Hemel Town managed just their second win of the calendar year in the Vanarama National League South thanks to a first half goal from James Dobson.
Concord Rangers, the visitors, who were just three points behind The Tudors in the table before the game, dominated the opening 15 minutes of the game, with Blanchfield and Sheriff linking up well, but the latter had his effort well saved by Dan Grimshaw.
On the 40th minute, Concord continued to push for the opening goal, and this time Hemel had to clear the ball off the line to keep the game all square.
Moments before the half-time whistle was meant to be blown, Hemel got the opening goal of the game against the run of play thanks to a free kick as the visitor’s goalkeeper misjudged the flight of Dobson’s effort.
On the hour mark, Hemel could have doubled their advantage when Aron Davies found space for himself to get an effort away but he was denied by the goalkeeper.
Despite improving in the second half, Hemel were still coming under a lot of heavy pressure from Concord, and they nearly equalised on the 90th minute of the game, when Man City loanee Grimshaw made a stunning save from a free kick.
The Tudors managed to hold on in the end for all three points, putting an end to the miserable run of form they have been on in 2020.
Hemel are back in action next weekend as they travel to bottom of the table Hungerford Town.
Picture courtesy of Ben Fullylove Photography