Blueboys profit from United’s bad day

PUBLISHED: 11:56 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:15 24 September 2014

Action from London Colney's 4-1 win over Biggleswade United. Picture: James Whittamore

Action from London Colney's 4-1 win over Biggleswade United. Picture: James Whittamore


London Colney beat Biggleswade United 4-1 to record back-to-back wins for the second time this season.

It was not United’s day: they had three goals disallowed and Lee Bilcock put the Blueboys 3-0 up after Greg Shaw and Martin Collins had put them in front. Jimmy Hill wrapped up the win before Tre Grant scored a late consolation goal.

Colney started the game brightly and nearly took the lead in the first few minutes when Jack Woods latched onto a poor clearance by Rui Goncalves but the goalkeeper quickly made amends when he pushed the shot around the post.

Biggleswade then had the first of their three disallowed goals. Jude Eboji turned on the edge of the box and fired the ball into the net but the referee had already blown for a foul on the same player, who missed the target from the free-kick.

The Blueboys took the lead on 21 minutes when Jack Woods played the ball to Shaw, who instantly struck a sizzling shot past Goncalves into the top left hand corner of the net.

Collins, on his return from injury, doubled the lead soon after as he tucked away Dan Power’s through ball to give Colney a 2-0 lead at the break.

At the restart, Bilcock found the net but the effort was scratch off for a foul on goalkeeper Jack Smith. And to add insult to injury, he then had a goal count towards the scoreline but it was in his own net.

Hill marked his return to the club after a short stay at Colney Heath with a goal as he turned in Woods’ cross.

A defensive mix-up allowed Grant to nick a late consolation but the Blueboys were worthy winners.

London Colney are at away on Wednesday in the Challenge Cup against Crawley Green and they welcome Hadley to Cotlandswick in the league on Saturday.

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