Search

Bostik Premier: Wingate & Finchley ready for another clash with Tooting & Mitcham United

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 February 2018

Wingate & Finchley's Ahmet Rifat looks to tackle a Harlow Town opponent with team-mate Marc Charles-Smith offering support (pic: Martin Addison)

Wingate & Finchley's Ahmet Rifat looks to tackle a Harlow Town opponent with team-mate Marc Charles-Smith offering support (pic: Martin Addison)

Archant

The Blues bid farewell to Leyton Orient loanee Charley Barker this week, but have brought in James Mulley from Maidenhead United

Wingate & Finchley travel to Tooting & Mitcham United this weekend and they will know exactly what to expect after playing the same team on Tuesday night!

The Blues hosted the Bostik Premier strugglers and could only draw 1-1 after Nathan Mavila put through his own net to cancel out Marc Charles-Smith’s opener.

It means Wingate remain outside of the play-off places, but with two more fixtures to play this week they will hope to break into the top-five.

On the whole it has been a pretty good week for the Maurice Rebak Stadium side after they collected four points from a possible six.

At the weekend the Blues stunned Leatherhead 3-1 with a superb first-half display the catalyst for the victory.

Reece Beckles-Richards opened the scoring in the 17th minute and a Mavila penalty with 34 on the clock made it 2-0 to the Blues.

Wingate weren’t finished there though, with Beckles-Richards making it 3-0 three minutes later.

Jack Midson pulled one back late on for the Tanners, but the hosts secured a fine win, although they couldn’t earn another three points on Tuesday night.

Tooting, who are third from bottom, held the Blues to a 1-1 draw and the two clubs will do battle again on Saturday.

Wingate coach Dean Barker said: “Every game in this league is tough and Tuesday proved that once again. It is another point and we have to keep going.”

Blues will look to return to winning on Saturday away to the south Londoners before they visit 15th-placed Dorking Wanderers on Tuesday night.

This week also saw the loan of Leyton Orient youngster Charley Barker end as the teenager returned to Brisbane Road following a month at the Maurice Rebak Stadium.

He said: “Thanks you to the Wingate & Finchley staff and players for the experience. All the best for the rest of the season, keep pushing for the play-offs.”

Coach Barker added: “Good luck to Charley Barker for the rest of the season. A top bloke and going to be one to look out for in the future.”

Wingate have moved quickly to replace the void left by the youngster by signing James Mulley on loan from Maidenhead United.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 18:53

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has hailed his side’s ability to thrive under pressure after they beat Exeter Chiefs 27-10 in the Aviva Premiership final.

Yesterday, 17:05

Saracens produced a stifling performance in the Twickenham heat to smother Exeter Chiefs with a 27-10 win in the Aviva Premiership final.

Fri, 19:35

Middlesex coach Richard Scott hailed his side after a third successive win in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Fri, 18:14

Paul Stirling defied a thigh injury which forced him to bat with a runner to score his second century in less than a week as Middlesex beat Sussex by 74 runs at Hove in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Fri, 18:00

Jamie George insists the spotlight is thrust upon Exeter as Saracens look to summon all their big-game experience for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final.

Fri, 17:00

Sarries legend to retire from professional game following Saturday’s play-off final

Fri, 16:00

Hong Kong international has signed as overseas player for Harman Drive outfit this term

The full-back praised club boss Mauricio Pochettino and spoke about the memories he has from the 2014 World Cup

PROMOTED CONTENT

Wembley Sailing Club is hosting a Push the Boat Out event on Sunday May 20, where those interested in taking up the sport are invited to experience the club in action.

Preparing your child in advance for school will go a long way towards ensuring the very best start for your child.

After over 50 years in the acting industry, and a decade of unprecedented success delivering outstanding part-time performing arts tuition at her weekend Academies across the country, Pauline Quirke returns to her roots to create even more opportunities for young performers in North London.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now