Harpenden Town close in on third position in SSML Premier Division

PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 02 May 2018

Dwayne Duncan in action. Picture: Kevin Lines

Dwayne Duncan in action. Picture: Kevin Lines

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Harpenden Town moved closer to their new goal of claiming third place in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division with two big wins.

Matt Sutton wins a header. Picture: Kevin LinesMatt Sutton wins a header. Picture: Kevin Lines

Following their League Cup success, manager Danny Plumb said the next task was chasing down Leighton Town in the league.

Harpenden Town's James Ewington has now scored 44 goals this season. Picture: Kevin LinesHarpenden Town's James Ewington has now scored 44 goals this season. Picture: Kevin Lines

And they are now just a point behind their rivals with a game in hand after victories over Tring Athletic and Oxhey Jets.

Tring keeper punches clear. Picture: Kevin LinesTring keeper punches clear. Picture: Kevin Lines

Saturday’s 3-2 win at home to Tring was a tough battle.

Charlie Gould in action. Picture: Kevin LinesCharlie Gould in action. Picture: Kevin Lines

The visitors took the lead on four minutes through Luke Dunstan before Jack Cartwright’s header made it 1-1 at the break.

Steve O'Rielly gets the ball under control. Picture: Kevin LinesSteve O'Rielly gets the ball under control. Picture: Kevin Lines

Harps scored next though Charlie Gould only for Dunstan to level it up again.

Sam Jenkins for Harpenden. Picture: Kevin LinesSam Jenkins for Harpenden. Picture: Kevin Lines

However, Matt Sutton’s late goal secured the points.

Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Oxhey Jets was far more straight forward.

Dwayne Duncan scored twice while James Ewington took his tally for the year to 44 with a hat-trick.

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