Tudors given a lesson in finishing by Wood

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Hemel were given a lesson in finishing as Borehamwood were comfortable 4-0 winners in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The scene was set for the home side at Vauxhall Road as early as the third minute when they missed a penalty, Jake Robinson’s effort well saved by Grant Smith.

The same player missed another chance after 15 minutes when he headed over after Jack Kelly had robbed the full back and crossed well.

James Potton almost got on the end of a corner but his first touch let him down and the ball ran away for a goal kick.

Both sides had a couple of chances before the National League Premier visitors opened the scoring when new signing Angelo Balanta bundled the ball home from close range, just before the interval.

The visitors always looked dangerous on the break and they went further ahead after 51 minutes when Ricky Shakes slotted home after a quick counter down the left.

The Tudors then made multiple substitutions and they were punished again before the oncoming players had settled. A cross field pass was intercepted and

Wood raced away with Anthony Jeffrey slotting the ball past Jonny Henley to make it 3-0.

Borehamwood keeper Smith looked very solid and kept out everything The Tudors threw at him and almost inevitably, after some Hemel pressure, the visitors’ sub

Conor Clifford scored a superb fourth, curling his effort past Henley to put his team out of sight.

Hemel’s Dan Walker came close with two shots late on and Robinson was denied by Borehamwood’s custodian again when his first time volley was well saved.

In the end it was a slightly flattering score line but it was a good run out for both teams.