Lacey disappointed as Magpies let commanding lead slip

PUBLISHED: 17:10 03 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 06 May 2010

The Magpies on the ball on Saturday

The Magpies on the ball on Saturday

Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Colney Heath 1 St Margaretsbury 1 Colney Heath 3 Hertford Town 3 COLNEY Heath joint manager Scott Lacey was disappointed with individual errors as his side conceded a 3-0 lead to draw with Hertford Town

Heath were held to a 1-1 draw

Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division

Colney Heath 1 St Margaretsbury 1

Colney Heath 3 Hertford Town 3

COLNEY Heath joint manager Scott Lacey was disappointed with individual errors as his side conceded a 3-0 lead to draw with Hertford Town on Tuesday.

Striker Phil Jackman stepped straight back into the side for the Magpies after a period away and boosted the impressive attacking options further. Jackman combined well with Howard before firing home on just two minutes.

Winger Jake Parratt set up Jackman to net his second and Richard Howard then turned well and smashed in a third as the home side ran riot. Lacey said: "Phil came straight back in and scored a great goal after just two minutes. Jake destroyed them on the right in the first half hour and played the ball across for Phil to make it two. Richard Howard turned and smashed the ball into the bottom corner for 3-0 and this was against a regular top three side in that league."

Lacey urged his team to keep their focus in the second half but mistakes proved costly and Hertford recovered to snatch a 3-3 draw with the final goal coming late on.

On Saturday Richard Howard scored to set the Magpies up for what looked likely to be a first league win only for John Barker to strike back five minutes later for visitors St Margaretsbury.

Neither side hit top gear but when Howard scored with 16 minutes left after combining with Jake Parratt the Magpies were close to the three points. The mood changed when Barker converted from a set piece. Manager Lacey said: "It was one of our worst performances as a team. We went 1-0 up and I thought we were on for our first three points. We looked sound defensively but then conceded from yet another set play. It is disappointing.

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