A comprehensive 5-2 victory for the Lions at Home to CB Hounslow United at the weekend saw them move up to 8th in the Combined Counties Football league Premier Division North.
A touching tribute to a True Lion, Raheem Belgrave, was displayed before the game; with both teams and the whole ground respecting a minutes silence and a collection of balloons released in honour of the late Keeper.
Wembley were still suffering from suspensions with multiple key players out, but those that stepped in stepped up for the win.
A fast start to the match saw the Visitors have some shots early on, thankfully coming to nothing.
The first real chance for the Lions came when A slick piece of play from Mohammed Jahazi resulted in a ball in behind the defence, but the Hounslow ‘keeper was quick to claim it.
It was only two minutes later in the 21st when Captain Yassine Fehmi-Gil found himself with a bouncing ball in the box, catching it on the half volley. The shot bounced up and over the keeper giving the Home side the lead.
Shortly after, Yassine took the ball through half the opposition defence and laid through Sam Adetiba, whose cut-back cross sailed straight through the box.
Jahazi was almost presented with an early Valentine’s gift after a scuffed kick from the last man set him through on goal, but the Visitors Sweeper-keeper Zak Basey was once again out to meet it quickly.
CB Hounslow then began to pile on the pressure, mounting a few attacks in order to bring the game level. A wild shot from Front-Man Jamie Read cleared the wall behind the goal, and a minute later Keeper Paul Woods was called into action with a strong low save.
Unfortunately, the equaliser came on the stroke of half time, with a looping header finding it’s way into the back of the net, despite a glove on it from Woods.
The break came all too quickly following the goal, and the teams went in at One a piece.
The second half got underway and a new intensity was on display form the Lions. Chances came for Adetiba early on but the Linesman was on hand to call a stop to it with a raised flag.
By just the 52nd minute however the Lions were in front again. A powerful low strike from Mahad Osman fizzed into the bottom left corner and in off the post. A brilliant moment for both Mahad and the whole team, sparking vast celebration.
The goals began to flow for Wembley, and by the 63rd Minute there was a third. A brilliant bit of play from Jahazi on the right saw a ball swung into the box, with Adetiba using his body brilliantly to keep the goalie at bay. It’s up for debate who then got the final touch or whether it should go down as an own goal, nevertheless it was in the back of the net.
The visitors continued to attack however, but to no avail. A wild shot cleared the stands on the opposite side of the pitch this time.
Despite the two goal lead, Woods was still switched on to make another fine stop and keep the lead in tact.
Merely minutes later, a fourth goal was added through substitute Joshua Luther following a sublime piece of dribbling and composure again from Captain Fehmi-Gil. After latching onto a through ball, roundin the last defender and putting it to the back post, Luther made no mistake with the finish.
The Away side still didn’t give up however, and managed to grab a goal by the 87th Minute; proving to be all but beat.
The goal however was purely consolation, as almost directly from the kick off Adetiba found himself in behind the defence again. The flag stayed down this time and he confidently finished for the Lion’s 5th of the game, sealing the three points.
The Lions now have a small break until the 22nd February, where they play at Vale Farm again, this time welcoming Southall.
Wembley FC: Woods, Osborne, Iley, Walters, Obamakinwa, Mota, Heron, Adetiba, Jahazi, Fehmi-Gil (C), Osman. Subs: Payne, Ake, Luther, Egboh, Mitchell-Brown
CB Hounslow United: Basey, Batousoi, Milazzo, Orisagbemi, Cowan, Chiedozie, Bitmead, Bain, Read, Bratvedt, Montes. Subs: Burgess, Moses, Mario-Lukoki.