Home comforts at last for Town as Langford are hit hard

Ampthill Town v Langford
Ampthill Town v Langford

Ampthill Town finally gained three league home points at the weekend when they completed the double over Langford with a 4-2 victory.

After a poor home run at the start of the campaign, Town at last found the winning home formula to beat their near neighbours and secure their first home SSML Premier Division win since March.

Ampthill have finally won a match at home

Ampthill have finally won a match at home

Town were again forced into changes due to injury and Louie Dillon marked his call-up with a bright start.

First he was just beaten to the ball by the away keeper when he looked set to score, but in the fifth minute he put Town ahead with a superb strike.

Ampthill saw another header cleared off the line but Town’s confident start saw them increase the lead after 15 minutes when Joe McCabe lashed home a 15-yard shot off the post.

Ampthill kept up the pace, with a Ben Butler header going close and Charlie Cullen having a shot saved after good work by Dillon.

Dillon was soon in the action early in the second half when Phil Draycott went on a storming run down the left and crossed for the teenager to finish.

Shortly afterwards he was brought down in the area but spurned his chance of a hat-trick when he missed from the penalty spot.

Langford pulled a goal back from the spot when Jack Ambler was beaten by Nathan Mallett after giving away the penalty.

Ampthill restored their three-goal advantage in the 85th minute when Danny Butler ended a jinking run to centre for Draycott to crash home a header.

The visitors pulled another goal back with a superb long range shot from Ross Scotney, but Town were well worth the three points and an early season double over their near neighbours.

Langford were managed by Phil Childs for the first time after their manager left in midweek but they still provided a good challenge which Town rose to in style.

Ampthill will need to retain their best form on Saturday when their FA Cup conquerors Risborough are the visitors before a Division One cup visit to Brimsdown Rovers on Tuesday