Amersham Town 3 - 2 Langford
With the rain pouring down this game was in doubt until the last minute. But the quality of the subsequent entertainment fully justified the referee’s decision that the match should go ahead.
After twenty nine well contested minutes, including a superb saving defensive tackle from Amersham’s Thomas Gibson, Town took the lead. From a quick attack the ball broke to Ollie Regan just outside the area. His first time shot curled into the net over Langford keeper Sam Galatis.
Town’s lead lasted until immediately before half time. Charan Basra then beat two Town defenders, reached the by-line and and pulled the ball back for Lincoln Gilmartin to pass it into the net.
The second half proved to be as fiercely competitive as the first. After fifty eight minutes Town regained their lead through a contender for goal of the season. The ball bounced around about thirty yards from goal and fell eventually to Harry Bennett. With his back to goal the forward swivelled and hooked his volley past the startled Galatis.. The visitors, however, were not long denied On seventy six minutes a Langford forward broke into the box and was unceremoniously upended for a clear penalty which was confidently despatched.
Langford now enjoyed the balance of possession but Town were always dangerous on the break. From such a break Bennett beat the covering defence to a long ball and was brought down. His spot kick gave Galatis no chance. The remaining fourteen minutes required some stout defending from Town with Paolo Deritis and Kyle Clifford at the heart of the action but the home team survived to take four out of the last six points.
Amersham Town: Green, Perman, Gibson, Ikusemori, Clifford, Deritis, Line, Regan, Bennett, Nash-Barker, Holland. Subs: A Hall, Symons, Ayres, Fowler, O’Sullivan.