Harps suffer first defeat
East Men s League Premier B West Herts 3 Harpenden 0 Harpenden suffered their first league defeat of the season when they travelled to Watford to play table-topping West Herts. The game started fairly evenly with Harpenden creating a number of good chance
East Men's League Premier B
West Herts 3 Harpenden 0
Harpenden suffered their first league defeat of the season when they travelled to Watford to play table-topping West Herts.
The game started fairly evenly with Harpenden creating a number of good chances, both Mike Emes and Russell Timms going close, but a couple of sloppy pieces of defending allowed West Herts to score twice which turned the game.
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West Herts skilfully closed things out as they comfortably held onto their two-goal cushion. Harpenden failed to threaten until well after they had conceded a third, a deflection which left Matt Beggs no chance in the Harpenden goal.
Harpenden thought they had scored a consolation goal at the death but Wayne McGuire saw his shot diverted round the post by the West Herts keeper.
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Harpenden will look to bounce back when they entertain Crostyx at Woollams on Saturday, the game starts at noon.
l Skipper Pete Evans took a much changed Harpenden III to the Essex border last Saturday to play Bishop Stortford V. The Harpenden side contained four teenagers, all of whom played a major role in the 3-0 win. Pick of the bunch was Oliver Moore, who worked tirelessly down the right-hand side and capped a superb display with a goal towards the end of the game.
Jon Pagan and Andy Lunn were both in fine form, with vice captain Lunn especially impressive down the left. Evans converted a short corner with a crisp straight strike in the second half to take the lead, before slipping another short corner to Tom Preest, who slotted home. Moore fired home from a narrow angle after a skilful break down the right hand side to seal the win.
l In East Men's League Premier A, St Albans won 3-1 away at Bedford Town to move up to fourth in the table. The Saturday they take on second-place Havering at Clarence Park.