Weiss at the double as Kings Langley cruise back to the top
Kings Langley returned to the top of the Southern League Division One Central table with comfortable 3-1 victory over Uxbridge at Gaywood Park.
Kings produced a lively performance that saw them build on an early lead to register an easy victory, despite a late flurry from the visitors.
The highly versatile Connor Toomey was switched back to his earlier season role of wide left and was a constant outlet with his early control of the ball and pace off the mark.
This culminated in a fifth minute first time cross on the run that found Danny Hutchins coming in from the opposite wing to deliver a low volley into the net.
Sam Gray was kept busy in the visiting goal, tipping a Mitchell Weiss shot round the post and doing enough to force Gary Connolly to shoot wide when put through by David Hutton.
However, the keeper and his fellow defender got themselves into a tangle with a goal-kick and Weiss showed all the predatory skills that have seen him emerge as one of the division’s top three strikers, as he stole the ball and slotted home past the advancing Gray.
Uxbridge tried hard to get back in the game in the second half, but the third quarter was notable for the continuing contest between keeper and striker as Gray pulled off a superb save from Weiss, again tipping the ball round the post.
As in the first half, that prompted an answer that he was powerless to prevent, as a lofted through-ball from Connolly enabled the Kings number 9 to beat the offside trap and stroke the ball past the exposed custodian.
If Langley thought that they’d done enough and could afford to take their foot off the pedal, they were given a jolt as Uxbridge then had their best period of the game, striking a post and seeing Xavi Comas save point blank from Ken Warner.
They finally reduced the deficit on 73 minutes through a Matt Woods shot from the right, but Kings shook themselves down to ensure a comfortable close to the proceedings.