Jowle on song as Blueboys bounce back from Dunstable disappointment
Spartan South Midlands Division One AFC Dunstable 4 London Colney 1 London Colney 3 Cranfield United 1 LONDON Colney got back to winning ways after their poor performance at Dunstable on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cranfield United on Tuesday evening. T
Spartan South Midlands Division One
AFC Dunstable 4 London Colney 1
London Colney 3 Cranfield United 1
LONDON Colney got back to winning ways after their poor performance at Dunstable on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cranfield United on Tuesday evening.
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The Blueboys nearly took the lead early on when David Parkinson's low cross into the box was touched onto the bar by Frank Jowle's lofted shot.
The home side eventually broke the deadlock in the 17th minute through Russell Gallagher. A long ball out by Dave Corran was latched onto by Gallagher who rounded a defender before curling his shot into the bottom corner.
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The lead was short-lived though as Gary Simmonds' poor back pass was pounced upon by Marc Redsull who fired past Rob Munn.
Parkinson saw a shot hit the post for the Blueboys while at the other end Nick Bines went close with a low 20-year effort.
Colney hit the woodwork again minutes before the interval when Gallagher met Corran's cross with his head only to see the ball come back off the inside of the post.
Cranfield's Bines went close early in the second half and Jowle had a free kick pushed out from under the bar by visiting custodian Tony O'Neill.
However O'Neill was powerless to stop the Blueboys hitting two goals in three minutes.
Jowle got the first pouncing on some hesitant defending to receive Tom Dickie's pass before firing into the bottom corner of the net.
The third came from youngster Rob Magwood, the midfielder collecting Parkinson's pass before placing his shot past the 'keeper from the edge of the area.
Jowle nearly added a fourth but O'Neill managed to claw the ball out from under the bar.
London Colney: Munn, Hull, Corran, Dickie, Murphy, Humbert, Jowle, Magwood, Parkinson, Simmonds (Butcher), Gallagher. Subs: Danslow, Hill, McCafferty.
The win came after a disappointing 4-1 loss at AFC Dunstable on Saturday. Things had started brightly for the Blueboys when Parkinson gave them the lead inside five minutes.
However, goals from Dan Edwards and Ryan Quinn gave the hosts a 2-1 lead at the break.
Courtney Massey extended their lead early in the second half and Hayden Wills added the fourth just after the hour mark to complete the scoring.
The Blueboys welcome Bethnal Green United to Cotlandswick this Saturday in the FA Vase First Round Proper (ko 3pm).