GRITTY LANGFORD PERFORMANCE GRABS THEM A HARD EARNED POINT AT TABLE TOPPERS WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Where do we start? It was an incident packed game at Herns Lane yesterday evening as table topper's Welwyn Garden City missed the chance to go eleven points clear of their title rival's Bedford who drew 0-0 at Harpdenden Town on Tuesday evening.
Wewlyn Garden City dominated most of the game but came up against Scott Waters who was in inspired form in goal for Langford. He made some fantastic saves during the game and was the hero for the away side.
The Citizens took the lead early on through Jason Caswell but the real talking point came on 25 minutes when Jay Lovell put in a tough tackle on a Langford player which saw some pushing, shoving and punches thrown. Langford's Ryan Nicholl was shown a red card with Citizen's number 10 Joel Norris shown a yellow - not Liam Kenna as I have incorrectly stated in the video!
Looking at the replay there is a case a few more cards should of been given out.
The Second Half saw more of the same as Waters made a few move saves to keep his team in the game. The table topper's weren't at their very best but should of been two or three goals up. Langford substitute Borikole Koroma looked sharp on the left hand side for the away side putting in a few good runs into potentially scoring positions if he had a little bit more luck. Liam Kenna made a great last ditch and expertly timed tackle when Koroma was through on goal.
It looked as though Welwyn were going tO earn a 1-0 victory only for a determined Langford to score in the 95th minute via substitute Sean Murray with a great finish past Joe Croft. It was (I think?) their first meaningful shot on target all night!
For The Citizens it was most definitely two points dropped and for Langford it was one pint won. Home manager Adam Fisher tweeted after the game "No way near our best tonight & we got punished.These two nights of results show that nothing is a gimee and it's going to be a fight!" - They are still nine points clear of Bedford in second place with a game in hand so it's still their title to lose in most people's opinion.
For Langford it appears manager's Phil Childs and Mark Gearing are building a decent young side after three seasons in Division One following relegation from the Premier Division in 2011. They are now in eighth position on 41 points from 29 games played.
The best shout of the night came when Langford scored their goal as Waters shouted 'someone call the police' as his side nicked a well deserved point. The crowd was announced as 72 people.
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW
Check out the fisticuffs from around 2m 15secs
The Citizens host Arlesey Town Reserves on Saturday who won what sounds an amazing game on Wednesday evening when they beat Crawley Green 3-4 away from home. This was after seven games in a row!
Langford's next game comes on Tuesday 3rd March when they visit Harpenden Town.
The following Tuesday (10th March) there is an eagerly anticipated game for Adam Fisher's side as they visit second placed Bedford in the Division One Cup Semi-Final. Neither side will want to lose this game and I expect it to be a highly competitive occasion.