In-form Kings Langley fight back to get the better of Egham Town

Alex Campana bagged the winning goal for Kings. Picture (c) Chris Riddell
Alex Campana bagged the winning goal for Kings. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Kings Langley made it two league wins within the space of four days as they battled back from behind to beat Egham Town 2-1 at Gaywood Park on Tuesday night.

Kings again made a slow start and fell behind after just five minutes. The ball was given away wide on the right and the visitors delivered a well worked through-ball for Brendan Matthew to outstrip the defence and beat debutant Rob Partington.

The keeper was left exposed to the scorer’s pace again three minutes later and was awarded a yellow card for his efforts to steer him wide.

But Kings gradually settled and Town skipper Jamie Norris was forced into a superb tip-over from a David Femiola snap shot on 20 minutes. He soon had to be at his best again as a Weiss, Campana one-two carved open the defence and Norris saved point blank from Weiss.

A Femiola header was just over, but Town’s defence looked well drilled, while the forwards were dangerous on the break, giving Kings food for thought at the interval.

They responded with a double substitution and were level within three minutes of the restart. Connor Toomey’s cross from the left was speculative, Gary Connolly’s shot was blocked and the alert Mitchell Weiss drilled home the loose ball.

The complexion of the game had changed and Kings mounted waves of attacks against a now less certain defence, who had no answer to the power of Weiss.

His surging touchline run to the corner, cut in along the byeline and low cross to Campana saw his strike partner turn and deliver the ball to the far corner of the net.

When he then opted to go alone along the same route, his finishing rocket was inches wide of a spectacular climax.

Perhaps the balance of the match was best summed up by comparing the keepers; Partington looked accomplished and comfortable after the eighth minute, while Norris was comfortably Town’s best player.