The Dalton Challenge Shield which was first contested by local rival's Hatfield Town and Welwyn Garden City back in 1950 was revived on Saturday afternoon for the first time since 2005.
|OFFSIDE??? WGC's 10 and 11 look well on-side when the ball is played but were flagged offside on this occasion|
|Summer half time team talks - Mike Hollister and Scott O'Donoghue speak to their squads at the break|
|Hatfield keeper handballs outside the box??|
Both managers in Mike Hollister (Hatfield Town) and Scott O'Donoghue (WGC) will take lots of positives from this game which was always closely fought over the 90 minutes. The Citizens had the best of the play in the first 45 minutes with a shot cleared off the line just prior to half time. They played some good football and but for a little bit more sharpness up front they would of scored at least one goal in TheColdEnd's opinion. Hatfield's keeper was also lucky not to be red-carded for touching the ball to his hand outside of the area in order to stop a goal-scoring opportunity. Had this been an official league game it would of been an early bath I think??
|The above sequence shows Hatfield rattling the crossbar|
The final scored ended up 1-0 to Hatfield Town which is the same as it was in 2005 when the Shield was last contested.
So it wasn't just Great Britain's famous Olympic heroes of Jess Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford whom received medals at a stadium with a running track in the South East of England on Saturday 4th August 2012!!!
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW