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  • 13th October

    Sunday Roundup
    U7 Blue, a magnificent effort today. Never seen a “never give up” attitude like we saw today. In a very open, high scoring, end-to-end game the boys drew level from behind on no less than seven occasions! Our usually sturdy defence was exposed at times by some very good opposition play. Defence needs more work perhaps. Nevertheless, the boys are generally improving at a fast rate and we are really proud of the their attitude and effort.

    U7 White got their good habits back and our shape and movement were unparalleled. We changed up our usual formation and the boys best goal came from good old fashioned passing and calling for the ball. They strung together a succession of 5-6 solid passes before finding the back of the net! A fantastic team effort all round and well played to all. Double goals from Anand and Harry with a fantastic free kick from James.

    U8 Yellow battled incredibly hard today. It was great to see Rory get one of his rockets on target and open his account for the season. A couple of long range efforts from the opposition and some sleeping at corners, saw the game change completely. However there is only one Oli and he plays for Wingate. I could not have asked for more from the boys today, real character shown!

    U8 Blue produced a good performance despite the elements. Thick mud stopped anyone playing proper football but when they could, they moved the ball quickly and with purpose. Goals came from all over the team which was pleasing with a couple of very slick moves finished off with tap ins. A well taken goal by Brandon was the highlight as he found his range after a few shots into the keeper. Excellent performance from Eddie who showed great hunger and desire throughout the game

    U8 White produced a superb first half performance to totally nullify their opposition. Their pressing and energy established their dominance leading to a superb first half. The highlights were a three player move started by Daniel and finished by Rafi, and a fabulous move involving all 4 outfield players which Luca finished off. Every player got on the scoresheet and they all worked hard for each other. The second half was a little quieter and they will need to ensure they keep their intensity, but most importantly their teamwork, for tougher games ahead. Special mention to what would have been an brilliant goal by Harry who skinned 2 players before rolling the ball home, only to see the ref rule it out for an earlier infringement

    U9 White, concentration was the key word for the boys today and there is plenty to work on in training. The team showed great promise going forward and produced great movement off the ball. Fran, Nathan and Isaac got on the scoresheet and the team is growing stronger with every game.

    U10 Blue had their strongest start of the season with 2 goals going into the break, including a close range goal from Joshy. Opening the second half proved more tough as the opposition quickly imposed themselves. With the last kick of the game came a goal from the opposition which took the shine off a performance that showed an increased level of discipline from previous weeks. A special mention to Finley for his outstanding and brave goalkeeping and Cruz, for scoring another free kick, which sees his tally of half line goals reach 4 this season. Man of the match Caleb.

    U10 White set out in a new structure to try something new. First half was decent, composed passing and movement was good. A little scrappy fight for the ball but nothing too much. A wicked shot from Douglas enabled Albee to turn into a open net. Second half the boys started out again reverting back to simple football and showing great composure on the ball and confidence boosting passing and relaxation. It showed that without forcing and playing simple passes opens up your opponents with ease while looking untouchable. Further goals for Albee (3), Toby (3), & James got a brace on his birthday. And man of the match performance from Oscar who was stopping everything at the back today in defence and a special mention for his goal line clearance!

    U11 Blue showed a similar improvement in application but had to overcome a couple of late withdrawals through injury including the goalkeeper. Two good goals from newcomers Yoav and Nathan and a commendable effort from what is still a team needing to gel

    U11 White attitude to the game was generally much better today with plenty of hard work across the pitch and the determination to both attack and defend was clear to see. A great free kick from Jake was our only goal today. We need to improve in our concentration and our first touch. Plenty of positives to take from the game

