Leverstock Green hit by second half Ampthill Town salvo

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Leverstock Green put in a decent performance despite going down 5-1 to Ampthill Town in their MSSML midweek fixture.

Green started the match well, and in the seventh minute Jon Davies’ free kick was dropped by Ampthill keeper Martin Conway, before Christian Lester cleared the danger just before Mark Campbell could knock the ball over the line.

Moments later Lester had a chance at the other end, but some excellent defending saw Chris Cutler clear the ball off the line.

Both sides had chances as the first half came to an end, but it was Ampthill who broke the deadlock after the break as they stunned Levy with a quick-fire brace by Danny Watson.

After the initial shock of suddenly finding themselves 2-0 down, Green reacted well and Mark Campbell slotted home from the penalty spot to halve the deficit.

Five minutes later Green were almost level as Connor Deadman set up a desperate goal line scramble, with the referee eventually saving Ampthill by awarding a foul on the keeper.

But it was Town who struck next to effectively end the game as a contest.

Ampthill’s free-kick allowed them to press forward, and a speculative shot by Phil Draycot somehow found its way into the Levy net to extend the hosts’ lead to 3-1.

Green continued to work hard, with Junior Bushiri putting in a good shift, but Lester sealed Ampthill’s victory with goals in the 86th and 91st minutes.

Next up for Levy is a home clash against St Margaretsbury tomorrow afternoon (Saturday), kick-off 3pm at Pancake Lane.