Leverstock Green 4-1 St Margaretsbury
ST Margaretsbury became Leverstock Green’s latest victims as Steve Heath’s side stormed to their seventh successive league victory and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.
A rampant Green side put four past their opponents to race six points clear at the top of the MSSML Premier Division.
The scoreline flattered Levy somewhat, with St Margaretsbury staging a second half fightback, but Green’s ruthless streak clinched the victory late on.
Bekim Culaj bagged a brace to put hosts Green 2-0 ahead, before St Margaretsbury halved the deficit.
And as the visitors pressed for an equaliser, late efforts from Adam Hallissey and Glenn Thompson wrapped up the points for Green.
Levy peppered the visiting goal in the first half and were unlucky not to take a lead into the interval as Jon Davies, Lewis Pritchard and Paul Insley all came close.
Pritchard was again left frustrated at the start of the second period as he saw his shot cannon back off the inside of the post, but Levy finally found the breakthrough after 52 minutes.
Pritchard squared to Culaj, and the latter slotted home to put his side in front.
And Culaj doubled his tally soon after as he finished from Tom Scriven’s cut-back.
St Margaretsbury hit back through Anthony Anstead with 20 minutes to go, but after sustained pressure on the Levy goal, Hallissey and Thompson pounced on the break to wrap up the win.
Despite the team’s flying start, though, Green boss Heath says his side are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
“There’s no talk of us winning the league – we’re not one of the favourites,” he said. “There’s still a long way to go. We are in a good place but we’re not stupid.”