Kings Langley built on a battling 0-0 draw with Kings Lynn Town by neating Gosport Borough 2-1 in midweek.

With Gosport rooted to the bottom of the table with four points this season, Kings would have always fancied their chances of securing the victory.

They started as they meant to go on and a bright opening produced the opener for Ward in the 19th minute.

A clever through ball from Manny Folarin put him clear in space on the flank and he lifted a cross-cum-shot into the box, which drifted over the Gosport keeper and in.

Kings continued to push in the build up to half-time, but were forced to settle for a slender 1-0 lead at the break.

Their opponents were determined to battle back and started the second half well, only for Josh Coldicott-Stevens to give Kings breathing space.

His initial effort was well-saved but the rebound fell right at his feet and he calmly converted to double the advantage.

The game looked to be meandering towards its conclusion before Martin Bennett raced from his goal to concede a penalty for a foul.

Bennett couldn’t redeem himself as Ed Sanders calmly converted, but Kings managed to hold on for a valuable win.

Kings remain 21st in the table, despite the positive back-to-back results, but have moved to within a point of Dorchester Town.

They will hope extend the improved run of form when they take on Tiverton Town tomorrow.