Tudors through to the play-off final

Hemel Hempstead Town are one game away from promotion after beating local rivals Chesham 2-0 in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division semi-finals.

Ryan Charles did the damage for the Tudors with a goal either side of half-time to set up a promotion showdown with Gosport Borough at Vauxhall Road on Monday.

Hemel Town fans - dubbed One Direction - were in fine voice against Chesham. Picture (c) Darren Kelly, www.hemelfc.com

Hemel Town fans - dubbed One Direction - were in fine voice against Chesham. Picture (c) Darren Kelly, www.hemelfc.com

Hemel boss Dean Brennan was proud of his side’s display against Chesham, but knows that his team need to regain focus quickly if they are to beat Gosport.

“We grew as a team against Chesham and I thought our second half performance was excellent”, he said.

“We rode our luck a little bit and our keeper made two excellent saves, but we defended from the front and that went through the whole team.

“Gosport are the best team we’ve played this season so the final will be a tough game.

“But we are going to be fully focussed and we will be prepared.”

Hemel will be full of confidence going into Monday’s game, having been good value for their semi-final win.

Sam Beagle pulled off a good stop early on, before Hemel took the lead through a Charles header.

After the break, Chesham saw a shot crash back off the crossbar and the rebound blocked on the line, and that proved decisive as Hemel broke to wrap up the win.

Matt Nolan surged down the right and squared for Charles to slot home to the delight of the vociferous travelling Hemel support.