Youthful Hatfield Town remain in trouble after second successive Spartan South Midlands League Division One defeat

PUBLISHED: 13:19 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:19 15 February 2016

Bruce Tahon for Hatfield

Bruce Tahon for Hatfield

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Kev Pearman believes a lack of experience is costing his side valuable points as they look to beat the drop.

Saturday’s home reverse against Wodson Park was the Blueboys’ second in four days after a 5-0 thumping at Baldock Town.

The two defeats halted Town’s recent revival, having secured all-important wins against Harpenden Town and Broadfields United at the start of the month.

Hatfield boss Pearman said: “On the whole, we are a very young side.

“One thing I’ve noticed a lot this season is that most of the sides we play have two or three older, experienced players.

“We are learning the hard way in this league at times. The four goals we conceded today were very poor. We can’t keep doing that, we need to get the basics right.”

It was a wet miserable day at Gosling Stadium.

Hatfield played well in patches in the first half but didn’t really create much in the final third.

Wodson were to make them pay midway through the half but Hatfield responded quickly.

Another pinpoint Tahon cross found its way in, who got the final touch was unclear.

It looked to be level going into the break but in stoppage-time, some sloppy defending cost Town and Wodson took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Hatfield tried to get back into the game but again struggled to really create much.

The visitors added two more goals in the second period to seal the clash despite Charlie Payne scoring late on.

The Warren Vehicle Sales Man of the Match was Richard Cooke.

Hatfield face a six-pointer with bottom club Arlesey Town Reserves this Saturday.

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