Match Preview: London Colney (H) – League
By Leon Waite – @leonwaite98
United were comprehensively beaten at home 3-0 by town rivals Biggleswade FC on Tuesday night as the visitors progressed to the final of the North Beds Charity Cup.
Taylor Rhiney had the opportunity from the penalty spot to half the deficit at the start of the second half but squandered that chance and minutes later former United frontman Abraham Eze put the contest to bed.
A disappointing result after a return to some consistency in the league that has yielded three consecutive wins- most recently a 1-0 success over Wembley- to consolidate their position in the top four.
And Alex Salvador’s men are back at Second Meadow again this weekend as they entertain 2016/17 title winners London Colney.
The Blueboys placed 13th last term and sit 15th this year with games in hand on the clubs above them.
Ken Charlery’s side are winless in their previous five matches in all competitions, losing 1-0 in midweek to last season’s promoted runners-up Berkhamsted in the Herts Charity Shield. Defeats to Oxhey Jets, Tring Athletic and Colney Heath with a draw against Cockfosters sandwiched in between the latter two make up the rest of their recent form.
United’s past two meetings with Colney have ended in emphatic victories at Cotlandswick Park 4-0 and 5-1 respectively. However, it was the visitors who prevailed 1-0 when the teams last met in Bedfordshire.
And Second Meadow is the venue for this Saturday’s action, KO 3pm.