Ten-man Wingate earn point against Enfield

Ten-man Wingate earn point against Enfield

WINGATEWEBTen-man Wingate and Finchley drew with Enfield Town in a nervy game at the foot of the Ryman Premier, writes Paul Lerman.

Ryman League Premier Division:
Wingate & Finchley 1 Enfield Town 1
Saturday, 20 April, 2014


Man-of-the-Match Josh Kennet went on a driving run down the right wing, rode a challenge and crossed in to Ola Sogbanmu. He shot on the turn but the ball was straight at Noel Imber. The Blues then had a good shout for a penalty when Sogbanmu bore down on Imber and appeared to be clipped, but the referee gave a corner.

Enfield laboured and a weak shot failed to trouble Smith. At the other end Kennet went for an audacious shot from distance but missed the top left corner narrowly.

A moment of controversy came when Noel Imber fell down and injured himself – Rifat rolled the ball in but had the goal disallowed as the referee assumed there was a foul.

Eight minutes after the break Enfield Town took the lead, as Mitch Hahn scored a scrappy tap-in after Wingate were outnumbered in the box following a deep free kick. But Kennet levelled the scores instantly for the Blues with a superbly-timed volley from a half cleared free-kick.

However, the game changed dramatically as Marc Weatherstone was shown a red card for a silly second booking in the edge of the box.

Despite this, Wingate should have won the match when Ahmet Rifat fired a volley from a McCall flick but it hit the fortunate replacement keeper Lee White in the face and the ball flew over the bar.

Wingate & Finchley Lineup:
Smith, Aisien, Street, McCall, Weatherstone, Street, Kennet, Shulton, Rifat, Sogbanmu, Fisher (McGonigle 65). Subs: Hart, Bolle, Read, Suddell.

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