Terrific Tring topple table topping Ampthill Town

Chris Vardy put in another fine display against Ampthill. Picture (c) Colin Sturges
Chris Vardy put in another fine display against Ampthill. Picture (c) Colin Sturges

Tring Athletic pulled off a shock 4-1 away win over SSML Premier Division leaders Ampthill Town to hand their hosts a big blow in the title race.

It was a deserved victory for Tring, who move up to 10th place in the division and open the door for Dacorum rivals Berko to overhaul Ampthill at the top of the table.

Following a goalless first half, Tring went on the rampage after the break and earned the points with goals from Taylor Collins (2), Lee Benning and Chris Vardy.

The home side scored a consolation goal in time added on at the end of the game but by then it was too little, too late.

Overall it was a superb performance from Tring, especially in the second half where the pace of Collins andVardy was a constant threat and could have led to more goals.

Collins’ first strike came one minute after the interval following good build-up play from Adam Toone and livewire forward Vardy.

Collins added his second six minutes later, and the Tring rampage continued as Benning followed up a Jack Seaton shot off the bar to make it 3-0 on the hour mark.

Vardy notched the fourth after 70 minutes following good work from substitute Ryan Sturges, and a last gasp consolation from Ampthill did little to dampen the spirits of the travelling Tring contingent.

Next up for Athletic is a home clash with Holmer Green in the league on Saturday, 3pm kick-off.