Fowler off to a flier at Harpenden Town

Town come out on top at Langford

SSML Division One

Langford 0 Harpenden Town 2

HARPENDEN Town made a great start to life under new manager Bob Fowler with a 2-0 win at recently relegated Langford.

The much changed Town line up were on top from the off and, after a bout of crisp passing that had denied Langford a touch of the ball, Town took the lead with a contender for goal of the season.

After great approach work, David Keenleyside broke through and bent a 25-yard shot right into the top corner of the net.

Town always had the edge in the first half with some quality passing that Langford found hard to contend with. Their reward was a great second goal when Keenleyside broke through and fed Adam Smith who pulled the defence wide and put in a measured chip that Jim Hill calmly despatched into the net with a close range header.

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Although Langford did come into the game in the second half goalkeeper Matt Lord pulled off a couple of great saves and Town re-established control.

Although the game was tight and chances few, Town were the likelier scorers and nearly got a third when the Langford centre half tried a desperate clearance which cannoned off his own player and looped goalwards only for the home ‘keeper to bend backwards and pull the ball down at full stretch.