Home is where the heartbreak is for Ampthill

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Ampthill Town’s poor home form continued at the weekend when they were beaten 3-2 on their own patch by league newcomers Broadfields United.

A week after their exit from the FA Vase by London Tigers, Town saw another Middlesex side take the spoils back to the capital and prolong their own misery.

The visitors began brightly but Michael Draycott put Ampthill ahead inside the first 10 minutes with a superb strike.

However, Broadfields proved a lively outfit against a Town side who were forced into changes.

They played some attractive football which sometimes became too intricate for their own good with misplaced passes.

After Broadfields fluffedsome good openings in the first half, it was left to the Town keeper to save his side just before the break when he saved a close range shot from Tom Resch with his legs.

But the Londoners got the reward for their better approach work when Romaine Walker levelled with a fine solo goal in the 55th minute.

Hugo Figuerido put them ahead with another strong finish and he added to the lead from the penalty spot when Ross Airson brought down James Clarke.

Ampthill rallied and Joe McCabe reduced the arrears when he volleyed home from a corner.

Connor Saunders put a shot wide and Town saw another effort cleared off the line. But Broadfields collected their first win since early August while Town’s defeat was their sixth in a row at home.

Town have another chance to break their home duck next Tuesday when they host Division 2 side Tring Corinthians in the Challenge Trophy.

Before then they go to the Armadillo Stadium to play Arlesey Reserves who are bottom of the league.

Ampthill have won their two away games so they will be looking to forget their home form and get some vital points.