Social continue fine form as Lemsford Tigers and Welwyn Pegasus also enjoy victories
PUBLISHED: 16:36 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 08 November 2017
Hatfield Social continued their recent good form with a 3-1 home victory over Oxhey Jets Reserves in HSCL Division One.
While not reaching the same performance levels as they had shown the previous week against Cheshunt, Social were still too good for Oxhey.
Their new-found confidence was on show when they took the lead on 10 minutes, Dale Stewart cleverly reading a backpass to flick the ball around the keeper.
Constant pressure brought an Oxhey equaliser but with Simba Matapo and Josh Francis defending solidly, Social were back in front before the break with Stewart getting his second.
Ryan Moss only had a couple of long range shots to deal with in the second half as Social pressed home their advantage.
Vincenzo Davino, James Upson and Stewart all went close before Charlie Lloyd burst clear into the penalty box and calmly slotted past the keeper.
Lemsford Tigers U17s roared to victory with a fine display against Potters Bar Crusaders.
The sides were third and fourth going into the game and it proved as tight as expected, Lemsford getting the edge in a 2-1 win.
They took the lead in the third minute with Scott Davies heading in a Will Felstead corner.
They enjoyed most of the possession in the first period but were unable to grab another goal before the break.
But it was two 10 minutes into the second half with the same combination of Felstead and Davies combining again.
However, with the Tigers still cerebrating, Crusaders responded straight away, curling a shot into the top corner.
That saw Potters Bar grow into the game and Carlo Fucchi had to be at his best to tip a venomous free-kick onto the bar.
There was to be no equaliser though and Lemsford hung on for three well-earned points.
Welwyn Pegasus found themselves on the right side of an amazing 15-goal game, beating Bishop’s Stortford 8-7 in the MHRML U18 League Cup.
Pegasus rallied after conceding an early goal but scored three well-worked efforts themselves as the seesaw half ended all-square at 3-3.
And the goals kept flowing after the break with Welwyn surviving a late fightback from Stortford.
Matt Wren hit a hat-trick and there was one each for George Ariss, Ryan Thorlby, Jack Kimber, Tyler Edwards and Pierce Reed.