Tudors deny City in goalless clash

Despite dominating the game for long periods City had to settle for a point this evening in a goalless draw against Hemel Hempstead Town at Vauxhall Road. And it could have been even worse for the Romans after the home side struck the bar during a late rally.

Jordan Thomas set the tone for the first half with a 6th minute shot against the post. Cody Cooke almost got on the end of several dangerous crosses into the box, the closest seeing a header drop just wide of the goal. Thomas also saw several efforts fly wide as the game reached the interval level.

The pattern of the game changed little after the break, Dan Hayfield lifting a shot across the face of goal, Cooke heading another chance wide then Scott Wilson overhitting a cross with Cooke unmarked in the middle. Thomas forced a smart stop from King at his near post before the keeper appeared to catch Wilson but the referee saw nothing amiss with the challenge. Having somehow survived this onslaught the Tudors finally woke up in the final 10 minutes and could have stolen the points. With three minutes left Re’s dipping shot struck the bar then in stoppage it took a great block from Jordan Dyer to deny Iaciofano. In the end a game City should have won but could have lost.