Park Street ready for cup final
Herts Senior County League Premier Division Park Street Village 1 London Lions 0 Park Street Village 1 Hertford Heath 1 A GOAL from Andy Ruck ensured Park Street Village a top-three spot in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division
Herts Senior County League Premier Division
Park Street Village 1 London Lions 0
Park Street Village 1 Hertford Heath 1
A GOAL from Andy Ruck ensured Park Street Village a top-three spot in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division as they drew with Hertford Heath at Toulmin Drive on Tuesday.
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PSV will be awarded the three points from their postponed fixture with Wormley and went into the game on Tuesday aware that a draw would secure third place in their first season in the county league top flight.
Andy Ruck missed a good chance early on and from then Hertford Heath were indebted to some superb goalkeeping to keep the scores level.
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In the second half, Andy Murphy and Matt Newman came on to add some pace to the PSV attack but the hosts were continually thwarted. Thompson said: "Bruce Hutchison had a left-foot volley saved. Tommy Burns hit the crossbar and their goalkeeper was making save after save. He was like Gordon Banks."
Hertford Heath took the lead against the run of play when Pete Hanson scored an own goal but PSV showed their character and Murphy was felled by the last man who was promptly sent off. PSV then claimed the point they needed for third spot with a looping header from Ruck. Thompson said: "We have got the points from Wormley even though they haven't been put on the table yet. Finishing third is a great achievement and we have got the best defensive record in the league. We are the smallest club in that division by a long way."
Andy Murphy scored the winner as Park Street Village beat a good London Lions outfit on Saturday at Toulmin Drive.
Midfield maestro Pete Hanson missed a good chance as PSV controlled the early stages before London Lions battled back into the game.
The goal finally arrived for PSV with 10 minutes to go when Bruce Hutchison burst down the left flank and found Matty Newman who squared the ball for Murphy to slide home. Thompson said: "It was a solid 1-0 win against a good footballing side. Our goalkeeper Tony Kerby was superb."
lOn Bank Holiday Monday, Park Street Village take on Bovingdon in the Aubrey Cup Final at The County Ground, Letchworth, with a 3pm kick off. Thompson is hoping his players will enjoy the day. He said: "It should be a really good day. We are really looking forward to it. We know what cup finals are about and it will be a close game. You need that little bit of luck and the breaks. We have a 20-man squad to pick from for it.