Royston Town move further clear

PUBLISHED: 11:50 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

ROYSTON moved five points clear at the top of Division One with a 2-1 win at home to Tokyngton Manor. As Paul Attfield's men were picking up another three points, nearest rivals Kings Langley - who have played three more games than the Crows - could only

ROYSTON moved five points clear at the top of Division One with a 2-1 win at home to Tokyngton Manor.

As Paul Attfield's men were picking up another three points, nearest rivals Kings Langley - who have played three more games than the Crows - could only manage a 3-3 draw away to Winslow United.

Saturday's match at Garden Walk was postponed by 15 minutes due to problems on A505 but once the whistle blew the Crows started strongly with their midfield stroking the ball around nicely on a difficult pitch.

After an impressive display against Winslow in the Division One Cup last Tuesday evening, Matt Pring made his league debut on the left wing with Arron Welch and Carl Edwards both returning to the centre of the park.

Royston played a more direct approach up to the front men Craig Hammond and Ryan Lockett and it was Hammond who broke the deadlock on the 35th minute when he latched on to a ball over the top and lofted the ball over the keeper.

In the second half Lockett doubled the lead on the 63rd minute when he struck a low angled drive under the keeper.

Tokyngton caused Royston some problems when they pulled a goal back on 71 minutes but the Crows hung on for their win and a valuable three points.

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