Tudors drove 500 miles...and now they’ll drive 500 more

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard
Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard
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Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan says that the Tudors have to ‘smile and get on with it’ after seeing their game against Truro abandoned due to floodlight failure.

The Hemel players, staff and a handful of hardy fans had made the 500+ mile journey in awful weather conditions, but were left in the dark as three floodlights failed shortly before half-time.

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan, right, and assistant Stuart Maynard. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard

Hemel Town manager Dean Brennan, right, and assistant Stuart Maynard. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard

The Tudors now face a midweek trip back down to Cornwall for the rearranged game, on a date yet to be scheduled.

“There’s nothing that we can do about it really,” said Brennan. “What can you do when it’s a technical fault?

“It’s frustrating for the supporters who have paid their hard-earned cash to get down there because it’s a very long journey for them.

“We’ve just got to get on with it and try and be as professional as we can; we will just have to go back down there when the new date is rearranged.

“There’s nothing you can do so we’ve got to try and smile and get on with it really.”

Brennan did, however, admit that the prospect of such a long midweek journey would make things difficult for his players.

“It can make it hard for the players with their jobs; some of them will have to take a day off or even two days off,” he contined.

“Truro have to do it for midweek games, although obviously their plauyers understand the circumstances when they sign for them. They know they will have to do a lot of travelling.

“We have just got to go back down there and make sure we come away with the three points.”

Looking at the first half of Saturday’s game, Brennan added: “We played well in the first half and their goalkeeper was man of the match so we fancied ourselveds in the second half to go out and get the victory.

“It wasn’t to be but we’ll just make sure we concentrate on our next game against Margate now.”