Kings battle their way into the cup final

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Kings Langley 2
 Cockfosters 1

Kings Langley booked their place in the MSSML Division One Cup final for the second successive season with an impressive performance against high-flying Cockfosters.

The first half was an intriguing affair as both sides sounded each other out, with clear chances proving hard to come by.

Kings got the start they wanted to the second half, however, when Long collected the ball in midfield and chipped it forward to Sam Warrell.

The playmaker swept the ball out to Joe Gallagher and his cushioned header was straight into the path of Adam Hallissey, who steered the ball past Tautis Poniskaitis from six yards out to make it 1-0.

Kings could now see the final beckoning and, after Cockfosters hit-man Edmund Protain screwed a good chance wide, they effectively clinched the tie when a quick Warrell free-kick down the middle found the head of Gallagher.

The forward got the faintest of touches, marginally ahead of the advancing keeper, and the ball rolled slowly over the line.

Alan Bolger ensured a tense three minutes of time added on when he turned in a cross after a good spell by the visitors, but the day belonged to the home side, whose superb all-round performance deservedly lined up a final against Codicote or Stony Stratford.