Promotion charge

East League Division Three South West Blueharts III 2 Harpenden II 4 HARPENDEN II kept on track for promotion with a relatively comfortable, if less than efficient, victory against strugglers Blueharts III on Saturday. The deadlock was broken after 20 min

East League Division Three South West

Blueharts III 2 Harpenden II 4

HARPENDEN II kept on track for promotion with a relatively comfortable, if less than efficient, victory against strugglers Blueharts III on Saturday.

The deadlock was broken after 20 minutes when a short corner was switched to Russell Timms, who nearly broke the backboard with a ferocious finish.


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Sam Martyn continued his fine run from short corners with a crisp strike into the corner on 25 minutes and, when youngster Ollie Moore set Nigel Timms free, he unleashed a tremendous drive into the top corner.

After the break, Harpenden eased off and Blueharts struck twice to bring some tension back to the contest.

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Jolted in to action, Harpenden struck the crucial fourth. A Martyn short corner struck a foot on the line, resulting in a penalty flick. Skipper Kneale stepped up and beat the keeper for 4-2.

Harpenden closed the game out relatively comfortably to register their 13th win of the season and remain four points clear of third-placed Winchmore Hill & Enfield.

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