Hemel come up trumps in Wales!

Hemel come up trumps in Wales! hemelsta.champmodel.dyndns.info

15th August 2017





This was not a game of the highest quality as you would expect with any bottom of the table clash but the Stags did dominate  from the start and never really looked in danger of losing. Hemel. Certainly made many errors over the game which would have been punished had the opposition been better but as the old saying goes, you can only beat what is put in front of you.


On a pitch that was in perfect condition, although sadly located in a very tired looking stadium the Stags took an early lead when Alex Williams found a gap big enough to go through and score out wide. Vincent could not make the difficult conversion and the score remained at 4 -0 to Hemel until just before the half time break when live wire Mitch Vincent scored a "trademark " try, chipping his marker and running on to gather and go in unopposed. On a sour note he pulled a hamstring in the act of scoring and had to leave the field immediately. The conversion made the score 10-0 at the hooter.


Ten minutes into the second half Hemel were awarded a penalty in front of the posts and the call went out to take the kick, Lewis Fairhurst, having a fine game, duly obliging.


From the kick off the Hemel defence made a schoolboy error in letting the ball go dead and from the resulting drop out South 

Wales profited, working the ball left for Welsh International squad member Christian Roets to record their only score of the day.


Replacement Hooker Jono Burns scooted a try from dummy half and even though there was 25 minutes left it made the game safe for the .Stags, helped by two penalty kicks from Fairhurst.


 So Hemel leapfrog South Wales in the League 1 table but suffered another two worrying injuries to key players and while they were worthy winners in this game they will have to be on their metal for the next game at home to North Wales at Pennine Way on Sunday as they are sure to be a tougher test than the Ironmen.

Hemel come up trumps in Wales! hemelsta.champmodel.dyndns.info