London Tigers remain rock-bottom of Division C this week, having fallen 6-1 to Bishop’s Stortford at Spikesbridge Park.
The Tigers took an early lead but Matt Kemp soon brought the game back on equal terms. Goals from Oliver Travell and Harry Bannister saw the Blues head into the break with a comfortable 3-1 lead.
Marcin Ruisecki attempted to implement to a more attacking approach in the second half, but Stortford were too much to handle and Louie Johnson and Dan Pinkney’s efforts put the game to bed, before Bannister completed his brace for his team’s sixth of the afternoon.
Ruisecki, somewhat upbeat after his side’s fourth defeat on the trot, said: “We tried to attack but we broke up both physically and mentally”.
It was the Blues’ first away win of the season and the three points pulls them up to sixth place.
London Tigers continue to search for their first points of the season. Ruisecki believes the pieces are slowly coming together, commenting: “I believe we can be competitive. We’re trying to change a few things in the academy, looking at our discipline and physicality especially.”
The Tigers travel to Staines Town next week.
Early leaders Boreham Wood Whites dropped their first points of the season to Brentford, when the Bees held the title favourites to a 0-0 draw.
The result has surprised many as the Wood have scored an incredible 49 goals in their opening five games this season, yet were somehow held to a stalemate at the King’s House Sports Ground.
Boreham Wood remain top of Division C by four points, but second placed Luton Town now have two games in hand and are in the driving seat to snatch top spot.
Both Luton Town and Brentwood Town headed into their game unbeaten, but it was Luton who ran away winners with a 2-0 victory.
The game was extremely close and either team could have won this game, but two substitutions from the Luton manager Stuart Smith paid off.
Two second half goals from Benjamin Gray and Finbar King gave Luton their fourth win of the season, maintaining their unbeaten run.
Luton’s next game is against Boreham Wood Whites, who sit top of the league. A win for Luton would see them narrow the gap at the top to one point, with a game in hand.
Hitchin Town earned their first league win of the season, after a convincing 3-1 victory over Windsor.
The floodgates opened for Hitchin when Da Silva slotted the ball into the net on the 14th minute. Shortly after that, Cooper headed home to make it 2-0.
Windsor were battling to keep themselves in the game, but a penalty from Da Silva meant Hitchin were on their way to their first league win of the season.
Hitchin were at the foot of the table before this game, but have now lifted themselves away from the bottom and onto three points. They face Kings Langley next, who sit just below them in the league.
At Bellmount Wood Avenue, the tie between Kings Langley and Staines Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Joe Malcolmson, Sam Parker & Tom Scarborough.
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