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Help the Hatters Update 29

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County 0 Hednesford Town 1 : Conference North.

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Another Saturday for County, saw another deeply depressing 90 minutes  end with visitors Hednesford Town taking all the points at Edgeley Park in front of not far short of 3000. Hednesford were probably favourites, by virtue of their league position and current form, but even so it was disappointing, if not a great surprise, to see them take an early lead through a Charlie Anagho- Ntamark goal. What was even more disappointing, but unfortunately no great surprise, was the ineffectual response from County, who failed to test keeper Dan Crane throughout the game. I am not sure but maybe  we have to look no further than the midfield for the answer..........the midfield was swamped as Town put numbers in that zone, and took it from there. As a result........this put pressure on the County back line that had done so well on Tuesday. With Stephen O`Halloran again outstanding, they responded well, albeit they had to reorganise when Charnock went off injured midway through the first half, but w…

Man in a Hat Does Guiseley - Again (includes Youth Match Report)

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Having failed to cajole any of my drinking buddies into going to Guiseley to watch County’s Youth side, I’m sat there waiting for kick-off, when I suddenly realise that I’m the only County Supporter here.
No Hedgegrower......... no Watts.......... no Joe or Tim..........no Flasher. .....no Eric!
Better start to make some notes & take some pictures, in case Hedgegrower needs a report doing. It won’t be as detailed, or accurate, but it will be better than nothing. Won’t it?
Confused? Let’s go back to the beginning.
Do you recall my ill-fated trip to Guiseley 18th January regaled in my hilarious article “Man in a Hat Finds Guiseley Closed”, posted 19th January? You don’t. Well click here to re-read it. I won’t write anything whilst you’re gone, so don’t worry, you won’t miss anything.
Ready? Good. I’ll continue.
The Plan
The plan was simple enough. Day trip to Guiseley to watch the Youth Team & to mop up the real ale pubs I didn’t manage to do back in January, specifically the Club Bar …

Worcester City 0 County 0 : Conference North

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County came away from Aggborough last night, with a point, that was as valuable as it was hard earned. It perhaps over eggs it a bit to call the point priceless, but you know what I mean, with recent disappointments in mind. There was nothing at all to be downcast about, in County`s performance, on this occasion, indeed they might have snatched a win if the night`s best effort- a first half Jevons rocket, had gone in instead of almost uprooting the woodwork. Apart from that effort, we never really looked that much like scoring though, but neither did Worcester thanks to the County back four who, marshalled superbly by O`Halloran, shut City out in impressive style. All four were tremendous, with Ormson not far behind either.
Yes.................it was a real joy to stay and applaud the players off at the end.....and do it with feeling! There were 4 changes in County`s starting line up come 7.45, with Moke, Lofthouse, Platt and Battersby in for Howard, Dennis, Moses and Churchman, but af…