Leaders Boreham Wood Whites pulled seven points clear in Division C when
they defeated second placed Luton Town 2-0
at Meadow Park.
Luton were hoping to take
advantage of the Wood dropping their first points of the season last week and
before kick-off a mere four points separated the sides.
Boreham Wood controlled the first
half but were unable to break through a tight Luton defence. The Bedfordshire
outfit took their chances on the break but hardly threatened Fred Burbidge’s
The home side turned up the
pressure after the break and Alex Morgan eventually pulled Boreham Wood into
the lead. Dan Creese put the game to bed when he made it 2-0.
Hatters manager Stuart Smith cited
defensive errors as being the team’s downfall. Although, when asked if his
side’s title hopes were still alive, he commented:
“The league is still very much open and there’s no reason why we
can’t win the title. We need to beat Boreham Wood the second time around.”
In reality, the scoreline could
have been higher if it were not for below-par finishing.
Cameron Mawer was adamant that
his Boreham Wood side proceeds with caution, saying after the match:
“There’s still a long way to go in the league with some very good
teams in it. Division C still remains very open.”
Now seven points behind their
title rivals, the Hatters have two games in hand over the leaders and will be
looking to make up ground when they host sixth-placed Bishop’s Stortford next
It was a wet and windy occasion in Surrey, but that didn’t stop Staines
Town delivering a fantastic performance against bottom of the table London Tigers.
Massil Chabane’s brace sent Staines off to a flying start. Hamzah Adnan was also on target in the first half, which saw the
home side head into half-time with a comfortable 3-0 lead.
The second half didn’t provide as much action as the
first, with Calvin Barreto scoring the only goal for
London Tigers offered little threat going forward and
have now conceded 31 goals and scored five this season and remain pointless
after five games.
Swans manager Martyn Spong was
happy with the win but admitted their performance could have been better.
He said: “It was a satisfactory win but not one of our better
performances, the weather was a factor that affected the game as the wind was
Staines now move up to third in Division C and are level on points with
Luton Town. They still remain seven points behind top of the league Boreham
Kings Langley’s meeting
with Hitchin Town and Bishop’s Stortford match against Brentford were both postponed due to
poor pitch conditions.
Joe Malcolmson & Tom Scarborough.
Photo credit: lutontown.co.uk