Mens 1st XI - Match centre

Crostyx 2
Hertford 1
Full time
R Wills (7' ), D Norman (12' ), N Downer (20' , 32' ), I Dunnett (41' ), C Begg (51' )
Sat 2 Sep 14:30 - Friendly

Sixes!

Hertford Men's 1s got their pre-season off to a solid start with a comfortable six nil win over Crostyx 2s.

With the holiday period still very much in full swing Hertford traveled to northeast London with a somewhat new-look eleven in the hazy heat on Saturday.

Rich Wills latched on to an early through-ball to open the scoring, changing the angle as the keeper tried to close him down and finishing well.
Darren Norman made it two shortly afterwards, seizing on a rebound from Ian Dunnett's high shot.
Nick Downer netted a brace before the break with a fizzing drag-flick and a neat swivel and strike across goal to make it 0-4 at the interval.

Dunnett got in on the act after half time, turning in a short corner routine won by Ciaran Begg after he had been unceremoniously halted at the top of the circle, and then got on the score-sheet himself, with a first time shot, after a flowing move was crossed by Dunnett from the right.

The centre back pairing of Simon Halfacre and Ben Tootell controlled the flow and pace of the game throughout, ably intercepting - a Tootell one handed reverse stick mid-air pick being the highlight - and releasing the runs of Joe Mari and Elliot Barling on the flanks.

After toiling in the sun the side then relaxed with a refreshment in front of some entertaining cricket where they were treated to a different way of scoring six.

With unavailability being a continued theme next week Hertford will have to try some new things when Bedford 3s visit the Simon Balle ground.

b]Hertford - [/b] Ian Pledger; Joseph Mari, Ben Tootell, Simon Halfacre, Elliot Barling; Ian Dunnett, Nick Downer, James Rollins; Darren Norman, Rich Wills, Ciaran Begg. Subs: Chris Vincent, Arthur Twyning.

Key moments

7:00
Goal Rich Wills scores for Hertford 1
12:00
Goal Darren Norman scores for Hertford 1
20:00
Goal Nick Downer scores for Hertford 1
32:00
Goal Nick Downer scores for Hertford 1
41:00
Goal Ian Dunnett scores for Hertford 1
51:00
Goal Ciaran Begg scores for Hertford 1

Highlights

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70:00 Player of the Match
Joseph Mari is awarded player of the match for Hertford 1
70:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Ian Pledger keeps a clean sheet for Hertford 1
51:00 Goal 0 - 6
Ciaran Begg scores for Hertford 1
41:00 Goal 0 - 5
Ian Dunnett scores for Hertford 1
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 0 - 4
Nick Downer scores for Hertford 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 3
Nick Downer scores for Hertford 1
12:00 Goal 0 - 2
Darren Norman scores for Hertford 1
7:00 Goal 0 - 1
Rich Wills scores for Hertford 1
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As it happened

  • Crostyx 2
  • Hertford 1
  • 0
  • Rich Wills Goal 7:00'
  • Darren Norman Goal 12:00'
  • Nick Downer Goal 20:00'
  • Nick Downer Goal 32:00'
  • Ian Dunnett Goal 41:00'
  • Ciaran Begg Goal 51:00'
  • Joseph Mari Player of the Match 70:00'
  • Ian Pledger Clean Sheet Bonus 70:00'

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