An amazing 65-yard free kick from Danny May sealed Kings Langley’s first Southern League victory at Chalfont St Peter as they had put their dismal midweek performance behind them.
A flowing first 15 minutes saw near misses from Kings trio Danny Hutchins, Alex Campana and Mitchell Weiss, while Alan Nedley went close for the home team.
It was the Saints who drew first blood with an inter-passing move from a free-kick that was finished by full-back Alex Paine.
Both defences continued to be put under pressure in an entertainingly open game and Campana hit the far post from an acute angle before another of his jinking runs into the box was ended by keeper Brendan Hazlett, and Danny Hutchins pulled Kings level from the penalty spot.
Ten minutes into the second period a lofted through-ball was headed out by the oncoming keeper; the ball fell to Mitchell Weiss and he calmly picked his spot through a populated box.
Sub Babs Jarra’s low cross received no takers, but Kings had stepped up a gear and David Femiola and both Weiss and Campana had goalbound shots blocked.
Then came May’s moment of magic. Having been fouled 10 yards inside his own half, he looked up, spotted Hazlett of his line and powered his free-kick high into the distant net.
Saints pulled one back through Victor Osubu, who then fluffed a great chance in the dying minutes, but Kings stood firm for a deserved win.
Teenager Steve Ward, who tormented his opposite number down Kings’ right flank was rightly named Man of the Match.