Standen: Shot was going in

PUBLISHED: 17:24 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 October 2009

Martin Standen fires in Hatfield's winner against Met Police

Martin Standen fires in Hatfield's winner against Met Police

MATCH-WINNER Martin Standen claimed his shot was well on target before it took a big deflection – much to the delight of his manger and team-mates! Standen scored the only goal of the game on Saturday as Hatfield beat title rivals Metropolitan Police Bush

Martin Standen embraces skipper Gary Coley at the final whistle

MATCH-WINNER Martin Standen claimed his shot was well on target before it took a big deflection - much to the delight of his manger and team-mates!

Standen scored the only goal of the game on Saturday as Hatfield beat title rivals Metropolitan Police Bushey to climb top of the table.

With Hatfield Town boss Trevor Lloyd claiming the goal was somewhat "fortuitous" and team-mates Daniel Staples and Gary Coley claiming Standen's effort was going "miles wide", the midfield general was quick to correct the doubters, albeit with a tinge of optimism.

Town's Mortgage Centre man of the match said: "I am certain it was going in.

"I thought it was a goal as soon as I hit it. "The deflection merely wrong-footed the keeper, but it's certainly my goal."

Speaking after Saturday's vital 1-0 win over Met Police at Herns Lane, Standen added: "It was a tight game, congested in the middle, but I think we were well worth the win, and now I think the team spirit we have at the club will lead us to the title."

Standen was superb in the middle of the park, and although he speaks of his "goal" with a cheeky glint in his eye, few could deny him being the match-winner in this all-important victory for Town.


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