Tuesday 19th November 2019

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    Dulwich Hamlet

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    Wingate & Finchley

    Kennedy 2, Fleming

London Senior Cup 2nd Round

Wingate & Finchley - with 10-men for a large period of the second-half - progressed from the second round of the London Senior Cup after seeing off Dulwich Hamlet and sealing a 3-2 win at Champion Hill.

The visitors opened the scoring after just nine minutes. Charlie Ruff sent Tage Kennedy away down the left who cut inside and fired into the near-post.

If that wasn't enough to silence the home faithful, the Blues made it a double-trouble game on 19 minutes. Pressure from Kennedy allowed Alex Read to collect on the left and send a cross into the box for Alan Fleming to tap home, via the help of Hamlet's Preston Edwards.

Just past the half hour mark, Ruff manoeuvred into a shooting position with guile, but his menacing strike went over the upright.

Lionel Ainsworth picked out Nyren Clunis who guided home minutes later, but the goal was ruled out after the cross was deemed to have gone out of play.

Fergal Hale-Brown's agility came into play after he had to adjust his body, parry and then catch David Ijaha's deflected effort on the line, reaching 34 minutes.

Four minutes before the break, the hosts went close again after Ainsworth's low cross failed to be converted by two players in the pink and blue.

A minute into the restart, Danny Mills headed Ijaha's dangerous cross just over. Whilst Kennedy continued to threaten and forced Edwards to save with his legs at the near-post on 49 minutes.

Hale-Brown was kept busy four minutes later, prior to Mason Hall bringing down Clunis to see red on 56 minutes.

Momentum wasn't haulted and the north Londoners made it three after 65 minutes. Fleming's powerful run and cross from the right arrived to Kennedy who struck into the bottom corner for his brace.

Mills found a way back for the home side on 75 minutes with a tap in, after Hale-Brown initially made the stop.

Deep into added on time - and after a flurry of Dulwich attacks - Mills volleyed into an empty net for what was the final kick of proceedings.

Report by Khalid Karimullah

Lineup

  1. Hale-Brown
  2. Ifil
  3. Abrahams
  4. Tejan-Sie
  5. Njie
  6. Hall
  7. Fleming
  8. Platt
  9. 70

  10. Read
  11. 57

  12. Ruff
  13. 76

  14. Kennedy

Subs

    76

  1. O'Keefe
  2. Uade
  3. 57

  4. Rifat
  5. Dupray
  6. 70

  7. Ochieng

Attendance

245

Referee

James Hurst