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The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By Jack Smith

TEN-MAN Concord Rangers pro­duced a sec­ond-half mas­ter­class to over­come a lack­lus­tre Hemel Hempstead side and climb to fifth in the league.

Goals ei­ther side of half­time did the dam­age re­quired but the job was made harder when Con­nor Es­sam made a hor­rid-look­ing chal­lenge, earn­ing him­self a prompt straight red card just be­fore the break.

The hosts were in the as­cen­dancy early on and Sean Clo­hessy was de­nied a penalty when he was chopped down.

But Concord did even­tu­ally take a de­served lead with a neat move – Nana Kyei thread­ing a ball through for Liam Nash, who un­selfishly cut square for Alex Wall to slam into a empty net.

A minute of mad­ness saw Es­sam see red for his reck­less tackle and the Tu­dors gain par­ity.

A low strike was saved by Sam Beas­ant but par­ried into the path of Tom Knowles, who glee­fully took ad­van­tage of the early Christ­mas gift to tap home.

Hemel must have been fan­cied at this point but it was all Concord sec­ond half.

The win­ner came from the left boot of Gilling­ham loa­nee Nash – a sim­ply stun­ning strike flash­ing into the bot­tom right cor­ner to wrap up pro­ceed­ings.

STAR MAN: Liam Nash (Concord) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★

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