Friday 22 April 2011


Langford 0 Hertford Town 2
Match played on Tuesday 19th April 2011

Hertford Town team bonding before the kick-off
With the season coming to an end in the Spartan South Midlands League there was nothing riding on this game but pride with Langford rock bottom of the table after a nightmare season and Hertford Town comfortably in tenth place.

Langford have apparently registered over 100+ players in their team since the start of the season and had only won six out of their forty-one league games going into this match played at Forde Park.

They went into this game on the back of a 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Holmer Green on the previous Tuesday and a 4-2 defeat at local rival's Stotfold on Saturday.

Just in the past week their team has changed dramatically with only Captain Paul Donnelly starting all three games.

In truth, the game was never one to write home about with the first half only highlighted but a shot from outside of the box which went wide of the mark for Hertford.

Pablo Ardiles who scored his first goal of the season for Hertford Town
The second half was much the same with Town taking the three points thanks to two well taken goals. The first was from Pablo Ardiles with a sweet left footed shot just inside the box after a neat piece of control on the ball. For those reading this not familiar with the non-league game in Hertfordshire Pablo is the son of Spurs Legend Ossie and has played for various teams (Hoddesdon Town and Hertford Town in particular) in the local area for many years. Pablo is also the Assistant Manger of the club. Substitute Josh Lillis rounded things off when lobbing the ball into the net from outside the box after the Langford keeper had punched clear.

RED AND WHITE - The odd boots of Giovanni Gauxdax
The Langford players and management will be pleased when the season ends so they can re-group and plan for their next year's campaign in Division One. They did show some signs of improvement I think with pacey Michael Stewart getting some skillful touches up front without ever really troubling the goalkeeper and Giovannl Gauxdax in the centre of defence wearing odd boots standing out. Captain Paul Donnelly aka "Meathead" who regular reader's will remember from Langford's game with Leverstock Green as always gave 100%.

Below are both goals from the game. No other highlights as to be honest their weren't that many.

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