In what hasn’t been a great week for Town, they were looking ahead to this one to try and get that elusive first 3 points, in their first home league game in 8 weeks!
Town lined up as follows: Patel, Bryant, Donkor, Murphy, Adams, Osborne, Webb, Newbury-Barr, McClelland, Towell, Campbell.
It was a very scrappy encounter throughout the game and Alfie Osborne found himself in the book 13 minutes into the tie.
The first real chance of the game went Town’s way, when Webb got on down the right hand side and fired a ball across the box that couldn’t be turned in by Campbell.
The scrappiness continued and in the 31st minute, the visitors took the lead.
Spencer Clarke-Mardel latched on to a knock down and fired it into the top left corner past Patel.
Shortly after the goal, Town had their most clear cut chance of the game. Danny Webb flicking a header towards goal, that was just parried over the bar by Samson.
Colney Heath’s No.6 entered the referee’s book for a late tackle on Newbury-Barr, just before half time. Sonny Newbury-Barr making his first start for Town.
The second half was similar to the first, some cards and some scrappiness, with the game stopping and starting all of the time.
Captain, Dave Murphy, entering the book for a late challenge on 50 minutes.
Then came the drama of the second half.
Town made 2 changes, that saw Ashton Campbell and Archie McClelland replaced by Ben Pattie and Aaron Murrell.
A ball hadn’t even been kicked and Ben Pattie was shown a straight red card, for an off the ball incident as soon as he entered the pitch. Frankly, ridiculous from the Ex-QPR Professional.
Town’s final change saw Ross Adams pick up an injury and was replaced by Kuda Butawo.
Sonny Newbury-Barr was the final player to enter the book, for a foul in the centre of the park, stopping an attack.
Chances just wouldn’t come for Town against a well-drilled Colney Heath side, who had won 5 of 5 league games this season.
They made it 6 straight wins, despite missing a very late chance when Clements teed up Devine in the box.
Town remain with just 1 point so far this season.
Discipline proving to be a problem, with 4 red cards in 6 league games and 5 in all competitions.
We are at home on Tuesday night against Oxhey Jets in the Premier Division Cup.
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