A win at last for Levy at the Lane

Curt Dizon in action for Leverstock Green. Picture by Jim Garnett.
Curt Dizon in action for Leverstock Green. Picture by Jim Garnett.

Leverstock Green 2
 Hertford Town 0

Leverstock Green finally got off the mark at Pancake Lane as they picked up their first home points of the season.

Having gone into the game on the back of three consecutive home defeats, the Green faithful were anxious to see their side pick up a win – and the team duly delivered with a deserved victory over Hertford Town.

It was the visitors who made the brighter start of the two teams, and a shot from Kardan Campbell was headed off the line with five minutes on the clock.

Leverstock’s first effort on goal came after 19 minutes as Jon Davies tried his luck with a long-range free-kick, but the effort was comfortably dealt with by the Hertford keeper.

Green were beginning to create a number of decent chances, and Curt Dizon squandered a good opportunity before James Dabbs saw a fierce effort rebound out off the inside of the post.

And Levy finally broke the deadlock after 40 minutes. Adam Hallissey shielded the ball and laid it back to Davies, who connected with a superb shot from 20 yards that flew into the net to put Levy 1-0 up.

The second half saw fewer efforts at goal from both sides. Dizon shot just wide after a run at goal in the opening minutes, but much of the half was played in Leverstock territory as Hertford kept them penned in their own half.

The visitors, however, struggled to break down a resolute home defence and it was Levy who wrapped the win up with a second goal inside the last 10 minutes.

Hallissey played a one-two with Davies before crossing into the six-yard box where Dizon forced the ball home at the second attempt after his first effort was blocked.

The only disappointment of the night for Levy was the sight of Davies pulling up with a hamstring injury four minutes from time, but that could not take the gloss off an important win for Steve Benitez’s side.

Next up for Levy is a home clash with Ampthill Town on Saturday as Green look to make it two wins on the spin.

Levy currently sit in fourth place in the MSSML Premier Division league table with 15 points from their opening eight games.

Ampthill occupy seventh place, three points behind Green with a game in hand.