Langford 3 -1 Amersham Town
This was a hard result for Amersham Town to take as they more than matched Langford in all aspects of the game except in the final third of the pitch.
Amersham made their traditional bad start when a back pass and poor control let in Langford’s James Younger who was able to bundle the ball past Town keeper Oliver Keil and into the net. For the rest of the half the game was fairly even with Amersham creating a number of chances but failing to test Langord keeper Nathan Nelson. A couple of far post headers went begging and Nick Kerley was unlucky to see a fierce drive from a Harry Bennett corner fly just past the post. At the other end Langford had fewer chances but drew some good saves from Keil.
The second half progressed in much the same fashion as the first. Amersham struggled to get into the Langford box as the home side’s central defence stood firm. Amersham defence was similarly obdurate so that chances became increasingly rare. With ten minutes to play, however, Town substitute Nico Hounto broke down the left and his low cross was deflected behind for a corner. Kerley’s delivery to the far post found Kyle Clifford outjumping the Langford defence and powering his header into the roof of the net.
It looked as the game was destined for a draw when, in the first minute of added time, Langford were awarded a free kick wide on the left. Keil was unable to grasp the high cross which fell to a Lanford forward for an easy tap in. A minute later, as Amersham threw men forward, Langford broke down the right and a fine low cross was knocked past Keil.
Within the Amersham squad there is a good team struggling to get out. The next few fixtures will decide whether they can reach their potential.
Amersham Town: Keil, Line, Gibson, Deritis, Clifford, Symons, Ayres, Holland, A Hall, Kerley, Bennett.
Subs: Hounto, Swaby, Hames.