Denilson double does the damage as Kings fall to defeat at Hanwell Town

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Two goals from Denilson Vicente proved to be the difference as Kings Langley suffered a 2-1 loss at Hanwell Town in the Southern League Division One Central.

Following a pre-match presentation to Hanwell chairman Bob Fisher for an amazing 60 years of service, the teams got off to an entertaining start as visiting skipper Gary Connolly forced a superb blocking save from home keeper Cain Davies.

At the other end, Harry Newman hit the post, while Kings responded with a point blank Stuart Deaton header into the hands of Davies and a fine Alex Campana free-kick rattling the bar.

Newman was denied by an Ant Ladyman block and his opposite number courageously saved at the feet of Mitchell Weiss.

With Steve Ward making decisive runs and crosses on the right, Kings looked well placed, but with his departure on the interval due to a high tackle, much of the threat went with him and it was to be a disappointing second half for the visitors.

Vincente held off Deaton to break the deadlock three minutes in and, apart from an Ollie Cox rocket off target and a Campana shot well saved, Kings had little to offer in return.

Vincente continued to be a handful with a shot going just wide, while a Ricky Pither header from a Newman cross shaved the post as Town went for the second.

But Kings got a lifeline when Davies dropped a 75th minute corner and allowed Weiss to strike from close in.

However, instead of consolidating, Kings capped a dismal display by delivering a poor throw-in to allow Newman to cross for Vincente to scoop the ball past Ladyman for all three points.