Blueboys bounce back to tame Lions

Second half display blows away visitors

SSML Division One

London Colney 4

London Lions 1

FOLLOWING a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wodson Park last Wednesday, London Colney bounced back with a winning display against London Lions.

It didn’t all go the Blueboys way though finding themselves 1-0 at the interval.

An injury to regular custodian Mark Whittamore and Winston Seidu’s unavailability meant Rob Munn had to be signed on to cover between the sticks.

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It was a mistake from the replacement keeper that gave the Lions the early initative. Munn failed to collect a cross into the box and as he tried to retrieve the ball he bought down Daryl Phillips. Aaron Barnes took the spot kick and sent the stopper the wrong way.

Both Dave Parkinson and Frankie Jowle saw free kicks held by Lions goalkeeper Davies and Ben Lauffer fired wide of goal on two occasions for the visitors.

What ever was said in the Blueboys dressing room at half time certainly did the trick as Colney dominated the game following the restart.

Just eight minutes into the second period, Danny Butcher drew the home side level, receiving Jowle’s pass before turning and firing home via the underside of the bar.

Minutes later the Blueboys took the lead, Butcher turning provider to tee up Parkinson who fired home from the edge of the box.

Colney went in search of more goals and were rewarded in the 73rd minute when Jowle scored straight from a corner.

Greg Shaw came within a lick of paint of extending Colney’s lead but his free kick crashed off the bar but it was only a temporary reprieve as the home side completed the scoring with a fourth late on.

Russell Gallagher released Parkinson who left three defenders in his wake before firing home from the edge of the area.

London Colney: Munn; Hull, McCafferty, Paradise, Murphy, Shaw, Jowle (Parratt), Butcher, Parkinson, Mitchell (Thompson), Gallagher.

Subs not used: Hudson, Fitzgerald, Townsend.