Hemel Hempstead Town FC kicked off their Vanarama National League South season with an away defeat at the hands of Slough Town.
The game finished 1-0 to the home side after a spectacular strike from Paul Hodges late in the first half.
Hodges had the first real chance of the game on the 10th minute, but his effort was comfortably saved by Tudors’ goalkeeper Danny Boness.
Boness was forced into action again 10 minutes later when Harris’s effort in the box was met with a strong right hand at the near post.
Hemel almost held on until half time, but a stunning effort from Hodges in the final minute beat Boness to give Slough a deserved lead.
The Tudors almost levelled procedures early after the restart after a good cross from Jake Evans found Matt Bateman in the box, but he couldn’t direct his header goal wards.
On the 63rd minute, Slough Town looked certain to have doubled their lead, but yet another fantastic save from Boness kept Hemel in the game.
Hemel’s best chance for an equaliser came on the 81st minute and it fell to Bateman, but his effort was straight at Turner.
Slough held on for all three points in the end and left Hemel empty-handed from the first league game of the season.
On Saturday, October 10, The Tudors are back at Vauxhall Road for the first time, competitively, since March as they welcome Eastbourne Borough.