Slideshow: Hat-trick hero Jones stuns Mymms
PUBLISHED: 16:38 11 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 26 October 2009
Herts Senior County League Division One Lemsford 4 North Mymms 1 CHRIS Jones was the man of the moment for Lemsford after his hat-trick fired them to another Division One league victory on Saturday. Craig Attfield s in-form side beat near neighbours Nort
Herts Senior County League Division One
Lemsford 4 North Mymms 1
CHRIS Jones was the man of the moment for Lemsford after his hat-trick fired them to another Division One league victory on Saturday.
Craig Attfield's in-form side beat near neighbours North Mymms 4-1 at Welwyn Playing Fields, with Simon Chang also netting against the Welham Green outfit.
The opening 20 minutes were tight, with neither side getting a clear sight of goal.
The midfield became a battle ground with Danny Pickett and David Williams hunting down the ball for Lemsford, and Joe Monte-Colombo trying to pull the strings for Mymms.
It was always going to take a piece of individual magic to break the deadlock, and Jones duly obliged.
He picked the ball up outside of the North Mymms box and cut inside before unleashing a curling left-foot shot that gave goalkeeper Tommy Duke no chance.
The visitors responded with efforts from Matt Monte-Colombo and Jamie Leech, but neither tested Lemsford keeper Russell Owen, while Joe Monte-Colombo fired a vicious effort just over the bar.
At the other end, the home side were proving to be far more clinical with their chances.
Good work by Peter Cross on the right resulted in an opportunity for Chang and the defender rose like a salmon to head Lemsford into a 2-0 lead.
With a two-goal cushion established, the midfield of Pickett, Williams, David Morris and Matt Harris tightened up to snuff out the threat of Mymms pulling a goal back.
The home back four of Peter Cross, Chang, Steve Cross and Adam Taylor were equally as solid.
Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Mymms came out intent on clawing themselves back into the game.
Leech was put through on goal but a fantastic tackle from Chang dashed his chances of pulling a goal back.
The same Mymms player was in luck just 10 minutes later, however, when he tapped in to give his side hope of a comeback.
Instead of inspiring Mymms to stage a revival, it rattled Lemsford back into action, and in particular Jones, who again produced another fine individual goal.
Substitute Lee Dowden played the ball down the right-hand side where Jones picked up the ball, again cut inside and finished with another left-footed strike that this time hit the post and went in.
It appeared to be the final nail in the North Mymms coffin and the visitors failed to recover after that.
Ex-Mymms player Morris helped rub salt in the wound when his cross was steered in for Jones to complete yet another hat-trick.
It was the third time he had netted three in a game this season to complete a hat-trick of hat-tricks.
Lemsford now sit in fifth place, two points off a promotion place with just five games left to play.
They travel to Croxley Guild on Saturday.
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