The Tudors picked up another comfortable three points at Vauxhall Road, but didn’t fail to make it hard for themselves. In the first half alone the Tudors hit the woodwork four times and also managed to miss a penalty. However, they more than made up for it with a superb second half performance, which sees the Tudors closing in on the coveted Calor League title.
In a somewhat frustrating first half, the Tudors started the brighter of the two sides. A missed placed pass from the Chippenham defence saw Toomey once more race towards goal but was brought down just outside the area. The resulting free kick by Jordan Parkes cannoned of the crossbar. After a long ball over the top Toomey found himself through on goal again and almost Van Persie like, he volleyed with venom but his strike smashed the post.
The chances didn’t stop there for the Tudors as a clever corner found Ben Mackey. He turned and was subsequently brought down to win the penalty. Mackey received the honours, but his strike once more found the post. The Hemel fans may have thought it was not going to be their night as once again Luke Allen’s strike battered the frame of the goal.
Thankfully for the Tudor fans, after the break it seemed like the Tudors had learned from their mistakes as Ben Mackey made up for his earlier miss by superbly volleying home a cracking cross to finally gain the advantage. 1-0.
The Tudors then received the chance to double their advantage as Toomey’s clever flick saw him race through on goal but again he was brought down. Ben Mackey was again given the responsibilities and rectified his earlier miss by grabbing his second to commence the promotion chants from the home faithful.
Ben has now scored 43 goals, eclipsing the previously held record of 41 goals scored in all competition in any one season, a feat managed by Anthony Thomas in the 2005-6 season.
This win gives the Tudors much needed momentum ahead of two extremely exciting home games coming up against both, St Albans and arguably our biggest rivals, Chesham United.
Bring on the Saints and the Generals!!!
MOM: Lewis Toomey