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Hemel Hempstead Town v Histon - Saturday 2nd November 2002 - F.A Tropht 1st Round

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Player
Goals
#
Player
Goals
1
Bonfield
1
Barber
2
Bruce
2
Hipperson
3
Moore
3
Coburn
4
Street
4
Girling
5
West 1
5
Saddington (c)
6
Lamb
6
Jones
7
Highton
7
Farrington
8
McDonagh
8
Andrews 1
9
Narty
9
Rowe
10
Hammatt
10
I Cambridge 2
11
Watters 1
11
Rush
- - Subs - - -
12
Grieves for Bruce
12
Murray for Jones
14
Fitzgearld
14
Munns
15
Berry
15
Barker
16
Graves
16
A Cambridge
17
Penzins for McDonagh
17
Tovey for Girling

Yet it again it was a different looking side that took to the pitch. As Gareth Jones and Benny Murray moved up from the Reserves, while James Rowe made his first start.

The conditions were hardly ideal for either side, heavy rain had left puddles in the goal mouths, which during the game saved both clubs on more than one occasion.

Histon failed to get there passsing game in to action, and on 17 minutes found themselves 1 - 0 behind. A slip from John Girling proved costly as Chris Watters put the ball past Paul Barber.

Histon's Neil Andrews proved to be troubling the home side and on two occasions the home side scambled the ball away.

Just before half time the game could have turned in Histon's favour, but referee Mark Ives failed to see Daniel West holding back James Rowe when free on goal, the next chance saw Louie Farrington go close for Histon, his header fizzed over the bar and out.


HALF TIME :-
Hemel Hempstead Town 1 - 0 Histon

As Histon pushed forwrd looking to level the score, last ditch tackles from Saddington and Andrews prevented the side going further behind.

The mud in the goal helped Histon when everyone was beaten the ball got caught in the mud and Coburn cleared the ball away.

On 70 minutes Histon were level, when the keeper dropped the ball, and that man Andrews stabbed the ball under the keeper from clase range.

Minutes later the second goal came when Ian Cambridge score with a header from a Chris Tovey corner.

80 minutes the game was over as Andrews set up Benny Murray, who unselfishly passed to Ian Cambridge for his second and Histon's 3rd.

But back came the home side with West adding the second to set up a mad last few minutes, but Histon held on to the final whistle and into the next round.


FULL TIME :-
Hemel Hempstead Town 2 - 3 Histon