Promotion in sight for Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 19:07 11 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

Hatfield Town manager Trevor Lloyd

Hatfield Town manager Trevor Lloyd

HATFIELD Town need just one more victory to secure promotion from the Herts Senior County League. Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton s men will secure at least second place in the Premier Division table in their first season in charge if they beat Bushey Range

Coach Andy Prutton

HATFIELD Town need just one more victory to secure promotion from the Herts Senior County League.

Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton's men will secure at least second place in the Premier Division table in their first season in charge if they beat Bushey Rangers tomorrow (Saturday).

Town will also net the title if they win all their remaining matches.

The club's hopes of promotion to the Spartan South Midlands League received an unexpected boost on Wednesday night when in-form local rivals Knebworth did them a massive favour.

Hatfield chairman Ted Collie

The K's stretched their unbeaten league run to seven matches with a 1-0 win away to Hertford Heath - the only side that can still break into the top two.

That defeat has all but dashed fourth-placed Heath's hopes of snatching second spot in the table.

They are currently 17 points adrift of Hatfield with six games to play.

Even if they win them all, Heath can only total 62 points - one more than Hatfield already have on the board.

To be mathematically certain of at least the runners-up spot, Town need one more victory from their final four matches.

But one point will probably be enough with their goal difference vastly superior to Hertford Heath's tally.

Town now have the championship in their sights again following Metropolitan Police Bushey's home defeat to Hertford Heath last weekend.

Victories over Bushey Rangers, league leaders Met Police, local rivals Codicote and last season's champions Whitewebbs in their remaining matches will give Town 73 points.

The maximum Met Police can achieve if they lose to Hatfield at Herns Lane on Saturday, April 19 is also 73.

However, Hatfield's goal difference is again much better than Met Police's and they would be crowned champions to the delight to chairman Ted Collie.


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