Month: August 2016

Lions Exit FA Cup


Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016,

F.A. Cup – Preliminary Round Replay

Wembley bowed sadly out of the F.A. Cup  following a tame showing in this Preliminary Round Replay at county rivals Harefield United, who became the fifth Middlesex side in six seasons to end their interest in the World’s most prestigious cup competition.

Wembley can have very few complaints   The home side set-out a defensive stall from the start.  It proved to be an efficient barrier, which the frustrated visitors, despite their efforts,  lacked the imagination to breach with any great effect.

Wembley saw plenty of possession during the early stages, but successfully thwarted by a solid Harefield rearguard, they did not really pose a threat.   Then, suddenly.  in the 19th minute, Wembley found themselves a goal behind. Their recalled goalkeeper, Grigoili Zulmatashvili, seemed to have Josh Collis’ harmless-looking angled strike covered, but ball trickled beyond him and over the line

Wembley quickly responded. Six minutes later matters were levelled   The persistent Joe Wright on the left,  gained control of Richard Brown’s long through pass, which had flown over the Harefield backline.   He cut the ball back into the path of the onrushing Calvin Kasirye, who found the target with a brilliant strike into the top corner.

Further Wembley chances followed and they ended the first-half on top.  But they were unable to sustain the pressure after the break. The second period was a carbon-copy of the first. Wembley dominating affairs, but they dismally failed to produce a telling break through.  And lo-and-behold,  in the 75th minute, the Lions were once again caught on the hop by another Harefield counterattack.  A low cross from the left was delivered into the Wembley box and Reece Chaundry arrived unnoticed to stroke the ball home and put the home side back in front.

Things boiled over a minute later and the two sides were reduced to ten men.  Jabir Laraba and Harefield’s Darrell Harris both seeing red after the latter had violently objected to the former’s bad tackle.

Wembley remained on the offensive until the bitter end, throwing strikers Nathan Jallow and Yassine Fehmi-Gil into the mix.  But, alas, they never looked like scoring….and out from the F.A. Cup at an early stage, they went.

WEMBLEY:  Zuilmatashvili, Pearce, Weir (Webb 59), Walters, Brown, Humphries, Sabti,

(Fehmi-Gil  80),  Carroll  (Jallow 82),  Wright, Laraba, Kasirye.

Replay Awaits Lions

Wembley FC will have to do battle again against Harefield United with Saturday`s Emirates FA Cup clash finishing level, as Harefield scored in the final minutes of the game to secure a 1-1 draw.

The replay will take place away from home on Tuesday evening.

Keep up to date with the game by following us on Twitter @wembleyfc

London Tigers v Wembley FC Match Report


Tuesday, 16th August, 2016,

Spartan South Midlands League – Premier Division

Come rain or shine, Avenue Park isn’t the greatest of football venues, but the resolute Lions successfully overcame playing against an awkward Tigers  outfit on a dry, bumpy surface to record an excellent away win.

The visitors, again fielding an altered line-up, took awhile to get into their stride. But with the aid of a goal in each half, they collected three points in their firstaway trip of the season.

Calvin Kasirye netted Wembley’s first goal out of nothing in the 28th minute when he cut in from the left, brushed past a defender, and then unleashed a superb twenty-five yard strike beyond goalkeeper, Ini Amagebe.

The former Wembley custodian then produced a agile double save to deny Joe Wright and Nathan Jallow, following-up, to prevent the Lions notching a two-nil half-time lead.

Inexplicably, the slack visitors did their very best to try and throw away their ascendancy at the start of the second-half before they gradually regained control of matters.

The outstretched Amagebe, clawing the ball off the onrushing Kasirye’s toe, foiled a second goal, while Zaied Sabti went close with another long range drive.

However, Wembley eventually doubled their total with a 61st minute penalty which effectively ended the contest. Wrestling might not be a popular Olympic sport, but Tigers’ defender Adrian Assinor managed to produce a Greco-Roman style manoeuvre to bundle Jallow to the floor in the box.  Sabti converted the ensuing spot-kick to seal Wembley’s win.

WEMBLEY McCreeth, Pearce, Webb, Walters, Brown, Humphries, Sabti, Carroll, 

Wright (Heron 88), Jallow (Salako79), Kasirye.

By Richard Markiewicz

Anniversary Date Announced

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday August 28th we will be celebrating our 70th year anniversary at Vale Farm.  Doors will open at 1pm, with activities happening throughout.

On the day, we will have a Wembley Legends v Wembley Legends game on the Vale Farm carpet as the main event of the day. This match will Kick off at 3pm.

We will have kids 5 aside competitions, as well as fun games for all of the children to enjoy.

Our wonderful bar will be open, while we will also have a BBQ.

It will be free entry on the day, and we encourage all of The Wembley community to get down to the event to support one of the most historic non-league clubs.

The players that have been confirmed for The Legends games can be found below, however there will be more names added for the game over the next week.

