Kings Langley move up to to sixth in the Spartan Division One table after beating Harpenden Town

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Kings Langley completed a 2-0 home win over Harpenden Town and moved to sixth in the Spartan Division One table.

With Jimmy Armstrong added to the lengthening injury list, Kings signed Leverstock Green striker Adam Hallissey.

He made an immediate impact as his pass released Jack Johnson and he beat Matt Lord in the Green goal to put the hosts ahead early on.

Hallissey then came close to a debut goal as he fired a Johnson cross over the bar when under pressure.

There were few chances during the remainder of the half, with Lord easily saving a couple of speculative long-range efforts from Ben Long.

Kings were good value for their lead at the interval and they doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second period.

Shaun Owens whipped a corner into the Leverstock box and Craig Preston headed past Lord to double his side’s lead.

Kings upped their pressure on the visitors’ goal and they came close to a third as Gary Connolly struck the crossbar.

However, goal-scoring opportunities were sparse for the majority of the second 45 minutes, although Town did waste a good chance on the hour mark.

Kings never looked to be in danger of letting their grip slip and closed out the match.

Sun Postal Sports remain in the bottom half of the table after they were held to a 0-0 away draw against Codicote.

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