It was a hard fought match for Hemel Hempstead Town today (August 24) but they managed to steal all three points from Oxford City.
The Tudors got out of the starting blocks early thanks to Daniel Philips who produced a lovely bit of skill under pressure as he turned his man and slotted the ball past opposition goalkeeper Craig King.
The visitors continued to put the pressure on Oxford in the first half as a good chance from Jack Midson was blocked to go for a corner. Fellow striker Mo Bettamer also had a couple of good shots but he also failed to convert them into the back of the net.
The second half saw Oxford be awarded a free-kick from 25 yards out which Kyran Wiltshire nicely curled into the top corner past Tudor’s Sam Beasant to make it 1-1.
Both sides spent the next half an hour attacking then defending after they struggled to break the deadlock. It wasn’t until substitute Ricardo German scored a 1v1 with the keeper in the 83rd minute to secure all three points.
Sammy Moore’s side sits comfortably 5th in the table with 12 points after only six games. Hemel will next host Billericay at Vauxhall Road on Bank Holiday Monday.