4-of-a-kind but no cards dealt out for a well organised and disciplined Hertford Town team as a double each for Tyler Hatherly (his 6th goal plus 6 assists in the last 4 games) and Louis Rose (his 27th goal in 32 appearances this season) saw off a spirited but ultimately toothless Stotfold FC side in blustery conditions to win 4-0 and take all three points in front of 123 windswept Blues fans at The Park on Saturday afternoon.
This result held true meaning as not only did we keep pace with the three sides above us in the league, ending the day as we started in 4th place but hugely improving our goal difference tally along the way.
Hertford Town were still without the injured Charlie Smith (knee) and Kardan Campbell who withdrew from the initial starting line-up, still struggling with a persistent back strain but however also warmly welcomed back our regular custodian between the sticks, Harry Ricketts, having missed the last two fixtures awaiting the arrival of his second child. Congratulations to Harry and family as they announced the birth of little Molly Ricketts, born last Saturday… and of course his 1st clean sheet since the 19th of December against Tring FC!
Both TJ and Darren “Willow” Williams announced their departures from the club this week. We wish them both well wherever they go.
We also welcomed the addition of the nation’s favourite pie to the menu this weekend at “Shelagh’s Meals” as the famous Chicken Balti Pukka Pie made it’s debut and sold out within minutes… be assured, more will be ordered in time for next Saturday’s fixture!
James Ewington deservedly collected the Player Of The Month award for January in the clubhouse following the game after 5 goals and 3 assists during our games in the calendar month. Well done James!
Leigh Rose was also presented with a bottle of fizz following his 100th appearance for The Blues. Congratulations Leigh!
See the match day page for the stats, match in tweets and photos of Saturday’s action.
We now travel to Mickey Hazard’s 9th-placed Hadley FC on WEDNESDAY night at 7:45pm before we return to The Park on Saturday for the visit of Leverstock Green. Kick-off is 3pm but we’ll also have inclusive football on the training pitch from 11:15am and then Sunderland vs Man.Utd live in the clubhouse on the big screens from 12:45pm as an appetiser before the main event of the afternoon.
In a week that has witnessed fan protests and walkouts at Premier League clubs who’ve announced further ticket pricing increases off the back of the biggest TV cash windfall anywhere in the world, you have to ask yourself… why wouldn’t you come to The Park for a pie, a pint and real footie entertainment right on your doorstep? (£6 for adults, £2 concessions and kids for a quid!)
Come On You Blues!