A win in the FA Cup today against the odds saw The Blues progress to the next round and just that little bit closer to the hallowed turf of Wembley come next May. The players have been excited about this game all week and confidence within Hertingfordbury Park was high even if the bookies didn’t give them a chance! The game didn’t begin well with our debut ‘keeper Amaegbe looking nervous filling in for the on-leave Harry Ricketts and eventually conceding on 14mins after the visiting striker looped a ball over him for the lead. The Blues reformed and looked the more hungry and the increased pressure told on 35mins when a Mark Summers shot was blocked in the box rebounding kindly into the path of Skipper, Anthony Anstead to slot home to the ‘keeper’s right.
Half-time Hertford Town 1-1 Colney Heath.
The Blues came out stronger and with more conviction at the start of the 2nd half and we had many chances to take the lead before Mark Summers hit a powerful shot with took a fortuitous deflection off of the Colney Heath No:5 which spun and bounced beyond the away ‘keeper’s reach and into the net to take Hertford Town into the next round which will be another home game against Cheshunt on the 31st of August. We recently faced Cheshunt in pre-season and beat them 2-1 with late goals from Summers & Buffonge. The fans played their part and were noisy throughout helping the lads over the line.
Full-time Hertford Town 2-1 Colney Heath.
Special mention and congratulations to Michael Elliott who made his 50th Blues appearance today.
Today’s Man Of The Match in my view goes to Charlie Smith who left nothing on the pitch and gave everything today adding yet another assist.
Our game today was the main feature of the Non-League Paper who sent along a photographer so look out for this week’s issue.
Match Report by Col Mason
Photos © 2013 Matt Crook
|Mark Summers||GoalYellow Card|
|Tommy Wade||Yellow Card|
|Charlie Smith||AssistYellow Card|