Win­less run con­tin­ues as Han­well down rock-bot­tom Hayes

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

PAUL Palmer is start­ing to re­alise the size of the task he faces to keep AFC Hayes up this sea­son after their win­less run con­tin­ued this week.

Palmer took over from Ian Crane at the turn of the year but lost his first game in charge, on New Year’s Day, 4-0 at Egham and again at Han­well Town on Satur­day.

Goals from Fedel Wil­liams and big striker Ryan De­bat­tista were not enough to save Hayes from a heavy 5-2 de­feat to Town and kept them wait­ing for their first win since early Oc­to­ber.

Palmer will be hop­ing the elu­sive first three points will ar­rive when his rock-bot­tom Hayes club visit eighth-placed Chal­font St Peter at the week­end.

Hayes’ South­ern League Di­vi­sion One Cen­tral neigh­bours North­wood ex­tended their un­beaten run to six games with a goal­less draw at Go­dalm­ing.

Bar­ton Rovers, who have held the up­per hand in three pre­vi­ous en­coun­ters with North­wood this sea­son, were due to visit Ch­est­nut Av­enue last night (Tues­day) be­fore Mark Burgess’ side travel to St Ives Town on Satur­day.

Kevin Warner bagged a brace for Uxbridge as the Reds were nar­rowly beaten 3-2 by Rugby Town at the week­end to end their own un­beaten se­quence, of eight matches with­out de­feat.

The week­end sees Tony Choules’ Red Army lock horns with Roys­ton Town.

Mean­while, there were six dif­fer­ent scor­ers as Hare­field United won 6-2 at home to Cock­fos­ters in the Spar­tan South Mid­lands Premier Di­vi­sion.

Harry New­man, Danny Ben­nell, Ricky Pither, Ben Gill, Liam Hind and Tom Hunt were all on tar­get in a big win for the Hares.

Gary Ed­wards and Rob Grad­well strikes were not enough to stop Hilling­don Bor­ough go­ing down 3-2 at Holmer Green.

Photo by Alis­tair Wilson RS147780

MOUN­TAIN TO CLIMB: AFC Hayes’ Paul Palmer

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