Kings Langley Ladies lose out to Broadhall in a real thriller

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Kings Langley Ladies were left to rue what might have been as they were edged out 5-4 by Broadhall Ladies in a nine-goal thriller.

Kim Nield had given Langley the lead on 18 minutes before Broadhall levelled things up at 1-1.

Kings went back in front when Amy Earthrowl darted into the penalty area and drew out the keeper before passing to Rachael Lee to slot home.

However, the see-saw nature of the contest continued and the home side scored twice in seven minutes to go 3-2 up, before Kings debutante Kelly Toms went close – seeing her header from Nield’s corner flash just wide of the mark.

Five minutes from the interval there was an hour’s delay due to a serious injury to one of the Broadhall strikers, and it was the home side who were quicker out of the blocks after the restart – scoring a fourth goal before half-time.

The hosts went further ahead after 53 minutes, but Langley mounted a spirited comeback.

Fay McMullan hammered the ball home on 69 minutes after seeing an initial shot blocked, before Nield saw her effort curl just wide of the post.

Lee fed McMullan who grabbed her second goal of the game on 89 minutes to set up a grandstand finish, but Kings just ran out of time.

Langley complete their league season on Sunday when they travel to Panshanger Ladies for a 2pm kick-off.