Langford see off lacklustre Kings Langley

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 Kings Langley 1

There was disappointment for Kings Langley on Saturday as they slipped to defeat at the hands of Langford.

The first chance fell to Kings’ Jimmy Armstrong after 15 minutes, when he rounded the keeper but was forced wide by a defender.

Langford replied with a long range shot from Dean Auburn, before the home side’s Louis Taylor beat two defenders but was thwarted by Ant Ladyman in the Kings goal.

However, five minutes later, Taylor proved a handful again and this time his low cross was converted by Jamie Osborne.

Kings went further behind when a free-kick on the edge of the area was headed home by central defender Ryan Ellis, and closed the half with newly-introduced Craig Lynskey put through by Sam Warrell, only to see his shot go wide of the post.

As the second half began, Dean Auburn spurned another cross from Taylor before a passage of play between Warrell and Lynskey finished with the ball flying over the bar.

As the visitors continued to fail to find a finish, Armstrong was off target with a Jack Johnson cross, but he same pair combined again to finally find the net – this time Johnson taking Armstrong’s pass on the wing to cut inside and beat keeper Grant Beckwith.

However, with 97 minutes already played, it was little consolation for the travelling Kings support.

Langley continue to play neat attractive football but, without a cutting edge, and with a seeming inability to keep a clean sheet, the away day blues continue.