Panshanger lose out to Hatfield Town Blues

PUBLISHED: 10:16 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 17 April 2013

Jay Welsh defends for Hatfield Town Blues

Jay Welsh defends for Hatfield Town Blues


PANSHANGER threw away a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 at home to Hatfield Town Blues on Saturday.

In their second game in three days, after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with St Peter’s, Panshanger started positively, but were left questioning some refereeing decisions.

The hosts were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes with a strike from Adam Wilmot after a well worked corner from Lee McDonald.

Steve Braine then capitalised on some good play finishing from close range through the Hatfield keeper’s legs.

The positive start should have been the platform for a decent home win and much needed three points.

However, Hatfield scored close to half-time with the referee not prepared to consult his assistant and allow Hatfield to continue play even though the ball appeared out of play by a yard.

Panshanger should have strengthened their 2-1 lead going into the second half.

But they became the subject to some questionable refereeing decisions.

Hatfield went on to win the game equalising and then being awarded a penalty which baffled Panshanger players and spectators.

The three points saw Hatfield leapfrog Panshanger in the table.

Panshanger are left with five league games and looking for points to underpin an uneven season. Panshanger’s man of the match was Liam Cowman.

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