Opening day point for Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 10:03 16 August 2012

Scott O'Donoghue

Scott O'Donoghue

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WELWYN Garden City kicked-off the 2012/13 SSML Division One campaign with a goalless draw away to Harpenden Town on Saturday.

In his first league game in charge since taking over as first team boss in the summer, Scott O’Donoghue was satisfied with an away point.

Especially after first half ankle injuries forced key men defender Tony Gotobed and striker Mark Draper to withdraw from the encounter.

O’Donoghue told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “To be honest before the game we would have taken a point, and after 25 minutes with two of our players going off injured we definitely would have taken the point.

“They [Harpenden] had the better of the chances, we didn’t create as many as I’d have liked, but we did match them.

“They [Harpenden] are going to be a top five or six side this year and maybe even higher so it was a good point for us.”

One man who made an immediate impact since joining the club is ex-Hatfield Town goalkeeper Sam Lacey.

The stopper was in fine form to secure a clean sheet for his new side as they managed to keep Town forward Jimmy Hill, who hit 39 goals last season, at bay.

On Saturday WGC are back on the road as they travel to Bedford, kick-off 3pm.


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