Kings Langley celebrate title win with thumping victory over St Margaretsbury

Kings Langley FC have been crowned SSML Premier Division champions. Picture (c) Chris Riddell
Kings Langley FC have been crowned SSML Premier Division champions. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

SSML Premier Division champions Kings Langley enjoyed a stress-free afternoon as they celebrated their title win with a comfortable 5-0 victory over St Margaretsbury.

After Charlie Crowley saved at the feet of Mark Summers in the opening minutes, Kings went ahead when Nick Jackson and Mitchell Weiss combined to find Danny Hutchins wide on the left.

St Margaretsbury keeper Simon Dent seemed to be late in reacting to his shot, and the wing-back celebrated his 20th goal of the season.

The rest of the half lacked any drama until the home side put the contest to bed with two goals in two minutes either side of the interval.

Connor Toomey lashed home a shot after seizing on the rebound of a blocked Weiss effort, and then Ollie Cox was played in by a delicate Weiss forward header to give Dent no chance with his volley.

A relaxed Kings were now showing their full repertoire of skills and they made it 4-0 when a Hutchins free-kick into the box was met by the forehead of skipper Luke Ladyman to deliver a textbook conversion.

Mitchell Weiss in action for Kings Langley against St Margaretsbury. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Mitchell Weiss in action for Kings Langley against St Margaretsbury. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Around 15 minutes from time, Weiss was rewarded for an unselfish afternoon’s work when Steve Ward provided a through-ball for the striker to round the beleaguered Dent for his 29th goal of the season.

The home support was then treated to the rare sight of alternate keeper Ant Ladyman brought into the action up front, due to an injury to Nick Jackson.

At the end of the match, the spectacular league trophy was presented to Kings, who could gleefully celebrate their well-deserved title.

Attention now turns to the battle between first and second at London Colney, the achievement of breaking the 100-points barrier, and the League Cup final against St Margaretsbury on May 2