Hatfield Town Youth see off derby-rivals Hertford
Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under 18 Hatfield Town Youth 3 Hertford Town Youth 0 HATFIELD Town Youth cruised to a comfortable win on Sunday with a 3-0 win over their Hertford Town counterparts. The home side got off to a dream start when they took the
Mid Herts Rural Minors League Under 18
Hatfield Town Youth 3 Hertford Town Youth 0
HATFIELD Town Youth cruised to a comfortable win on Sunday with a 3-0 win over their Hertford Town counterparts.
The home side got off to a dream start when they took the lead in the first minute.
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Bruce Tahon picked the ball up wide on the right before picking out DJ Broux in the penalty area.
Broux's first effort was blocked but he picked up the loose ball before waltzing through the Hertford defence and slotting confidently past the keeper.
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The hosts then proceeded to dominate the game without reaching the heights of their recent good form but with Chad Phillips and Ben Salmon dominant in the back four, goalkeeper Luke Crane was a virtual spectator as Hatfield laid siege to the Hertford goal.
The only surprise was that it took Hatfield another 30 minutes before they increased their lead when Richard Albon headed home Tahon's corner at the far post.
Tahon then saw his blistering volley well saved by the Hertford keeper just before half-time as Hatfield looked to kill off their opponents.
The second half proved to be more of the same with the home side having most of the possession without managing to convert their superiority into goals.
As Hatfield eased off in the blistering heat Hertford at last began to get into the game and it needed a smart save from Crane to deny the visiting striker after he had broken clear of the Hatfield defence.
The home side were then given another warning when once again a Hertford forward broke into the penalty area but Ben Salmon made a brilliant last minute tackle to prevent a goal.
Hatfield finally killed off any hopes the visitors had of a comeback 10 minutes from time when Karl Storey's free kick was met first time by Dean Avery who clipped his shot past the keeper for a comfortable 3-0 victory.