An early goal from Danny Green saw Concord Rangers collect all three points from a tough fixture against Hemel Hempstead Town at the Aspect Arena on Saturday.
The beachboys got off to a flying start as Danny Green opened the scoring with a well placed effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the penalty area. Along with the goal also came a good spell of possession for the boys in yellow.
Only five minutes later and Hemel Hempstead came incredibly close to equalising as Dominic Morgan-Griffiths found the ball in the box and took a first time shot from a few yards out, but his effort hit the crossbar and went straight out for a goal kick.
Aside from a few good chances created by both sides in the opening 15 minutes, there was little action for the remaining of the first half.
Half Time: Concord Rangers 1-0 Hemel Hempstead Town
Throughout the second half Hemel Hempstead tried to pin the beachboys into their own half in a bid to equalise. The tudors almost got their goal in the 53rd minute as the ball was crossed into the box in the direction of Kyjon Marsh-Brown, who attempted a volley which flew over the crossbar.
A few minutes later the tudors came close once again as Jonathan Lacey went through on goal, tapping the ball past Myles Roberts before his shot was blocked by Ryan Blackman.
Temi Babalola almost got his third goal of the season with 20 minutes to go, but his headed effort went narrowly wide of the post.
Hemel Hempstead continued to press the beachboys late in the game. There were calls for a penalty in the final stages as an attacker went to ground on the edge of the box, but the referee signalled for play to continue.
Full Time: Concord Rangers 1-0 Hemel Hempstead Town
Another win and another three points means that Concord Rangers move back up to third in the National League South table, only three points behind next weeks opponents Maidstone United. Next Saturday the beachboys travel to the Gallagher Stadium to take on the stones in a bid to move even further up the league table.