Goal-hungry Kings net eight to down Town

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FOOTBALL: Kings Langley got back to winning ways in a thrilling goal-fest at Amersham Town.

Kings had started the season in disappointing fashion, but returned to their attacking best and took all three points courtesy of goals from Jimmy Armstrong (3), Mark Hansard (2), Gary Wallace, Nathan Pooley and Sam Warrell.

Langley handed a full debut to U18 keeper Ross Hampton, only to see him picking the ball out of the net after two minutes having been exposed by a poor clearance.

Kings fought back with a Wallace header from a Pooley corner and went ahead when Armstrong converted a penalty after being brought down.

Town levelled on the stroke of half time when Ricci Putnam was allowed room to shoot through a crowded box, but the away lead was restored within four minutes of the restart when Pooley converted following a corner.

And the pivotal moment of the match came shortly after. A contested penalty was awarded to Amersham, but keeper Hampton dived to his left to superbly stop Martin Griggs’ strong spot kick.

Within minutes, a diagonal Pooley cross was expertly controlled by Jack Johnson and his pass enabled Warrell to pick his spot and extend the advantage.

From then on, it was mainly one-way traffic and, despite Griggs pulling a goal back for the hosts, further goals from Hansard and Armstrong sealed the win.