Kings Langley held at home as bottom side Langford make a point


Kings Langley were left frustrated as they were held to a 1-1 draw with SSML Division One strugglers Langford at Gaywood Park.

Langford sit at the bottom of the table, but put in a spirited display after signing several new players.

The first 20 minutes of the game belonged to Kings, but for all their possession in the opposite half they made little impression apart from a Dean Hitchcock drive that was tipped over by Adam Harpur.

They were then caught cold by a Langford break following a home corner and Junior Ideoili did well to hold off a challenge and slot home.

Langley resumed the assault with a Ben Long 20-yarder tipped over and a superb double save by Harpur from Adam Hallissey and Tom Carter.

The half closed with Paul Insley scooping a close range effort over, before Jack Pattison’s shot was well-held by the inspired Harpur at the start of the second half.

Langford still looked dangerous on the break and Ben Catanach fired just over, but a double substitution gave Kings the lifeline.

Insley brought another tremendous save from Harpur, but the rebound fell for Lewis Pritchard to hammer in his fourth goal in two games.

As Kings threw everything at Langford, Lee Burgoyne’s shot was just wide, but the final five minutes brought controversy as Kings were sure that Jack Johnson’s blocked shot had crossed the line before a goal was ruled out for a marginal offside decision.