Kings Langley go through in the Vase with victory over Wanderers

Kings Langley went into the draw for the first round proper of the FA Vase with a laboured 2-0 victory over Burton Park Wanderers.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th October 2014, 11:29 am
Alex Campana was on target for Kings Langley. Picture (c) Chris Riddell
Alex Campana was on target for Kings Langley. Picture (c) Chris Riddell

Callum Adebiyi and Alex Campana got the goals for Kings, but they owed their win to a fantastic second half save from keeper Ant Ladyman against their United Counties League opponents.

The Langley strike force of Mitchell Weiss, Daryl Atkins and Campana saw chance after chance missed or foiled by an outstanding Wanderers defence.

Weiss did hit the bar with a header, but Kings were handed a warning when Shane Hawkes was edged out by Ladyman.

Adebiyi finally got the breakthrough six minutes into the second half when an Atkins flick gave the defender a chance to show how it should be done with a shot into the far corner.

The home team failed to build on this, however, and Wanderers almost hit back in the 67th minute when Warren Plowright played a dire ball across the defence to the feet of Chris Hart, eight yards out with only the keeper to beat.

With everyone expecting the net to bulge, Ladyman guessed left, made six yards and deflected the ball round the post with his foot.

On such moments are matches decided and, when Campana pick his spot from a rebounded shot, the game was over for the gallant visitors.