Colney Heath lose out to Hadley

PUBLISHED: 16:31 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:31 16 February 2017

Carl Osbourne (left) in action for Colney Heath. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Carl Osbourne (left) in action for Colney Heath. Picture: KARYN HADDON


Colney Heath were undone 3-2 by Hadley in the SSML Premier Division on Wednesday night on their first visit to Brickfield Lane.

Hadley went 1-0 up very early on, but it was another quick response from the Magpies as Carl Osbourne soon equalised.

Liam Griffin then showed his quality as he received a pass inside the box, looked up and curled the ball round the keeper to give Colney Heath the lead not long before half-time.

Hadley then got more than their share off luck as the left back charged forward, got past a challenge, had a kind rebound from an attempted pass and finished well past Charlie May for 2-2.

Osbourne had a chance to regain the lead but with only the keeper to beat just couldn’t get the ball from under his feet and the keeper palmed the ball out for a corner.

The referee then gave a penalty to Hadley which put them in front.

Colney Heath thought they had leveeled as a McCafferty free-kick was floated to the far post, Olurunfemi rose to meet the ball, missed it, the keeper should have made a regulation catch, but dropped the ball under no pressure and it was bundled home by Harry Floyd.

However, the referee disallowed the goal for a foul on the keeper to the dismay of the visitors.

On the balance of play, and chances, Hadley probably edged the game, but with Jamie Eames and James Ewington back for the match against Welwyn Garden City on Saturday the Magpies can hopefully get back on track.

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