    U12 are playing their football in Div 3 this season and after a good first win, their second league game was against a very strong Borehamwood side who have been beating teams in the top division this season so we knew we had a massive challenge ahead of us. We changed our formation for this game, and unfortunately, after a shaky start and a great passing move by Borehamwood we found ourselves a goal down. But then great determination and team work got us back in the game. Oliver went on an amazing run through their defence only to be brought down and Wingate were awarded a penalty. Oliver scored with a powerful strike. The next 15 mins saw us take control of the game and threaten Borehamwood a goal again and again. Luke was unlucky not to score after a great passing move. After all our possession Borehamwood scored twice in quick succession. Half time saw us 2 goals down with a lot to do. Second half was as good as the first as Wingate threatens Borehamwood a goal time and time again and great defensive display from the back 4 saw off waves of Borehamwood attacks. Wingate then scored twice with goals from Gaybriel after a Yannick free kick. Then a great team goal with 5 or 6 passes ending with Juan sticking it in the top corner. Unfortunately some defensive errors allowed Borehamwood another 2 goal lead. With 5 mins left the boys did not give up and Oliver who had been brilliant all game went on another amazing run only this time smashing the ball in the back of the net. The whistle blew shortly after and the game finished 6-5 to Borehamwood. A great display by the boys!

    U14's cup game today at Cambridge has been postponed!

    U15 played a very good team in Maccabi London Brady blue today. Getting off to a fast start playing some very intelligent football we swept into an early lead through Mouadh. Keeping our shape and discipline well we kept attacking and were unlucky to concede from our opponents 1st and then 2nd attacks in quick succession. Heads went down and two silly errors at the back cost us 2 more goals and at half time, the boys were subdued. A fantastic 2nd half performance saw an end to end game which we was marked by two great Reuben goals. Another defensive lapse saw us concede again and despite a constant siege on the opponents goal we couldn’t break through again. Special mention to Segun in goal who made 5 world class saves when they were one on one. Plenty to work on in training
  • 6th October

    Sunday Roundup
    U7 Blue - Huge effort today! Goalkeeping, defending, last ditch tackles and tracking back was superb from every single player today. Always helps when you have 7 good keepers! It wasn’t always good on the eye but very very effective. Good hatrick from Daniel and tough tackling too. Cooper solid, mature performance as ever. Kobi great all round performance again. Toby box to box game developing very well. Noah- good reading of the game and positional sense. Jackson always posed a threat. Eli- improving all the time and always helping his teammates

    U7 White had a day of learning today! Having given themselves and nice 2 goal cushion early in the game, this was eventually levelled. Not everyone can be a hero which they need to learn and we will. Well done though to Tomisimi and Joey for getting on the score sheet.

    U8 Yellow boys came out flying....Issac had three shots in the first few minutes and converted everyone. Oli then took over from where Issac left off, goals also came from Theo and Jake. Not the slickest footballing performance from the boys but they were clinical and dominated throughout.

    U8 White's first half today was not up to their expected standard with too much individual football and very little team play. Team talk at half time, was to encourage the boys to put into practice what we work on and to make the pitch wide. They did exactly what we asked and five of the second half goals came from some great movement off the ball and unselfish play. Special mention to Luca’s and Rafi’s second half performance which brought others into play and helped the team build from the back, as well as a stunning goal from Daniel. Goals today came from Luke (2) Rafi (1) Daniel (1), Luca (1), Yoni (2).

    U9 Blue put on a fine performance against a well organized and strong opposition. The boys never let their heads drop, outstanding performance, taking what they learned in training into the game. Goals from Benji and two from Jonah, MOM Josh. U9 White are growing stronger with every game and showed a great attitude to see the game out. Raphael returned with a man of the match performance and capped a fine display with a well taken goal. Fran and Taylor also got on the scoresheet. Still plenty to work on in training but a good all-round team performance.

    U10 Blue had a tough game today conceding a few goals, however in quick succession two goals followed from Josh and Henry. A free kick to Wingate, from from well outside the box, was the perfect opportunity to take this game into the final minutes as Cruz drove one of his infamous strikes into the top corner. The opposition did well to hold on for what was an exciting last few minutes to watch. MoM Prince

    U10 White boys started off well playing good short passes which seemed to unsettle the opponents. Against the run of play a set piece caught us out and shortly followed by a shot deflection into our goal. Half Time talk was to play the ball around quicker and get into the opponents half and create more chances. Our opponents closed down well and was on the front foot. Marc-Vincent played a long ball to Tyler who got the better of the keeper in a 1v1 situation and slotted into an empty net. The boys continued to work hard and pass the ball around. MOM Benji was kept busy but pulled off saves to keep us in with a chance.

