Blueboys hit six
SSML Division One London Colney 6 Buckingham Athletic 1 LONDON Colney consigned Buckingham Athletic to their first defeat this season as the Blueboys put six past their opponents. Going into the game Buckingham had won all three of their opening games bu
SSML Division One
London Colney 6 Buckingham Athletic 1
LONDON Colney consigned Buckingham Athletic to their first defeat this season as the Blueboys put six past their opponents.
Going into the game Buckingham had won all three of their opening games but they had no answer for Colney's devastating attacking play.
Colney laid siege to the Buckingham goal in the opening 25 minutes and felt they should have had a penalty when David Parkinson went down in the box but referee Weight waved away the claims and booked the Colney man for diving.
Colney broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Gary Simmonds headed home from Frankie Jowle's cross.
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Out of the blue Buckingham, with their first real attack, drew level with Criag Howkins's cross-cum-shot sneaking inside Munn's far post.
Just before half time Parkinson was felled in the box with the referee awarding the spot kick, however after consulting his assistant the official over-turned his original decision.
After the break Colney were eventually awarded a spot kick when Josh Humbert was bought down in the box and Simmonds emphatically dispatched the spot kick.
Two minutes later they made it 3-1 after Parkinson released Russell Gallagher whose powerful shot could not be prevented from crossing the line.
Greg Shaw made it 4-1 when he capitalised on Buckingham's inability to clear their lines by firing home from the edge of the box.
Parkinson eventually got on the scoresheet when he swept home after good work on the left by Paradise and McCafferty.
Tom Dickie was dismissed for Colney late on but it didn't stop Gallagher from grabbing his second and Colney's sixth.
London Colney: Munn, Hull (Paradise), McCafferty, Murphy, Dickie, Shaw, Gallagher, Humbert (Danslow), Parkinson, Simmonds (Magwood), Jowle. Subs not used: Hudson, Corran.