Rampant Kings Langley put eight past Kentish Town as Campana bags four


Kings Langley ran riot in an 8-0 thumping of Kentish Town in SSML Division One on Thursday night.

The fixture pile-up has affected all clubs in the division and Town were without five regulars, while Kings had already rung the changes on Tuesday and fielded a virtually first choice team.

The difference was evident and Kings romped to victory with four goals in each half.

Danny Hutchins and Lee Burgoyne combined to give Tom Carter a clear shot after three minutes and Connor Toomey doubled the lead soon afterwards.

Philip Ankrah broke through in a rare attack but put his finish past the post, before Jack Johnson provided a cross for Alex Campana to open his account and then scored himself with a deflected effort.

Jamie Prouten pulled off two acrobatic saves, but the onslaught continued in the second half as Campana added three goals in a magic six minutes.

The first was a jinking solo run and finish, the second a close conversion from the industrious Toomey’s run and cross, and the third a duplicate from Jack Johnson’s build-up.

As Kings dominated, Toomey hit the bar, but a woeful back-pass let substitute Paul Insley in to round the keeper to complete the scoring and compound Town’s misery.

The predominantly young team were to be applauded for continuing to try to play neat inter-passing football to the end, and Jordan McFarlane caught the eye with several runs.

Kings’ defence of Ant Ladyman, Craig Preston, Dean Hitchcock and Callum Adebiyi will have had harder games, but continue to be the meanest in the division, while Johnson and Burgoyne caused havoc on the wings and Carter and Hutchins showed their versatility in different roles from usual.

Campana and Toomey complemented each other well up front and Kings withdrew the busy Gary Connolly as a precaution, following a knock 10 minutes from the end.