Fenemore returns to haunt the Tudors

Hemel Town v Arlesey Town. Hemel celebrate Lewis Toomey's opener. Picture courtesy of Darren Kelly
Hemel Town v Arlesey Town. Hemel celebrate Lewis Toomey's opener. Picture courtesy of Darren Kelly

Hemel Hempstead Town 1-1 Arlesey Town

FORMER Tudors striker Dennis Fenemore made a goalscoring return to Vauxhall Road as he salvaged a point for new club Arlesey Town in a 1-1 draw against Hemel.

Fenemore had left the club earlier in the season after a serious act of ill discipline following his substitution during the side’s 1-0 loss at Redditch.

And the front man pounced after 50 minutes to cancel out Lewis Toomey’s early opener and secure a point for his new team.

The result does, however, extend Town’s unbeaten league run to three games after a sequence of five successive defeats.

Hemel got off to a flying start as Danny May threaded a ball through to the path of Toomey who managed to turn and finish exquisitely past Blues keeper Richard Hayward.

Minutes later, May was involved again with a ball over the top to Scott Fitzgerald, however he failed to control his volley which sailed well over the target.

The visiting side started to create chances of their own, with Chris Dillon twice having headers smartly saved by Town keeper Nick Bussey.

With half-time approaching, the Tudors continued to attack and Charlie Gorman tested Hayward with a long range volley, before Liam Malone was denied by the crossbar.

Newly-promoted Arlesey came out with renewed vigour after the interval, though, and a pin-point delivery from the left by Dillon was poked home by Fenemore.

The goal buoyed the visitors, with Dillon beginning to dictate play.

The Arlesey man saw a header saved well by Bussey, before having a goal disallowed after team-mate James Gray was deemed to have handled the ball in the build-up.

As the clock ticked down it became a game of end-to-end football with both teams searching for that elusive winning goal.

Arlesey’s Joel Mason and Cameron Mawer both had chances to win it but could not convert, while Hemel had opportunities of their own through Malone and Toomey.

In the end both teams had to settle for a point which, on the balance of play, was just about a fair result.