than table-toppers Metropolitan Police Bushey.

The league leaders have a nine-point advantage over the Hatfield club, but the two have still to play each other twice.

Met Police will be fully aware of Town's ability as it was Lloyd's side that knocked them out of the Aubrey Cup 2-0 in the first round.

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