An injury-time free-kick from Chris Blunden succumbed Risborough Rangers to a 1-0 defeat away at Leverstock Green in their opening Spartan South Midlands Premier Division fixture of the season.

Played in front of busy Pancake Lane, the encounter saw several tackles fly in and yellow cards get administered in what was a feisty affair in Hertfordshire.

Rangers had the best chances to score but Jefferson Louis hit the crossbar from close range before the Greens survived a massive goalmouth scramble.

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Louis, who is in his second spell with the club 24 years after first leaving Risborough, also had a header from three yards get tipped over the bar by the hosts' keeper, Josh Mollison.

But with seconds remaining, Blunden stepped up and fired in his free-kick to give Leverstock all three points.

He dedicated the goal and win to his late mother, who passed away this summer.

Speaking on Twitter, Blunden said: 'That one was for the old girl.'

Former Wycombe hero, Scott McGleish, was an unused sub for the Greens in the win.

On the same night, Aylesbury Vale Dynamos came back from 2-0 to defeat Baldock Town 3-2 at Haywood Way.

Two goals down at half-time, a brace from Chris Stapleton, and a Jack Baldwin strike gave Michael East and Liam Dwyer their first competitive win as joint managers of the club.

Dynamos finished 14th in the league last season.

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