The two Colney clubs remain deep in relegation trouble at the foot of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

Colney Heath suffered back-to-back 2-0 losses, making it three in a row by the same score-line and four successive defeats in total.

The first was at home to Biggleswade United on Saturday.

They started with a fast tempo and had a lot of the ball over the piece but crucially, they failed to do much with it.

And at the other end, Biggleswade were showing them how to do.

Liam Studley had already made two great saves, both from Taylor Rhiney, but he couldn't keep them all out and on 14 minutes the personal duel between the two was won by the United man, getting on the end of a Jayden Irish cross to make it 1-0.

The Magpies kept huffing and puffing and one Bradley Dixon-Smith cross flashed across the face of goal with neither Vladut Sighiartau nor Serge Erkarslan able to get head to ball.

They were denied twice when Jayden Silcott-Brown was tackled by Chad Greatorex but neither a penalty nor a corner was given.

The second half was no different. Erkarslan went close with a free-kick and new signing James Mwanaka set-up fellow sub Hadley Gleeson, but his shot was saved by Thomas Wyant.

And Biggleswade continued to look dangerous when they did move it to the other end.

Rhiney went close on numerous occasions and with 20 minutes to go, they doubled their advantage, Markel Cousins connecting with a corner from Cameron Hyde.

The final chances went the way of the hosts but Gleeson fired wide and then Myles John was denied by Wyant.

Tuesday night's trip to Aylesbury Vale Dynamos was no less frustrating.

The goals didn't arrive until the second half. Charlie Atwell got the first on the hour with a header from a Jake Baldwin corner and with 10 minutes remaining, Curtis Brown put Lewis Workman away to seal the points.

There were chances for the Magpies but it was another game without scoring and makes relegation a real possibility.

They remain second from bottom but still only a point adrift of Arlesey Town and two of Hoddesdon Town.

London Colney are still rooted to the foot of the table but picked up arguably the result of the season when they drew 0-0 with leaders Stotfold.

They had conceded 15 in the previous two games but the Eagles could find no way through, leaving their manager Brett Donnelly to brand the performance as "spineless".

Harpenden Town are 16th after playing just the one game this week, a 1-1 draw away to Cockfosters on Saturday.

Josh Setchell got their goal and it looked like it would be the winner, until former Colney Heath skipper Chris Griffin equalised in the eighth minute of stoppage time.

This weekend's games sends Colney Heath to St Panteleimon while Harpenden host Potton United.

Harps are in action of Tuesday too, back at home against Dunstable Town, while London Colney play St Panteleimon at Cotlandswick.

Harpenden's U16 EJA side have reached the quarter-final of the Herts Challenge Cup after a 3-1 win away to London Lions.

George Clarke got two and Fynn Sweeting one as they set-up at home tie with Royston Town, scheduled for February 26.

Having won against Walthamstow and drawn in a friendly against Luton Town Academy, Town's U17s dropped their first points of 2023 in a 3-1 home reversal to Hemel Hempstead Town.

Luke Hobson scored his ninth of the year from an inch-perfect cross from player of the match, Max Hill.

Harvesters U18 girls also had a county cup success as they bounced back from their first defeat in the league.

They beat Hitchin Yellows 9-3 to reach the Herts Challenge Cup final against Watford.

Hollie Thornton, Eliza Telford and Mia Pullan all got two while the others came from Katie Leigh, Yasmin Howgego and Brooke Austen.