Well that’s it Blues Fans. The season is over and it is time for a well deserved rest for the team and staff. The first team finished it on a high on Saturday away at Berkhamsted. After hitting the cross bar and post, Phil Lowen finally found the back of the net and we won the game 1 – 0. After a fantastic season, it seemed only right to end on a win. Click here for the match report, player stats and video. Following the game, 2 young fans were thrilled to be given a shirt by Tyler Hatherly, who they sponsor. What a great way to show how much this club appreciates its fans.

The U13 EJAs had a busy week. First up was their last league game of the season when played Redbridge on Wednesday night. It was a tough game but the boys pulled off the draw and the 1 – 1 result cemented their second place in the league. They also tackled Brentwood Town in the Patron’s Cup Final on Sunday. Unfortunately it was not their day and they lost 2 – 0.

The U14 EJAs also had a game on Sunday when they played AFC Dunstable at Wodson Park. They may have lost the game (4 – 0) but they won the league so massive congratulations to the boys. They have one more game coming up. This will be the Cup Play Offs on the 7th May against Ryan Black. This game will be held at Haverhill Rovers. Good luck to the team.

Finally, Stevenage Ladies played Actonian Ladies on Sunday. They showed solid defensive play and the 0 – 0 draw adds another point to their league tally. The girls also have just one game left. This is away to Luton Town on the 14th May.

So, having tackled the quick update, let’s have a look at why this has been such a great season.

1) We welcomed Gavin Kelsey as first team manager and together with the hard work of his team, enthusiasm for local football in Hertford has grown with crowds increasing week by week
2) The first team finished with the highest points ever in our history
3) The first team came second in the league which is an incredible result for a team that was in transition – bring on next season!
4) It was the first season that we had a development team and what a season they had
5) We won two leagues – both the development team and U14 EJAs won their leagues
6) A significant amount of silverware has made its way back to the club house with the development team winning the Development Division Challenge Trophy and the EJAs winning 2 County Cups

The club stat man is currently putting together statistics for “The Season in Numbers” which will be posted soon.

It’s a great time to be a Blues Fan.

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

Team Date Fixture Result
First Team: 29/04/2017 Berkhamsted vs HTFC 0 – 1
U13 EJA: 26/04/2017 Hertford Town vs Redbridge 1 – 1
30/04/2017 Hertford Town vs Brentwood Town
(Patrons Cup U13’s Final at Notcutt Park)
0 – 2
U14 EJA: 30/04/2017 Hertford Town vs AFC Dunstable 0 – 4
Stevenage Ladies: 30/04/2017 Actonians Ladies vs Stevenage Ladies 0 – 0

League Tables

To see how the teams finished in their respective leagues, please follow the links below:

First Team
Development Team
U13 EJA
U14 EJA

In Other News

We held a fantastic event on Bank Holiday Monday in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. On a day when the club ducks, Peanut and Sultana, also tried to get involved in the action, a decent amount of money was raised for a very good cause. If you weren’t able to make the event but would still like to donate, please click here. To add some colour to this item, here are Peanut and Sultana after they were finally bribed off the pitch:

Club Ducks

The Player of the Season poll is still open and the winner will be announced at the end of season party on Friday. If you haven’t voted yet, please click here.

There are still a couple of tickets left for the end of season party. It is £30 for a 3 course dinner and disco. If you haven’t bought a ticket and would like to go, please contact the club on hertfordtownfc@gmail.com. Please email them tonight though as we need to confirm numbers tomorrow.

Finally, while the footballers get a well deserved rest, the real hard work starts for the groundsmen next week with pitch renovations. If you have spare time during the week and can wield a pitch fork or just want to get involved with making the pitch even better for next season, please contact the club at hertfordtownfc@gmail.com.

Have a great week and COYB!!!

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