Harpenden Town kept their pursuit of the of the South Midlands League Premier Division top four alive thanks to Harry Hunt’s late winner against Crawley Green.

Town were their own worst enemy at times as they wasted a number of openings to make the 2-1 win a more comfortable occasion.

Town were particularly profligate in the first half as no fewer than three clear chances went begging to ensure the scores were tied at 1-1 at the half-time interval.

Ben Warren got the first Town goal and they were made to fight for all three points in the second half.

They did, however, force a late winner as Hunt popped up five minutes from time to secure a victory which keeps Harpenden in sixth and they are six points shy of the league leaders Berkhamsted.

Elsewhere, London Colney also notched a late winner as they overcame Edgware Town to record a 2-1 victory at home.

A keenly contested clash saw both sides go close, but it was the Blueboys who struck the first blow as Darion Furlong connected with fine half-volley to make it 1-0.

Edgware looked to hit back as soon as possible and went close to levelling through Onolull Onobulo on the stroke of half-time.

Town’s pressure eventually told in the second half when a fine run form Alfie Hill yielded an opening for Mikel James.

Hill’s whipped cross fell perfectly for his team mate, who arrived unchecked to head home the leveller.

Both sides continued to trade chances, but it was Colney who found the decisive go ahead goal late on.

A long ball over the top released Manny Hammond, who had beaten the offside trap, and he exchanged passes with Sam Addoe.

He took the ball in his stride and fired across Cain Davies to seal a hard-fought victory.