Arlesey continue good start with Colney win

World hurdles champion Gary Smith with son Lorell and Arlesey president Jim Anderson.
World hurdles champion Gary Smith with son Lorell and Arlesey president Jim Anderson.

Arlesey Town’s impressive start in the SSML Premier continued with a 2-1 home victory over Colney Heath on Saturday.

They began well and were in front with ten minutes gone. Ash Fuller put in a great corner and Tom Guiney headed back across the goal for Lorrell Smith to head in.

A heavy tackle on Fuller was waved away before, ten minutes later, Arlesey won a succession of corners. The Blues implemented their well-rehearsed routine and this time Hatch headed back across goal for Aaron Gooch to head home the second.

Arlesey were now in control; Hatch found Alex O’Brien who hit a good long shot that was well stopped by May, then the same player beat two defenders and hit a shot that deflected onto the bar.

Colney Heath put the Blues under pressure early in the second period and Harvey Scott beat the defence to a cross in to head home and make it 2-1.

There’s a tough test for Arlesey on Saturday when they welcome Tring.