Ampthill come crashing down with a bump

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Ampthill Town failed to convert their cup winning form to league games this week as they suffered two defeats: last Thursday they lost 2-1 at home to Harpenden and on Tuesday Risbrough beat them 4-1 away.

Harpenden were looking for points for a place just below the league leaders and they got off to a good start when Charlie Cullen deflected the ball into his own net from a corner.

As the Harps continued to dictate proceedings, their second goal cam e in the 25th minute from a header from a cross from the right.

Ampthill created few openings in the first half although Fraser Maidment put a header over the bar.

Town put up an improved showing in the second half and Cullen reduced arrears on the hour.

Louie Dillon went close and Ampthill had a couple of which they didn’t put away, meaning Harpenden completed the double over Town.

A few days later, Ampthill were two down at half-time at Risborough as they made another slow start to the game.

The hosts added another goal with a long range shot and, although, Maidment pulled one back from a corner, Risborough ran out deserved winners.

Town’s busy end to the season sees them in action against the same side twice over the weekend.

On Saturday they host Baldock at 3pm and on Monday morning at 10.30am they play them away at their Stotfold Roker Park base.

They then go to Woodford next Thursday before a home game with Crawley Green on Saturday week.

Regardless of what happens in their four remaining fixtures, Ampthill look set to finish the season in a comfortable mid-table position.

They will be looking to build on that next season as they attempt to battle their way back to the SSML Premier following last year’s relegation.