Heath turning the corner
Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division Colney Heath 2 Langford 2 COLNEY Heath were cruelly denied a vital win by a Langford goal six minutes into injury time. The Magpies thought they d ended their run of five games without a win when Neil Jordan
Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division
Colney Heath 2 Langford 2
COLNEY Heath were cruelly denied a vital win by a Langford goal six minutes into injury time.
The Magpies thought they'd ended their run of five games without a win when Neil Jordan stabbed the ball home in the 94th minute only for Langford to go up the other end and grab an equaliser.
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Scott Lacey was unhappy with the amount of time played by the referee Jake Hillier.
"Refereeing decisions have cost us 10 points and the FA Vase this season. I'm disappointed really.
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"I thought we were outstanding at Levy the other week and we played well at St Margaretsbury last Tuesday. We created chances but didn't take them and they got their penalty. I thought we were back to our best but we were poor against Langford on Saturday," Lacey told The Herts Advertiser.
"We were lazy and our quality of distribution was poor. If you're going to play out from your full backs like we do then you need decent knocks.
"A draw was probably a fair result but over 42 games you're going to get some luck come your way and I thought that we'd got it when we scored in the 93rd minute.
"Three points are massive right now. We should have seen the game out. Stupid errors are being punished."
The opening 45 minutes were even with Lacey's men slightly on top.
Trevor Stevens had a run halted by the Langford defence and Richard Howard had the ball in the hosts' goal only to be denied by an offside flag.
Langford opened the scoring five minutes before the break when John Coley latched onto Ryan Nichol's free kick and fired past Tom Blackman.
The second half was lacking in goalmouth action until the closing 10 minutes. Heath free kick wasn't dealt with and Aaron Clarke got the final touch despite Young's best efforts to keep it out.
With the game deep into injury time Jordan bundled the ball over the line from a corner and the Magpies sensed they would pick up a valuable three points.
However, it wasn't to be and when Ben L'Honore crossed Joe Delaselle was on hand to earn Langford a point.
Lacey believes his side need to get back to basics with the club taking the opportunity to blood some youngsters before the end of the season.
"Neil Jordan, who's probably been our best player this season, scored a tap-in in the middle, there was massive celebrations and we tried to get them focussed but they've gone up the other end down the left and crossed for their centre half who's scored.
"We need to get back to basics. After two years fighting relegation we're now an established side at this level.
"Whether I've got to freshen it up with new players or set new incentives I don't know."
Cockfosters 1 Colney Heath 2
RICHARD Howard's 91st minute strike gave Colney Heath a 2-1 win at Cockfosters and with it their first win since January 24.
Ant Muthusamy gave Scott Lacey and Wes Awad's side a 19th minute lead which was cancelled out 20 minutes later by Ian Reddington's goal before Howard struck in injury time.