Players attending the 70th anniversary game so far.
1 Lee Pearce
2 Ken Dyer
3 Marco black
4 Gary Hedges
5 Andy Walker
6 kristian Hale
7 Ian Bates
8 JB Bates
9 Davis Haule
10 Paul Shelton
11 JJ Mitchell
12 Richard Covey
13 Avi Schwaz
14 Joel Bevis
15 Alfie Bates
16 Yass Fehmi-gil
17 Kevin Beckles


R.I.P James ‘Jim’ Arnold

Everyone at Wembley Football Club were deeply saddened to hear of the death of lifelong Wembley FC supporter James ‘Jim’ Arnold.

A minute silence was held at last weekend`s game for the passing of Jim, and the players wore black arm bands too.

Details of the funeral can be found below.

Location: St. Marys Church, Lansdowne Road, Tottenham N17 9XE

Date & Time: Friday 26th of August, @ 11:00 

Flowers and messages can be sent to the Co-Op funeral in Cricklewood on the 25th of August.

Academy Trials

Academy trial

We are proud to announce 4 dates over the coming weeks for our soon-to-launch academy. All four trial dates will be happening at Vale Farm,

The club is launching a 2-year programme where individuals will have the opportunity to play and train in one of London’s best semi-professional football facilities whilst working towards a level 2 and 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. Induction to the academy offers players the opportunity to progress into the senior team.

To register your place at one of the upcoming trials, please email

To find out more about the academy, click academy at the top of the page

Trial Dates: 

Monday 15th: 18:00-20:00

Wednesday 17th: 18:00-20:00

Saturday 20th: 11:00-13:00

Monday 22nd: 18:00-20:00

Our academy is open for ages between 16 & 18

Player Sponsorship Announcement

We are pleased to announce the sales of 5 player sponsorship deals for the forthcoming 2016/2017 season.

Thank you to supporter, Peter Sutton, who has supported Wembley FC for over 50 years, for sponsoring Wayne Walters, Joe Wright, Yasime Fehmi-Gil and Zaid Sabti.

While a big thanks goes out to CAS Consulting Ltd who have sponsored Carl Pearce for the forthcoming 2016/2017 season.

If you would like to sponsor a player, please click here

Wembley FC Announce Partnership With Daniels Estate Agents

Wembley Football Club are pleased to announce that local business ‘Daniels Estate Agents’ have put pen to paper and are now supporting Wembley FC. This partnership will see the business become the club`s official programme sponsor as well as take up an additional sponsorship in our social media field.

The need for local business` to get behind local grassroots football is a must, and with this great gesture from Daniels Estate Agents we proudly look forward to a long and successful partnership with one of the leading firms in The Wembley area, and hope this acts as a catalyst for local business’ to get behind their club in anyway possible.


Next Round Awaits The Lions

Wembley FC kicked off the 2016/2017 season with a terrific win over Daventry Town FC in The Emirates FA Cup. The Lions will go into the next round with huge confidence following the 4-0 win over Daventry, with the proposition of facing either Harefield United or ON Chenecks FC on August 20th.

Later this weekend we will have match highlights on Wembley FC TV. A selection of photos from the game will also be available in due time.

Report: Wembley FC 4-0 Daventry Town FC


Saturday, 6th August, 2016,

F.A. Cup – Extra Preliminary Round 

The 2016/17 F.A. Cup competition got underway on Saturday and The Lions began the road to the other ‘Wembley’ with a comfortable four-nil Extra Preliminary Round victory over Daventry Town.

The visitors from the United Counties League First Division were an unknown quantity having decided to fall down two tiers following an arduous spell in the Northern Premier League Division One South Division last season.

But in the event, they were no match for the rampant Lions., who progressed with ease into the next stage of the competition. Joe Wright and new-boy Jabir Laraba, one of four players making their Lions’ debut,  netting two-goals apiece in an emphatic win.

Wright opened Wembley’s account after just ten minutes.  Admittedly, it was a fortuitous strike. Wright’s original attempt following Zaied Sabti’s centre, struck a defender.  However, the ball cannoned off the approaching Wembley striker and looped into the back of the net.

An avalanche of goals should have followed  as Wembley began to dismantle the visitors’ flimsy rearguard almost at will. Countless goal scoring opportunities were squandered.

However, Wembley persisted with the pressure and goal number two eventually arrived in the 35th minute.  Wright neatly clipping the ball over the advancing ‘keeper after fastening onto Ayoub Amellal’s through pass.

Laraba, after combining on the left with Charlie Weir, made it three-nil two minutes later, picking his spot with firmly drilled low drive into the bottom corner.

And any fears fickle home supporters had of enduring a second-half Daventry revival were immediately eased.  The unattended Laraba deftly heading home Wembley”s fourth goal, five minutes after the restart to complete the scoring.

WEMBLEY:  McCreeth, Webb, Weir, Walters, Brown, Humphries, Sabti (McKee 63),Amellal, Wright, Laraba (Jallow 60), Kasirye (Carroll 75). 

By Richard Markiewicz