In-form Kings pegged back by Cockfosters

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KINGS Langley’s unbeaten run was stretched to twelve games, but the hosts will regard the result as two points dropped against Cockfosters.

A quickfire double from top goalscorer Jimmy Armstrong had given Kings a 2-0 lead, but Cockforster hit back in the second half to salvage a point.

Both sides struggled to make anything happen in the first half-an-hour, but it was Kings who broke the deadlock after 35 minutes.

Liam James’ clearance found Craig Lynskey out wide on the right, and he did well to cross while under pressure, giving Jimmy Armstrong the simplest of headers to put his side in front.

And just one minute later, a strong run from Armstrong was halted by a nudge in the area, allowing the Kings hit-man to dust himself off and double the lead from the spot.

The second half began badly for Kings, however, as Dave Pigden pulled a goal back for Cockfosters within two minutes of the restart.

And the sides were back on level terms shortly before the hour mark – Lorenzo Ferrari firing home an unstoppable twenty-five yard rocket.

From a seemingly comfortable position, Kings now had a fight on their hands.

Although the hosts created more chances – with Craig Lynskey coming close twice – Cockfosters always looked dangerous on the break and they missed some good chances of their own.

The game could have gone either way in the last half hour, but the killer goal proved elusive for both teams and a draw was a fair result at the final whistle.

> Pic – Jimmy Armstrong, seen in action earlier this season, scored both of Kings Langley’s goals against Cockfosters.