Tahon shines for five-star Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 17:04 05 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 26 October 2009
BRUCE Tahon continued his amazing scoring run with his fourth successive hat-trick on Sunday as Hatfield Town Youth beat a tough Ware Lions side 5-0. Despite Tahon s heroics, Hatfield s Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Division One victory was base
BRUCE Tahon continued his amazing scoring run with his fourth successive hat-trick on Sunday as Hatfield Town Youth beat a tough Ware Lions side 5-0.
Despite Tahon's heroics, Hatfield's Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under-18 Division One victory was based on some brilliant defending from Liam Daley and Richard Albon and the inspiration of man-of-the-match Scott Brinkley and Alex Edwards in midfield.
A tribute to the Hatfield defence was that Town goalkeeper Luke Crane didn't have a shot to save of note.
Hatfield pressed from the start but failed to find the opening their play deserved as headers from Matt Johnson and Liam Daley came back off the bar.
They finally took the lead after 30 minutes from an unlikely source.
Following a corner, Karl Storey saw his first shot blocked on the line but the full-back made no mistake with his follow up for his first goal for the club.
Tahon latched onto James Upson's through ball 10 minutes later to finish with a great strike into the far corner.
Ware upped the pace in the second half and put the Hatfield defence under early pressure but Albon and Daley held firm.
With Brinkley a powerhouse in midfield, Town managed to kill Ware off when a breakaway saw Upson put Tahon through again and he coolly rounded the keeper to slot home his second.
The hard-working Anthony Cleaver was then brought down for a penalty and Tahon stepped up to make it 14 goals in his last four games and 19 for the season.
Substitute Aran Dove then saw his shot tipped over the bar but with 10 minutes remaining he robbed the full-back and sent over a pin-point cross for Cleaver to make no mistake for 5-0.