Wembley FC returned to Vale Farm for the first time in 2021 to participate in a friendly vs Hillingdon Borough, a team just one division below the Lions.
Similar to last week, the game started slowly, with both sides playing cautiously for the opening quarter of the game.
Wembley were the first to open the chances for the afternoon, but a strong shot from the edge of the box flew past the Borough goalkeeper’s right-hand post.
Shortly after, all eyes turned to the assistant referee as Hillingdon Borough played a lovely through ball along the Wembley wing, but the linesman’s flag was raised quickly and the Wembley defenders breathed a sigh of relief.
After a relatively quiet first 45, both teams came out from the break revitalised and the second half began very brightly.
In the 52nd minute, The Lions took the lead; a precise cut-back set up an opportunity at the back post that the striker simply couldn’t miss!
Wembley’s celebrations were short-lived, and just two minutes later Borough equalised to take advantage of a huge lapse in concentration.
A series of passes on the right wing allowed the away team in behind the lines, and a deflected pass across the box lead to a straight forward goal.
Hillingdon had their tails up and drove forward from the restart. Within three minutes they had their second and were in front.
A carbon copy of the first goal, with the play originating down the right wing and finishing off with a precise finish from just six yards out.
The home team’s heads were down but they were determined to leave it all on the pitch and finish the game strongly.
A well-worked chance on the Wembley left resulted in a curled-effort that was inches wide and rebounded away off the Borough post.
In extraordinary circumstances the referee blew the full-time whistle after just 80 minutes of football, in order to comply with the FA’s Regulations and pay well-deserved respects to the British legend that is HRH The Prince Philip.