Tudors smash Bash to make it eight wins on the spin

Hemel Hempstead Town FC club crest
Hemel Hempstead Town FC club crest

Hemel Hempstead Town extended their lead at the top of the Calor League Premier Division table with an eighth successive victory.

The Tudors fought back from 1-0 down to see off Bashley, while Poole Town and Bideford – Hemel’s nearest challengers – played out a 3-3 draw to lose further ground on the league leaders.

Charlie Mpi in action for Hemel Hempstead Town. Picture (c) Darren Kelly www.hemelfc.com

Charlie Mpi in action for Hemel Hempstead Town. Picture (c) Darren Kelly www.hemelfc.com

Hemel have now won eight of their nine league games so far this campaign and are already looking primed for a title charge.

The Tudors were made to work hard for their win on Tuesday night, however, having fallen behind to a 17th-minute goal from Bashley’s Jack Odam.

It did not take long for Dean Brennan’s side to restore parity, though, with David Hutton sweeping home the equaliser within a minute.

An own goal from Craig Stephens gave Hemel the lead with 68 minutes on the clock, before Charlie Mpi came off the bench in devastating style to make sure of the win for the Tudors.

The speedy striker made it 3-1 after 76 minutes, and he fired home Hemel’s fourth goal just four minutes later to the delight of the travelling Tudor faithful.

Next up for Brennan’s men is a trip to Weymouth on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Hemel have learnt that they will play Witham Town in the FA Cup after they won 3-1 away at Mildenhall Town on Tuesday night.

The match will be played at Vauxhall Road on Saturday, September 28.