High fives for rampant Hemel Rovers in high scoring clash with Hadley

Hemel Rovers hosted Hadley and eventually earned all three points in a see-saw 5-2 victory.

Monday, 22nd September 2014, 12:00 pm

It was Hadley who took the lead when a goalmouth mix-up after 10 minutes allowed the visitors to go ahead against the run of play.

With a number of good chances being created by the home side it came as no surprise when the equaliser came.

A pulsating run down the line by Kevin Price was brought to a halt when he was chopped down in the penalty area, and a calmly taken spot kick by Neal Perrin gave the Hadley keeper no chance.

Rovers’ tails were now up and a Conor Deadman 25-yard drive deservedly put his side ahead.

Going in 2-1 up at half-time, Rovers looked to press on in the second period but were knocked out of their stride when the visitors scored a fine levelling goal.

A see-saw match looked to go either way until Deadman again put Rovers back in front with another 20-yard drive along the floor and into the net.

This sparked the home side to really push on and Sam flood added Rovers’ fourth goal with another well struck effort.

Minutes later, Flood again found the net with a delicate chip over the keeper from a very tight angle to make sure of the points.

Elsewhere, Rovers Reserves came back from 3-1 down at Vicarage Celtic to win 5-3. Jamie Evans (2), Kai Lewis, Ray Wood and Michael Tearle were the scorers.

The Rovers A side, however, went down 5-2 at home to Balmoral Grove. Mike Moloney and Matt Durrant were the marksmen.