Rovers stunned by Lemsford

Shock defeat to bottom side for Rovers

HSCL Premier Division

Lemsford 3 Harpenden Rovers 1

HARPENDEN Rovers suffered a shock defeat against bottom of the league Lemsford.

A brace from Nick Sykes and a single from Alan Oakes condemned Rovers to only their fourth defeat of the season.

Rovers’ consolation goal came from Stuart Love.

Manager Bob Fowler was very disappointed with the result especially after last week’s great cup win, this result has brought the team back down to earth.

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