Saturday’s action at Vale Farm saw the Lions continue their impressive run of form to 4 wins in a row. Wokingham & Emmbrook were the visitors who left on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline.

Following consecutive wins for Wembley, the pressure was on the home side to gain all three points against the Sumas, who have struggled to get going in the league so far this season.

The starting XI for the home side remained the same from the previous game, with Jermaine Heron making the Subs ahead of Adam Hamdi. 3 goals in 3 games was enough for Rowan Larrington to retain his place in the starting lineup.

The first 15 minutes were predominantly under the Sumas control, but a close chance came for the Lions after 4 minutes, but the shot sailed safely over the goal.

Another chance came for the home side after 22 minutes, courtesy of a pull back from the touchline which resulted in a slightly wide shot.

It was only 1 minute later when the Home side capitalised on a decent spell of possession thanks to a long ball that troubled the keeper and allowed Jonny Iley to pounce and slot away for the opener.

More action followed in an exciting first half which saw chance after chance between the both sides, featuring a long distance shot from the Lions and a free kick which didn’t trouble the Sumas’ keeper.

It was practically on the stroke of half time when Qasim Khan popped up to double the home sides lead, making manager Ian Bates’ half time team talk that little bit easier.

After half time and some tactical changes from the Away side, Wokingham & Emmbrook enjoyed a positive spell of possession, but were unable to pose any real threat to Belgrave between the sticks. In the 71st minute the Sumas had the ball in the back of Wembley’s net, but the goal was ruled out for an infringement.

Not long after that in the 82nd minute, a quick break from the Lions presented an opportunity for Jermaine Heron to wrap up the game, which was expertly taken; sealing all three points and a fourth consecutive win for Wembley.

A hectic end to the game was in store when Mullen of Wokingham & Emmbrook was shown a straight red for an off the ball challenge, taking the Sumas down to 10 men for the final few minutes of the fixture. Harris was then shown a second yellow following the full time whistle, leaving the away side with another suspension for their next match.

With the score finishing 3-0 to the home side, Wembley were officially confirmed as the only Home team to score in the League this weekend, with a score of 3-22 across all games. This impressive statistic shows the progress that the Lions have made from the opening games of the season, this and the equally impressive three clean sheets in as many games.

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The 4th strong win of the season leaves The Lions comfortably sat in 5th place in the league on 12 points, four points from the top spot and 12 points clear of the bottom. Wembley are next in action at Vale Farm again on the 11th September in the Buildbase FA Vase against Oxhey Jets.

Tom Gourley
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