The Peacocks made it two wins from their opening three Evo-Stik League games when they won 2-1 at Kings Langley yesterday (18th August).

The result was the perfect antidote to the midweek defeat at Weymouth although it took a late goal to clinch the points after several opportunities had gone begging. Town dominated the first half but only had the one goal to show for it. After Matt Wright had headed against the bar earlier, Ben Adelsbury fired home a free kick after 26 minutes to put the visitors ahead at the break. Mitch Weiss notched the equaliser with a strike from just outside the box seven minutes after the break but despite pressing, Town couldn’t break through until four minutes from time when Ryan Brett headed in from close range after a corner wasn’t cleared to make it a successful first visit to the Hertfordshire ground. The Peacocks now have a week to prepare for their August Bank Holiday weekend double header when Hendon visit the Viridor Stadium next Saturday followed by the local derby clash at Tiverton Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Reaction | manager Leigh Robinson remarked: “It was a good win in the circumstances but also a big relief in the end. We were so dominant for long periods, missed some good chances and generally worked them very hard defensively but then gave away a really bad goal to let them back in. Credit to the players though who kept going and deservedly found a winner from a ball that we recycled numerous times. Before the game last Saturday we said we wanted at least six points from this opening week. We’ve done this and also most likely got the hardest game of the season out of the way so we can certainly look back on this as a good week overall.”