    U11 White ground out a performance today after a few tough weeks. Some great goals followed by some costly mistakes. Nice to see our first headed goal from a corner (well done Reuben). Still need to retain the ball better and make our passing slicker. Lots to work on in training

    U14 beat Harlow Town 9-0 in their latest league game, with goals from Leo, Ben, Dom, Josh, Lucas, a hat trick from Will and a penalty right at the end from our goalkeeper, Pat. The boys were 5-0 up at half time but if anything, played better in the second half to end up comfortable winners. We still have lots to work on in terms of ball retention and movement off the ball but these boys are good footballers and will only improve with training and matches.

    A pulsating end to end affair for the U15 on Sunday. Going a goal behind very early, the team showed fight and belief to score 3 goals all from set pieces. However, poor lapses of concentration and bad defensive play all round meant we conceded 3 goals before half time and one straight after to trail 5-3. Some tactical changes followed and playing 4 upfront throwing caution to the wind the team scored 2 goals to make it 5-5. With a minute to go the winner came and the boys left the field elated at 6-5 and left me suffering palpitations on the side line! Goals from will (2), Reuben (2), Jakub and Fergus capped a great day

    U18 played Barking in the London County Cup. This was a classic cup match which went to extra time before being settled, Wingate unfortunately losing 4-3. We led 1-0 and 2-1 through goals from Cameron and Mustafa before Barking fought back to 2-2. Barking then took the lead after Wingate went down to 10 men. The boys however dug deep and found an equaliser scored by Cameron late in the second half. Into extra time we went... Barking scored early in the first period of extra time to lead 4-3. The Wingate boys tried everything to draw level but could not find an equaliser. Dan and Mustafa both went close to scoring. This was a game but individual player discipline cost us today. Special mention to Ben who played very well on his debut.
  • 29th September

    Sunday Roundup
    U7 Blue dominated possession and shots in the first half of their game today - excellent performance...a large pitch today so the intensity petered out in the second half and the lads found it hard work. Magnificent effort and some great play to build on for the rest of the season

    U7 White took on a tough opposition today. We were strong on the ball and clinical on our finishes. Still some defensive work to be done but another successful week with a superb hat trick from Joey and other goals from James, Anand, Max and Blake. Well done team!

    U8 Yellows played lovely triangular football today, with passing getting slicker as the game went on. It is pleasing to see all the boys rotating positions and being confident on the ball across in different parts of the pitch ....a very solid team performance.

    U8 Blue played a fantastic end to end and low scoring game today. Some fantastic defending from Jonah provided a real platform, a lovely strike from Ethan with his first goal of the season and strong keeping as ever from Brandon and Ilan

    U8 White were the superior team in their match today with goals from Frankie, Luke, Harry, Rafi and Luca. Their play was superb in the first half as they made the pitch nice and big with their quick and incisive passing. Their dominance continued into the second half with some outstanding goals including one that featured the entire team before a great ball from Harry allowed a quick one touch from Rafi for Luke to apply the finishing touch. Special mention to Yoni and Frankie today who were both superb.

    U9 Blue put on a stunning and robust performance, using what they’re learning in training to full effect. Goals from Rupert (2), Jonah and Aarayan capped a fantastic performance all round.

    U9 White are starting to show their potential with a superb all-round team display. There was great movement off the ball and some outstanding finishing. Special mention to Isaac who rounded off a man of the match display with two goals. Fran and Jesse also got on the scoresheet. The team can still work on tracking back in training and will only grow stronger. Memorable celebrations at the end of the game!

    U10 White have taken what they've learned and practice in training to full effect in their game today. Confidence and effort shown by the team was just superb to watch. Nice two touch football lead to transition being easy and putting chances on a plate for the attackers. Goals from, Toby (P), Albee (2), Oscar, Douglas and a penalty save from Benji made light work of a morning kick off.

    U11 Blue really starting to gel as a team & put in faultless display with not one sub to draw on today. It has taken time & patience but we can see it taking shape. All credit to the boys today for an outstanding performance. They were all MoM!

    U11 White unfortunately outplayed by a more determined opposition. Some great desire showed by Ollie with a goal alongside goals from James and Jake

    U14's played in the first round of the London County Cup today and we travelled to east London. We won 15-0, with 4 for Will, 3 for Josh, 2 for Egan, 2 for Oli and 1 each for Ibrahim, Lucas, Ben and Dom. The pitch was pretty bumpy so we’ve played better football but that’s obviously a handsome win against a spirited team.

