London Colney have to wait to get back on the winning trail

PUBLISHED: 16:31 21 January 2016

London Colney welcomed back Lee Armitt after injury in their defeat to Hoddesdon. Picture: JIM WHITTAMORE

London Colney welcomed back Lee Armitt after injury in their defeat to Hoddesdon. Picture: JIM WHITTAMORE

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London Colney’s hopes for a quick response to two successive league defeats were left frostbitten after the big freeze on Tuesday night put pay to their game at home to Oxhey Jets.

It came on the back of defeats to Bedford and, more recently, Hoddesdon Town last Saturday.

It means their lead at the top of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division has been cut to four points by AFC Dunstable, who have a game in hand, and five to last week’s opponents, who have played two games less.

Despite having Lee Armitt available again after a long spell on the injury list, the Blueboys went down to a late goal at the Stewart Edwards Stadium.

Ricky Light’s free-kick with just three minutes to go kept Hoddesdon in the hunt for the one promotion spot.

Both sides had chances, with both hitting the woodwork early on.

Charlie Smith’s free-kick clipped the top of the bar for Colney while Mark Twumasi hit the the post.

Both goalkeepers were also called to make smart saves in a niggly, bad-tempered game.

Next up for the Blueboys is a trip to Berkhamsted on Saturday before a home game against Welwyn Garden City on Tuesday.

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