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Kings Langley FC league form remains a struggle

 Published on: 23rd January 2018   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category: Uncategorized

The ups and downs of Kings Langley FC continued, as progress was made in the Herts Senior Challenge Cup, but league form remains a struggle.

Having put Hemel Hempstead Town out of the first round of the cup, Watford FC were the next opponents and presented a different type of challenge, fielding their Under 18 academy team, but Kings ran out 3-1 winners with goals from Gareth Price, Kieran Turner and Michael King.

The form continued into the away encounter at high-flying St Neots Town two days before Christmas, but although Langley took the lead through Sam Tring, fell behind and came back to equalise just before the break, it was Town who got the vital third to take the points.

A large crowd witnessed the Boxing Day spectacle with Chesham United at Gaywood Park and while they were denied goals, there was no shortage of thrills and spills in a keenly contested match that was gripping to the end.

A weakened side travelled to Hitchin Town on the penultimate day of the year and were on the wrong end of a 6-0 scoreline that even the opposing manager felt was harsh, sportingly admitting that Kings were the better team in the first half. But it was to get worse the following week when fellow basement battlers St. Ives Town came to the Park and an outstanding display by their captain and goalkeeper Tim Trebes thwarted everything Langley had to offer, while they were clinical with fewer chances and walked away with the points in a 3-0 win.

There was respite in the Herts Senior Challenge Cup, when Kings travelled to Ware and recorded a comfortable 3-0 win with Callum Adebiyi, new loan signing from Hendon, Matt Ball and former Ware marksman Gareth Price being the scorers. A semi-final tie in the County’s most prestigious competition awaits against either Hitchin Town or Boreham Wood.

However, the League remains the priority and the disappointing display against St. Ives was hardly ideal preparation for the visit to second placed Kettering Town. But this being Kings Langley, they battled to a highly creditable 1-1 draw, with the Langley equaliser coming in the second and last minute of time added on. Written by Roy Mitchard





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