By George! Robinson bags a double as Harpenden enjoy late win at London Colney
- Credit: Archant
Two goals from George Robinson proved enough as Harpenden Town edged a tight contest in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division with a 2-1 win over London Colney.
The crowd inside Cotlandswick had to wait until three minutes from time for him to hit the winner though as the Blueboys looked to have rescued a draw.
Robinson had fired Harps ahead after nine minutes with a curling effort and there were chances to increase the lead through Harry Hunt and Jamie Yates.
But the hosts had their own opportunities with set-pieces providing a rich supply line.
They found an equaliser in the second half but Robinson popped up again to seal the three points for Town.
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The result doesn’t move Harpenden up any places but it does give them a bit of breathing room from the sides in the relegation places.
They face the team at the foot of the table, Stotfold, at Roker Park on Saturday.
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London Colney, who sit 15th in the table, are at home to the other side in the bottom two, Cockfosters.
A few miles east along the A414 Colney Heath were enjoying a 3-0 victory over Oxhey Jets.
Spencer Clarke-Mardel gave them a 1-0 lead at half-time in his first match back after time spent away.
That came on 21 minutes when a long throw delivered by Harvey Scott found its way to him via a flick on from Andy Sears-Black.
He had a chance to make it two but his first effort was cleared off the line and although he reached the rebound first, he headed over the top.
A second goal did finally arrive after a period of sustained pressure from Colney, although it certainly wasn’t an orthodox goal.
They won a corner down the right which was taken by Dan Westmore and he hit it so sweetly it curled into the far corner of the net without anyone else getting a touch.
That was his first for the club and it was a feat matched just moments later by Chris Blunden.
He picked the ball up out on the left before cutting in past a number of defenders and firing beyond Matt Evans.
The Magpies, who remain eighth, travel to Wembley on Saturday.