Promising start to the season for Letchworth

Letchworth won 5-1 against Brentwood to record their fourth straight victory since being promoted. This consolidated their position at the top of the league with a long trip to Ipswich to come this Saturday. After many threatening attacks from Brentwood,

Letchworth won 5-1 against Brentwood to record their fourth straight victory since being promoted.

This consolidated their position at the top of the league with a long trip to Ipswich to come this Saturday.

After many threatening attacks from Brentwood, Letchworth found themselves one behind on Saturday as an unmarked player slotted the ball at the back post.

Letchworth began to get a grip on the game, and had some good opportunities from short corners before half time which were not taken. A well-deserved equaliser came for Letchworth when Tom Butler hit a bobbling shot from a short corner over the keeper's stick.


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The Brentwood defence soon folded again when Phil Coombes drifted past the opposition with some excellent skill and fed Matt Scott on the penalty spot who put away a composed finish through a crowd of players.

Letchworth then moved 3-1 up with a quick break coming from a challenge in their own 25. The ball was moved swiftly up the line to Scott Apps who skilfully beat the defence to smash away the finish under the keeper.

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Brentwood began to self destruct and talked themselves out of the game as two players earned yellow cards.

Butler made a strong challenge and had excellent vision to pick out an open Ian Haywood who was assured in front of goal, slotting home a comfortable finish.

The game was wrapped up when Letchworth earned a short corner and Apps aimed a pinpoint drag flick low to the keeper's left.

Other scores: Letchworth II 3 Braintree 2; Letchworth III 1 Bedford Town III 3; Letchworth IV 1 Stevenage III 2; Letchworth V 0 Royston IV 2; Letchworth VI 1 Royston V 2.

Blueharts were thrashed 7-0 at Havering in the East Premier A Division - their worst defeat in five years.

Under-strength Stevenage dropped more points by losing 2-1 away to Hertford.

A disappointing performance littered with missed chances and defensive errors showed Stevenage at their best - and worst. Stevenage had their first shot after 20 seconds, a precision pass from John Mould sent Ollie Holt free down the right wing to cross the ball to Ben Oliver whose cool flick clipped the crossbar.

Wave after wave of Stevenage attacks ended with them either firing the ball wide or shooting directly at the keeper. A howler from Thomaas Wolfman gifted Hertford the lead from their one and only shot of the half.

There were chances at both ends after the break, Wolfman redeeming his earlier mistake with a chest high goalline clearance and Adam Presland missing a hatful of gilt-edged chances.

The equaliser finally came from Ben Oliver as Presland's silky deflection sent him through one-on-one with the keeper. With just five minutes left on the clock, the Stevenage defence disappeared to allow Hertford to bag the lead and the three points.

Other scores: Stevenage II 0 Royston 6; Stevenage III 2 (Harp Mann, Ryall Swartz) Letchworth IV 4; Stevenage IV 1 (Aaron Swartz) Cheshunt II 2; Stevenage V 1 (Martin Elliott) West Herts VI 4; Stevenage VI 1 (Harry Wheeler) Hertford IV 2.

MBDA's search for their first win was successful at Broxbourne sixths after three 3-3 draws.

They managed to win a short corner, midway through the first half, and scored through Austin Mahoney.

After repelling a lot of pressure throughout, the points were sealed late on as Mahoney grabbed his second.

Reaching the touchline at full pace, the chance to shoot had seemingly gone. Somehow he managed to stretch and slide the ball past the keeper to the far post.

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