Day to forget as Hatfield United come up short against Oxhey

Dale Stewart in action for Hatfield United.

Dale Stewart in action for Hatfield United. - Credit: Archant

Hatfield United’s game away at Oxhey was one of the few in the Herts Senior County League to beat the weather – although they may not have been pleased with that after losing 5-3.

Hatfield United suffered a day to forget as they lost 5-3 to Oxhey in Herts Senior County League Div

Hatfield United suffered a day to forget as they lost 5-3 to Oxhey in Herts Senior County League Division One. - Credit: Archant

Missing five first-teamers, as well as their goalkeeper, United put in a disappointing performance in the Division One clash.

They were a goal down on 12 minutes as stand-in keeper Dan Whittaker was beaten from outside the area and he was picking out the ball out of the net again on the stroke of half-time.

Darren O'Brien had equalised in the first half, pouncing on a rebound, and Dale Stewart's superb free-kick did so again after the break.

A third equaliser came from Stewart, again from a set-piece, but although Curtis Warner hit the bar twice, Oxhey scored twice in the last 10 minutes to take all three points.

Hatfield United suffered a day to forget as they lost 5-3 to Oxhey in Herts Senior County League Div

Hatfield United suffered a day to forget as they lost 5-3 to Oxhey in Herts Senior County League Division One. - Credit: Archant


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The result places United sixth in the table, eight points behind leaders Aldenham.

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