    U15 played in a cup match against a well organised red division side from Colney Heath. Despite going an early goal down, we fought back to equalise and then proceeded to play some lovely football. Unfortunately a lapse in concentration at the back cost us a goal when we were on top which deflated us and two more quick goals meant our heads went down. We fought hard in the 2nd half and got a consultation goal back though a great long range effort through Fergus but more defensive lapses meant we conceded again. Work to be done on the training ground this week
  • 22nd September

    Sunday Roundup
    U7 Blue had a good first match! The teams were well matched and the boys all played well together. Lovely tackling from Daniel and Eli and defending from Koby. Toby made some excellent saves and the boys all loved their first game.

    U7 White got off to a positive start in their first game today. The excitement was uncontainable before kick off. After finding their feet with a sublime free kick from Anand which contributed to an 8 goal thriller. Other goals from Harry, Tomisimi and James. Well played by all.

    U8 Blue played a fantastic game today and showed how far they have come on. An amazing 3 minute hat trick from Brandon gave the team a solid platform to play brilliant counter attacking football. New signing Ilan was fabulous in goal. Men of the Match - Ilan and Brandon

    U8 White started the season convincingly with a strong display at Northwood. They passed the ball very well and some strong powerful performances from Luke and Harry contributed to a very positive morning

    U9 Blue: Really proud and impressed with the boys today! They’ve taken what they’ve learned in training straight into today’s game - lots of passing and calling for the ball, and many times they covered for one another in various positions. Goals from Ethan and Josh. Man of the Match Josh.

    U9 White produced one of their best performances of the season against one of the strongest teams in the division. They all took something from the tracking back drill we used in training and it made a huge difference. Despite taking the lead the players failed to see the game out but can take huge encouragement from their display. Raphael and Taylor got on the scoresheet but Joshua stole the show with a man of the match display and three world class saves. Plenty to build on in training on Tuesday.

    U10 Blue started confidently but the opposition were able to battle their way through taking the lead at half time. 3 goals from Wingate today and a gallant display with plenty to take into training ready to go again next week.

    U10 White performed excellently in their match this morning. A great link up play between Alessandro, Marc-Vincent and Toby allowed Albee to score early on. The boys put their work into the game that they learned from training and caused problems going forward. A very well organised performance allowed goals from Douglas and Albee. Work rate and the desire to win the ball in the final moments gave what the boys deserved! Well done to all, proud coach! Man of the Match Benji N.

    U11 Blue went into today's game with a new team shape designed to stem the flow of goals in the first 2 games. The players bought into this very well and put on a good performance!

    U11 White started brightly with an early goal but were unable to play their usual style of football until later on in the game. Goals from Itai, James, Rafi and Jake weren't enough today but we will learn from this and we will work again at training on tuesday night.

    U12 had a great start to the league season today as we took on Enfield Rangers. Great team effort and some individual class to come out as 5-0 winners. First goal coming from a great left foot strike by Oliver followed by another soon after for Yannick. Second half saw 3 more goals, a brace for Angelo and a well struck penalty by Juan after Luke’s quick feet brought a fowl in the box. Great team defending display saw us keep a clean sheet which is hopefully the start of many to come. Back to cup action this Sunday!

    U14 lost for the first time this season, a close fought 2-1 defeat against a very good team. We started slowly and struggled to move the ball with any great fluency in the first half, going in 1-0 down at half time. The boys played much better in the second half, equalising through a fine strike by Will. Chances came and went at both ends before Enfield found the winner with five minutes to go. Lessons to learn about coping with a greater level of pressing and intensity than we have had before.
  • 20th September

