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Knebworth
FC Lemsford
Sat 5 May 14:00 - League Full time

Lemsford win at Ks

Knebworth's top-ten hopes fade with Lemsford defeat. Raja Tandoori man of the match: Scott Betts

John Todd reports:

On a stifling hot afternoon, Knebworth went into the fixture knowing they needed to improve on recent performances to halt their alarming slide down the Herts County League premier division table.

It was the visitors though that had the better of the early exchanges and took the lead after only 6 minutes when Lemsford’s Edmee broke through the Knebworth defence beating Burnett with low drive, the ball going into the net off of the right hand post.

Knebworth rarely troubled the Lemsford keeper in the first half, but felt they were unlucky not to have won a penalty 5 minutes before the break when Danny Kingston was fouled but the referee adjudged it to be right on the edge of the penalty area. The resulting free kick was curled over the bar by Lett.

Kicking down the slope in the second half, Knebworth saw some better possession with Max Smith, Wheeler and Kingston linking up well in midfield, but an unfortunate defensive mistake by Whittle in the 57th minute saw the lively Edmee break through to score his second of the game and double Lemsford’s lead.

Knebworth’s hopes of a revival came after a 70th minute corner from Lett was nudged home by Betts, but alas these hopes were short lived as Lemsford restored their 2 goal advantage 3 minutes later, Turville drilling home a free kick from the edge of the box.

With the heat taking its toll, Knebworth were unable to make any further efforts and Lemsford were able to see the game out.

Raja Tandoori man of the match: Scott Betts

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