Sher­ing­ham spoils Coven­try’s big day

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Neil Speight

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: ★★★★★

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