Connor Sansom powered home an injury-time header but it was not enough to rescue a point for Colney Heath.

The goalkeeper came up for a corner in the closing stages of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division clash at home to MK Irish and met the delivery perfectly to make it 2-1, writes Terry Edwards.

He came up again as the Magpies forced more set-pieces but couldn't repeat the trick.

Irish had taken the lead on four minutes when a Ryan Smith corner was met by the diving head of Ty Ward.

Sansom made the save but the rebound was put away by Clinton Zawe.

Their second came two minutes into the second half, Smith set up by Andre Olukanmi and finishing low into the corner.

Colney had a couple of half chances, Billy Owen twice going close while Sam Doolan and Godfrey Opoku were off target.

It took another Sansom save to really sting Colney into life with chance after chance coming for the home side.

They had left themselves too much to do though.

After two wins Harpenden Town fell to their first defeat at the new-look Rothamsted Park, losing 3-1 to SSML leaders Biggleswade United, writes Oliver Talbot.

Things had started very well for the home side though, James Ewington finding the net with a powerful, calm finish.

The visitors though are top for a reason after hitting the post, a tidy finish from Markel Cousins levelled things up.

They then hit the bar with the shot bouncing up off the line and into the hands of Emmanuel Olajide.

The Town keeper was called into action again shortly after but Harpenden did have their moments too, usually after work from Hadley Gleeson.

Jake Anthony was on the end of one well-worked move, cutting inside and having a shot saved.

A deflected shot in the second half gave Biggleswade the lead after a dangerous spell of pressure and the away side were given another boost when Mickey Shuttlewood was sent off for being the last man.

The woodwork was hit again by Biggleswade, a composed shot after some nice passing, and they eventually made to three late on.

There was better news for Harpenden's ladies in the Eastern Region Division One North as they won 7-2 at home to Fakenham Town, writes Terry Edwards.

They really had to do it the hard way though as they conceded two goals in the opening 10 minutes, Olivia Baker and Chloe Gravett the scorers.

By half-time though they were in front.

The first goal came on 29 minutes after the excellent Rebecca McShane played a wonderful ball through for Sophia Amanor to latch onto, going around a defender and the keeper and rolling the ball into an empty net.

Three minutes later it was level. Erin Shacklock made good ground down the left before crossing low for Natalie Cloy to stroke the ball home.

Seven minutes after the first the comeback was done, Amanor getting her second with a calm finish.

The star forward had a hat-trick early in the second half after being set up by Louisa Ransom and the final three goals came in the last 10 minutes.

Amanor was set up for her fourth by Chloe Dinsey before provider turned scorer, picking up a loose ball in the box and beating three defenders before scoring.

Jaime Curtain wrapped things up with a low shot from inside the six yard box for her first goal for the club.

London Colney won 5-0 in the Combined Counties League at home to Brook House. Dion Laughton got two with one each for Tanel Zihni Ayvaz, Reece Horn-Haynes and Carsel Hylton.

The St Albans Primary Schools boys' squads hosted a pre-season festival with teams coming from Newbury, Wokingham, Brent, Dacorum and Stevenage.

And it was a successful morning with all three of the St Albans teams performing brilliantly.

The Yellows won one and drew one of their four games with goals from Hodgkinson (two), Stewart and Beeby.

The Blues, however, won all four of their games played with two goals from Joseph and Brierley and one each from Rowland and Griffiths.

The U10 development squad, playing against all U11s sides, gave every thing and shocked a few with the way they weren’t intimidated by an older age group.

Their goals were scored by Burgoyne-Richards, Hine, Osborne and Foster who got two.

Next week, all three of the boys' sides and the girls' team travel to Gloucester with the first league points of the season on offer.

Colney Heath's young sides had a busy week of action.

The U8 Magpies enjoyed a 3-2 win over Bovingdon in the West Herts League, Jack Chippington scoring two and Kian O'Neill one.

The U10 Magpies lost 6-1 to West Herts, Ed Bosomworth getting the goal, while Dante Gordon got the only goal for the U13 Magpies in a 7-1 loss to St Albans Lions.

The U15 Magpies lost 4-2 to Whetstone in the Watford Freindly League, Dapo Balogun and Ollie Todd scoring, while the U16s drew 2-2 with Hertford Bucks, Latieef Yasin and Tosin Kalejaiye.

There were three wins for the EJA sides.

Zach Bradbury got a hat-trick as the U13s won 5-4 against Wingate & Finchley. Alastair Parr and Max Cleveland got the others.

Riley Johnson got the treble as the U14s beat Huntingdon Town 6-0 in the EJA Cup. Alessandro Rosiello got two and Charlie Ashton one.

The U15s won 8-0 against Hanwell Town in another cup game with goals from Ben Burt, Kyle Lloyd, Justin Chikontwe, Elijah-Rockson Obeng, Andreas Fredvig Erichsen (two) and Kai Fearin-McDonnell (two).

However, the U16s lost 3-0 versus Fakenham Town.