Another loss for Ampthill as London Colney ease to victory

editorial image

There was no seventh heaven for Ampthill Town on Saturday as they fell to their seventh home defeat when London Colney beat them 2-0 in the SSML Premier.

A goal in each half sent the Woburn Road side to another reverse and, although there was plenty of endeavour and good approach work, they could find little up front to test the away defence.

The game began after a heavy downpour, and a miscue from home keeper McKechnie saw Martin Collins go close.

Colney wanted the game more from the start and Elliot Bailey beat his marker with ease to slot home a 15th minute opening goal.

The visitors should have been further in from by the break, with Dan Millard and Cain Davey both wasting chances when well placed, while Tom Smith put a header over from close range.

Ampthill came into the game more in the second half but proved to be shot-shy and unable to test the away keeper.

Their intricate midfield play was blocked by the experienced away rearguard who dealt with the home attacks with ease.

London Colney increased their lead when Jim Hill latched on to a back pass to beat McKechnie on the hour.

The debutante home keeper pulled off some good stops to keep the score down in what was another inconsistent Ampthill display.

Town have two tough matches coming up, with a visit to Colney Heath followed by a home game with Harefield on Tuesday.

The FA Vase game with Tring Athletic has been scheduled for Saturday, November 22.