Back-to-back wins boost Blueboys
PUBLISHED: 09:26 03 February 2011
Welwyn GC and Amersham dispatched by London Colney
LONDON Colney made it three wins on the bounce with back-to-back victories over Welwyn Garden City and Amersham Town.
Sam Mitchell’s 58th minute penalty won the Blueboys all three points in a dour local derby with Welwyn Garden City.
The Blueboys had plenty of chances to score at their near neighbours but the low flying planes from nearby Panshanger Aerodrome provided more of a threat to the Welwyn goal until Mitchell’s successful spot kick.
Trevor Stevens went closest to opening the scoring at Welwyn but his shot came back off the post.
The Blueboys’ defence is the meanest in the league this season and they maintained that record by keeping Welwyn at arms’ length from their goal.
The decisive moment came just before the hour mark when Parkinson was hauled down from behind by Daryl Smith and Mitchell firmly planted the spot kick past the goalkeeper.
The Blueboys felt they should have had another spot kick late on in the game but this time the referee wasn’t interested and the visitors had to settle for just the single-goal margin of victory.
Colney wrapped up another three points on Tuesday night with a 2-0 defeat of Amersham Town.
Mark Whittamore had to be alert to see through the fog and dive to tip Ben Gray’s effort over the crossbar.
With both defences on top the game remained scoreless at the break but that all changed just after the hour mark as Colney scored two goals in as many minutes.
First Parkinson latched onto sub Ricky Perks’ cross to shot low into the bottom corner and then Perks himself rose highest to send a looping header over Craig Garrett and into the net.
The visitors hit back late on but Dominic Parella was denied by a great two handed save from Whittamore.
* Colney Reserves drew 2-2 with Hatfield.