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Welling 0 v Hemel 1

Match Report By Allan Mitchell

The Tudors made it two out of two with an excellent win and performance at Welling.


Never an easy place to get a result, Hemel thoroughly deserved the points and they could have won by more as they dominated the second period. To be fair they were slightly the better side in the first period too and created a number of chances, George Williams and Bayley Brown seem to have formed a decent partnership in the centre of midfield, with Brown doing a good job breaking up play whilst Williams has been given the freedom to express himself with the ball.


It was Williams who brought a good save out of the keeper when he shot from the edge of the box, Roberts parrying down at his left hand post and a Welling defender was able to clear.


Just before half time the home side had the ball in the net when Pattisson fired in a shot that Craig King did well to stop, the ball fell to an advancing Welling player who tucked the ball home but he was flagged for offside.


HT 0-0

After a fairly even start to the second half Hemel started to ramp up the pressure just after the hour mark. Roberts made a superb reaction stop to deny Holness and the Tudors striker hooked a shot just over the bar a couple of minutes later.


Myles Roberts was now keeping his side in the game as the Tudors piled forward, He saved again from Holness before denying George Williams on the follow up.


The goal finally came when Kory Roberts arrived at the back post to head home, although there was some debate as to whether he got the final touch. Our on the spot supporter Lynne Adams, thought it might have been an own goal but she was more than happy to give it to Roberts.

It was no more than Hemel deserved but they were forced to defend in the final minutes as Welling pressed them back in an attempt to get something out of the game. They got a free kick on the edge of the box that was lifted over the wall but Craig King saved well and then, in the final minute the in-form Hemel goalminder made another great stop. Welling sent keeper Roberts up for the resulting corner but the Tudors held firm to take the points.


Hemel: King; McKenzie, Williams (J) Roberts, Westbrook, O’Connor-Ajayi; Williams (G) Brown (Morgan-Griffiths) Castiglione, Owusu (Hill); Castigilione; Holness (Hughes) Subs not used: Eleftheriou, Mukendi.

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