HERTS SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE PREM DIVISION
After a strong second half performance Eagles had a comfortable win over Wormley, enabling the Eagles to keep another clean sheet.
In the first 15 minutes neither side threatened with shots on target although the visitors had the best possession, but just before the half hour Eagles went ahead when Iggy Thorne scored from close range after a flick on by Charlie Thake. Play then settled back into a midfield contest until just before half time Eagles keeper Paul McGennity had to make a great save to parry a shot from 10 yards and save a certain goal. Eagles kicked back, and Thake had a shot from 10 yards deflected wide of a post. Almost on half time Lee Pateman was brought crashing down in the penalty area, and Thake scored emphatically from the penalty.
Wormley started brightly in the second half, and Mc Gennity had to make another fine save, this time with his legs. He then parried a shot from close range and the ball bobbled around the Eagles goal area before it was finally hacked away upfield. Thake responded with a powerful shot from 25 yards which just cleared the crossbar and he then had a great chance to score when clear in the penalty area but his low shot was too close to the visitors keeper. As Wormley tired Eagles piled on the pressure. Thorne dribbled though a static defence and his cross to an unmarked Robbie Groves a few yards out looked to produce another goal, but the shot was mis hit and the keeper made a decent save. The keeper then spilled a shot from Sam Nicholls after a surging run down the flank but no Eagles player was in a position to take advantage of the loose ball. Thake then headed a cross just over the crossbar when a goal looked certain if the ball was on target, and ballooned the ball high over the cross bar after receiving a cross from Thorne.
It took a final solo goal from Sam Nicholls to finally settle the game a few minutes from the end after surging through the Wormley defence and side footing the ball past a helpless keeper. Joe Tyler almost added to the total but he ballooned a cross from Ben Southby high over the cross bar when well placed near the penalty spot.