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UNFORTUNATE: Kings FA Cup journey ends after defeat against Maidstone United

 Published on: 19th October 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Kings Langley F.C

Kings Langley’s FA Cup dreams were cut short by Maidstone United after being beaten 4-1 away from home.

With what was a real game of two halves, Kings FA Cup journey came to an end with their opponents scoring four second half goals.

Kings started the game well with their travelling fans in full support of the Hertfordshire side.

A flurry of early corners came to nothing, after The Lango showed some real signs of creativity and intent.

The early pressure had seemed to have paid off for Kings as great play between Weiss and Crawford saw the ball ripple the back of the net, but the offside flag ruled it out.

With the first half coming to an end, Kings were going toe to toe with the National League side who struggled to find their feet in the opening 45.

Despite a strong start to the second half by Kings, Maidstone converted an early chance after some poor marking by Kings defenders. 1-0.

Four minutes later and Maidstone doubled their league after a towering header from a free kick made it 2-0.

Two nil up and Maidstone fans had finally found their singing voices, but they soon get silenced by the away fans who belt out “We are the best village in the land”.

A third goal which was disallowed because of an offside was soon followed by a double red card as Maidstone’s Ross Marshall and Kings’ Harry Crawford squared up to each other after a late challenge. Both down to ten men.

Maidstone ended the game on the 77th minute as a well worked free kick secures their third, which was soon followed by a fourth as they convert from the penalty spot. 4-0.

A gutsy performance by Scott Cummin’s side was finished by Kings captain, Roddy Collins scoring a late penalty. 4-1.

Despite the result, Kings players can hold their heads up high after a strong run in the FA Cup qualifying rounds.

Kings next play on Tuesday, October 22 against Leiston at home.

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