Woeful Hatfield Town hit for six at home to Royston

PUBLISHED: 09:44 12 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:50 12 October 2011

Ryan Lockett squeezes Royston's first goal between the 'keeper's legs

Ryan Lockett squeezes Royston's first goal between the 'keeper's legs

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HATFIELD Town joint-manager Darryn Stewart has delivered a harsh reality check after his side were thrashed 6-0 at home to Royston Town last night (Tuesday).

The Herts clash is usually a well-contested and fiery encounter, but this time round things were different, with the Crows completely dominating at the Gosling Stadium.

The visitors were 3-0 up at half-time with goals from Ryan Lockett, Ricky Young and a Kaan Fehmi penalty, and it was always going to be an uphill battle to get anything from the game for Hatfield.

And so it proved, as Royston doubled their scoring to six by the close of play, Luke Robins and ex-Hatfield Town striker Matt Standen (2) completing the rout.

And to add insult to injury, quite literally, winger Derren Thompson was taken to hospital after the game with a serious-looking eye injury after an accidental collision with team-mate Richard Cooke.

Speaking after the game, a downbeat Stewart said: “I am very, very disappointed, and there’s no other way of looking at it other than a thrashing.

“I think we all need to look at ourselves, from the management through to the players, work through this, and come out the other side, but it’s very difficult to take any positives out of that.”

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