Leverstock Green beaten by Hertford Town despite a battling performance

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Leverstock Green were beaten 2-1 at Hertford Town despite putting in a decent display in Saturday’s SSML Premier Division game.

After early pressure from the home side, Leverstock created a chance in the 12th minute when Nathan Jallow got away down the left and pulled the ball back for Carl McCluskey, who shot wide.

However, it was Hertford who took the lead in the 22nd minute when Jordon Watson’s ball into the box found Sion Hardy, who fired into the corner of the net.

Kieran Jimmy kept Leverstock in the game with a good save on 34 minutes, getting down low to save Jason Beck’s header from a Leigh Rose corner.

Two minutes later, Levythought they had equalised when Mark Woolley chipped the ball into the box for Callum Wright, who set up McCluskey to score, only to be flagged offside.

Leigh Rose could have added a second for Hertford on 39 minutes when he had a free header at the far post, but Jimmy kept it out.

A minute before the break there was another chance for Leverstock when Woolley played the ball into the box again, but Jallow’s goalbound shot was deflected over the bar.

Levy attacked straight from the second half kick-off, with McCluskey setting up a chance for Tommy Walsh which he hit straight at the keeper.

There was still little to choose between the sides, but Hertford bagged a second goal on 61 minutes when Watson was put through on goal and clipped the ball over Jimmy and tapped home.

Leverstock pulled a goal back on 71 minutes when Wright set up Walsh, but Hertford held on for the win.