Penalty drama

Saturday football THERE was penalty shoot-out heartache for Arlesey Athletic in the Beds Senior Trophy semi-final. Kent Athletic scored early and late on in the first 90 minutes. Two goals from Wayne Blows had given Arlesey Athletic a 2-1 lead at half tim

Saturday football

THERE was penalty shoot-out heartache for Arlesey Athletic in the Beds Senior Trophy semi-final.

Kent Athletic scored early and late on in the first 90 minutes.

Two goals from Wayne Blows had given Arlesey Athletic a 2-1 lead at half time.

Jez Wiseman scored their third in the first period of extra time before their lead was again cancelled out.

There was no joy in the shoot-out as the hosts squeezed through.

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A late winner secured three points for Stotfold in an undeserved 2-1 victory at struggling Long Buckby.

The hosts had several chances to go in front before they did so after 34 minutes when a corner deflected off a defender and the near post for Lewis Pilgrim to tap in from close range.

Stotfold were level in added time in their first spell of prolonged pressure. Jay Thomas played the ball into the box and Jason Blackett's shot was blocked by a defender. The rebound fell for Thomas, who continued his run into the box and tucked it under the keeper.

A fairly uneventful second period still saw Stotfold grab a winner five minutes from time.

Sub Jeff Brown played the ball forward for Thomas, who twice tried to beat the keeper. His second effort was parried to Blackett who fired home from seven yards out.

Rokermen: N Blower, De Souza, Chapman, Frater, Gonzague, Beckett, Benton, Potter (Brown 83), Thomas, Blackett, Hussain (S Blower 75).

Langford eased their relegation worries by beating fellow strugglers Royston 3-1 at Forde Park.

Two goals from Joe Delasalle (36 and 62 minutes), either side of one for Marc Holmes (47 minutes), gave them a three-goal lead before the visitors pulled a goal back via Ryan Cannon.