SSM PREMIER LEAGUE
Biggleswade Town 3 Harefield United 0
MISSED chances cost Harefield dear as they crashed to defeat at Biggleswade Town on Saturday.
The scoreline did not reflect the play, the Hares played well only to be wasteful in front of goal.
That was the only difference. Biggleswade had five chances and scored three, while the misfiring visitors had six clear-cut chances and failed to convert one. Both Ryan Redford and Kevin Cooper kept the pressure on the Hares defence, but Alex Brown and Luke Eldridge were up to the challenge.
The Hares took the game to Biggleswade and opened up the defence well. Chris Drake blasted over midway through the first half, but it was over at the other end Bobby Dance was having a constant tussle with CraigTotton.
But it was on 36 minutes when Red-ford fed the ball out to Dance and he saw his chance and chipped the defence and keeper into the far post.
This spurred the Hares on and, on 39 minutes, great work down the right by Totton found unmarked Jamie Houliston and his volley just went wide, with the keeper well beaten. Five minutes later Danny Buckle won the ball at the byline, turned and crossed, but Houliston volleyed just over.
The visitors came out all guns blazing after the break, but a break down the right by Biggleswade and a cross from Redford was not cleared properly and there was Jack Weeden to fire home a killer second.
The Hares threw on Denver Morris, Adam Willis and Luke Wills as they tried deperately to get back in the game.
They were denied a stonewall penalty when Drake went to feed the ball to Totton in the area and the defender's arm came up to block the ball. However,the man in black waved away claims and the ball was cleared to safety. The game was over five minutes from time when Dan Arron crossed from the right and Weeden got his second. There was still time for Totton to create and opening, but he dragged his shot wide.
A dejected Hares now have to wait on others to see if they can still get promoted.
Elsewhere, the reserves lost 2-1 to Amersham Town in the Suburban League, despite Kemo Maphata's effort.
Meanwhile, the U16s beat the top of the league Holy Trinity Dynamos 2-0.