Robinson delighted as Colney blossom in Vase

PUBLISHED: 13:51 11 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 06 May 2010

New goalkeeper Herve Soulard denies Hatfield

New goalkeeper Herve Soulard denies Hatfield

LONDON Colney manager Julian Robinson was in jubilant mood after his team won a sensational FA Vase clash with Hatfield Town at Cotlandswick on Saturday. The Blueboys took a 2-0 lead thanks to a double strike from Russell Gallagher in the first half.

Russell Gallagher (centre) celebrates his opener

LONDON Colney manager Julian Robinson was in jubilant mood after his team won a sensational FA Vase clash with Hatfield Town at Cotlandswick on Saturday.

The Blueboys took a 2-0 lead thanks to a double strike from Russell Gallagher in the first half. Hatfield then stormed back to level at 2-2 with two goals in three second half minutes. Colney immediately responded as it became the Jermaine Davey show.

Two goals and an assist for an own goal from the magical Davey ensured Colney progressed through 5-2 winners. After the game, Robinson spoke with Herts Advertiser Sports reporter David Brawn. He said: "I can't quite believe it. We thought a win like this was going to come and in the end it could have been 10. I think Hatfield had a few players out and when we played up there we drew 1-1 but we got a bit of a battering so our players were up for the game.

"At half time we couldn't believe we were 2-0 up. I think they got the rucking of their lives in the dressing room. We have got lots of young boys in the team and I think we were quite naïve to let them get back to 2-2. We said it would be a hard job but the lads wanted to win the game."

The highlight of the match was undoubtedly an exquisite back-heel flick goal from Davey which had the supporters in raptures and would have graced any Premier League Goal of the Month competition. Davey looked set for a deserved hat trick minutes later but saw his shot rebound off a defender on the line onto former Colney man Neil Doctor and into the net for goal number five. The striker was then replaced by his brother Cain. Robinson praised the work of mercurial talents Jermaine and Cain. He said: "Jermaine and Cain Davey have been first class with their attitude since I have been here. Jermaine does things like that in training all the time. I think he has the talent to play probably Conference Football but he seems to enjoy it here."

Bulldozing striker Paul Danslow again showed his importance to the Colney side with a powerful display of front running alongside the more balletic Davey. Robinson swooped to land Danslow in the summer and with the Davey brothers plus former Colney Heath hitman Ashley Aimakhu also at the club, the manager has an embarrassment of striking riches. He said: "We look like we will score goals. We were very lucky to get Paul from Oxhey Jets. He is a key man for us. We also have Ashley Aimakhu to come back in."

On Saturday, London Colney go away to Ampthill Town in the Molten Spartan South Midlands League Division One. The Blueboys then host Buckingham Athletic at Cotlandswick on Tuesday in the Division One Cup.

TINASHE Jaravaza scored two excellent goals as London Colney reserves beat Broxbourne Borough reserves on Tuesday at Cotlandswick.

The first goal for Jaravaza was a spectacular overhead kick. Colney found themselves 2-1 down before storming back to win 4-3. Paul Swendell and Cain Davey also scored for the Blueboys.

Aaron Ames and Rick Leward scored the goals for Colney reserves as they were beaten 5-2 at Harpenden Town reserves on Saturday in Reserve Division One.

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