    FA Youth Cup Exit

    Wingate and Finchley dropped out of the FA Youth Cup at the second hurdle, falling 2-1 away at Brentwood Town.
    Despite going behind early on, the Blues fought back to level the score from the penalty spot before a wonder goal sealed Brentwood’s passage with 20 minutes left.
    Wingate now focus on the league as their hopes of beating last season’s epic FA Youth Cup run come to an end. It took just four minutes for the home side to gain advantage.
    A ball in behind Wingate’s defence split the centre-backs and allowed Alex Noble to roll home a simple cross.
    They may have doubled their lead had Sam Park converted his chance from the edge of the box, while Finn Rushton’s goal led a charmed life as he saved a shot out for a corner that was then cleared off his line.
    But it was an innocuous breakaway that saw Kevonte Willoughby-Williams go down under the challenge of Brentwood goalkeeper Jamie Kiddell, before brushing himself off and dispatching the equalising penalty.
    Noble almost doubled his and Brentwood’s tally early in the second half but his free-kick was well saved by Rushton. At the other end Billy Hayes stung the palms of Kiddell at his near post.
    But Brentwood were turning the screw and with 22 minutes left on the clock Andre Odeku fired a delightful, curling shot from all of 20 yards that sailed into the top corner.
    Wingate searched for a way back into the game but to no avail, and Brentwood will take their place in the next round.

    Wingate and Finchley: Rushton (GK), Murphy, Ukaegbu, Nikolaj, Ola, Luwero (Watt-Ndongo, 68’), Brown-Matthews (Oliveira, 82’), Perez-Duah, Willoughby-Williams, Hayes ©, Mulligan (Murshid, 59’)
    Unused Subs: Peck, Brown Booked: Nikolaj, 76’
    Report by Andrew Gerlis
  • 15th September

    Sunday Roundup
    U9 Blues played a tough battling game on a big pitch, showing determination to equalize twice. Goals from Samuel and Jonah and MOM today is Ben in goal.

    U9 Whites had a superb start to the game and took the lead following some great passing, however we struggled to keep our shape and lost concentration at key stages of the game. Identified key areas to work on include: tracking back and not losing our opponent when we do not have possession. Luke was outstanding at the back and prevented a number of goalscoring opportunities.

    U10 Blues battled through the hot sun attempting to repeat a performance similar to last week. Whilst link up play in the midfield was encouraging the team was unable to convert the numerous chances in front of goal. A brave performance from goalkeeper Finlay and Noam for his continued creative flair....well done!

    U10 Whites had a very impressive game today at home. Very confident play, great passing and use of space was all key today. Taking things from training and using them to our advantage in the game was very pleasing to watch! Goals were shared by all on the pitch. Well done all! Man of the match today was Marc-Vincent 👍🏼

    U11 Whites, a very hot afternoon was always going to make this game tough. Both sides started well, however the White's desire to defend and retain possession showed early on which resulted in a second clean sheet of the season. Goals from Itai and James made it an enjoyable game. Still more to work on in training though!

    U14 ran out 8-0 winners in their game against AFC Dunstable, with a hat trick from Josh, two from Will and goals from Leo, Louis and Junior. Like last week the boys scored early, kicked on and were 5-0 up at half time. Some of the football and the control of possession was excellent and there were some really good runs off the ball into space as well. An excellent performance all round.

    U15 played some fantastic football to kick start their league campaign winning 9-1 against AFC Southgate. Great teamwork all round and the boys took on board what they had learnt in recent training sessions to run out comfortable winners in very hot conditions. Goals from Reuben (2), Ben (2), Will, Josh and a class hat trick from man of the match Mouadh.

    U18 played a very tough game today against a strong and well organised Concord Rangers U18's team who had a player making his National Conference South debut for their first team yesterday. We created several chances themselves and should have scored two or three before the break. We started brightly in the first 5-10 mins of the second half but another Concord Rangers goal took the wind out of our sails. Their strength and power really started to show as the younger Wingate boys started to tire in the heat. A few soft goals conceded near the end resulted in a 10-0 loss. The boys will learn a few key lessons from this game today which will help them in the fixtures coming up. Special mention to Charlie and Dan for their effort and determination today. Next week: Away to Cockfosters.
  • 8th September

    Sunday Roundup
    U9 Blues boys adapted well to playing their first game on the larger 7 a side pitches, good passing and individual skill. Good sign of things to come. Man of Match today Yash and Aarayann with a goal.

    U9 Whites showed great fighting spirit to force their way back into the game today. Passing was impressive at times but we have identified that we need to improve on tracking back and moving off the ball. Encouraging signs for the rest of the season ahead and the standout player was Jayden B who almost capped a superb display with a goal.

