Tudors through to county semi-final
St Albans City 2 Hemel Hempstead Town 3
The Tudors picked up after their weather-enforced layoff with a Tuesday night victory that sees them into the semi-finals of the Herts Senior Cup.
Hemel took the lead on 11 minutes when striker Matt Nolan was at the far post to head home a fine Danny May free-kick.
St Albans levelled when the lively Matt Taylor burst into the left side of the box and his low cross-shot was spilled by keeper Sam Beagle. Jerome Walker held off his marker to prod home from close range on 23 minutes.
A fine passing interchange ended with Nolan pulling the ball back to an unmarked Jordan Parkes who finished well from 12 yards to restore the lead, and Peter Holmes then rifled wide for the visitors as they went looking for a third.
That two goal cushion was created on 35 minutes when Parkes claimed his second of the evening, heading home a wonderful May cross.
A drab second period did little to thrill the 85 hardy spectators who had braved the rain to watch the game.
The hosts pulled a goal back at the death after substitute Greg Ngoyi was fouled in the box by Charlie Mpi, and the striker drilled home the spot kick.
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Weather for Tring
Tuesday 21 May 2013
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