Harts suffer a horror show

PUBLISHED: 10:09 09 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:35 06 May 2010

BLUEHARTS crashed 4-1 to Broxbourne on an afternoon to forget. Just 15 seconds in, Harts were 1-0 down as they lost the ball from their own push back. More abysmal defending by the whole team and series of missed tackles led to a second five minutes later

BLUEHARTS crashed 4-1 to Broxbourne on an afternoon to forget.

Just 15 seconds in, Harts were 1-0 down as they lost the ball from their own push back.

More abysmal defending by the whole team and series of missed tackles led to a second five minutes later.

Then a Broxbourne short corner took a lucky deflection to give them their third.

Blueharts woke up and actually started to put some pressure on Broxbourne, creating a number of chances to score before half-time without finding the net.

Just before the break, a Broxbourne player decided to lash out with his stick.

Weak umpiring resulted in the player only being sent to the sin bin for 20 minutes, rather than receiving a red card.

Harts used their one-man advantage well at the start of the second half.

Good work from Dan Drew led to Ashley Hammond getting the ball in front of goal, who picked his spot and fired it into the bottom corner.

Harts managed to sustain pressure but could not capitalise on the repeated chances they were making.

With both sides back to their full 11, Harts had no choice but to push players higher up the pitch.

But possession was given away cheaply with men committed forward and Broxbourne ran the ball all the way into Blueharts' exposed goal for a fourth and killer goal.

Other scores: Blueharts II 1 (T Price) Bishop Stortford II 2; Blueharts III 3 (Babbage two, Bridges) Southgate Adelaide 3; Blueharts IV 6 (Champion hat-trick, Maylin, Faz, Hunt) Luton Vagrants 2; Blueharts V 3 (Hughes, Eldridge two) Rickmansworth IV 0.

Letchworth crashed to a 5-1 home defeat against Chelmsford 3rds.

Trying a new formation, they were outplayed by their opponents and were 4-0 down by the break. Things improved in the second half but it was too much of a task against a well-organised Chelmsford side.

Other scores: Berkhamsted 6 Letchworth II 2; Letchworth III 3 (Mark Bozdogan, Gary Pond, Gordon Hewlett) Berkhamsted II 1; Letchworth IV 2 (Ben Abbott, Nick Hawkes) Welwyn Garden City 2.

Stevenage beat Rhamgaria 3-1 in a crunch game for the league strugglers.

A goalless first period was followed by a much brighter second half.

Stevenage took the lead when Ollie Holt crossed the ball to Jon Oliver who fired home with a fierce strike. A minute later, Nick Riley scored the goal of the game when he roofed the net after a fantastic run.

Paul Graves made it 3-0 with a fine drive from the top of the penalty area.

Rhamgaria then created some chances of their own with Tim Dingley making some fine saves in the Stevenage goal.

The away side got one back with a scrappy finish after the home defence went to sleep for the first time in the game.

Other scores: Royston 3 Stevenage II 1 (Henry Robinson); Stevenage III 6 (Andy Blaxill, Paul Youster, Seb Rose two, Terry Kingston, James Robinson) Southgate Adelaide II 0; Stevenage IV 1 (Ian Brown) Bedford Town V 5; Bishop's Stortford VI 1 Stevenage V 5 (Bob Cato hat-trick, Mitchell Snares, Kevin Fisher); Stevenage VI 1 (Geoff Trew) Hertford IV 1.

MBDA came back strongly with a resounding 6-0 victory over Potters Bar 1sts after two disappointing losses.

Ed Heinzelmann scored MBDA's first goal midway in the first half.

Nigel Bollig netted soon after the break and MBDA never looked back.

Potters Bar were unlucky to concede their third from a deflection off Ben Bollig's shot.

Paul Lawman contributed to the scoreline after some good running down the wing.

Ben Bollig then grabbed his second of the match with a good strike and the sixth and final goal was added by Jeremy Turner.

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