Bostik Premier: Wingate & Finchley ready to play three times in the space of six days over the next week
PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 January 2018
The Blues face Broadfields United this evening, Dorking Wanderers on Saturday and Leiston on Tuesday night
Wingate & Finchley are back in action again this evening (Thursday) when Broadfields United visit in the second round of the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup.
The Blues were actually drawn away to the Spartan South Midlands League Division One, but the tie will be played at the Maurice Rebak Stadium tonight.
Wingate go into the match in great spirits after a derby success at Hendon on Monday in both club’s first Bostik Premier fixture of 2018.
Quentin Monville’s 38th-minute strike was enough to give the visitors all three points and move them up to eighth in the table.
The 1-0 victory occurred two days after a hard-fought draw at home to Needham Market on Saturday.
A poor first-half display saw Market come in ahead at the break thanks to an Adam Mills goal in the 35th minute.
But Marc Charles-Smith earned Wingate a point by netting with 12 minutes left to keep up the Blues recent unbeaten run.
Aside from the FA Trophy loss away to Wealdstone on December 16, the Maurice Rebak Stadium haven’t tasted a defeat since November 19 – a 4-0 Bostik Premier reverse at Leatherhead.
The Blues are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run in the division and after facing Broadfields in the cup tonight, they will look to extend that when they travel to Dorking Wanderers at the weekend before Leiston visit on Tuesday (January 9).
It is a busy period for the club, but youngsters Charley Barker and Luke Alfano are among many to have stepped up this week.
Barker joined Wingate on a work experience loan from Leyton Orient at the end of December and caught the eye of coach Dean Barker during Monday’s clash at the Silver Jubilee Park.
“A brilliant start to 2018 football wise! An excellent away win against a very good side in a local derby,” said Wingate coach Barker.
“17-year-old Luke Alfano, making his full league debut, and Charley Barker were class in the middle of the park. Delighted we remained unbeaten over this period.”
Wingate will now aim to build on their momentum by chalking up three more positive results this week.