Stalemate for London Colney as Tring Athletic hold out

Charlie Smith had a number of free kicks for Colney. Picture: JIM WHITTAMORE

Charlie Smith had a number of free kicks for Colney. Picture: JIM WHITTAMORE - Credit: Archant

London Colney will look on their 0-0 draw with Tring Athletic as two points dropped – after dominating possession in their Spartan South Midlands Football League Premier Division clash.

The hosts did create a few chances on the break in the second half but Colney had more than enough of the ball to pinch the victory.

Jon Clements had the first chance for the Blueboys but his rising shot went just over the crossbar

Tom Smith saw his firm header saved while at the other end Jack Westlake headed over.

Tring were giving away quite a few free kicks and from one of these Charlie Smith’s well-struck effort deflected just past the foot of the near post.

From another he fizzed one just wide and from a third, he forced Matt Evans in the home goal to save low to this right.

The chances continued for the visitors in the second half.

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Stef Geraldes had a low drive saved by Evans early on and the Tring keeper also denied Dan Power.

As the Blueboys pressed forward in search of the go-ahead goal, they were almost caught on the break.

Kieran Turner raced clear but fortunately for the Blueboys his cross-cum-shot flew wide of Charlie May’s post.

May also had to be quick to stop a Lee Stobbs effort as Athletic threatened to upset the leaders.

Jack Woods had a shot saved as did Smith and Clements.

Colney had one more chance in the dying moments as Dave Corran hooked one goalwards. Unfortunately for him and the travelling support it landed on the roof of the net.

The Blueboys are away to Holmer Green tomorrow (Tuesday) whilst next Saturday they are at home to Sun Sports.

Meanwhile Archie McClelland scored twice as London Colney Reserves came from behind to win 2-1 at home to St Margaretsbury Reserves while London Colney Blues won 6-0 away to Abbots Langley in the Premier Division of the Arlon Printers West Herts League.

Johnny Armitt and Samuel Olaiwole both scored twice with Dave Townsend and a penalty from Ryan Houghton completing the scoring.

The Blues Reserves were also victorious, winning 2-1 at home to Oxhey A, with George Dale scoring both of the goals.