Harpenden Town’s run in the Challenge Trophy came to a halt on Saturday as they lost by the odd goal in seven on the road against Aston Clinton.

A well-contested first half saw the sides go in level at 2-2 before Aston strike twice in the second to take the victory and send Town crashing out.

Ryan Binnee, David Brown, Christopher Shennan and Lewis Workman were all on target for Clinton in the loss.

Harpenden will now turn their focus back to South Midland Premier Division commitments where they face Cockfosters in their next clash.

It was a less than enjoyable weekend for London Colney as they we hammered 5-1 by a dominant Biggleswade United side.

Despite the resounding scoreline in favour of the visitors, the Blueboys started brightly and looked to be well-set after taking the lead.

Emmaunuel Hammond was the man to get the goal, as his strike deflected home to give the hosts the lead.

That was as good as it got for Colney, however, and Charlie Black soon replied with a low effort to level.

Nick Elliot then came to the fore to score his first on a highly productive day for the United man.

He doubled his money just after the hour with a rising drive which left Jack Metcalfe with no chance.

The game was put to bed just a minute later when Dave Iwediudo finished smartly to make it 4-1.

It would be left to Elliot to have the final say on proceedings though as he rounded off his hat-trick to compound Colney’s misery.

The result leaves the Blueboys eighth in the Premier Division table, having played at least two more games than every other team in the league.

They will hope to return to winning ways when they take on Hoddesdon Town away from home on Saturday.