Slideshow: Standen shoots down Police

PUBLISHED: 14:04 20 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009

Hatfield's players celebrate going ahead

Hatfield's players celebrate going ahead

Herts Senior County League Premier Division Hatfield Town 1 Metropolitan Police Bushey 0 HATFIELD Town climbed top of the table yesterday after beating title rivals Met Police Bushey 1-0 in their crunch match. Martin Standen scored the only goal of the g

Town's players congratulate each other at the final whistle

Herts Senior County League Premier Division

Hatfield Town 1 Metropolitan Police Bushey 0

HATFIELD Town climbed top of the table yesterday after beating title rivals Met Police Bushey 1-0 in their crunch match.

Martin Standen scored the only goal of the game at Herns Lane to secure Town the Premier Division points.

Following an exciting but goalless first half, Mortgage Centre man of the match Standen fired home the winner 19 minutes after the break.

Saturday's vital victory lifted Trevor Lloyd and Andy Prutton's men above Met Police, the league leaders at the start of the day.

The two title contenders are now level on points with 67 apiece, but Town have dislodged the Police on goal difference.

And thanks to Standen's strike it is now Hatfield's title to lose.

Town's goal difference stands at plus 62 - 21 better than the Police's tally of 41.

Having already gained promotion to the Spartan South Midlands League, Hatfield will almost certainly be crowned Herts Senior County League champions if they win their final two fixtures.

They travel to local rivals Codicote on Tuesday night and then face Whitewebbs, last season's champions, away next Tuesday.

Two victories would leave Met Police having to thrash both Bovingdon on Wednesday night and then Codicote away on May 1 to stand any chance of snatching the title from Hatfield's grasp.

Winning the championship will be no more than Town deserve after losing just once in the league since last October.

They have amassed an incredible 53 points out of a possible 60 from their last 20 matches.

Full match report and picture spread to come...


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