Hemel Hempstead Town’s run without a win stretched to nine games this afternoon (Saturday, February 8) as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Chippenham Town FC at home.
It was a quiet National League South fixture with few chances for either side, and Hemel will be disappointed not to have come out with a point for their efforts.
The Tudors did start the stronger team, fashioning two half chances in the opening 10 minutes.
They had a very early corner in the first minute, with Dobson launching the ball into the box but it was headed just over by Jarvis.
There was then a threatening long throw from Dobson into Dickenson who won the flick on but goalkeeper Puddy collected it in mid-air.
Dobson had an effort of his own from 35 yards out near the 30th minute, which just went wide of Puddy’s left hand post.
It was unsurprisingly goalless at half time at Vauxhall Road.
One of the most significant moments of the second half was an injury to Tudors defender Jake Howells, who had to go off on a stretcher after what looked like an injury to his shoulder.
Neither team particularly looked like threatening the goal until the 81st minute, when wine cut inside from the right-hand side and Nat Jarvis got a toe on the ball to put the away side 0-1 up and nick all three points.
The result leaves Hemel in 10th place, but the three teams below them all have at least two games in hand.
Picture courtesy of Ben Fullylove Photography