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London Colney suffered a set back in Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division after losing 3-1 to Ampthill Town
3:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Local Sport
London Colney were unable to make it three games without defeat as they suffered 3-1 defeat against a strong Ampthill Town side in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division on Saturday.
After a bright start from the Blueboys, Ampthill began to dominate and it took Bobby Armstrong’s goal-line clearance from Christian Lester’s effort to keep the scores level.
But Town went ahead after 15 minutes as Robbie Goodman was left unmarked and he powerfully headed home a corner.
The hosts doubled their advantage after 27 minutes when Phil Draycott was allowed enough time in the box to pick his spot and fire home.
However, Colney were back in the contest on the stroke of half-time.
Matt Newman chased a long ball forward and, having overpowered a Town defender, was brought down in the penalty area.
The referee awarded a spot-kick and Newman picked himself up and scored the penalty, sending Ampthill goalkeeper Martin Conway the wrong way.
Newman had two chances to equalise in the second half, while Dan Power drew a fine save from Conway with a cross-cum-shot.
The home side rode the pressure however, and made it 3-1 with six minutes to go after a quick break ended with Mark Bunker sweeping home.
There was no way back into the match for the Blueboys and things got worse when Anthony Burns was sent off for foul and abusive language towards the referee.
Meanwhile, London Colney Reserves made it three wins out of four with a 4-3 victory at Kings Langley Reserves.
Josh Galloway scored a hat-trick and To