Tue 21st Jan 2020
Herts Senior Challenge Cup
London Colney 2-1 TAFC First team
TAFC goals: Marcus Mealing
London Colney 2 Tring Athletic 1
Tring gave a debut to Alan Clarke in goal and almost the first thing he did was pick the ball out of the net. Colney shot from outside the penalty area which Clarke saved for a corner but Colney slotted the corner kick home against a static Tring defence. Score 0-1 after 2 minutes and remained that way until half time.
On 50 minutes a London Colney player went on a run from the half way line and the referee decided that a tackle by a Tring defender warranted a penalty which was tucked away giving the home side a two goal lead. Score 2-0
Tring got the ball in the net on 70 minutes but the Assistant Referee flagged for an offside despite there being a defender on the goal line with the goal keeper, goal disallowed.
Nearing the end of the match Trings Captain, Jay Lovell, was shown a straight red card for a tackle.
On 89 minutes London Colneys keeper races out of his goal and concedes a penalty, he saves the first shot but Marcus Mealing follows up to score from the rebound. Score 2-1
Into injury time and another Tring player, Jacob Carter, receives a second yellow card followed by red. Full time whistle goes almost immediately. Final score 2-1 to London Colney.
Team: Alan Clarke; Jack Sunderland, Prince Madhu, Jacob Carter, Aaron Jewell, Jay Lovell (Capt), Daniel Ferrigno, Frankie Hercules, Terry Dixon, Marcus Mealing and Mulik Rickmann. Subs: Frazer John, Ben Johnson, Luke Dunstan, Miles Habashi, Charlie Mann