|The empty Gosling Stadium during the second half on Tuesday night|
Going into the game the Tigers had a record of one win in six league and cup games being a very welcome 2-0 home win against Leverstock Green on Saturday 17th November. The Blue Boys had lost their last six league and cup games conceding 33 goals in the process.
Prior to the game there had been a big downpour of rain in the local area which had stopped upon TheColdEnd's arrival. The pitch looked in good condition with a zippy feel to it from the rain that had fallen which after around twenty minutes started to fall again and didn't let up until the end of the game. Not the best of conditions for fans and players as it was cold as well.
HATFIELD TOWN'S LOWEST HOME CROWDS SINCE PROMOTION IN 2008 18 - London Tigers - Premier Division Cup - 20/11/2012 24 - Holmer Green - Premier Division - 24/09/2011 28 - Sporting Bengal United - FA Vase 1st QR - 10/09/2011 30 - Hertford Town - Herts FA Charity Cup - 14/12/2010The game wasn't the best footballing wise and had a rather tetchy feel to it. The referee had a busy night in booking a number of players from both sides for silly fouls committed when they didn't need to be and a bit of 'handbags' pushing and shoving.
Both sides plugged away with The Tigers just about playing the more polished football. With the rain getting worse and the game drifting towards 90 minutes the thoughts of the small amount of fans present went to extra time. The Tigers had other idea when Wadah Ahmidi blasted the ball home from the edge of the box with around 7 minutes left to make it 0-1. To The Blue Boys credit they didn't give up with Gerald Alle scoring in injury time to send the game into extra time.
In extra time Tiger's substitute Khalid Hassan capitalised on a through ball which really should of been put into Row Z by the home defender instead of shielding it waiting for his goal keeper to come out to claim it. Hassan got hold of the ball, rounded the keeper and passed the ball into the net to make it 1-2 and celebrate The Tigers first victory on the road since Saturday 7th April 2012 when they own 1-2 at Harefield United in the Premier Division.
TEAM LINE UPS
several subs were made by both sides but details unknown
|HATFIELD TOWN||-||LONDON TIGERS|
|MARLIN CHICOWLAS||1||JAMIE ADIM|
|BEN HOLM||2||EMMANUEL NJODZEKA|
|JAY WELSH||3||LUIS MARTINS|
|KINGSLEY ELENYA||4||THIAGO PANZIN|
|MICKY NATHAN||5||ROBERTO ABSLONTE|
|JASON BECK||6||LARRY KWARTENG|
|CHRIS WEBB||7||ZURAB TUSIASHVILI|
|LAURENCE RISPOLI||8||JOAO RODRIGUES|
|DARYL SMITH||9||JABIR LARABA|
|MATT HODGES||10||WADAH AHMIDI|
|GERALD ALLE||11||TERENCE CARIBA|
|ADAM SAWYER||12||RAMAZI DARBAISEL|
|MATT CORRAN||14||LEON BEDEAU-FRANCIS|
|JOE BRUNT||15||KHALID HASSAN|
|CLETUS ISIRI||16||HELDER PAULO|
Extended 15 minutes of match highlights are below. London Tigers are in orange and Hatfield Town in blue.