Hemel edged a tight National League South encounter with Oxford City 2-0 on Saturday – although the visitors will be ruing missed chances, especially in the first period, as to the reason they lost.
After a quiet 15 minutes, Oxford made a break down the right and a decent cross into the box was met by Scott Davies but his header was saved by Jonny Henly.
The Tudors almost took the lead on the half hour mark, when James Potton fired in a shot from the edge of the area that Jack Stevens did well to push round the post.
From the corner, City broke away and Liam Enver- Marum saw his shot again saved by Henly.
The home side took the lead slightly against the run of play after 30 minutes, when a Graeme Montgomery free kick was headed into his own net by Godfrey Poko.
Then Mitchell Weiss almost doubled the lead but his header was tipped over by Stevens.
Oxford then forced two corners and should have got themselves back into the game, the first saw Cundy head over the bar when unmarked then shortly after, Asiedo-Ofosu repeated the act by putting the ball into the stand, again unmarked in a great position.
The second period Hemel were happy to sit back and contain City, relying on the odd counter attack and they made the game safe on 72 minutes when a good through ball found Jake Robinson, who finished well, firing into the corner of the net.
The home side settled for their first win of the season and saw the game out comfortably.
Hemel visit Maidenhead on Tuesday.
Match Rating 2/5
Star Man – Jake Robinson (Hemel)
Hemel 1: Johnathan Henly 2:Kyle Connolly © 3: Jack Kelly 4:Arnuad Mendy 5:Harly Wise 6:Jordan Rose 7:Mitchell Weiss (12:Corcoran 8:James Potton 9:Jake Robinson 10:Lewis Taffe (18:Matty Spring) 11:Graeme Montgomery (14:Scott Nielson) Subs
not used 15:Ricjens 16:Kalochi.
Oxford City 1:Jack Stevens 2:Eddie Odhiambo 3:Kynan 4:Godfrey Poko (12:Freddie Grant) 5:Lee Henderson (14:Reece Fleet) 6:Robbie Cundy © 7:Martin Asiedo-Ofosu (15:Conor Mcdonagh) 8:Sean McCauley 9:Liam Enver-Marum 10:Scott Davies 11:Louis
Soares. Subs not used : N/A
Yellow cards Kelly and Corcoran (Hemel)