Kings Langley undone by late drama at Broxbourne Borough

�Michael Krinke Photography
�Michael Krinke Photography

A highly entertaining game that was a credit to SMML Division One saw the night end in heartache for Kings Langley as they undeservedly came away empty handed from high flying Broxbourne.

Kings produced an awesome 45 minutes of high speed, one touch football that created a string of chances, but went in at half-time level at 0-0.

Two or three early missed opportunities by the visitors contributed to this, but Kings had been unfortunate to see a beautifully flighted Alex Campana 30-yard free-kick hit the underside of the bar.

Craig Preston also came close with a header and shots by Joe Gallagher and Dean Hitchcock were cleared off the line by Borough’s beleaguered defence.

Given time to regroup, Borough struck in the first minute of the second half when a cross fell to Charlie Ledula to score with the home side’s first real effort, despite Ant Ladyman blocking the first effort.

Undeterred, Kings hit straight back as a Campana cross was only partially cleared and Adam Hallissey blasted the ball though a crowded box.

Borough had been given no time on the ball in midfield, but the energy required to exert such pressure was beginning to tell and the introduction of three pacey substitutes began to swing the pendulum the home side’s way.

As the last minute approached a free-kick was swung over to the back post, headed back in and converted from close range by Baris Turkmen.

Both sides had gone for the winner, but Kings had done enough for at least a draw and it was a particularly bitter pill to swallow.