Herts Senior Cup exit for St Albans City

James Kaloczi slides in

James Kaloczi slides in - Credit: Archant

ST Albans City exited the Herts Senior Cup going down 3-2 to Hemel Hempstead Town in the quarter-final this evening (Tuesday).

Elliot Bailey

Elliot Bailey - Credit: Archant

Hemel took the lead on 11 minutes as striker Matt Nolan was at the far post to head home a fine Danny May free-kick from the right flank.

Jerome Walker levels for St Albans City

Jerome Walker levels for St Albans City - Credit: Archant

St Albans got back on level terms as the lively Matt Taylor burst into the left side of the box, his low cross-shot was spilled by keeper Sam Beagle and Jerome Walker held off his marker to prod home from close range on 23 minutes.

Parity was not to last long though as the Tudors restored their advantage as a fine passing interchange ended with Nolan pulling the ball back to an unmarked Jordan Parkes who finished well from 12 yards.

Peter Holmes then rifled wide for the visitors as they looked for a third.

And it came on 35 minutes when Parkes claimed his second of the evening heading home a wonderful May cross.

A drab second period did little to thrill the spectators who had braved the rain to watch the game.

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Although they did see the hosts pull a goal back at the death as substitute Greg Ngoyi was fouled in the box by Charlie Mpi, and the striker drilled home the spot kick.

However, it was not enough to rescue anything from the game as it ended 3-2.