Late goals deliver big blows for battling Harpenden Town

Archie McClelland was on target for Harpenden Town again. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Archie McClelland was on target for Harpenden Town again. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

A late penalty and a disappointing evening meant Harpenden Town ended their week with just one point.

They were 1-0 up away to Arlesey Town on Saturday with the clock already into time added on when the New Lamb Meadow hosts were awarded a penalty.

James Hatch converted it to cancel out Archie McClelland’s 65th-minute opener.

Manager Danny Plumb though was still proud of his players with the draw making it six games undefeated.

However, that run came to a shuddering half at another of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division’s top-six teams as Biggleswade United won 4-1.


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Defensive lapses meant they were 2-1 down at half-time but it wasn’t until the final 10 minutes that United pulled clear.

The results leave Harpenden in 14th position but 14 points clear of relegation.

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They host Baldock Town at Rothamsted Park on Saturday.

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