Firsts beaten by Standon
Knebworth were unlucky to come out this tightly fought fixture pointless. Corehard man of the match: Danny Kingston
John Todd reports:
It was the visitors that started the game the brighter and were rewarded in the 12th minute when Endacott latched onto a through ball from Piggott, shooting home from 12yds.
Knebworth responded by upping their game, and were level within 3 minutes when Max Smith burst through to lob the Standon keeper following a through ball from Dale Chester.
The game then entered a phase where both teams created only half chances until once again Standon regained the lead which came from a corner in the 31st minute. Arnold was allowed too much time in the centre of the box to power home a header.
Playing down the slope in the second half, Knebworth had the better of the early play with the best chance falling to Danny Kingston in the 62nd minute seeing his low drive cleared off the line from Rees, and Taylor had a decent chance on 67 minutes when a close range header went narrowly wide. Taylor was also thwarted on 77 minutes after seeing his goal bound header, miraculously saved by Farr the Standon 'keeper.
With the Ks pushing for an equaliser, the game got stretched, and play became more end to end, and Standon had a couple of good chances to extend their lead.
The game ended 2-1 to the visitors, but a steady performance from Knebworth who probably deserved something out of the game.
Corehard man of the match: Danny Kingston