Sheringham spoils Coventry’s big day
CHARLIE SHERINGHAM scored the only goal at Rookery Hill as Hemel Hempstead Town edged a game marking John Coventry’s tenth anniversary in charge of hosts East Thurrock.
The livewire son of former England striker Teddy made the most of acres of space to strike the ball home from a central position on 26 minutes.
This was the only bit of clinical finishing in a drab game where the visiting Tudors were marginally the better side.
While the Rocks had made a bright start, it petered out after about five minutes.
Hemel Hempstead’s James Kaloczi then fired over from close range when it looked easier to score.
Max Cornhill’s header over the bar was the closest United came during the first period.
The second half was an insipid affair devoid of any real action.
It was as flat as the bubbles in Coventry’s anniversary champagne would have felt for the long-serving manager, with this forgettable milestone match ending the same way his first one at the Rocks helm did – with a 1-0 defeat. STAR MAN: Charlie Sheringham (Hemel Hempstead Town) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★