Langford's stunning run ended by Buckingham Athletic
PUBLISHED: 08:44 20 November 2016
Langford’s seven-game winning run in Spartan South Midlands Division One came to an end at home to Buckingham.
The Reds had moved up to second in the league following their fine run of form but on Saturday conceded twice in the first period and were unable to claw their way back.
Langford put the ball in the net after 10 minutes through Tom Bryant, but he was offside. Pat Daly then shot just wide before they conceded in the 24th minute when James Sylvester crossed for Glen Hawkins to stab home.
Langford resorted to playing long ball but failed to created good chances, and on 33 minutes Sylvester went on a mazy run and beat three defenders to put the visitors 2-0 up.
In the second period Langford tried to play their passing game and Connor Waite and Rhys Calvano went close.
Then, with 20 minutes to go, Jason Penman took a corner which found its way to Sean Murray and he steered it into the far corner.
Yet Buckingham rallied and two minutes later were awarded a penalty. Hawkins stepped up and his low shot was saved by Nick Gardner.
Within four minutes however Josh Hooper put the game beyond Langford following more good work from Sylvester.
Langford went three at the back and pushed on, but it wasn’t until Stephen Brooks was brought down in the box in the 95th minute of the game allowing Michael Moss to fire home the penalty that Langford had looked like scoring. It was too little too late and the match finished 3-2.
Langford’s next match is away at Wodson Park in SSMFL Division One on Saturday, November 26.
Langford: Gardner, Redmond, Scotney, Murray, Meyrick, Moss, Calvano, Brooks, Daly, Penman, Bryant. Subs: Waite (used), Gudgin, Chisholm (used), Ellis (used), Joyce.