Hertford Town knock Tring out of the Challenge Trophy

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Tring Athletic were knocked out of the Challenge Trophy last night as they went down 5-3 to fellow SSML Premier Division side Hertford Town.

Hertford were 2-0 up within 20 minutes, but Tring’s young side showed great spirit to level the scores through Joe Naylor and Jack Westlake.

Hertford grabbed a third goal just before half-time and they added two more in the second half to open up a 5-2 lead.

But again Athletic showed some fighting qualities to pull a goal back through Kieran Turner, and we had further opportunities near the end with some great scoring chances.

In the end, Hertford deserved the victory but full marks to our Tring’s young side for not giving up.

Athletic are hopeful that they will have some players back for the trip to Barking on Saturday in the FA Vase.