    U10 Blues kicked off their first game of the season in a style that was full of pace, creativity and excitement. Settling down after the first 10 minutes, they began to play with authority. Goals across the team from Prince, Joshy, Huey, Henry, Noam, and a contender for goal of the season from Cruz.

    U10 Whites got their season off to a flier, up against a tough opposition and performed well as a team. Chances created and a solid foundation of work rate, positioning and attitude towards the game was Excellent. Can't fault the boys on their first game back. Man of the match today decided by the boys was Benji! Great stuff Whites!

    U11 Whites started their season well against a resilient opposition. The boys took on board what they had learnt from pre-season and recent training sessions and applied it fully to this game. Movement, distribution and work-rate was of a high standard which resulted in Olly, James and Jake all scoring goals. A great start to our season.

    U14 kicked off their season in fine style with a 5-1 win over Potters Bar Town. The match was won in a first half which saw Wingate go into the break with a 4-0 lead, with goals from Ben (2), Josh and a cracker from Mikey. The boys tried to play the ball out from the back and through midfield, our preferred way of playing. The second half was more even and the boys occasionally lost concentration, but overall this was a fine win against a team who worked really hard throughout. Jamal scored for Wingate in the second half and Ben struck the post, denying him a hat trick.

    A great start to the season today for the U18's against Biggleswade Utd. The boys started on the front foot and went three nil up before the break. Goals from Ethan, Dan and Yan. The second half started well and the introduction of four subs brought a fresh impetus to the game. A great finish from Cameran brought him a goal on his debut. Further goals came from Antoine and another two from Yann giving him his hatrick. Final score was 7-0 to Wingate. Special mention to the back four today. More of the same next week lads.
  • 4th September

    FA Youth Cup Win Over Cockfosters
    Wingate and Finchley are through to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup on penalties after an incredible 2-2 battle with Cockfosters on Tuesday.

    End-to-end from the first minute to the 120th, this gargantuan battle looked to be going Wingate’s way when they took the lead midway through a dominant first half.

    But a controversial refereeing decision handed Cockfosters a route back into the game and they turned the score on its head, before a late Wingate equaliser.

    Extra-time came and went but it took kicks from the penalty spot to finally separate the sides after a brilliant spectacle. Wingate now await the draw as they look to better last year’s 2nd Round exit.

    The Blues immediately stamped their authority on this game, hitting the bar twice and keeping Cockfosters goalkeeper Luca Viglione on his toes early on.

    But Cockfosters could have broken the deadlock were it not for Josh Gunter’s last-ditch block as Ryan Murphy looked certain to score.

    As it was, it took just over half an hour for Wingate to find a breakthrough. One simple ball over the top allowed Kevonte Willoughby-Williams to stride through and lift a delightful chip over a Viglione and in to put the home side 1-0 up.

    Billy Hayes could have doubled the lead minutes later but Ewan Bland was well-positioned to hack his shot clear off the line with the keeper beaten.

    Gunter had the best opportunity to level the scores for Cockfosters before half-time but Finn Rushton was quick off his line to deny the striker with his feet.

    It was 10 minutes from the restart that the game was flipped on its head. Willoughby-Williams, clean through on goal, was cynically brought down only to see just a yellow card brandished for the Cockfosters defender.

    The free-kick came to nothing and within minutes a penalty was given at the other end when Gunter was brought down inside the box.

    Harry Martin scored from the spot with 25 minutes left, before Gunter rolled Cockfosters into the lead after being played through 10 minutes later.

    Despite the shock, the Blues quickly regained control of the match and it paid off – Willoughby-Willliams scored his second of the game with five minutes left on the clock to take the game to extra-time.

    However there were few chances of note and the game was eventually decided on penalties, Wingate scoring all of theirs with Rushton saving two from the visitors.

    The Blues now wait to see who they’ll face in the next round as their FA Youth Cup Journey continues.
  • 31st August

    Under 14 Preseason Tournament
    Our U14 side, managed by Nick Hewat, went to a tournament at Essex Royals on Saturday and won it. The boys played 6 games; winning five, drawing one, and didn’t concede through the whole tournament. Well done boys!
  • 17th August

    FA Youth Cup
    We will play at home vs Cockfosters in the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday 3rd September, 7.45pm.