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Tudors down the high-flying Jets

Jordan Parkes in action for Hemel Hempstead Town. Picture courtesy of Darren Kelly.

Jordan Parkes in action for Hemel Hempstead Town. Picture courtesy of Darren Kelly.

Hemel Town cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Hertfordshire Senior Challenge Cup with a comfortable 4-1 victory at in-form Oxhey Jets.

MSSML Premier Division side Jets went into the game unbeaten since September 11, but a young Hemel squad was inspired by midfielder Jordan Parkes, who led the way with a hat-trick. Striker Ryan O’Toole also got his name on the scoresheet.

It is the second time in the space of four days that the Tudors have bagged four goals in a game, following on from the 4-0 thrashing of Redditch United at Vauxhall Road on Saturday.

The Tudors are sitting pretty at the top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division, and manager Dean Brennan made a number of changes to his starting line-up for Tuesday night’s cup clash. Starting for the Tudors was youngster Terrel Ashley-Miller, and he was joined in the squad by fellow Academy players Thomas Opoku and Elias Armah-Tackie, who took their places on the bench. Clearly full of confidence, the Tudors made a good start to the game and took the lead after 22 minutes when Parkes netted from 20 yards.

A second goal soon followed for Hemel when O’Toole volleyed home Ashley-Miller’s pin-point delivery, and the Tudors added a third before half-time as Parkes fired home his second of the game.

The Tudors were playing some excellent football – as they have been doing for the majority of the season since Brennan’s arrival in the summer – and it did not take long for them to add to their tally at the start of the second half.

The match referee spotted a trip in the area, and Parkes stepped up to coolly slot home the resulting penalty and complete his hat-trick.

It looked as though a rout was on the cards but, to their credit, the Jets continued to plug away and bagged a late consolation from Luke Beardsworth.

 

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