Kimpton defeat Harpenden in battle of the Rovers

PUBLISHED: 12:29 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010

Herts Senior County League Division One Kimpton Rovers 3 Harpenden Rovers 1 HARPENDEN Rovers lost out to Kimpton Rovers on Saturday in the Herts Senior County League Division One. Debutante Alex Hamer looked very assured for Harpenden. After 20 minutes

Herts Senior County League Division One

Kimpton Rovers 3 Harpenden Rovers 1

HARPENDEN Rovers lost out to Kimpton Rovers on Saturday in the Herts Senior County League Division One.

Debutante Alex Hamer looked very assured for Harpenden. After 20 minutes, Rovers were forced to make a change as Joe Harmer came off injured and Graham Golds came on. This increased Rovers' pressure as Golds dominated in the centre of midfield.

With 30 minutes gone, Kimpton were awarded a penalty after a clumsy challenge from Williams. Midfielder Mullooly coolly slotted the penalty home. Kimpton then gifted Rovers the equaliser when a poor clearance hit Jenkinson and flew in to the net.

Harpenden were rocked when goalkeeper Elliot Thomas came out but did not call and Hitchcock headed back into his own empty goal.

With Harpenden pushing for an equaliser, Mullooly took advantage of the space left and hit a 20-yard volley into the Rovers bottom corner to seal the points for Kimpton.

Any players who have played Herts Senior County Level and would like to join Harpenden Rovers should contact manager Jim Nicholls on 07989 439190.

Harpenden Rovers: Thomas, Hamer (Downes), Dobinson (Carberry), Harmer (Golds), Fox, Hitchcock, Chugg, Williams, Poole, Devoti, Jenkinson. Unused sub: Wedd..

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