Kings Langley edged out in Vase thriller

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Haringey and Waltham 4 Kings Langley 3

KINGS Langley have been eliminated from the FA Vase after a 4-3 defeat at Haringey and Waltham in the second qualifying round of the competition.

Nana Asamoah was the match-winner for Haringey – the forward’s second half hat-trick putting Kings to the sword.

In an exciting encounter, in-form striker Jimmy Armstrong gave Kings a deserved half-time lead from a Gary Connolly through-ball, having seen his penalty saved three minutes earlier.

The home side had blasted a penalty well wide as early as the seventh minute, but Kings ended the half in control.

However, the pace of Haringey’s front runners began to take effect after the interval, and Harry Honesty and Asamoah put them ahead with two goals on the break.

Armstrong levelled almost immediately from Sam Warrell’s chipped pass, but the Kings defence began to come under sustained pressure.

Asamoah restored the Haringey advantage, before completing completed his hat-trick in injury time to put the game beyond Kings’ reach.

The visitors’ Luke Ladyman was then given his marching orders as the tie became fractious, and Gary Wallace’s 100th minute tap-in was of little consequence on a poor night for Kings.