All’s not Wel for Crows

PUBLISHED: 12:37 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Ely Kitenge is denied in Royston’s home defeat against Welwyn Garden City - Pic: Dan Wilson 1942DW6

Ely Kitenge is denied in Royston’s home defeat against Welwyn Garden City - Pic: Dan Wilson 1942DW6

ROYSTON TOWN 2 (D McMurrough, J Lavelle) WELWYN GC 4 (D Griigs 2, H Hunt, M Wardell) THE Crows let slip a two-goal lead and had Jason Nash sent off as their brief revival came to an end at Garden Walk on Saturday. Phil Snowden s team had finally broken

ROYSTON TOWN 2

(D McMurrough, J Lavelle)

WELWYN GC 4

(D Griigs 2, H Hunt,

M Wardell)

THE Crows let slip a two-goal lead and had Jason Nash sent off as their brief revival came to an end at Garden Walk on Saturday.

Phil Snowden's team had finally broken a run of 11 games without a victory with a win against Biggleswade last Wednesday.

But after taking an early lead through Dave McMurrough and James Levelle, hopes of second straight win quickly ended.

Nash was dismissed early in the second half for spitting at a visiting player after he had been elbowed in the face.

The red card he received was the SIXTH shown to a Crows player this season, and boss Snowden faces a selection headache in the next couple of weeks.

Kojo Oforie was banned for Saturday's game, and Nash, Stuart Snowden and Alan Reid, must also serve suspensions soon.

The home side took the lead against the run of play in the 19th minute, when McMurrough netted his third in two games with a long-range volley.

The lead was doubled just before the half-hour mark when Levelle, who has been a revelation since moving further up the pitch, fired home a low shot.

The visitors pulled back a goal just before the break, when after two good saves from Chris Chambers, Griggs knocked home the rebound.

Within a minute of the second half starting, Hunt had made it 2-2.

And after Nash had seen red, Welwyn took advantage of the gap in midfield for Griggs to net his second.

As the Crows pushed forward looking for a third goal, they were hit on the break, with Wardell wrapping things up for City.

One crumb of comfort for the beleaguered Crows was the performance of keeper Chambers, who appears to have solved the problem position for them with a second successive competent performance.

Royston: C Chambers, P Chappell, S Snowden, A Reid, R Cannon, J Nash, L Rogers, C Edwards, D McMurrough, E Kitenge, J Lavelle. Subs: A Huckle, L Revell.

- The Crows face a tough test on Saturday when they make the short trip to a Hertford Town side who thrashed Haringey Borough 9-0 on Saturday.

They also travel on Tuesday evening when they visit Langford, who have already won 1-0 at Garden Walk this season.


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