Firsts beaten by Wormley
Ks pay the price for sluggish start. Corehard man of the match: Max Taylor
The Ks dropped to ninth with defeat at Wormley Rovers. Goals from Max Taylor and Christian Lett were not enough to secure a share of the points.
Christian Lett reports:
Knebworth travelled to wormley without several first team regulars. The Ks' squad has been ravaged by injuries and unavailability.
Wormley showed in the opening exchanges exactly why they have been in such a good vein of form. The home side's high energy start to the game mixed with some members of the Ks' starting 11 still looking they were on the A10 translated into complete one way traffic for the first 25 minutes. Wormley converted the dominance into goals and raced into a 3-nil lead. The goals, albeit well taken were avoidable if the Ks had been a little more diligent while projecting Adam Burnett in the Knebworth goal.
As half time loomed, Knebworth were dangled a carrot as Dale Chester’s well guided corner found the unmarked Max Taylor at the back post for him to nudge over the line. 3-1 at the interval.
After the break the away side offered far more of an attacking threat. Twice Chester stung the palms of the Rovers 'keeper from distance before Kadeem Gutzmore raced clear only to be denied by another fine save.
Wormley also created chances and a combination of good goalkeeping and whole hearted defending from Will Oram kept Knebworth hopes alive.
In the final 20 minutes Knebworth rolled the dice; switching personnel and formation in a bid to salvage something from the game. The deficit was further reduced when Christian Lett fired in from the edge of the area with an effort the Wormley number one really should of kept out.
The closing stages saw the Ks find some good areas but lacking the quality to seriously trouble the Wormley back four.
3-2 the final score and a fair result given the the start to the game.
Corehard man of the match: Max Taylor