Blueboys and Magpies rise to the Challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:31 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:18 25 September 2014

London Colney and Colney Heath are through to round two of the Challenge Trophy.

The Magpies set up a second round tie at home against Buckingham Athletic after beating Welwyn Garden City 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Aaron Clarke gave Heath a seventh minute lead but two goals in six minutes saw them fall behind. The first-half scoring was far from done, though, as Matt Standen fired the Magpies level before an own goal put them in front. Clarke then doubled his tally as Heath turned around 4-2 up.

Soon after the break, WGC were reduced to 10 and, to rub salt into the wound, they had another player sent off after Josh Bronti had wrapped up the victory with his fifth goal of the season.

The Blueboys edged past Crawley Green thanks to a single Shaun Murphy goal. They will entertain Risborough Rangers in round two.

Both ties are scheduled to be played on Tuesday, November 18.

Harpenden, on the other hand, are out after losing 3-0 to Arlesey Town Reserves.

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