On the day that Kings Langley village turned on the Christmas lights, Kings dazzled Biggleswade with a first half display that lit up Gaywood Park as they raced into a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes before eventually bagging a 4-1 win.
Both in-form strikers – Jack Boyd for United and Mitchell Weiss for Langley – went close early on, before wing-back Danny Hutchins went on a run down the flank to set the ball rolling for Kings.
With everyone anticipating the cross, Hutchins blasted an unstoppable shot into the far corner to open the scoring.
Soon afterwards, Alex Campana’s run into a similar position did end in a cross which was perfectly placed to the feet of Weiss to beat keeper Rui Goncalves to the ball and double the Langley lead.
A similar cross from Campana saw Ollie Cox’s shot tipped round the post by Goncalves, before Hutchins ran across the defence and played in Campana (pictured), who twisted and turned for an opening before beating the keeper and two defenders on the line from 10 yards.
With the hosts already 3-0 up, skipper Luke Ladyman had a header disallowed as Kings’ flowing football threatened to over-run United, who somehow reached the break without further damage.
The visitors knew they were better than the scoreline and their first half display suggested, and they set out to show that in the second half.
Callum Adebiyi grazed the bar with a screamer, but United worked hard and Will Wright allowed Charlie Crowley to save when well placed, before Reynaldo Carbon emphasised United’s resurgence to reduce the deficit with an angled shot.
For a 10 minute period they looked set for an unlikely comeback, but Kings shuffled the pack and finished in style.
Weiss had a shot cleared off the line, and then a raking cross from the industrious Jack Pattison enabled Campana to force the ball home off the keeper and lift Kings back to second in the SSML Premier Division table; three points behind the leaders with four games in hand.