Town sparkle as Brimsdown are brushed aside

Harpenden Town extended their lead at the top of their league to five points with a stonking 6-0 win over Brimsdown away on Saturday.

Harps have come through four away games on the trot with one loss and three wins and 17 goals scored against 4 conceded. And this is their fifth win by six or more gaols.

Manager Danny Plumb said:”This was not the toughest team we have played but it was very pleasing to score six and get a clean sheet.

“We have tougher games to come but it’s all positive and I am really happy for the players.”

Harpenden had a slow start then after 15 minutes Ben Warren was one on one with the keeper, beat him but hit the post with his shot.

Four minutes later Warren picked up a long ball inside the box and cooly brought it under control before being hacked down for a penalty which No 9 Harry Hunt converted for 1-0.

On the half hour Sam James intercepted a Brimsdown pass, found Warren open in the box and Ben smashed it into the net for Harpenden’s second.

Ten minutes into the second half James picked up a clearance and placed a shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards for 3-0.

Brimsdown’s defence again let them down when Hunt got a through ball and beat the keeper with a well placed shot, his 18th of the campaign.

The last two goals were down to marauding right back Sam Jenkins first with a thumping header into the net from a corner.

Jenkins then gave Warren a masterclass in beating the keeper by shimmying around the goalie and blasting in the ball for a 6-0 victory.

It was great to see defender Phil Smeaton watching the match on crutches after an horrific ankle injury two weeks ago. Phil hopes to be back fit for the crucial away game on January 2nd against second placed Baldock who are five points behind Harpenden in the Spartan South Midlands Div. 1 but with four games in hand.

Harpenden are away to Codicote in the Division One Cup on Tuesday night then after five games on the road have a run of four home games starting on Saturday (Nov 26) with Bedford visiting Rothamsted Park at 3pm.

The home run continues with:
Dec 3 v Kensington Borough
Dec 17 v Harefield United with free mince pies for supporters
Dec 27 v Hatfield.

Chairman Roman Motyczak said:”I hope Harpenden people can come out and join us in the run-up to Christmas to celebrate this fabulous run of success.”