Saturday 29th July 2017

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    Hanwell Town

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    Wingate & Finchley

    Beckles 62

Pre Season Friendly

Wingate & Finchley turned in a hard-fought 1-0 win against a tough-battling Hanwell Town to continue their search for match fitness, ahead of the fast-approaching season kick-off. Howbeit, the story of the day was both teams and fans coming together in a bid to raise funds for a player who’s donned both respective shirts, Billy Healey, after his career-threatening injury.

A guard of honour was held prior to the game getting underway – and the Man of the Match was rightfully awarded to the talisman. The Blues came out the traps quickest, Ben Pattie’s free-kick curled over on the inside right with ‘keeper Xavi Leon Comas left flat-footed. Spencer McCall drove through the middle, unleashing a strike which evaded the upright. Reece Beckles-Richards picked out Rob Laney, who did well to steer his header on target but straight at Comas.

Tommy Tejan-Sie delightfully chipped towards Pattie, who chested and struck with clout, forcing another fine save from Comas. Pattie was denied a handball claim when Oliver Duffy appeared to block the shot with his arms, leaving the score goalless at the break. Afolabi Obafemi rounded Comas but placed wide of the left-hand post. Harvey Killeen looked for a response from the hosts, almost striking his luck bar for placing against the post.

Ahmet Rifat’s outside-of-the-boot pass sent Obafemi on his way down the left, his shot across was palmed out towards Beckles-Richards, who fired inside the near-post from a tight angle just past the hour. Luke Ifil’s long-range attempted lob from near to 40-yards found its way inches over the crossbar. Killeen came close to finding a late equaliser when he guided his outstretched attempt towards goal, forcing a magnificent one-handed stop from a quick-thinking Ross Weinrabe.

WingateTV: Billy Healey & Rob Laney Post Hanwell Town: HERE

Report by Khalid Karimullah


  1. Weinrabe
  2. Newson
  3. Ifil
  4. 72

  5. Vanderhyde
  6. Rifat
  7. Tejan-Sie
  8. Beckles
  9. 45

  10. McCall
  11. Charles-Smith
  12. 45

  13. Pattie
  14. 45

  15. Laney



  1. Parker
  2. 72

  3. Otudeko
  4. 45

  5. Obafemi
  6. 45

  7. Sharpe


Andreas Anastasiou