On Tuesday night the heavens opened and the pride of our groundsmen took a knock when the ref called off the first team game against Hoddesdon Town due to a waterlogged pitch. Many games around the area were postponed, leaving football fans bored and their outlet, as expected, was online banter. The firm favourite being this picture, posted by Steve Hobley, proud dad of our videographer Nathan:

Rowing Groundsmen

The groundsmen, who tried not to lose their sense of humour on the occasion, responded with this gem:

Wheelbarrow Groundsmen

Following that downpour, the weather cleared up and it was all systems go for football.

First up, The Blues travelled to Oxhey Jets on Saturday. While the fans were happily soaking up some sun, The Blues scored 2 very quick goals. While one of these may have been an own goal (this is still up for debate), the goal scorer of the day was Tommy Wade (Wade Wade). There were plenty of chances to score but the back of the net proved to be elusive. The third and last goal of the day was scored by Oxhey Jets following a very soft penalty. While it was not a goalfest, the fans were happy that the 2-1 win meant 3 more points in the title challenge. For the match stats and video, please see the match page.

Saturday also saw our Development Team welcome Risborough Rangers to The Park. While the game started slightly later than planned while the boys waited for the officials to arrive, the fans didn’t have to wait long to see some goals following kick-off. It was a tight game but with a goal from Steve Tutalamo and 2 from Josh Dixon, the lads were the very happy 3 – 1 winners. Click here for photos of the match.

Sunday was cup day at The Park. The U14 EJAs were up first when they tackled Maccabi London in the Herts County Cup Semi Final. Due to a strong opposition goalkeeper the lads were limited to 2 goals but these were enough to see them through to the final. Well done boys on your 2 – 0 win!

The second cup game of the day was the Hetfordshire FA County Cup Semi Final which saw Stevenage Ladies play Watford Ladies U17 Hornets at The Park. 2 goals from Donna McGuigan ensured that the ladies sailed through to the final as the 2 – 1 winners. Well done girls!

The last game of the week was the U13 EJAs who travelled to Stotfold on Sunday for their league game. They had a fantastic game and managed to beat the previously unbeaten Stotfold, 4 – 3. The win saw the lads move up a position in their league. It’s safe to say that there are some very happy Hertford fans this evening.

The full list of this week’s results are as follows:

Team Date Fixture Result
First Team: 04/02/2017 Oxhey Jets vs HTFC 1 – 2
Development Team: 04/02/2017 HTFC Development vs Risborough Rangers Development 3 – 1
U13 EJA: 05/02/2017 Stotfold vs HTFC U13 EJA 3 – 4
U14 EJA: 05/02/2017 HTFC U14 EJA vs Maccabi London 2 – 0
Stevenage Ladies: 05/02/2017 Stevenage Ladies vs Watford Ladies U17 Hornets 2 – 1


Games This Week

The Blues need you. Support your local team in these upcoming games:

Team Date Fixture
First Team: 07/02/2017 7:45pm Tring Athletic vs HTFC
11/02/2017 3pm HTFC vs Biggleswade United
Development Team: 07/02/2017 7:45pm HTFC Development vs Colney Heath Development
(Development Division Challenge Trophy)
11/02/2017 3pm Winslow United Development vs HTFC Development
U13 EJA: 12/02/2017 10:30am Redbridge vs HTFC U13s
U14 EJA: 12/02/2017 10:30am HTFC U14s vs Cheshunt
Stevenage Ladies: 12/02/2017 2pm Stevenage Ladies FC vs Lowestoft Town


League Tables

To see how the teams are getting on in their respective leagues, please follow the links below:

First Team
Development Team

In Other News

The Inclusive Team was back in training on Saturday and it was great to welcome so many of our friends back to The Park. The sessions are every Saturday at 11 so if you would like to get involved, or know someone that would love to train with the team, please contact the club.

Walking football also started up again after the Winter break. Training is every Sunday at 11 and everyone is welcome. If you fancy some exercise and a laugh, come down to The Park next Sunday.

There is a lot going on at The Park these days. If you love the club and have some free time on your hands, we would really appreciate any help you can give. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the club. Every talent is welcome, from running after stray balls on match day, putting up posters in town to car park management (feel free to add this fancy title to your CV 😉 ). There are plenty of things to do so find out if any have your name written on them.

Have a great week and COYB!!!

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