Perfect 10 for Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:35 21 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 October 2009

Alex Edwards

Alex Edwards

HATFIELD Town Youth scored a perfect 10 without reply as they thrashed Brookmans Park for their tenth consecutive victory. Town were quick out of the blocks in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Division One game. They took the lead after only sev

HATFIELD Town Youth scored a perfect 10 without reply as they thrashed Brookmans Park for their tenth consecutive victory.

Town were quick out of the blocks in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Division One game.

They took the lead after only seven minutes and never looked back.

Alex Edwards superbly chipped a pass over the Park defence to release Bruce Tahon and give him the chance to volley left-footed into the top corner.

Anthony Cleaver then made it 2-0 just three minutes later. Cleaver scrambled home Jake Woolhead's cross.

James Upson then headed home Scott Brinkley's corner on 12 minutes to complete Hatfield's lightning start.

They continued to put derby rivals Brookmans Park under constant pressure.

Hatfield had to wait until the half-hour mark to net again though.

This time Upson struck a superb left-footed volley into the far corner from Woolhead's through ball.

Tahon scored his second just before half-time to send Hatfield into the break 5-0 ahead.

Hatfield never eased off in the second half. Striker Tahon completed his hat-trick 10 minutes after the interval.

Speedy winger Jake Woolhead then took over the scoring with his first hat-trick for the Hatfield club.

The best of his treble was his second. The wide player cut in from the left and curled a chip over the luckless Park keeper.

It was Edwards again who supplied a pinpoint through ball for his third.

But plucky Park never gave up and they pushed more players forward in search of a goal.

Only a brilliant diving save from keeper Luke Crane prevented them from netting a consolation.

But it was Hatfield who had the final say. Left back Matt Johnson got forward to register his name on the scoresheet after volleying home number 10 from Chad Phillips' cross.

The creative Edwards was named Hatfield's man of the match after the game.


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