Photo By Stephen Toddington

Saturday Afternoon saw The Lions claim their first 3 home points of the season in emphatic fashion, winning 4-0 against Burnham FC.

Qasim Khan earned another starting place following his heroic hattrick last week against Holyport, with Belgrave retaining his place between the sticks. The team remained unchanged from last weekends victory, with Ian Bates sticking to the squad that fought hard for the first win of the season.

The first 45 minutes remained goalless, with both teams unable to break the deadlock.

Following the restart, a further 20 minutes passed before the Home side struck. After being awarded a penalty, Larrington calmly slotted it home in a very familiar style.

The Lion’s second came 80 minutes in courtesy of a simple finish from Jonathan Iley, doubling the lead with a little over ten minutes to go, putting the Home side in the driving seat for the closing stages.

Instead of sitting on a two goal lead, The Lions were hungry for more. No more than 2 minutes since the previous goal, a third was added to the tally through Jermaine Heron.

The match was well and truly wrapped up in the 86th minute thanks to Alfie Bates’ first goal for the club. The third Wembley goal in 6 minutes settled the fixture, taking all three points at home for the first time this season.

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Wembley FC: Belgrave, Osborne, Ejimfor, Tryer, Bernard, Larrington (65′), Bates (86′), Adetiba, Khan, Femhi-Gil, Iley (80′) Subs: Emovon, Osman, Jones, Ribeiro, Heron (82′)

Burnham: Dennison, Ben Ami, Nsomi, Pope, Kemp, Gritt, Moore, De Rama, James, Bishop, Chniba – Subs: Light, Allen, James, Branwhite

Official Attendance: 59

Tom Gourley
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