Kings Langley’s FA Cup hopes are snuffed out by table-topping Wealdstone

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Kings Langley can take great credit from reaching the first qualifying round of the FA Cup but that’s where the adventure ended, with the three tiers that separated them and Ryman Premier leaders Wealdstone proving too much of a gap to bridge.

Wealdstone were five goals clear before Shaun Owens netted a consolation for the visitors in the 77th minute, and ran out comfortable 6-1 winners.

Kings matched their illustrious rivals for the first 20 minutes but then Joe Gallagher was forced off with a deep gash to the knee.

As the physio worked to patch up the influential playmaker, in the four minutes Kings were down to ten men they conceded two powerfully headed goals from crosses by Jay Siva.

Gallagher couldn’t return to the fray, but Kings still did their best to play interpassing football with the pace of Johnson and Hallissey making the occasional threat up front.

Wealdstone always looked likely to score, though, and their finishing was lethal.

Low crosses were converted at speed while under pressure by Parker and McGleish in the opening 15 minutes of the second half to put the tie beyond reach before Owens got onto the scoresheet.