Harpenden Town close in on third position in SSML Premier Division

Dwayne Duncan in action. Picture: Kevin Lines

Dwayne Duncan in action. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Harpenden Town moved closer to their new goal of claiming third place in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division with two big wins.

Matt Sutton wins a header. Picture: Kevin Lines

Matt Sutton wins a header. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Following their League Cup success, manager Danny Plumb said the next task was chasing down Leighton Town in the league.

Harpenden Town's James Ewington has now scored 44 goals this season. Picture: Kevin Lines

Harpenden Town's James Ewington has now scored 44 goals this season. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

And they are now just a point behind their rivals with a game in hand after victories over Tring Athletic and Oxhey Jets.

Tring keeper punches clear. Picture: Kevin Lines

Tring keeper punches clear. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Saturday’s 3-2 win at home to Tring was a tough battle.

Charlie Gould in action. Picture: Kevin Lines

Charlie Gould in action. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

The visitors took the lead on four minutes through Luke Dunstan before Jack Cartwright’s header made it 1-1 at the break.

Steve O'Rielly gets the ball under control. Picture: Kevin Lines

Steve O'Rielly gets the ball under control. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant


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Harps scored next though Charlie Gould only for Dunstan to level it up again.

Sam Jenkins for Harpenden. Picture: Kevin Lines

Sam Jenkins for Harpenden. Picture: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

However, Matt Sutton’s late goal secured the points.

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Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Oxhey Jets was far more straight forward.

Dwayne Duncan scored twice while James Ewington took his tally for the year to 44 with a hat-trick.

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