EDGWARE TOWN 3, WEMBLEY 3,
Tuesday, 27th December, 2016,
Spartan South Midlands League – Premier Division
The concession of a last-minute equaliser deprived Wembley of victory against their old adversaries Edgware Town in this festive Xmas fixture at Silver Jubilee Park.
On reflection, a draw at the end of a fluctuating local derby was probably a fair result. However, the Lions, having twice gone behind before recovering to establishing a three-two advantage, will consider the final outcome in their quest for promotion as two points lost.
Edgware went in front after just a minute when an old-fashioned corner routine undid the Wembley rearguard and Paul Marks knocked the ball home.
The home side’s lead, however, was brief as three minutes later the scores were levelled through Yassine Fehmi-Gil’s penalty, awarded for the late approaching Edgware goalkeeper’s slight, but needless contact on the incoming Calvin Kasirye.
Thanks to Alfie Hill’s stunning, unstoppable thirty-yard half-volley, the ‘Wares regained the lead in the 28th minute. But once again this was short-lived as a minute later Joe Wright, at the near post, deftly flicked Fehmi-Gil’s left cross between the ‘keeper and his near post to make it two-two.
Both sides basically cancelled each other out for much of the second-half until the brilliant Kasirye appeared to have netted the decisive goal in the 69th minute.
Moving down the left flank, Kasirye fastened onto Ayoub Amellal’s sublime cross-field pass and sped clear. Beginning his forward thrust from the halfway line, Kasirye still had a lot to do, but he unflinchingly powered his way goalward, and after leaving a couple of pursuing defenders trailing in his wake, he found the target with a blistering finish.
Now in the front, Wembley should have wrapped things up. But they were unable to impose complete authority on matters and allowed the ‘Wares to stage a late rally.
Wembley appeared to have held out. But sixty-seconds before the referee blew the final whistle, Jay Malloy, following a goalmouth scramble, blasted in the late leveller to leave the Lions having to share the spoils.
WEMBLEY: McCreeth, Salako, Humphries, Walters, Carroll, Mota, Kasirye,
Amellal, Wright (Bumbu 80), Fehmi-Gil, O’Reilly.
|December 27, 2016||7:45 PM||SSML Premier League||2016-2017|