Good vibrations for Beach Boys
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: ★★★★★