Six of the best for Harpenden Town

Alex Yearwood scored twice as Harpenden Town hit six. Picture: DANNY LOO

Alex Yearwood scored twice as Harpenden Town hit six. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

Harpenden Town scored a stunning 6-0 victory over Ampthill Town at Rothamsted Park – leaping four places up the Spartan South Midlands League Division One table in the process.

The win on Tuesday night came courtesy of two goals from Alex Yearwood and Jimmy Hill, plus one each for Charlie Gould and Scott Timmins.

Manager Danny Plumb said: “I am happy we have showed some resilience after a bad game last week.

“Now we need to push on and show some consistency.

“It is great to see the team has picked up because we have a cup semi-final away from home this Saturday and so this result will give us the boost we need.”

Town blasted out of the blocks and were 3-0 up after just 20 minutes.

The first arrived a mere 40 seconds into the game, Gould getting onto a cross from the left.

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He then turned provider, finding Yearwood, who cut in from the left for a wonderful individual goal.

Timmins got on the end of a free-kick for number three.

After the restart Hill converted a penalty before hitting a first-time shot with the outside of his foot for his second.

Yearwood scored the sixth in the last minute for a brilliant victory.

On Saturday Harpenden travel to Bishop’s Stortford Swifts in the semi-final of the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy, with an unusual kick-off time of 1.45pm.

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