Clements-time again as double sinks Baldock Town and keeps Colney Heath on Tring's trail

PUBLISHED: 10:46 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 December 2019

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Jon Clements is enjoying his season almost as much as Colney Heath as his double over Baldock Town kept the Magpies flying high in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Yasin Boodhoo for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Yasin Boodhoo for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The former London Colney and Welwyn Garden City striker signed for Heath in the summer and is now up to 10 in 15 league matches, and 21 in all competitions, after getting both in the 2-0 win over the Reds.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It keeps the Magpies second in the table, level on points with Tring Athletic, but with two games in hand.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

This was even more comfortable than the score suggested and they had plenty of chances that goalkeeper Adam Harpur kept out before Clements opened the scoring on 23 minutes, Chris Griffin and Spencer Clarke-Mardel notable among them.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The goal though was as simple as it was good. Clarke-Mardel nodded a Brett O'Connor pass into the path of the striker who quickly outpaced the Baldock defenders before burying the ball into the far left corner.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The visitors nearly hit an immediate equaliser but Dan Harper's free-kick was headed off the line by Sam Doolan.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Adam Harpur for Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Adam Harpur for Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The big defender then almost bagged an assist with a header to Clements but Harpur was equal to the shot with a fine save.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Colney Heath celebrate a goal by Jon Clements 1-0. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The second half was more of the same. Connor Sansom stopped what little came his way and Colney kept pressing for more goals.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Connor Sansom makes a save for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Connor Sansom makes a save for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Danny Fitzgerald went close before Clements did finally add a second 10 minutes after the restart.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Spencer Clarke-Mardel for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Spencer Clarke-Mardel for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Dominic Knaggs, Griffin and Clarke-Mardel were all involved in the build-up while Clements again showed strength to hold off the defence and drive the ball home.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Yasin Boodhoo, Lee Armitt, Taylor Cobb, Clements and Clarke-Mardel all had chances blocked or saved after that but Baldock managed to keep them out.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

They couldn't stop the Magpies claiming all three points though.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Alex Coppin for Baldock Town battles with Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Alex Coppin for Baldock Town battles with Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

They host Wembley on Saturday before going to third-placed Newport Pagnell Town on Tuesday.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Alex Coppin for Baldock Town battles with Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Alex Coppin for Baldock Town battles with Brett O'Connor for Colney Heath. Picture: Karyn Haddon

n The U18s continued their fine season with a 4-2 win over FC Broxbourne Borough.

Colney Heath V Baldock Town - Sam James in action for Baldock Town.


Picture: Karyn HaddonColney Heath V Baldock Town - Sam James in action for Baldock Town. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Two from Kyle Rahho and one each for Jack McShane and Bradley Young mean the young Magpies have won all six of their Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League Olympian Division games.

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