Written by Pete Hill on 11th August 2019
Hoddesdon eased into the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Eastern Counties League side Brantham Athletic at Wodson Park. Isaac Mafor-Jacobs scored a brace while the lively Jordan Halls was involved in both goals. Mafor-Jacobs latched onto Halls neat flick before sending the ball over keeper Luke Avenell to put the home side in front. On 34 minutes the Lillywhites doubled their advantage when Halls was fouled in the area by Sam Cole allowing Mafor-Jacobs to bury his second penalty of the week. Hoddesdon could have added to their advantage with skipper Lillis, and Mafor Jacobs missing second half chances. Afterwards Manager Simon Riddle told East Herts Radio ” I thought it was a very disciplined and controlled performance. We got our two goals in the first half which we thoroughly deserved. Second half we managed the game and could have had a couple more.” Hoddesdon now face a trip to Hadley in the Preliminary Round on August 24th.
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
HODDESDON TOWN. 2 Brantham Athletic 0
HARTHAM UNITED LADIES 3. Frontiers Ladies 5
WATTON LADIES 0 Hitchin Ladies 1
WODSON PARK LADIES 2 Hemel Ladies 5