Saturday 3rd October 2020

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    Wingate & Finchley

    Sayoud, Cotter, Healey 2

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Pitching In Isthmian Premier

Wingate & Finchley ran riot in their first win of the season, taking apart Lewes 4-1 at the Maurice Rebak Stadium and sending fans home happy.

The clash didn't kick off all too well with Spencer Knight's men starting poorly, conceding within four minutes through Aaron Cosgrave who stabbed home from close range after a poor clearance.

Cosgrave would again threaten in the ninth minute, curling a shot just over the bar as Lewes dominated the opening proceedings.

The Blues finally woke up in the 11th minute with Bilal Sayoud picking out the far corner with a shot-cum-cross after beating his man on the left-wing fantastically.

The home side would then immediately turn the tie around in their favour, scoring through Kavan Cotter's brilliant volley in the 14th minute with Suleiman Bakalandwa grabbing the assist with his whipped cross.

Both sides were soon forced into making substitutions due to injuries but that didn't stop Wingate & Finchley from continuing their dominance as evidenced by their third goal.

In the 28th minute, Billy Healey rose above everyone at the back post, skimming a header into the bottom corner from a floated cross to make proceedings more comfortable.

The second half was just as busy but The Blues' narrow misses ultimately meant it wasn't until the 77th minute that they grabbed their fourth and last of the fixture.

It was Chris Doyle's cross that slipped past two Lewes' defenders and it was none other than the poacher Healey who tapped in from close range to get his second of the game.

There was a late onslaught on the away side's goal but Nathan Stroomberg-Clarke was determined to avoid more embarrassment and so the intense clash ended 4-1, handing Knight his first three points of the season.

Report by Marwan Harraz


  1. Roberts
  2. Doyle
  3. Kissi
  4. 81

  5. Edwards
  6. Eales
  7. Rifat
  8. Bakalandwa
  9. Vilhete
  10. 84

  11. Healey
  12. 20

  13. Cotter
  14. Vilhete



  1. Stirling
  2. 20

  3. Tejan-Sie
  4. Ifil
  5. 84

  6. Evangelou
  7. Bihmoutine