Heath humble Hertford
SSML Premier Division Colney Heath 4 Hertford Town 0 COLNEY Heath recovered from their 4-0 home defeat to Chalfont St Peter by hitting four first half goals of their own to see off the challenge of Hertford Town. In a devastating display of football in t
SSML Premier Division
Colney Heath 4 Hertford Town 0
COLNEY Heath recovered from their 4-0 home defeat to Chalfont St Peter by hitting four first half goals of their own to see off the challenge of Hertford Town.
In a devastating display of football in the opening 45 minutes, Scott Lacey and Wes Awad's men killed off any challenge the county town side had to offer.
There were just 10 minutes on the clock when the Magpies took the lead. Hertford failed to deal with an Ian Cooper cross from the left and Kevin Ashwood was on hand to fire home.
The visitors hit back but Danny Ward drove his shot across the face of the goal and Heath doubled their advantage minutes later.
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Phil Jackman easily brushed aside the challenge of Glenn Draper before teeing up strike partner Cooper for an easy finish.
Things got worse for Hertford when the Magpies added a third with still only 25 minutes on the clock.
A clumsy challenge from Draper on Cooper saw Heath handed a spot kick and Cooper dusted himself down to convert for his 18th goal of the season.
The hosts completed the scoring before the interval when Dean Parratt was given far too much space and the winger picked his spot from distance.
The second half failed to live up to the excitement of the first but that didn't bother Heath who were pleased to get back to winning ways.
"It was the most encouraging first half performance this year and it's not just because of the goals," boss Lacey told the Herts Advertiser.
"We have set patterns and individuals have jobs and you hope everyone does what they're told to do. On Saturday, to a man, everyone did exactly what was asked of them and it was no surprise we were 4-0 up at half time.
"The second half was spoilt by the weather, the wind and the rain ruined it and it's hard a 4-0 to keep up the tempo and the pressure," continued the Magpies manager.
Colney Heath: Blackman; Ashton (Stevens), Gerber, Teasdale, Olcot; Ashwood, Deacon, Coombs (Newman), D Parratt; Cooper (Clarke), Jackman.