It was a successful match for Hemel Hempstead Town on this sunny bank holiday Monday (August 26) after winning 3-0 against Billericay Town.
The Tudors were given a free kick within the first three minutes at Vauxhall Road after a foul on Isaac Galliford, although the ball was met by the head of Sam Ashford, the assistant referee raised his flag for offside.
Another free kick was given to the Tudors in the ninth minute as Craig Braham-Barrett was fouled. Tudors striker Mo Bettamer takes the kick but the keeper, Alan Julian, deals with the ball and keeps the score 0-0.
In the 16th minute, another free kick was given to the Tudors in a dangerous area – 25 yards out and centre of the goal. Bettamer takes the free kick and it hits straight at the wall. Bettamer follows up with another powerful strike but it was deflected by the Billericay wall and bobbles across the box where Julian is able to collect.
Billericay win a corner and defender Ben Nunn has a shot which deflected by Tudors keeper Sam Beasant. In the build up to that, it looked like Tyrone Sterling was fouled in the box but no foul was given.
First card of the afternoon went to Sam Ashford after a foul on former red Jordan Parkes. Shortly afterwards, Billericay’s Dan Phillips made a powerful shot but his effort just went wide.
The Tudors were playing with real intensity with Sammy Moore encouraging and pushing his players to press at every opportunity.
The referee blew his whistle to end the first half of the game with the score remaining at 0-0.
In the 82nd minute, the Tudors scored after Sam Ashford took a shot that was pushed out by Alan Julian but fell to the feet on Liam Nash who followed up from three yards.
Not even four minutes later, Ricardo German passes two Billericay players on the edge of the box and slots it in the bottom corner to make it 2-0.
Five minutes were added as extra time which saw the Tudors sub Sam Ashford for Munashe Sundire. Three minutes into the five Ricardo made a run after a through ball from impact sub Munashe Sundire and slotted it calmly into the bottom corner.
Hemel Hempstead town are now second in the National League South and are set to play Dartford next Saturday, August 31.