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North Greenford win after five months despite two red cards and missed penalty

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All joy for once: North Greenford players celebrate

It was a shame only 53 brave souls turned up to see North Greenford United's first league win more than five months on Saturday.

It’s been a long while coming for the Southern Central basement boys, and even the 4-2 win over Daventry Town was in the balance at the break with the scores tied at 2-2.

Jessy Yoboue hit a couple of crackers, but Daventry hit back just before half time. So instead it was left to Yannis Amroisine on 48 minutes and Marlon Kabi on 52 to restore the lead.

United even survived a missed penalty,10 minutes added time, and two sendings off to bring a bit of warmth on a freezing day.

Consolation: Hanwell Town hot shot Bill Healey (L)

Instead, Hanwell Town were left to feel the chill of a 4-1 defeat to Kettering Town in the same division. Only an 87th minute consolation from Bill Healey brought any cheer against the once powerful Conference Premier side and FA Cup giant killers fallen on hard times.

London Tigers’ relegation fears are all but over after back-to-back wins.

The Spartan Premier strugglers were starved games in a pitch-ruined January, but after three games in a week and six points to show for it, are a comfortable 10 points clear of the bottom two.

Biggleswade United were on the end of a 4-1 defeat on Saturday, and before that the Perivale based side put Stotfold to the sword, 3-1.

Tigers on top: The Perivale side (orange shirts) dominate(Image: Ying Pan Wu)

Biggleswade opened the scoring, but a brace from Ivan Petrov, Hesham Benmansour and John Startin had the game done and dusted just past the hour.

The Stotfold keeper attempted to kick clear but only ricocheted the ball off Terence Cariba’s legs for the opener. The visitors levelled, and just when a draw seemed inevitable, a Stotfold sub got his marching orders in the 87th minute.

Tigers centre back Stavros Panagiotou cashed in to restore the lead seconds later and Ali Soussi centred for Benmansour to dribble past two defenders and fire through the keeper’s legs.

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