Hemel Hempstead Town F.C 0-0 Swindon Supermarine F.C
By: Luke Weston
It was a point apiece for the two relegation candidates at Vauxhall Road doing neither side any favours towards their survival chances.
The result was one which both sides really didn’t want as only all three points would do if they were to get closer to safety.
Marine made the better of openings getting around the pitch in energetic fashion however couldn’t test out Hemel keeper Mike McEntegart.
Tudors winger Dave Pearce came the closest to breaking the deadlock for the home side after meeting Ross Lafayette’s flick on however he’s header was comfortably palmed away.
It was again Pearce who tried his luck for the home side with two efforts which were saved before unleashing a superb volley which was tipped away from the danger zone by Porter.
Half Time: Hemel Town 0-0 Swindon Supermarine
Chances very much dried up after the interval in very windy conditions which caused havoc for both sides as they struggled to keep possession.
The best opportunity in the half fell to Swindon skipper Dave Bampton however he couldn’t keep his volley down after meeting Ben Wells’ header.
Both sides continued to give possession back to one another as they game came towards a climax however no opportunities on goal arose. Marine’s Steve Cook looked for a late winner however he’s strike was well wide of the target.
Entertainment Rating: * *
Star Man: Danny May (Hemel)
Hemel: Mike McEntegart, May, Brighton, Morgan, Matt McEntegart, Deeney (13 Smith), Lafayette, Schmidt (83 Gorman), Beasant (60 Harrison), Shariff, Pearce
Not Used: Locke, Blake
Swindon: Porter, Lapham, Stanley, Bampton, Cole, Horgan, Wells, Dean, Cook, Max Etheridge, Prictor
Not Used: Harry Etheridge, Allen, Morris, Robinson
Booked: Hemel (Morgan, McEntegart, Lafayette) Swindon (Bampton)