Town tame Lions for three in a row
Buntingford Town 3 London Lions 2 RICKY YOUNG scored the winner as Buntingford made it three wins a in a row on Tuesday night. Town could have taken the lead in the second minute when a Lions defender almost put through his own goal. And their early domi
Buntingford Town 3
London Lions 2
RICKY YOUNG scored the winner as Buntingford made it three wins a in a row on Tuesday night.
Town could have taken the lead in the second minute when a Lions defender almost put through his own goal.
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And their early dominance was rewarded moments later when Lewis Endacott crossed for Will Turl to power in a header.
After the goal London sprang to life, aided by some sloppy passing from Town which saw them give away possession cheaply on a number of occasions.
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One such mistake saw a long ball elude the Buntingford back line, allowing a forward to wriggle into the box where he was upended for a clear penalty.
Adam Stolerman sent Damion Williamson the wrong way from the spot to equalise.
It wasn't until the second half when Town regained control, and bombarded the Lions defence with a series of crosses and long range shots.
Duncan Easley missed two clear- cut chances before the pressure told in the 72nd minute. Paul Babbage was pulled down in the area, and Tom Malin stepped up to score the penalty, and record his ninth goal in five competitive games.
Even though Buntingford had enjoyed the majority of possession and chances, it took an acrobatic goal line clearance from Babbage to maintain their lead when Stolerman looked set to equalise for a second time.
Town's third goal came from Young, who beat his marker and squeezed an angled shot inside the far post.
In the aftermath of the goal Stolerman received a red card for dissent.
The ten men pulled a goal back in injury time through Ben Ruben, but Town hung on.
Manager Paul Attfield said: "It was a frustrating performance as we had a couple of really good periods in the game when we looked in control, and we had a couple of periods where we completely switched off and allowed them to take the intiative.
"Although our results have been good lately, there is inconsistency in our game which needs to be erased very quickly."
Buntingford: Williamson, Endacott, Easley, J Babbage, Cain, De Lacy, Smith, Malins, Turl, Young, M Babbage (Kenny).