Tuesday, 28 January 2020

NEW SALAMIS RESERVES WIN WITH A LATE GOAL AT HATFIELD UNITED

Prior to kick off at Birchwood on Saturday Hatfield Untied were in sixth place of the Herts Senior County League Division One had a respectable record of 24 points from 16 games played. The visitors New Salamis Reserves were in third on 24 points form their 16 games played so this was an important game for two sides wanting to be involved in at the top end of the table at the business end of the season. 





In a week where local football had tragically lost Reb Teppett (of St Margaretsbury) and Thiago Goncalves (of St Panteleimon) it was only right that before the game started both sets of players and those present stood silent for a one minute. It was immaculately observed in memory and respect of two wonderful people. 

It was a really entertaining game between two good sides - Hatfield took the lead through a penalty spot early in the game before the visitors who kept possession of the ball well deservedly equalised with a free kick. The home side also had their chances and took a 2-1 lead into the break with a superb volley from just inside the box. 







Hatfield had a great chance to score early in the second half when through on on goal in a one-on-one situation only for the keeper to dive well and pick the ball up. St Pantelimon then equalised from close range in the second half and it looked like the game was going to end all square before the ball broke to a visiting player on the edge of the six yard box for an easy finish to win all three points. 













Even later in the game there was a controversial talking point when Hatfield had claims for a second penalty kick - Did they deserve one? Have a look at the footage below. 



There was also an late tackle from Hatfield United in the second half that some people on social media have said should of been a red card and not a yellow that was given by the referee... have a look and see what you think? 



TWENTY THREE MINUTES - FULL HIGHLIGHTS

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