Lemsford climb into promotion spot

PUBLISHED: 11:42 25 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 26 October 2009

Simon Chang celebrates scoring for Lemsford

Simon Chang celebrates scoring for Lemsford

Herts Senior County League Division One Lemsford 3 Buckhurst Hill 2 LEMSFORD grabbed a victory from their final match of the season which may land them promotion to the Herts Senior County League Premier Division. Victory against Buckhurst Hill on Tuesda

Herts Senior County League Division One

Lemsford 3 Buckhurst Hill 2

LEMSFORD grabbed a victory from their final match of the season which may land them promotion to the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Victory against Buckhurst Hill on Tuesday night at Welwyn Playing Fields has hauled the villagers into the third and final promotion spot.

Craig Attfield's men now face an anxious wait to see if results go their way on Saturday to secure promotion.

The midweek win was Lemsford's sixth in seven games and meant they ended the season with just two defeats from 23 games - both against Wodson Park - in a run spanning eight months.

Tuesday night's success was largely down to a dominant first-half display which saw Attfield's team race into a 3-0 half-time lead.

The aerial ability of defender Simon Chang was too much for the Buckhurst backline, as he twice out jumped his opponents to net two goals.

The first came from a Matt Jones corner, with the second being an almost carbon copy into the left-hand corner, this time from a Danny Pickett free-kick.

Lemsford's third was down to the hard work of striker Jones.

The nimble footed striker chased down a Buckhurst back pass and got to the ball before the goalkeeper.

He then used his pace and strength to roll the ball into an empty net.

However, similar to previous weeks, Lemsford didn't seem to reappear for the second half.

Perhaps the toil of going on such a fantastic run had taken its toll on Attfield's men as they put in a leggy performance in the second period which saw Buckhurst pull two goals back.

That put pressure on Lemsford to hold out for the all-important victory but they managed to win their fourth game out of four matches in April.

Lemsford sat bottom of the table in September, even below Bedwell Rangers, who have totalled just four points this season,

But the villagers have finished their season in a promotion place.

Whether or not they stay there relies on tomorrow's results in Cuffley and Hinton. Mill End Sports are away to the former, sitting three points behind Lemsford but with a far superior goal difference.

Debden Sports are 11 points behind Attfield's men with four games still to play, starting with this weekend's trip to Hinton.


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