Athletic keep discipline while Levy are hit for six

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Tring Athletic emerged victorious 4-2 away at Crawley Green in an exciting SSML Premier clash on Saturday.

Crawley’s lack of discipline, which resulted in a sending off and a sin-bin, contributed to the win.

Tring held their discipline and played with an intelligent approach that proved to be the difference.

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Crawley’s big striker Ollie Ajigbolamu netted in the eighth minute after latching onto a ball through the middle of the Tring defence.

Athletic levelled from a 25th minute Charncey Dash penalty after a foul on Tommy Fletcher.

The hosts re-took the lead in the 39th minute when winger Phil Draycott crossed from the left for Sam Holmes to poke the ball home.

Within five minutes of the re-start Crawley were down to ten men after Ajigbolamu dived into a tackle and was shown a second yellow card.

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On the hour Tring equalised with a glorious volley direct from a corner by Jay Lovell. Two minutes’ later it was 3-2 to Tring when Daniel Ferrigno turned onto a pass from Max Mitchell and fired home.

Crawley were reduced to nine men when ex-Tring man Chris Crook was cautioned for dissent and sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes.

Athletic capitalised in the 70th minute when Dash put Ferrigno in with a clever flick and he made it 4-2.

The result leaves Tring in third place in the table ahead of their trip to Biggleswade United this Saturday.

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Levy suffered a tough afternoon on Saturday when they were beaten 6-0 away at second-placed Newport Pagnell Town in the SSML Premier.

The margin of victory was a little flattering to the hosts.

Jim Burnside netted once and Sean Soetan twice before the break, while Burnside grabbed his hat-trick and then a fourth goal in the second period to end the rout.

The defeat leaves Levy in 14th place in the standings ahead of their next clash with seventh-ranked Biggleswade United next Saturday, September 21.