Four-goal Louie Collier stole the show to fire Kings Langley to a 6-2 thrashing of Kempston Rovers as more than 300 fans turned out to show their appreciation for skipper Jorell Johnson.

The former Watford youngster, who joined Kings in 2016, made his final home appearance before moving to Florida this summer as his teammates helped ensure it was a day to remember by scoring all six goals before 50 minutes were on the clock.

A guard of honour preceded the kick off and the match was only three minutes old when a right wing cross was cut out by Kieran Gauthier, but his attempt to control the ball saw him land awkwardly and Collier was on hand to convert in his usual predatory style.

The defender was unable to continue and with the defence at sixes and sevens Johnson was tripped in the area.

The main attraction stepped up to take the kick, but keeper George Whitehall hadn’t read the script and guessed correctly to pull off the save.

It was to make no difference to the pattern of the match as Temi Akinbusoye delivered a right wing cross that Collier received, turned on sweetly and dispatched into the bottom corner of the net.

Minutes later a Johnson back header in the box allowed Sam Murphy to flick the ball home for the third, before the scorer reverted to his provider role with a well-worked short free-kick as a through ball to Collier. His first shot was blocked but he made no mistake with the rebound to notch his second hat-trick and 20th goal of the season.

With the 45 minutes up, the striker was in no mood to take a break and, holding up the ball on the left wing, he found Murphy for a one touch return into his path, dazzling the defender to beat Whitehall on the near post to make it 5-0.

It seemed unlikely that the second period would live up to that, but with Under-18 striker Jake Tibbetts on for Akinbusoye, Lorenzo Johnson added to his notable amount of assists to make a determined wing run and deliver a perfectly flighted lob onto the head of Tibbetts to notch his third goal in what has been a breakthrough month for him.

To their credit, the Walnut Boys hit back immediately, with the lively Josh Adepoju seeing his breakaway shot defect off an opponent to beat Gabriel Ortelli and spoil his hopes of a successive clean sheet.

The irrepressible Collier hit a post soon after and Johnson brought a good save out of Whitehall after getting behind the defence, but Rovers had the last word when former King Erin Amu reduced the arrears.

It was left for Johnson, who made his 300th appearance for the club earlier this season, to exit the pitch to widespread applause in the sixth minute of time added on as an era edged towards an end on an emotional day.