Shambolic first-half sees St Albans City crash out of the Herts Charity Cup to Hertford Town

PUBLISHED: 21:42 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 21:47 30 July 2018

Hertford Town and St Albans City line-up before the Herts Charity Cup game.

Hertford Town and St Albans City line-up before the Herts Charity Cup game.

Archant

An awful first half saw St Albans City crash out of the Herts Charity Cup 3-1 at Hertford Town.

Tommy Wade hit a first-half hat-trick for the Bostik South Central side as Saints fell apart.

The first came on 13 minutes with Wade pouncing after James Russell had parried an initial effort but the City goalkeeper was definitely at fault for number two.

He tried to dribble out of his six-yard box but was caught by Wade who executed a textbook tackle and slammed the ball into the empty net.

The third followed minutes later as a ball over the top found Wade free and he lobbed the onrushing Russell.

Saints had to do something and they pulled one back eight minutes after the restart with Zane Banton curling one round a defender and beyond Lamar Johnson.

And the pressure kept coming, David Moyo, Ralston Gabriel, Sam Merson and Luke Tingey all having shots blocked, but try as they might they couldn’t turn it around and it is Hertford who go through to the next round.

St Albans City: Russell, Tingey, Sage, Sambou, Kiangebeni, Diedhiou, Da Costa, Michael-Percil (Moyo 66), Merson, Gabriel, Banton.

Subs (not used): Moore-Azille, Joseph, Noble, Bonfieil

Goal: Banton 53

Hertford: Johnson, Sharman, Joynes, Toner, Twumasi, Beck, Keenleyside, Light (Thomson 41), Wade (Lutaaya 66), Ruff (Basden 75), Ward-Cochrane.

Subs (not used): Palmer, Thomas

Goals: Wade 13, 42, 45+1

HT: Hertford Town 3 St Albans City 0

Attendance: 172


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser