SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS PREMIER
Hillingdon Borough 2
Hatfield Town 0
DAVE Lawrence is back at Hillingdon Borough and is already banging in the goals for Sam Hurrell’s Spartan South Midlands Premier side, writes Nick Purves.
The much-travelled striker, who has also worn the colours of North Greenford United, Uxbridge, Harrow Borough and Walton and Hersham in recent years, is back on the scene and was on target in Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over second from bottom Hatfield Town.
Player-boss Hurrell admitted his side were disappointing and could have lost the game on another day, but cannot deny he is pleased when he looks at the form book.
He said: “It was probably our worst performance since I’ve been in charge and a better team would have made us pay for our mistakes, but that is three wins out of our last four games, so we can’t complain.
“Dave Lawrence has re-signed for the club and made a scoring start against Stotfold and continued that on Saturday against Hatfield. It has been a massive plus to have a striker of his quality as Jon Constant has gone to Wingate and Finchley.”
Hillingdon took their time to break down the Hatfield defence at the weekend, but two smartly taken goals in the last quarter of the match eventually proved enough.
It was a tale of two penalties in the first-half as first Hatfield and then Boro missed spot-kicks in the opening 45 minutes, and the teams headed in level at the break.
Boro clicked into gear after the interval and took the lead as a Lawrence free-kick found Murray Williamson, who sent a free header past Emmanuel Olaside.
And the result was put to bed in injury time as Kyle Matthews flicked on for Lawrence to smash home with the help of the post to seal the win for Hillingdon.
Meanwhile, a Gary James double could only earn Harefield United a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Holmer Green on Saturday,