Kings beaten at Cockfosters

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Cockfosters 2-0 Kings Langley

An assured Kings Langley performance at Cockfosters went unrewarded as the side slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

Kings started brightly with Jimmy Armstrong’s back header well saved, before Sam Warrell shot narrowly wide – but it was to be the playmaker’s last contribution as a niggling injury surfaced again.

Kings keeper Ross Hampton pulled off a point blank save, before Douglas Kisuule went close for Cockfosters and Jack Johnson just failed to convert a Nathan Pooley lob as an intriguing half drew to a close.

Cockfosters then began to edge the chance ratio, with Brett Kelly’s header flying narrowly over the bar.

But the defining moment of the game came 12 minutes before the final whistle.

Hampton was diving full-length back towards goal when Kisuule appeared to trip over the young keeper and the referee awarded a penalty. Kisuule duly dispatched the spot-kick to put his side in front.

Kings looked for a reply and a Gary Connolly shot curved inches wide, but Cockfosters struck again to wrap up the win.

The ball was moved upfield to Kisuule and he unleashed a rocket of a shot that gave Hampton no chance.

The goal was a gem but should not detract from the fact that Kings just require a little bit of luck to turn the corner in an unpredictable season.