Colney Heath make it 10 defeats in a row for struggling Levy Green

�Michael Krinke Photography
�Michael Krinke Photography

Leverstock Green’s losing run shows no sign of ending after they were thrashed 5-1 at home by a strong Colney Heath side on Tuesday night.

Levy have now lost 10 matches on the spin and languish at the foot of the SSML Premier Division table – despite having played more games than any of their fellow strugglers.

Leverstock made a good start to the game and had the best of the early chances.

The most clear-cut of these came in the third minute when Junior Bushiri’s pass put Glenn Thompson through on goal, but Colney keeper Tom Blackman came off his line to save Thompson’s shot.

However, as the half wore on Colney Heath began to look the stronger side and pressed forward in search of the opening goal.

The Green defence was coping well, but in the 37th minute they conceded yet another goal from a set piece.

A free-kick came in from the right touchline and Martin Standen came in unmarked at the far post to head home.

The first half had been a competitive affair, but in the second half the visitors showed their superior fitness as they took control of the game.

Rhys Lawrence added a second goal after 54 minutes and Kevin Ashwood made it 3-0 ten minutes later.

Standen spurned the chance to make it 4-0 from the penalty spot, but the fourth goal eventually came in the 77th minute when Aaron Clarke tapped in.

There was some consolation for Levy when Jon Davies pulled a goal back with a fine strike from distance, but Clarke headed home his second of the game after 84 minutes to make the final score 5-1 to Colney.

Leverstock will need to arrest their alarming run of form quickly if they are to avoid becoming cut off at the foot of the table.

Next up for the side is a trip to fellow strugglers London Tigers on Saturday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.