Armitt at it again as London Colney’s title push goes on

Lee Armitt scored his 16th league goal of the season against Leverstock Green. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Lee Armitt scored his 16th league goal of the season against Leverstock Green. Picture: KEVIN LINES - Credit: Archant

London Colney kept pace with the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division leaders with a 2-1 victory over Leverstock Green.

Lee Armitt scored again on Tuesday night, his sixth in the last four games, with Russell Gallagher getting the other.

It leaves the Blueboys 12 points behind Hoddesdon Town but with four games now in hand after Saturday’s trip to Stotfold was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It was the visitors who had the first chance when Ashley Addison saw his shot tipped over the crossbar by a smart stop from Jack Smith.

But Colney soon switched the play and it was Armitt who had their first effort at goal, shooting narrowly wide after some fine inter-play from Dan Power and Jack Woods.

Louis Bircham was desperate to score against his former club and had two efforts which flew over the top.

Leverstock continued to have chances themselves with the dangerous Addison, Tim Salako and Dan Griggs all going close.

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Armitt finally opened the scoring on 31 minutes latching on to a superb through ball from Charlie Smith.

He went close to adding a second shortly after when Sam Doolan sent him clear. However, his low drive cannoned back off the post and out.

Early in the second half Bircham brought a stunning save out of Leverstock keeper Liam Jahn who dived full length to his left to push the ball around the post.

And 10 minutes into the second period the visitors drew level.

Addison played the ball into the Blueboys box and somehow Griggs nipped in to steer the ball past Jack Smith.

Dan Power sent one inches wide as Colney pressed to restore their advantage but they weren’t denied for long, Gallagher smashing home from 25 yards.

Armitt was denied by Jahn late on as was Tom Smith but the Blueboys were content with a 2-1 victory.

London Colney Reserves were also in action on Tuesday night, coming away from St Margaretsbury Reserves with a 3-1 win.

Cain Davey, Archie McClelland and Jack Nevin got the goals that puts Colney third in the Reserve Division South & East.