Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Hatfield Town edge past Leverstock Green in Challenge Trophy

Hatfield Town 2 Leverstock Green 1
Spartan South Midlands League Challenge Trophy Round 2
21/10/2009

The cold end's unofficial match statistics are as follows:

Hatfield Town - 6 corners, 9 shots/attempts on target, 2 off target.
Leverstock - 3 corners, 4 shots/attempts on target, 1 off target.


LEVERSTOCK SHOT JUST OFF TARGET

Hatfield deserved the victory and had most of the attacking play in the first half scoring their first goal after around half an hour. The visitors rarely had any attacking play of note with the Hatfield back four well marshalled by centre-backs Stanno and Reefer playing the off-side trap to good effect. Green's only attempt on target in the first half was right at the end when a free kick was well saved by the Hatfield Keeper.


LEVERSTOCK FREE-KICK WELL SAVED BY HATFIELD TOWN KEEPER

Half Time 1-0

Town took a two goal advantage early in the second half after the keeper had made a brilliant save just prior and the game looked well safe for the home side. Leverstock came more and more into the game and were unlucky not to get a penalty when one of their forwards was clipped in the box only for the referee to bring back play for what appeared to be a non-existent offside as the ball had been played through off a Hatfield defender. Leverstock never really got going and only scored with a late penalty for a foul in the box.


LEVERSTOCK'S LATE CONSOLATION PENALTY

Overall a forgettable scrappy affair which Hatfield Town will have been pleased to have won as the league result at Pancake Lane recently was 6-1 to Leverstock.

FULL TIME - 2-1

Other teams through tonight in the Trophy are AFC Dunstable (beat Stony Stratford Town 6-1) and Bedford Town Res (beat Woodson Park 4-0)


DRAW/MATCHES FOR ROUND THREE
NON PREMIER DIVSION TEAMS IN ITALICS

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

Holmer Green v London Colney
Aylesbury v Dunstable Town
Broxbourne Borough v AFC Dunstable
Welwyn Garden City v Aston Clinton
Bedford v Hadley
Kings Langley
v St Margaretsbury

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
Hatfield Town v Brimsdown Rovers
Bedford Town Reserves v Cockfosters

Premier Divsion sides left - 7
Divsion One sides left - 8
Division Two sides left - 1

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