Sports book final appearance
PUBLISHED: 16:24 24 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:14 26 October 2009
HATFIELD Sports reached the final of the Division Three League Cup with a 5-1 semi-final win over Tewin Athletic today (Sunday). Out of the blocks quicker and first to the ball, Sports put the pressure on from the opening whistle but didn t score until m
HATFIELD Sports reached the final of the Division Three League Cup with a 5-1 semi-final win over Tewin Athletic today (Sunday).
Out of the blocks quicker and first to the ball, Sports put the pressure on from the opening whistle but didn't score until midway through the first half.
A long kick from keeper Danny Davies reached Dan Hedges, who went wide to the edge of the box before lobbing the Athletic custodian.
Sports continued to press forward after the break and made it 2-0 when Tom Mardle won the ball in midfield before playing it forward to Hedges.
He found Perry Smith out wide and his ball over reached Mardle, who had continued his run, and he met it on the half volley.
Sloppy defending gave Tewin hope as they pulled a goal back.
However, Hatfield soon got their third when a Sam Perrin corner from the left was headed against the crossbar and Graeme Cocker reacted first to bullet his header into the net.
Sports went further ahead when Adam Woolmington ran at the defence and played the ball into Dean Evans, who reversed it to Perrin at the back post. Perrin laid the ball back first time and Smith rose to head wide into the far corner.
The scoring was completed when a long ball found Hedges, who moved through midfield and shot towards goal, only to see his effort rebound off the post.
Evans followed in and scored the rebound to secure Sports a final against Bradmore Reserves on March 30.