WEMBLEY 4, HOLMER GREEN 1,
Saturday, 14th January, 2017,
Spartan South Midlands League – Premier Division
There were too many fragmented moments to call this a vintage Wembley performance, but as they still managed to register a relatively easy four-one victory over a decent Holmer Green outfit, no one was really complaining.
Wembley went for the jugular from the start, hitting the post and forcing a couple of good saves before taking the lead in the ninth minute.
Ayoub Amellal stuck his leg out and unconventionally placed a perfect pass into the stride of the advancing Yassine Fehni-Gil. The Wembley skipper skilfully evaded a defender, and in the space he had created, struck a precise, low drive beyond the diving goalkeeper.
An avalanche of goals should have followed, but although an upright was struck again, Wembley movements became far too heavy-footed to cause the visitors any problems, and they had to wait until the thirty-seventh minute before eventually doubling their tally.
The sprightly Jermaine Heron scoring at the near post with a neat shot on the turn after some marvellous wing-play from Jonathan Iley down the left had opened up the Holmer defence.
A brilliant instinctive save at the near post from Przemyslew Mierzwa, just before the interval, preserved Wembley’s two-nil first-half lead. However, with Martin Lancaster netting following a break down the left, the visitors reduced the arrears, five minutes into the second-half.
But, nine minutes later, Wembley’s two-goal advantage was quickly restored. The slippery Iley weaved another maze through Holmer’s defensive ranks to set up Zaied Sabti, who blasted in Wembley’s third goal from close range.
Frustratingly, more slack Wembley play followed and it was not until the 89th minute before they notched again. This time it was Adrian Dinham’s turn to intertwined the visitors into knots. Running onto Amellal’s through pass, he was forced wide of the target after sidestepping the advancing ‘keeper. However, he managed to readjust, and manoeuvring himself goalward with a clever dribble towards the edge of the six yard box from the left, he fired home the fourth goal.
WEMBLEY: Mierzwa, Webb, Weir, Walters, Brown, O’Reilly, Sabti (McKee 76),
Amellal, Heron (Bumbu 80)), Fehmi-Gil (Dinham 65), Iley.
|January 14, 2017||3:00 PM||SSML Premier League||2016-2017|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|