Tuesday 13 May 2014


Heavy rain fell intermittently throughout the game.. those present with umbrellas made the right decision
Which team found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

You would think an already guaranteed second place v sixth place end of season game coupled with a massive rain shower just before kick off wouldn't produce the best of games but full credit to both Lemsford and Evergreen who both played with lots of commitment and passion which produced an amazing 90 minutes of football on Monday evening. It was another really decent game of football in the Hertsavers Hertfordshire Senior County League - There are still a few games left so if you are local I fully recommend you take in a game. 
Picturesque - A view from Lemsford across Welwyn and Hatfield
Evergreen have had a good season reaching the Aubery Cup Final where they lost out to Premier Division Standon & Puckeridge and winning The Bingham Cox Cup last Wednesday evening against Hertford Heath in a game which ended 4-4 at full time and 6-4 after extra time. Lemsford had scored 66 goals in just twenty-three league games going into this game and raced into a 3-0 lead at half-time - It could of been 4-0 but a penalty kick was well saved by the Evergreen keeper who was playing at centre-back last time I saw them play at Kimpton Rovers in March.

Proper football
The second half was quite simply amazing - the video highlights are below and well worth a watch. A huge mention must go to referee (the HSCFL website names him as Norman Appleby) who was probably the best referee I have seen all season. He let the game flow and although the penalty decisions were debatable by some people present he was fantastic throughout and seems a real character. When players questioned him he just advised them to get and play the game which they did. To find out what the final result was in this unforgettable game watch the video highlights below -

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