Saturday 2nd March 2019

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    Kingstonian

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    Wingate & Finchley

    Cole, Abrahams

Bostik League Premier

70 days after the Blues' last victory, Wingate & Finchley sealed a vital Bostik League win on the road at the King George’s Arena against Kingstonian - a momentous occasion which also saw the club join in celebrations for Young Carers Day.

Irnti Rapai struck over the upright from distance to cap off a positive opening 10 minutes for the visitors.

Two minutes on - captain for the day, Ola Williams inspired the opening goal. Rapai picked out Williams down the right, whose cross landed on a sixpence for Charlie Cole to head across Rob Tolfrey.

Reece Beckles-Richards rushed through six minutes later, yet Tolfrey was out quick to save the K’s before the former curled into the arms of the stopper from the edge of the area.

With 24 minutes gone, Charlie Ruff's throughball played Beckles-Richards in, only for Dean Inman's challenge to keep him at bay.

Shane Gore was called into action via his legs, prior to Alieu Njie clearing the rebound on 28 minutes. Four minutes on, Delano Sam-Yorke looked to tap home, yet a determined Gore was not to be denied at his near-post.

The away side came close to doubling the lead through Ruff, whose rocket beat Tolfrey but cannoned off the upright from distance a minute on.

Sam-Yorke tried his luck from outside the box yet skied over the bar on 37 minutes.

Five minutes before the break, Rhys Murrell-Williamson hit a thunderbolt from the inside right which found its way over the efforts of Gore to draw level.

14 minutes into the restart, Beckles-Richards spun on the edge and hit past the right post.

Luke Ifil - making his 150th club appearance - saw his cross from the right headed into the net by Cole, but the ball had first curled out of play on 66 minutes.

10 minutes on, Layne Eadie made the run for Tanasheh Abrahams to open up and fire from afar into the upper benjamins to regain the lead.

Connor Smith took aim from range at the other end on 89 minutes, yet failed to test Gore.

In the dying minutes, Anthony Mendy latched onto Abrahams' left-sided cross, but saw his shot stopped by Tolfrey from a yard out.

Njie kept his cool to keep out late pressure before Abrahams' crossfield pass was brought down skilfully by Tommy Tejan-Sie, whose chip over Tolfrey evaded the back of the net.

Report by Khalid Karimullah

Lineup

  1. Gore
  2. 59

  3. Williams
  4. Eadie
  5. Makoma
  6. Darnell Smith
  7. Njie
  8. 69

  9. Ruff
  10. 73

  11. Rapai
  12. Cole
  13. Beckles
  14. Abrahams

Subs

    59

  1. Ifil
  2. Stewart
  3. Dauti
  4. 73

  5. Mendy
  6. 69

  7. Tejan-Sie

Attendance

303

Referee

C Farrell