Potton in Trophy win at Langford

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Potton ended a five game winless run with a 2-0 win at ten-man Langford in the Beds Senior Trophy quarter-final on Saturday.

A strong swirling wind and a slightly bumpy surface made good football difficult at Forde Park.

Playing against the wind Potton started brightly and a cross shot from Gary Ansell-Carter went just wide. Potton were winning several free kicks and corners but the delivery from these was poor.

However in the 25th minute Jordan centred for Ansell-Carter to head back across the goal for Kiely to give United the lead from close range.

Langford almost immediately forced a free-kick which Ben Stocker headed wide. This woke Potton up and they had most of the play. The Reds were reduced to counter attacking, that led to a penalty shout being waved away by the referee. From the continuation of play Sean Murray narrowly missed putting Langford level.

Towards the end of the half Langford’s Ben Stocker challenged Kiely for the ball - the referee judged he had used his elbow and showed Stocker a red card.

With a man advantage and playing with the wind in their favour Potton totally dominated the second half with Langford not forcing Craig Lewis to make one save.

Ansell-Carter centred and with an open goal at his mercy Marsh fired wildly over the bar. Aris saw a shot go way over the bar and then had a shot saved by Jaward before a centre from Marsh was headed over by Jordan.

In the 55th minute another good passing movement ended with a centre from Marsh being headed into the net by Ansell-Carter from close range.

Marsh had a shot blocked before Steve Muggeridge, returning from his paternal duties, passing to Jordan who shot over. Substitute Brandon McCane was involved in a tussle with Ansell-Carter and had to receive treatment for an injured nose.

Langford finished with a late flourish, but never really looked threatening.

Langford’s next match is at home to Baldock Town on Saturday. Meanwhile the reserves visit Baldock Town Reserves on the same day, kick off 2pm.

Next up for Potton is a home fixture against Burton Park Wanders on Saturday they then have a two week rest over Christmas before travelling to Wellingborough Whitworth on January 2.

Langford: Allie Jaward, Luke Nicholls, Ross Scotney, Ben Stocker, Angus Stewart, David McGuinness, Nathan Mallett, Stephen Brooks, Sean Murray, Matt kenneford, David Tembua.

Subs: Brandon McCrae (used), Richard Ajayi, Ryan Nicholl (used).

Potton United: Craig Lewis, Luke Harradine, Calum Forster, Shaun Faulkner, Daniel Woodhead, Chris Reeves, Joe Jordan, Joe Aris (John Bailey), Gary Ansell-Carter, George Kiely, Adam Marsh (Steve Muggeridge)