Harpenden Town eased to a 3-1 win over Stotfold to maintain pressure on the Southern League Premier Division pace setters.

They sit seven points behind first-placed Berkhamsted, having played a game fewer than the title favourites.

Town started the brighter of the two sides and made their early control count with 22 minutes played when the prolific Harry Hunt notched another strike.

The lead would last just a matter of moments, as Adam Drakulik, who would later be shown a straight red card levelled for Stotfold.

Parity would not last long though and James Ewington found the net with 10 minutes to play in the half to put Harps ahead once again.

The result was put beyond all doubt when Hunt bagged his second midway through the second period.

Harpenden are not in action this weekend and their next match sees them turn their attention away from league commitments.

They take on Wembley in the Dudley Latham Memorial Cup on Tuesday.

Harpenden’s next league game sees Leighton Town visit Rothamstead Park on Saturday, November 18.

Elsewhere, London Colney had a weekend off as they were not involved in a match.

At the time of going to press, Colney were readying themselves for a Herts County Shield clash away from home against Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday night.

Their league schedule sees Colney entertain Cockfosters on Saturday.

The two sides are separated by five places in the table, with Colney siting ninth and Cockfosters 14, but a defeat would see Colney’s opponents move ahead of them on goal difference.

Victory, meanwhile, could take the home side a place further up the table, dependant on how Hadley get on in their home game with Edgware Town.