Jammers go close but again come up short
By Nub News Reporter
21st Sep 2022 | Football
Maldon& Tiptree 0, Hashtag United 2
Maldon & Tiptree resumed their league campaign on Tuesday evening (20 September) after going out of the FA Cup the previous weeekend. They entertained Hashtag Utd as The Jammers continued to look for their first league points of the season.
The hosts took on a Hashtag team pushing towards the opposite end of the league table.
Early on Harvey Sayer tried an audacious long range chip for Maldon but on 11 minutes Hashtag took the lead with their first serious attack. From a cross into the Maldon box Greg Halford glanced a header into the corner of the net.
The first half didn't produce too many chances for either team, Halford having a free kick for Hashtag which brought a fine full length save from Maldon keeper, Tom Middlehurst. At the other end Maldon centre half Geiorge Forrest fought his way into the box before stumbling over and shooting.
Half time came with Hashtag 1-0 up.
Maldon made early substitutions in the second half, bringing on Sam Coomes and Jake Giggings. This seemed to give Maldon the impetus and they pushed forward much more positively. The game brought chances to both teams in an entertaining second half.
Kamani McFarlane had a snapshot for Maldon and Sam Coomes also troubled the Hashtag keeper with another shot. At the other end Maldon keeper Middlehurst made some fine saves to keep the score at 1-0.
Maldon at this stage looked the more likely to score and Coombes and McFarlane further troubled the Hashtag goalkeeper. The ball just wouldnt go in for Maldon and most shots found the Hashtag keeper rather than threateneing to score.
Hashtag always looked dangerous when pushing forward and on 76 minutes they won a corner, from which Halford converted a header into the Maldon net.
This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Jammers and the game ended 2-0 to Hashtag.
Special mention has to go to Maldon keeper, Tom Middlehurst, who made some top saves during the game.
Maldon move onto an away league game against Brentwood on Saturday, 24 September.