Kambo Smith continues goalscoring return as London Colney go unbeaten in three

PUBLISHED: 16:05 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 19 April 2018

Kambo Smith has now scored four goals for London Colney since returning from injury. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Kambo Smith has now scored four goals for London Colney since returning from injury. Picture: KEVIN LINES

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Kambo Smith took his tally to four goals in five games since returning from injury as London Colney picked up four more Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division points.

A creditable 2-2 draw at Leverstock Green on Saturday was followed up by a hard-fought 1-0 win at Cockfosters on Tuesday.

It has lifted the Blueboys up to 12th and with Smith, who has been out since September, in such fine form, the mood at Cotlandswick is buoyant.

Casey Linsell had fired Green into a 1-0 half-time lead at the weekend before Smith levelled it up five minutes after the break.

Joe Reynolds sent a free-kick into the box and when Bobby Armstrong flicked it on, Smith bundled it over the line from close range.

He almost made it two shortly after, but his rising drive just cleared the crossbar.

However, with 15 minutes to go it was 2-1 and again it came from a Reynolds free-kick and Armstrong flick-on.

This time, however, it was Anton Johnson who smacked the ball in low at the far post.

But the lead was short-lived and with seven minutes to go the hosts equalised when Liam Crohan somehow managed to keep the ball in play and lay it off to Scott Burge to shoot home from six yards to make the final score 2-2.

The winning goal in Tuesday night’s success came towards the end of the game through a lovely flowing move.

A quick break allowed Dan Westmore to get away on the left. He found Loren Maxwell who in turn helped it onto to Denzil Conteh.

Jack Mace was the next to get the ball out on the right and his whipped cross picked out Smith who knocked it into the net.

Tobi Omotosho could have made it two just after, but his shot lacked the power to beat Ben Sales in the Cockfosters goal.

Loren Maxwell had earlier hit the post from a Dan Heald cross and Smith

Smith had one of the last chances, but headed over.

The Blueboys’ next match is on Saturday, away to promotion-chasing Berkhamsted who need to win to keep control of the second and final promotion spot ahead of the charging Leighton Town.

Colney then have another away trip on Thursday when they go to London Tigers.

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