Goal-hungry Kings Langley hit Barton Rovers for six

Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell
Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Kings Langley turned on the style in the Southern League Division One Central to hit Barton Rovers for six as they recorded by far their biggest win of the season.

Connor Toomey started proceedings when he drilled home a partially cleared corner from the edge of the box and then an imperious chip from Dean Hitchcock gave Mitchell Weiss space to beat his man and see his rising shot defected into the net.

Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

A Toomey header was tipped onto the bar by Kyle Forster, while Barton shaved the post from a corner.

The second half began with a bizarre own goal as Rovers sub Paul Andrews sent a lofted back pass over the head of his keeper.

To their credit, the visitors immediately hit back when Ant Ladyman couldn’t hold Chris Wreh’s shot, but any hope was short lived as Stevie Ward drove into the box and fed Weiss on the penalty spot.

The striker showed strength and finesse to beat Forster and when the lively Ward was felled in the box, Danny Hutchins deftly continued his 100 per cent penalty success rate.

Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Match action from Kings Langley's thrashing of Barton Rovers. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Ashton Grant had two chances off target for the beleaguered Rovers and Ollie Cox felt his timed run onto a superb Weiss through ball deserved more sympathy from the official when he was pushed while in full flight.

Kings’ made it six when a flowing move between Jack Stevens, Weiss and Callum Adebiyi sawa low cross slid in at the near post by Ollie Cole.

Manny Folarin took time off from a towering defensive performance with fellow centre back David Femiola to give an exciting right wing run and cross that just eluded Tom Carter, as the curtain came down on arguably Kings’ best performance of the season so far.