The ruthless Kings hit Langford for six

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Kings Langley 6
 Langford 0

Kings Langley manager Ritchie Hanlon handed himself a playing debut and proved to be the inspiration Kings Langley needed as they thrashed lowly Langford.

After a run of indifferent results, Hanlon played himself just in front of the back four and gave a virtuoso performance to guide his 10-man side to the victory over struggling Langford.

Kings took the lead when a Shaun Owens cross was turned in by Luke Ladyman at the far post.

However, with 35 minutes played, a clash between Jack Pattison and Langford player-manager Wes Byrne saw the Kings Langley right-back dismissed for violent conduct.

To their credit, Kings shrugged aside the set-back to score two quick two goals before the interval.

Joe Gallagher picked out Owens to rifle home a fierce shot, before a Ritchie Hanlon free-kick found Gallagher’s head to beat the advancing Grant Beckwith.

Ant Ladyman produced a point-blank save from Matt Kenneford, before an Owens through-ball allowed Jimmy Armstrong to beat Beckwith from an acute angle.

Owens completed a hat-trick of assists with a cross to give Craig Lynskey a simple header, and Armstrong bagged a second as the ten men completed the rout.