With Lockdown2 due to start just hours after this game ended on Wednesday evening this was a chance for many people to get their last local football fix until (we hope) early December as Langford welcomed Buckingham Athletic to Forde Park for a Spartan South Midlands League Division One game on a chilly Bedfordshire night.
A crowd of 75 people saw Kyle Faulkner score early with a header for Buckingham and for the first twenty minutes or so the visitors looked the better side and had lots of possession. Langford came back into the game and had chances to score and did so just prior to the break when Luke Smith's low free kick snuck into the corner of the net past the dive of experienced goalkeeper Nick Bennion who has played for a number of clubs previously included Newport Pagnell Town, Aylesbury FC and Southall.
There were a few chances in the second half but in the end a point a piece was probably about the right result. Buckingham did have the ball in the net but the referee adjudged their was a push in the build up to the header.
Langford boss Martin Squire-Wells would of been encouraged with this result and will look to build upon it once football returns after lockdown. He is now being assisted by former Welwyn Garden City Assistant Manager Chris Benton
It was Langford's top crowd of the season up from 40 v Park View, 49 v Amersham Town, 67 v MK Irish, 40 v Hillingdon Borough, 50 v London Lions and 40 v St Panteleimon which was good to see. A number of fans had made the 80 mile round trip from Buckingham which on a midweek evening shows there is a good amount of interest in the game in the town - I think it could easily support a step 5 team within the next few years.
FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS (30+ MINS)
BRIEF MATCH HIGHLIGHTS (2 MINS)