Langford leave it late to earn Broadfields win

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Langford earned three valuable points to haul themselves away from the SSML Division One relegation zone on Saturday, winning 2-1 at Broadfields - but they left it late.

They started a little tentatively, allowing Broadfields to keep early possession with Callum Wright running clear but having his shot saved.

Langford woke up and started passing and keeping more possession. This was rewarded in the ninth minute when David Tembua picked up the ball and ran at the defence then found Nathan Mallett clear in the centre 20 yards out who shot home.

Langford continued to have most of the play, with the home side restricted to counter attacks. Both teams created good chances which were missed when it was easier to score.

The second half took up where the first left off, with Langford possession leading to a number of chances none of which were taken.

In the 54th minute Wright again found himself clear through the Langford defence, this time he shot low into the net for the leveller.

Broadfields piled on the pressure. Then in the 90th minute, David Tembua was bought down wide on the right. Lee Pateman took the free-kick, which dropped to Sean Murray running in at the far post, who shot home the winner from three yards out.

Langford host Hatfield on Saturday and visit Codicote on Thursday.

Langford: Allie Jaward, Dean Walton, Ross Scotney, Luke Nicholl, Ben Stocker, Ryan Nicholl, David Tembua, Stephen Brooks, Sean McMonagle, Sean Murray, Nathan Mallett.

Subs: Lee Pateman (used), Paul Donald, Salifu Samura.