GALERY: Postal stamped by Colney
Blueboys see off Sun Postal challenge
LONDON Colney recorded only their second win in 10 matches as they recorded a 4-1 victory over Sun Postal Sports.
It could have been more for the Blueboys who saw Frankie Jowle and Trevor Stevens go close early on.
The deadlock was broken in the 14th minute when Kenny Hull picked out David Parkinson and his looping header sailed into the back of the net.
Goalkeeper Mark Whittamore had to be alert to keep out Ben Poulton’s attempt to draw the visitors level but the Blueboys ‘keeper was beaten minutes later when Dean Renphrey’s cross was converted by Louis Bamboye.
Despite this setback Colney set about reasserting themselves on proceedings and they regained the lead just 63 seconds after they’d been pegged back. Stevens and Sam Wilkinson combined to tee up Sam Mitchell who created a yard of space before driving the ball inside the left hand post from the edge of the area.
Goal number three came courtesy of substitute Ricky Perks who was the beneficiary after Sun Postal stopper Sam Bridges made a hash of Whittamore’s long punt forward.
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Parkinson had been shackled by centre-half Stacy Dunn but with the introduction of Perks the Sun Postal man switched his attentions to the substitute. This freed Parkinson and he made the most of it cutting in from the left and firing past Bridges to make it 4-1.
The striker had a glorious opportunity to complete his hat-trick when Dunn was penalised for taking out Perks but Parkinson sliced the penalty kick wide of the target.
Colney: Whittamore; Hull (Lawrence), McCafferty, Paradise, Murphy (Perks), Dickie, Mitchell, Stevens, Parkinson, Wilkinson, Jowle (Wilson). Subs not used: Butcher, Tammaro.
* The Blueboys added another point to their total on Saturday after a 1-1 draw with Hoddesdon Town.
The Blueboys were without Ricky Perks and Greg Shaw, who were suspended, and the unavailable Ricky Perks.
The visitors started brightly but it was the Blueboys who had the first sight of goal when David Parkinson fired wide from Trevor Stevens’ pass.
Sammy Vanderpeer was guilty of heading over from a Josh Smith corner while Stevens and Tom Dickie went close with headed efforts for Colney.
The Blueboys shot out of the blocks after the break with Shaun Murphy seeing his shot cleared off the line.
Eventually the Blueboys found a way through when Stevens reacted quickest to fire home after his initial shot had been saved by goalkeeper Luke Pierce.
Stevens nearly doubled his tally immediately but his lob went wide.
With time running out and the three points seemingly in the bag for the Blueboys the visitors struck a cruel blow. A long ball forward from Jamie Curtis put Steve Wakam in on goal and although Whittamore blocked his shot there was nothing he could do to stop the Hoddesdon man firing home the rebound to earn the away side a point.
* London Colney Blues won 1-0 at AFC Hertford with Anthony Donnelly on target.
Luke Ossario got the ‘A’ team’s goal in a 2-1 defeat against Global. The Midweek Youth team beat Wokingham 4-0 with Max O’Shea, Jon Mallaburn, Eddie Gray and Luis McNamara on target.