The world of football is in shock this week with the news that the Chapecoense team were lost in a tragic plane crash. Hertford Town FC would like to extend their condolences to the families and friends that have been affected. The Blues and Crawley Green stood together yesterday to pay tribute to the team, prior to the match.
With no games midweek, our First and Development Teams both trained hard for their fixtures this weekend. The First Team made the long journey to Crawley Green on Saturday. Nerves were on edge when the boys conceded the first goal after 39 minutes. However, following that, there was no looking back for The Blues. In a game where the lads played some of their best football of the season, Tommy Wade (Wade Wade) found the back of the net twice with Phil Lowen sealing the result with a cracking goal on 93 minutes. While Blues Fans are enjoying a season of fantastic football, yesterday’s performance was special enough to lead to the following tweet from one of our longest serving fans and committee member, Brian Jennings:
@hornhert: Such was the dominance of Hertford’s display, had it been boxing, the ref would have had to stop it early. Lowen, class act in this League
The Gaffa was not only impressed by his team, but also the fans that made the journey to watch and showed his appreciation with the following tweet:
@gavin_kelsey: A big thanks for the support shown from the fans yesterday, very vocal on a cold away day
While a large number of fans followed the First Team to Crawley Green, a fair number went to The Park to watch the ever entertaining Development Team who welcomed Stotfold at home. Similarly to events at Crawley Green, the Development Team conceded first on 33 minutes. Markie Mark (Twumasi) recently back from injury, got the equaliser just after half time and the goals didn’t stop there. With time running out, the boys were 3-2 down, when on the 93rd minute – clearly a popular time for The Blue to score this week – Mason Todd scored the equaliser and his second goal of the game. The match finished a point a piece on 3 – 3. It definitely was an eventful game with one fan summing it up as:
@matt_writer: Good game good game
It was Super Sunday at The Park with both the U13 and U14 EJA teams playing at home. The U13s kicked it off at 10am when they took on Potters Bar Town. This was a league game for the boys with 2nd placed Potters Bar taking on 3rd place HTFC. This was always going to be a close team and the coaches and fans are proud of the boys for getting a point in the 1 – 1 draw.
Next up were the U14s whose opponents in Round 3 of the County Cup were St Albans City. These boys score for fun and are safely through to the next round after a 5 – 1 win. Well done boys!! For the highlights of the game, see the video below:
Video © 2016 Nathan Hobley
Associate club Stevenage Ladies played away at Enfield Town on Sunday. It was a close contest with neither team managing to score and they ended the afternoon on 0 – 0.
Results This Week
The full list of this week’s results are as follows:
|First Team:||03/12/2016||Crawley Green vs HTFC||1 – 3|
|Development Team:||03/12/2016||HTFC Development vs Stotfold Development||3 – 3|
|U13 EJA:||04/12/2016||HTFC U13s vs Potters Bar Town||1 – 1|
|U14 EJA:||04/12/2016||HTFC U14s vs St Albans City||5 – 1|
|Stevenage Ladies:||04/12/2016||Enfield Town FC vs Stevenage Ladies||0 – 0|
Games This Week
The Blues need you. Support your team in these upcoming games:
|First Team:||10/12/2016 3pm||HTFC vs Cockfosters|
|Development Team:||10/12/2016 3pm||Cockfosters Development vs HTFC Development|
|U13 EJA:||11/12/2016 10am||HTFC U13s vs Cheshunt Youth|
|U14 EJA:||11/12/2016 11am||St Albans City vs HTFC U14s|
To see how the teams are getting on in their respective leagues, please follow the links below:
In Other News
It’s not too late to get your Hertford Town FC calendar. If you haven’t bought your copy yet, they are available from the club as well as Mudlarks Cafe. With all proceeds going to Mudlarks, why not buy some for your friends and family too. It also makes a great Secret Santa gift as who doesn’t need a calendar?
If you are travelling this Christmas and want to give your car a once over before you take to the road, save yourself some cash. If you sign up for club membership, you will get a 10% discount from our away shirt sponsors Mimram Service Centre. Details on how to apply can be found here.
Our Inclusive Team continues to go from strength to strength. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or know someone who would benefit from being part of the team, please contact Loucas on 07739 595619. Training is every Saturday at 11:15.
We now also cater for those people that fancy themselves as a footballer but just can’t face running for 90 minutes. Improve your fitness and have some fun by taking part in our Walking Football. The team meets at The Park every Sunday at 11 and everyone is welcome.
Have a great week and COYB!!!