Grateful-eight for London Colney as promotion hopes remain on track

London Colney v Biggleswade

London Colney v Biggleswade - Credit: Archant

London Colney kept their promotion dreams well and truly alive with an eight-goal demolition of FC Broxbourne Borough.

Lee Armitt was the main reason for the success on Tuesday night with four goals although he was ably assisted by Greg Shaw with two and Louis Bircham and Tom Smith with one each.

In truth though the whole team were on top of their game to help keep the Blueboys in touch of Hoddesdon Town and AFC Dunstable ahead of them.

It was 5-0 by half-time with Smith’s header opening the floodgates on 15 minutes.

Shaw got number two, also with his head, from a Stef Geraldes cross and he bagged his second and Colney’s third on 37 minutes from the penalty spot.

Armitt opened his own personal account shortly after, racing onto a long punt from goalkeeper Jack Smith before rounding Adam Seymour in the Broxbourne net and slotting home.

The fifth came on the stroke of half-time with Charlie Smith getting the assist for Bircham’s low drive.

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It then became the Armitt show.

Geraldes got his second assist on 55 minutes with a through ball and Armitt claimed his hat-trick when he beat the offside trap to meet Sam Campbell’s neat pass over the top.

The eighth, and Armitt’s fourth, came moments later when he drilled a low shot beyond Seymour.

It remained eight at the end but there were plenty of other chances for further goals.

This was a far cry for last week’s 0-0 draw at home to Biggleswade United when the Blueboys did everything but score.

Dan Power’s sending off for two bookable offences and Danny Fitzgerald’s broken nose completed that disappointing performance.

Colney’s joyous mood was only dampened with wins for their rivals although they do still have games in hand on the top two.

They will hope to continue their fine form tomorrow (Saturday) when they travel to Stotfold before taking on Leverstock Green on Tuesday.