Beaconsfield Town suffered a hugely disappointing defeat as they lost 3-0 at Kings Langley in their Southern League Premier Division clash on Saturday.

The visitors couldn’t have scripted a worse start to proceedings. Reece Yorke, already struggling with a suspected groin injury, had no answer for the pace of Mitchell Weiss and as early as the fourth minute the big striker breezed through and flashed a cross-shot in off Nick Hamann’s far post.

Twelve minutes later it was 2-0. A freekick from the left was swung in towards the near post where home captain Jorell Johnson, having slipped the attentions of his marker, was first to the ball and toe ended it past Hamann.

Yorke was then withdrawn and replaced by Callum Webb. Jordan Ajanlekoko slotted in at centre half whilst Louis Stead moved in off the wing to operate alongside Wes Daly in the heart of midfield and The Rams began to spark into life with Charlie Losasso seeing a dipping shot tipped onto a post and another volleyed effort skimming the cross bar.

Beaconsfield had two presentable penalty claims. One in either half. On 40 minutes the first, a clumsy challenge on Callum Webb, resulted in referee Shaun Barry adding insult to injury by booking Webb for a dive, then awarding, not a free kick but a Beaconsfield throw in. In the second half, shortly after replacing Daly, Aaron Minhas, making a welcome return following six months on the sidelines, appeared to be pulled down by Alex Tokarczyk plunging at the midfielder's feet before taking man and no ball but the referee was unmoved.

Moments later, a 73rd minute Marvin Morgan goal was ruled out despite the fact that he had not been in an offside position at any point or passage of the play prior to climbing high to power his header home.

Three minutes later the home side sealed the points as Jordan Ajanlekoko dwelt in possession, took an extra touch and had his attempted pass charged down by midfielder Dylan Swathers.

The rebound fell kindly and he advanced on goal calmly rounding Nick Hamann and stroking in the home sides third. The goal capped an excellent individual performance by Switters who was industrious and combative throughout and showed good touch and skill under pressure all afternoon.

In the final moments Morgan received his marching orders with a second yellow card to compound Beaconsfield's misery.

The Rams now face a trip to Poole Town on Saturday (kick off 3pm).