Ruthless Kings Langley hand Arlesey Reserves a right royal thumping

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Kings Langley returned to action in style as they thumped Arlesey Town Reserves 5-0 in a comfortable SSML Division One victory.

After a two-week break from action, Kings were quickly out of the starting blocks and gave Arlesey little time to settle.

Paul Insley put the hosts ahead from close range after just six minutes, following Alex Campana’s dribble and low cross.

The latter was inches over with a savage shot minutes later and Adam Hallissey saw his header saved by Sam Wyer, before a move of classic simplicity put Kings further ahead.

Craig Preston brought the ball out of defence and pumped a long ball to Campana, whose diagonal pass got Insley in behind the defence and his cross was side-footed home by Hallissey.

Arlesey had their first meaningful attack on the half-hour mark as Lewis Foster beat Kings keeper Ant Ladyman to the ball, but put it past the post.

That miss was to prove costly as Kings effectively ended the contest shortly afterwards .

Callum Adebiyi’s mazy run ended in a trip in the area and Gary Connolly duly converted the resulting penalty, before goalscorer turned provider as Connolly fed Campana to round the keeper and slot home.

The last word on a cold but comfortable afternoon for Kings came when Lewis Pritchard beat Wyer to Tom Carter’s cross, ensuring that all four of the goalscorers from open play hit double figures for the season so far.

The win puts Kings fourth in the table, just four points off top spot.