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Baldock Town defeated London Colney for Dave McAdam’s first win

10:42 am January 10, 2022

Stevenage wasn’t the only one to record a first win under new manager as Baldock Town impressed in a big win over London Colney.

A brace from Ashley Hay plus one for Jude White and Aedan Gaffney guided the Reds to a 4-1 success under new man Dave McAdam.

The boss strongly believes in engaging young players and there was a certain youthful exuberance in the way Baldock took a 2-0 lead in 30 minutes.

Hay scored the first of them with a header before a howler from White, the ball coming to him as their relentless press paid off again, home fans delighted.

They continued to advance after the break and increased their lead five minutes into the second half with Hay’s second of the game, jumping as a ball from Alex Coppin surprised London defenders Colney.

The away team managed to pull one out with 11 minutes to go through Jimmy Hartley but even then Baldock didn’t let go and they had the last laugh with Aedan Gaffney putting an end to any hope of a return after having flew in a badly cleared head.

The result not only puts them out of the bottom of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division table, but especially out of the bottom two.

Baldock rose from the bottom of the league with this result and McAdam will continue to trust the youngsters.

He said, “With the young side, we just keep going.

“We have to believe in them. I believe in them, they believe in me, so we’re all going to move forward together.

“We have proven that when we play football we move quickly. We have to have this hunger for wanting the ball and when we are in possession. let’s take advantage of it.

“We are all traveling, I hope we will do it together for a long time.”

Baldock Town is back in action on Saturday with a trip to Flackwell Heath.