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Southern League 04/03/2023 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

ROYSTON TOWN FC v HEDNESFORD TOWN FC

Saturday 4th March 2023

 

Two goals in 4 second-half minutes from Matt Bateman saw Royston cruise to victory against Hednesford.

The turning point of the game came in the 57th minute as away goalkeeper Luke Jackson was sent off for bringing down home skipper Adam Murray, who had capitalised on Jackson’s hesitation to nick the ball past him. The Pitmen’s agony was doubled as the referee pointed to the spot, although the actual contact looked to have happened outside the area. Bateman took no mercy, crisply despatching the penalty kick into the bottom corner, giving substitute goalkeeper Rhys Williams no chance.

The second goal arrived 3 minutes later and was a well-worked team affair. Nathan Tshikuna started the move picking out a through ball to Kian Harness, Harness held the ball up before rolling the ball back to Tshikuna, whose inch-perfect cross left Bateman an easy close-range header.

Up until this point the Crows had dominated the game with Hednesford struggling to make any impression. Jackson had made an outstanding save to deny a Tshikuna thunderbolt which looked destined for the net until his fingertips deflected the ball onto the bar.

Royston again hit the woodwork in the 56th minute as Bateman latched onto a Murray flick as his lobbed effort rebounded off the post. But he wasn’t to be denied too much longer as his quick-fire double deservedly gave the 3 points to the Crows.

 

Royston: 1-Kyriatzis, 2-Da Silva, 3-Brighton (14-Harness 62), 4-Townsend-West, 5-Murray ©, 6-Henry, 7-Tshikuna (15-Bell-Toxtle 78), 8-Hoddle, 9-Bateman, 10-Williams, 11-Marsh-Brown (16-Castle 68)

Unused – 12-Forde, 19-Turner

MOM – James Brighton

 

 

ROYSTON TOWN   HEDNESFORD TOWN
8 EFFORTS ON TARGET 1
2 EFFORTS OFF TARGET 3
5 BLOCKED SHOTS 0
5 FREE KICKS AWARDED 14
2 CORNERS 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 1

Royston Town 2 - 0 Hednesford Town

  • Saturday 4 March 2023 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 400
  • Referee: Matthew Fletcher
GLS
12 Charlie Castle Ky Marsh-Brown
13 Fernando Bell-Toxtle Nathan Thsikuna
14 Kian Harness James Brighton
15 Harry Forde
16 Michael Turner
7
Played
5
Won
1
Drawn
1
Lost

Previous meetings

12 Oct 19 3:00 pm League Hednesford Town v Royston Town 4 - 1
22 Feb 20 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Hednesford Town 1 - 0
24 Oct 20 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Hednesford Town 2 - 1
20 Nov 21 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Hednesford Town 2 - 0
26 Mar 22 3:00 pm League Hednesford Town v Royston Town 0 - 2
22 Oct 22 3:00 pm League Hednesford Town v Royston Town 3 - 3
04 Mar 23 3:00 pm League Royston Town v Hednesford Town 2 - 0