Gallery: Blueboys win local derby
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London Colney earned bragging rights over Colney Heath after their 3-0 win at Cotlandswick on Saturday.
Danny Fitzgerald, Trevor Stevens and Caine Davey were on target for the Blueboys as they ended the Magpies’ unbeaten run, which stretched back to the turn of the year. Their last loss was also against London Colney, who beat them 2-0 on December 28.
The Blueboys had the first chance on Saturday when, following a long throw in from Dan Power, Jimmy Hill’s header flew just wide. Matt Newman then went close but dragged his wide of the post.
At the other end, Matt Standen fired just the wrong side of Charlie May’s right hand post and Matt Stevens had the scramble the ball off the line to prevent Tel Caswell opening the scoring.
Just before the break Newman sent a curling cross to the back post where Caine Davey was racing in but his downward header was saved at the foot of the post by Tom Blackman.
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In the first minute of the second half Hill almost succeeded with a long range lob as Blackman was off his line but the ball bounced narrowly wide.
A minute later the Blueboys opened the scoring when a floated pass over the top of the Magpies’ defence found Newman. He collected his parried shot before squaring the ball to Danny Fitzgerald who gave Blackman no chance.
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It was not all one way as May had to flick a header from Matt Standen over the bar.
Then, in the space of two minutes the Blueboys scored two goals to race into a 3-0 lead.
Blackman spilled a curling free-kick from Davey and Stevens pounced on the loose ball to stab it over the line from two yards out. Davey then turned scorer to put the result in no doubt.
Even with the game beyond reach, Blackman kept the score down by tipping Hill’s shot wide.
London Colney have three away games to play, firstly at Cockfosters (Tuesday), Hertford (Thursday) and Stotfold on Saturday before they take on Hoddesdon at home on Tuesday, April 29.
The Magpies have home games against London Lions (April 22) and Hillingdon Borough (May 3) either side of away matches at London Tigers (April 24) and Cockfosters (April 30).