Blueboys fire message to rivals

London Colney put five past promotion rivals AFC Dunstable on Saturday.

SSML Division One

London Colney 5

AFC Dunstable 0

LONDON Colney fired a message to their promotion rivals with a 5-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls AFC Dunstable on Saturday.

The game was only 12 minutes old when the Blueboys took the lead, Greg Shaw’s pass setting Dave Parkinson free and Colney’s top scorer made no mistake finishing pass Nick Gardener.

Terry Billy and Luke Lincoln went close for Dunstable before Colney doubled their lead on the half hour mark. Shaw broke the visitors’ off side trap but was bought down by goalkeeper Gardener resulting in his dismissal with Gary Simmonds dispatching the resulting spot kick past replacement keeper James Baldry.

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Colney’s third came about after Baldry and a Dunstable defender got in a mix up giving Frankie Jowle the simple task of running the ball into the empty net.

Five minutes into the second half the Blueboys extended their advantage with Paradise heading home Jowle’s free kick.

Colney stopper Mark Whittamore did excellently to deny Hayden Wills and Kyle McNulty and the scoring was completed for the home side when Simmonds created an opening and fired home his second goal of the game.

? Goals from Kenny Hull and Josh Humbert saw London Colney run out 2-1 winners against Kings Langley on Monday night.

Mark Paradise was in fine form for the Blueboys in defence.

? The Blueboys were knocked out of the Herts Charity Shield on Tuesday evening after losing 1-0 to St Margaretsbury.

The only goal of the game came in the 50th minute when Mark Draper turned home Sam Crichton’s cross.

? London Colney suffered a frustrating 1-1 draw at Hoddesdon Town last Thursday.

On a dust bowl of a pitch, it was the Blueboys who took the lead, Mark Paradise pouncing on Allan Buck’s parry to fire home.Hoddesdon drew level early in the second half when Tony Cookey got into the Colney box and fired home.

The Blueboys came close to snatching all three points in the dying seconds when Dave Parkinson raced clear and fired past Buck only to see it come back off the post.