Sam’s the man as Kings battle past Welwyn

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Kings Langley continued their good start to the season with a workmanlike victory over Welwyn Garden City at Gaywood Park.

After Tuesday night’s six-goal demolition of Amersham Town, it was a rather less spectacular performance from Kings on Saturday, but they got the job done courtesy of goals from Shaun Owens and Sam Warrell.

And it did not take long for Owens to hit the target as he opened the scoring after just seven minutes. Nathan Pooley picked out Jimmy Armstrong, whose header moved the ball on to the incoming Owens, and he finished with a half-volley.

The rest of the half though saw both teams probing with little effect, and the real action did not begin until after the interval.

Liam James put a header over from an Owens cross, and both Owens and Armstrong had shots cleared off the line.

An effort from Pooley then brought the best out of Welwyn keeper Sam Lacey, while Armstrong again went close before Ryan Gordon, Jack Lawrence and Scott O’Donoghue all spurned chances to equalise for the visitors within a minute.

It was Kings, however, who wrapped up the points with 12 minutes to go as Owens pulled the ball back for Warrell to fire home from the edge of the box.

Welwyn pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in stoppage tme, but Kings held on to take the three points.