Ampthill turn on the style to beat Broadfields
Ampthill Town have been on the receiving end of some defeats in recent weeks, but hit back in fine style with a 3-0 away win at Broadfields United on Saturday.
The visitors showed great spirit to end a poor sequence with a fine victory and completed the double over their opponents.
Town were the quickest to settle with James Tiller and Nathan Mallet both causing problems down the flanks and it was Tiller who provided the assist for the opener when his corner was volleyed home by Joe McCabe.
Town doubled their lead 10 minutes before the break when Louie Dillon and Leon Sondufu exchanged with Mallet who crossed for Jamie Cerminara to slot in from eight yards.
Town’s defence had kept the hosts at bay with Sam Johnson doing well while after the break it fell for debutant keeper Scott Waters to deny a home chance.
Ampthill’s third came from a second Cerminara goal with Tiller crossing for the scorer to slide the ball home after Richardson initially won the ball in midfield.
The visitors defence proved defiant with some important tackles won by Scotney and Cooksley and Ampthill earned the points with a tremendous display and a rare away clean sheet.
Town will be bidding to continue in similar resilient vein on Saturday when they go to Hadley and Wingate after the sides drew 2-2 last month.
Last Wednesday, Ampthill Town travelled to Southall and lost 5-1 to the FA Vase quarter-finalists.
They made a confident start and went ahead when Nathan Mallet drove home from 15 yards after combining with Dillon.
But the hosts levelled through former Luton Town striker Rowan Vine and were ahead before the break when Garry Senior’s shot beat Sean Green.
Southall were too good for Town in the second half with goals from Tony Page, Jack Bennett and Courtney Austin adding to their woes.
Ampthill were unlucky to see a Bryn Reynolds shot hit the woodwork as they searched valiantly for a late consolation.