Newman treble sees off Kentish Town

Blueboys march on in league and cup

SSML Division One

London Colney 3 Kentish Town 0

LONDON Colney notched their 15th league win of the season as Matt Newman’s hat-trick gave them all three points at home to Kentish Town on Saturday.

Newman has been in red-hot form for the Blueboys this term bagging 22 goals in 15 games and it took him just six minutes to break the deadlock against Kentish Town.

Danny Fitzgerald played the ball forward for Newman who headed it past the defender and drove the ball low past the goalkeeper.

Jimmy Warner then had a shot turned past the post and from the resulting corner Fitzgerald hit the crossbar.

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Adam Murad nearly grabbed an equaliser for the visitors when he bundled his way into the box and stabbed the ball through goalkeeper Mark Whittamore’s legs but his effort went wide of the goal.

Ryan Thompson’s side doubled their advantage just before the break when Warner flicked on a long ball for Newman to race onto and fire past Edward Stopps.

The Blueboys lost John Butler to injury on the stroke of half time, the midfielder having to make a trip to hospital for four stitches to a nasty eye injury.

When play resumed after the break it took Newman just ten minutes to wrap up his hat-trick. Again Warner was involved heading the ball into the path of his strike partner and this time the former Park Street Village front man shrugged of the attentions of his marker before finding the bottom corner of the net.

London Colney: Whittamore; Hull, McCafferty, Saul, Murphy, Stevens (Golder), Butler (Hutchinson), Shaw, Newman, Warner (Clarke), Fitzgerald.

On Tuesday evening goals from Trevor Stevens and Warner handed the Blueboys a 2-1 win over Langford in the Division One Cup.

The opening goal came in the 13th minute when Fitzgerald’s mazy run ended with him slipping the ball into the path of Stevens and he cracked a low shot into the bottom corner of the goal.

Greg Shaw came close to doubling Colney’s lead just before half time but his shot was well saved by Gavin Carr in the Langford goal.

Two minutes after the interval Warner netted the winning goal, latching onto Craig Knightley’s pass before beating two defenders and the advancing Carr and slotting the ball into the unguarded net.

Whittamore made a good save to tip Ryan Ellis’ long range shot onto the bar and Kim Forsythe shot against the post.

The home side reduced the deficit 13 minutes from time when Lewis Cordive-Francis headed home Paul Garrett’s corner.

Knightley and 16-year-old Jack Woods combined to tee up Shaw whose shot was cleared off the line by Ellis and Forsythe again hit the post but there were no further goals as the Blueboys progressed to the next round.

London Colney Reserves came from two-nil down to draw 2-2 against Risborough thanks to goals from Matt Hudson and Leigh Jones. One Tuesday the Reserves thrashed Wodson Park 7-0. Johnny Armitt (four), Jones, Eamon Rogers and Sam Crafts got the goals.

London Colney Blues lost 4-2 (Yashin Boodhoo two) to Hertford Heath and London Colney Blues Reserves lost 8-4 (Jon Mallaburn two, Jack Goldsmith and Daniel Roberts) to Standon.