Hatfield Town won just two of their opening sixteen Spartan South Midlands League Division One games but things have been better in the last week with two wins on the spin at The Gosling Stadium. Kevin Pearman's side had a tremendous 4-0 win over Rayners Lane on Tuesday 28th November which they followed up with a 3-1 victory in Tuesday evening's game against Brimsdown.
The Blue Boys were well on top in the opening period of the game having two good chances early on from headers from corners - one was saved and the other went wide. Brimsdown came back into it when they had their own header from a corner cleared off the line and then hit the post from close range. Their management will take many positives from the game and it could of been a different result had one of these chances gone in.
It was 1-0 shortly after when another header from a corner was deflected into his own net by an unlucky Brimsdown defender. The visitors then levelled things up with a well worked goal but it was Hatfield who went in at the break 2-1 up thanks to a brilliant free kick from outside of the box. Was it a foul that the free kick was given for? - Check out the replay on
Hatfield made the game safe when a corner was headed back into the box and headed home from close range by Paul Otim who celebrated so much he gave himself cramp. The referee was somewhat harsh telling him to get up despite the Hatfield players saying he needed treatment.
This was a great result for the Hatfield squad and management who have a chance to win three in a row when bottom of the table Hillingdon Borough visit The Gosling Stadium tomorrow. The Middlesex side only have one league victory so far which came back on Tuesday 15th August at Rayners Lane (1-3) - Hatfield beat them 4-1 on Tuesday 5th September in the League Challenge Trophy. Equally Hillingdon will be looking to get another win under their belts to help them climb up the table.
Brimsdown host Harefield United at Coles Park tomorrow looking to get back to winning ways. Both clubs need some support and would welcome anyone along to their games.