It’s becoming a habit for Hemel as the Tudors notch yet another 3-0 win

Ben Mackey celebrates. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Ben Mackey celebrates. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Hemel Hempstead Town FC extended their lead at the top of the Calor League Southern Premier Division to four points with their third 3-0 win on the spin.

This time it was Burnham who felt the wrath of the Tudor juggernaut as Ben Mackey, Luke Allen and David Hutton earned another convincing win for Dean Brennan’s high-flying side.

The Tudors went into Tuesday night’s game full of confidence and they took the lead five minutes before half-time when leading scorer Ben Mackey won and converted a penalty to the delight of the majority of the 361-strong Vauxhall Road crowd.

Hemel were playing with the control expected of a team sitting at the top of the table, and the second goal arrived when a Kieran Murphy header from a corner was blocked, allowing Allen to follow up and tuck away the rebound.

That goal effectively ended the game as a contest, and the Tudors wrapped up the win with a third goal as Hutton made no mistake when he went through one-on-one with the keeper.

To add to an already pleasing night for Hemel, title rivals Chesham went town 3-2 to Biggleswade to extend the gap between the two sides.

Next up for the Tudors is another home clash as they welcome Stourbridge to Vauxhall Road on Saturday.

Sixth-placed Stourbridge are in good form themselves, having beaten Frome Town 7-0 in their last outing, so a real pre-Christmas cracker could be on the cards.