Langford lose to late goal

Langford Rovers lost their first game in 15 matches away at a blustery Watchet.

ROVERS were condemned to their first defeat in 15 games with a late goal in blustery conditions at Watchet.

The home side started brightly and took the lead inside five minutes, their lively striker cutting inside the Rovers defence and squaring for a tap in.

Their reaction to the early goal was to create some good chances which they were not able to finish. Levi Marlow was put through one-on-one by Ryan Havard, but saw the keeper save and minutes later Joe Ellis blazed over the bar from close range.

Leigh White then saw his effort miss the target before Havard wasted another opportunity.

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Disappointed not to net in the opening period, Rovers started the second half brightly, but could not break down a resolute defence.

Manager Jamie Crandon made changes and Toby Yeates’ introduction proved crucial as a fine turn and move made for a goalmouth scramble from which White poked home.

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Rovers pressed for a winner, but lost the game with three minutes left. From a long range free kick, Crandon rose to claim but was beaten to it by a Watchet midfielder.

Rovers travel to Backwell to face Ashton & Backwell on Saturday.

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