Kings Langley 3 Wodson Park 0
KINGS kept up their winning form with a 3-0 victory over Wodson Park.
The return to league action for Kings after three superb cup results was, however, somewhat of an anti-climax as both sides served up a ragged first half devoid of creative football.
Wodson created a couple of decent opportunities but lacked a clinical finish, while Steve Noonan headed over the bar at the other end and Ross Clemo also squandered a good chance.
After a miserable opening 45 minutes, Kings manager Paul Hobbs responded by leaving two regulars in the dressing room and giving debuts to U18 players Matt Collier and Billy Stevens.
The tepid display by both teams ground on until the hour mark, when at last a quality move saw Gary Wallace find Chris Mason, whose cross was headed home by the unmarked Jimmy Armstrong.
The hosts, visibly buoyed by the goal, began to play with more confidence and Jack Johnson saw his header saved before Mason’s low corner eluded a crowd of players for Wallace to drill home a second.
And to wrap the game up for the home side, a perfectly-placed through ball by Armstrong sent Collier through and the youngster kept his cool to round the keeper and slot home a debut goal.
In the end, the scoreline flattered Kings, but the hosts were rewarded for taking their chances.