Goal-crazy Kings Langley make it 19 goals from two games in the space of just three days


Free-scoring Kings Langley followed up their 11-1 drubbing of Harpenden Town on Saturday with an 8-1 mauling of Buckingham Athletic in the first round of the Challenge Trophy on Tuesday night.

Kings made seven changes to Saturday’s team, handed debuts to three players, and still managed to demolish Buckingham and make it nineteen goals in the space of three days.

They created at least four good chances in the first 20 minutes, but missed them all and then found themselves behind to a Ryan Wiffin goal from the aftermath of a free-kick.

That lead was to last for just two minutes, though, as Joe Gallagher and Paul Insley combined to put Lewis Pritchard clear and his cool lob deceived the keeper.

Insley then embarked on a run that saw him complete a hat-trick in eight minutes before half time – firing home as the defence appealed for offside, flicking on a Craig Preston header and finally being on the end of superb move between Joe Gallagher and Connor Toomey.

After a quiet opening 20 minutes to the second period, debutante Beau Amos and Gary Connolly interchanged passes to give Insley a close range shot and the rebound was forced home by substitute debutante Mitchell Weiss.

As the visitors, who had protested about every decision from the off, steadily racked up a count of yellow cards, Dean Hitchcock hit a 25-yard rocket into the roof of the net and the referee responded to a another tirade with a Buckingham dismissal in the 88th minute.

It was of little consequence to Kings, who weaved patterns of play at high speed across the pitch as they added two more – an Alex Campana acute drive and a Pritchard half-volley – in the three minutes of added time.

Another great team performance, and one that must give the management some pleasing selection problems.