Kings lose out as Langford take the spoils

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Kings Langley 1- 2 Langford

KINGS Langley’s recent run of good form came to an end on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Langford.

Kings went into the game on the back of two straight wins, having scored 11 goals in the process, but they were caught napping by Langford, who opened the scoring in the first minute.

A break from defence left keeper Ross Hampton exposed and in two minds – and a simple cross tapped home by Ashley Fitton.

Kings then enjoyed the majority of possession for the rest of the half, but found Gavin Beckwith in superb form.

The Langford keeper produced a point-blank save from James Armstrong, before Armstrong and Jack Johnson both put efforts narrowly wide.

Gary Connolly finally drew Kings level when his free-kick saw the impressive Beckwith make his only mistake of the match – but parity lasted only two minutes as the visitors were awarded a hotly-contested penalty.

Fitton went to ground and Kim Forsythe duly converted, but Kings were furious at the decision.

Although Langley bombarded the Langford end, the visitors withstood the siege and held out for the points.

While a draw may have been a fairer result, the quality of the football on show from both sides would render the game instantly forgettable had it not been for a late flurry of bookings.