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Left to right, top level: Nick Reed, Richard Brown, Tom Bancroft (c), Andy Smith, Lawrence Isaac, Christian Wilcox, Ben Wilson (GK) L to R, lower level: Matt Tanner, Jame Bancroft, Jack Horton, Jamie Impey, Louis Tanner, Lee Davison, Sean Meikle.


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arch 26 saw Abbots take on Woodside Athletic at Manor House.


Abbots went a goal down in the first half and it


took a while before they regained their composure to take all three points. Jack Butterfield came on as a second half substitute and changed the tempo and course of the game, by playing a part in three second half goals from Jack Horton, Lee Davison and an own goal. Although not the best performance, the 3-1 win was another crucial three points that extended Abbots‟ run of eight wins on the bounce. The following week saw Abbots take on


Wheathampstead reserves in the Holloway Trophy Quarter Final. It took Abbots a little too long to hit their stride, but a wonder goals from Jamie Impey gave Abbots the lead. It wasn‟t until the second half that the game


was put to bed with goals from Andy Smith and Jack Horton. The icing was added when a long range pass


from Jamie Impey was converted first time by Jack Butterfield with a beautiful lob over the advancing „keeper. April 9 was arguably the biggest game of the


season for Abbots as they were taking on champions-elect AFC Storm, unbeaten all year and the side responsible for beating Abbots in


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the first game of the season 5-1. Abbots went a goal down inside 5 minutes after failing to deal with a long throw-in into the box. However, Jamie Impey and Andy Smith


combined down the right flank to set up Jack Horton to emphatically volley into the far corner to level the scores at 1-1. The second half started much the same but


Abbots were harshly done by when Richard Brown was adjudged to have handled in the box allowing Storm to take the lead again. Sean Meikle‟s long range drive, parried onto


the bar, was the closest Abbots came to levelling until Andy Smith cut inside from the left flank to fire into the far top corner to level the scores once again. A frantic finish saw Andy Smith scythed down


in the box, thus allowing Lee Davison, on as a substitute, to score from the spot to give Abbots the shock result of the season and to extend their winning run to 10 games. April 16 saw Abbots‟ final league game of the


season against SWR Shepherd in Maple Cross. A 5-1 win guaranteed Abbots‟ third place and a likely promotion for next season. With the league over, Abbots‟ season continues


with 2 cup semi-finals to come over the next few weeks.


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