LEIGHTON TOWN 1, WEMBLEY 3,
Tuesday, 14th February, 2017,
Spartan South Midlands League – Premier Division
On their first visit to Bell Close since April 2004, Wembley recovered from conceding a very early goal to register a fairly comfortable three-one win against Leighton Town.
The visitors fell behind after just four minutes. Their offside trap was sprung open by a swift raid down the right and the incoming Lorrel Smith slotted home the ensuing cross to give the home side an immediate head start.
A couple of timely saves by the impressive Przemyslaw Mierzwa kept Leighton at bay before the Lions hit back to restore equilibrium in the 38th minute.
Jermaine Heron’s progress after entering the box was curtailed by a needless foul.. Zaied Sabti did the honours from the penalty spot.to make it one-all By scoring two quick goals at the beginning of the second-half, Wembley suddenly established firm control of affairs . They went in front in the 47th minute thanks to another successfully taken Sabti spot-kick after the busy Heron was tugged from behind by another hapless defender.
Two minutes later, Adrian Dinham, running onto Charlie Weir’s superb through pass, sprinted clear and, via the inside of the far post, extended Wembley’s advantage.
Firmly in the ascendancy, there was never any real danger of Wembley relinquishing their superiority. And the Leighton goalkeeper made a several good stops to thwart the Lions recording an emphatic scoreline. Notably in the final minute when he made a tremendous leap to flip over the bar substitute Sergiui Bumbu’s stunning rising strike.
WEMBLEY; Mierzwa, Carroll, Humphries, Walters, Brown, O’Reilly (Salako 81),
Sabti (Iley 77), Amellal, Dinham (Bumbu 89), Heron, Weir.
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