A miserable evening for Kings Langley on Tuesday resulted in a 4-1 defeat away at Bromsgrove Sporting in the Southern League Premier Division Central.

Greg Mills’ brace as well as a Michael Taylor goal put the home side firmly in control at the break before Mitchell Weiss notched a consolation with three minutes to go.

There was still time for Bromsgrove to restore their three-goal advantage though, as substitute Shaquille McDonald scored from the penalty spot with a minute remaining.

Lloyd Doyley and Gary Connolly returned to the line-up to give Kings some more defensive solidity, but Bromsgrove were able to get the better of the backline inside three minutes.

A cross was not dealt with sufficiently and in the aftermath Jorrell Johnson was judged to have fouled Gift Mussa, allowing Mills to step up and convert.

Kings responded positively and were looking lively going forward with Jordan Parkes and Weiss pulling the strings.

Despite their endeavour, they were rarely able to get shows away on goal, and that came back to bite them after half an hour when Mills curled in a peach of a free-kick, leaving Melvin Minter with no chance.

The game was pretty much then put to bed 11 minutes later as Taylor sprinted clear of Johnson and steered the ball past the advancing keeper.

Louie Collier was introduced at half time to partner Weiss up front and the pair worked well together. It was Roddy Collins, though, who came closest to a goal, thumping the crossbar with a powerful drive.

The visitors did manage something for their efforts late on as Weiss fired home from a tight angle following good work with Collier.

Two minutes later though, Bromsgrove were awarded their second penalty of the night as Callum Adebiyi pulled back McDonald and was sent off.

McDonald despatched the kick with ease to bring to an end a disappointing evening for Kings, who now sit 17th ahead of this week’s home game against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.