Hat-trick hero Campana gets Kings Langley firing again

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A hat-trick from Alex Campana inspired Kings Langley to a much needed 4-2 victory at Amersham Town to get their SSML Division One challenge back on track.

Starting for Kings for the first time, Campana made a dream start when he latched on to a through pass from Jack Johnson to coolly steer the ball past James Weatherill in the fifth minute.

Adam Hallissey thought he had doubled the lead a minute later, but was ruled offside – however it did not take Campana long to add the second goal.

A Sam Warrell cross-field pass was flighted into the area by Jack Johnson and Campana was on hand to drill the ball through a crowd of players to make it 2-0 after 13 minutes.

Craig Preston hit the bar with a header and Kings were playing some exhilarating football, but showed their familiar frailty at set pieces when Ben Higham halved the Amersham deficit following a corner.

The home team had a good spell either side of half-time, but Langley were in no mood to let a two goal lead slip again and raised their game to get the vital third on the hour when Campana turned his marker on the right and crossed for Connor Toomey to volley home.

Man of the match Campana then completed his hat-trick with a controlled lob over the on-rushing keeper, before Daniel Tomlin fired a well taken consolation for Town, whose spirited performance belied their lowly league position.