Hemel Hempstead Town’s new signing Adam Cunnington was straight into first team action today (October 12) as The Tudors took on promotion pushers Havant and Waterlooville.
For what was always going to be a tough game for the away side, and Havant rolled up their sleeves and made it a bitty and gritty game.
The first half was goalless, but it certainly wasn’t an unexciting spectacle.
There were some rough tackles from both sides and the end-to-end action had everyone on the edge of their seats.
Havant and Waterlooville were first to break the deadlock in the 81st minute when a penalty was awarded.
Tudors keeper Danny Boness made a great save but was unable to stop the rebound as veteran striker Danny Kedwell was able to finish it off.
Hemel Town were quick to react to the goal as just two minutes later, Hemel’s number 11 Sam Ashford equalises from the edge of the area.
When everyone in the stadium thought it was all over, two minutes into the four of stoppage time, Sam does it again and puts the ball into the back of the net to take all three points home.
After this excellent display of determination, Hemel Town have a two-week break until their next league game against Eastbourne Borough on October 26.
Picture courtesy of Hemel Hempstead Town FC