Bank Holiday Monday football saw the Lions make the short away trip to Berkeley Fields, to play North Greenford United. The match resulted in a third consecutive win for Wembley, running out the hosts 2-0.

Following Saturday’s 4-0 thumping at home to Burnham, Wembley looked to build on that performance and continue to climb up the table.

The starting XI remained the same from Saturday’s match, with the only change to the squad being Adam Hamdi named as a sub over goalscorer Jermaine Heron. Other scorers Alfie Bates, Jonathan Iley and Rowan Larrington retained their places in the match squad.

The first major action of the match came in the 15th minute, following a bright start to the fixture. Wembley were presented with opportunity to score early, but were unable to convert.

Another chance came in the 23rd minute with Greenford captain Sam House getting down low to make a strong save to keep Wembley out once again.

The Lions had some defending to do in the 28th minute, but the eventual shot proved to be an easy save for Belgrave, keeping the score at 0-0.

Following the first real threat from the home side, it was Wembley who struck first. An own goal from Greenford broke the deadlock, setting the Lions up for a deserved 1-0 lead at half time.

The Blues, who had struggled to get into the match, had an early opportunity to level the score in the 46th minute, but a strong show of defending from Wembley kept their lead in tact.

It took until the 60th minute for any more major action, with The Lions being awarded a penalty in similar fashion to Saturday. Again Rowan Larrington stepped up and slotted away calmly, in that same familiar style.

Larrington steps up to make it 2-0

By the 83rd minute the Home side were still struggling to get into the match, but managed to get a shot away which posed no real threat to Belgrave, who stopped it comfortably.

The full time whistle closed the curtain on a very successful week for the Lions, seeing them take all nine points from the nine available in the last three fixtures. A second clean sheet in as many games is a particularly strong point to build on for the rest of the season, with the goalscoring ability still being ever present.

Wembley FC: Belgrave, Osborn, Ejomfor, Tyrer, Bernard, Larrington, Bates, Adetiba, Khan, Femhi-Gil, Iley – Subs: Ernovon, Osman, Jones, Ribeiro, Hamdi.

North Greenford United: House, James, Relf, Okwu, Brown, Molyneaux, Martin-Thomas, Leonard, Mitchell, Killeen, Mills – Subs: Pidgeon, Maresi, John-Charles, Domingos, Okello.

Tom Gourley
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