Premier Division: Chalfont St Peter 1 Harefield United 3
HAREFIELD well and truly put their six-game run without a win behind them as they recorded a second 3-1 victory over Chalfont St Peter in four days.
As in the midweek cup victory the teams needed just eight minutes to open the scoring although this time it was Chalfont that took the lead when Adam Louth netted.
The Hares stuck to the task and with Tom Kirk and Luke Eldridge building from the back and Liam Hind and Adam Willis giving them plenty of width, only six minutes had elapsed when the visitors were back on level terms, although they had a large slice of luck.
Hind crossed a high ball into the area and watched with glee as it dropped inside the far post.
The Hares never looked back. Chalfont squandered some great chances, most notably when Charlie Strutton should have headed home at close range but pushed it wide and Lee Togwell missed another golden opportunity.
Harefield keeper Charlie Miller was kept busy and he pulled off a great save from Barry Brosnan when he burst through from the left, while at the other end Chris Drake and Arion Maleknia kept the pressure on the home defence, but good defending also meant the game remained all square at half-time.
The Hares took the game to their hosts from the start of the second half and as the forwards started to create gaps in the Chalfont defence, Hare-field went in front for the first time in the 51st minute.
Hind and Danny Buckle combined on the right flank and a low cross found Drake who rifled home at the near post.
The wayward Togwell wasted another opportunity for Saints, who continued to squander promising positions whenever they managed to break down the Harefield defence and four minutes after grabbing his first Drake was at it again.
Another good move down the right found Drake in the same spot to score his second and Harefield's third at the near post.
The Hares sat back and defended too deep as the clocked ticked away, allowing Chalfont to pile on the pressure and for a while Harefeld found themselves under pressure, but in the end Chalfont ran out of ideas, leaving Harefield with all three points.
HAREFIELD: Miller, Hind, Brown, Eldridge, Gladdy, Buckle, A Willis, Kirk, Maleknia, Williamson, Drake. Subs: Kelly, Williams, Lloyd. Attendance: 68.