Hotshot Healey takes his tally to five as Wingate & Finchley maintain perfect start
Summer signing Billy Healey took his tally to five goals in the opening four league games as Wingate & Finchley maintained their 100 per cent record with successive victories in the space of just four days.
First up the Blues hosted Kingstonian at the Harry Abrahams Stadium on Saturday – and they made the brighter start and deservedly made the breakthrough on 25 minutes.
A rapid counter-attack from the hosts resulted in Karl Oliyide pulling the ball back from the by-line to in-form striker Healey, who tapped home across the goalkeeper.
Healey was unfortunate not to add a second before the break, with his looping back-post header finding the roof of the net as the hosts went in one goal to the good at the halfway point.
Just 15 seconds after the break the Blues doubled their lead, with Healey unsurprisingly getting on the scoresheet again as Oliyide again provided the assist in what was a carbon copy of their first goal.
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The visitors set up a nervy final 10 minutes after, pulling a goal back through Dan Bennett, but Wingate held on triumph 2-1 and record a third straight league win.
On Tuesday night the Blues travelled to Needham Market, as they looked to continue their perfect start to the campaign.
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They were again fast out of the tracks as they raced into a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes.
Healey continued his impressive goalscoring run as he fired a diagonal shot across the diving Shaun Phillips to opening the scoring on 12 minutes, before Leon Soloman and Oliyide linked up to great effect, as the latter got on the end of a cross to tap home at the far post.
Chris Hogg gave the home side hope as he reduced the deficit before the break, but Tommy Tejan-Sie’s impressive volley five minutes after the interval gave the Blues some breathing space and they went on to triumph 3-1 to secure their fourth successive victory.
That left them second in the table, a point behind the leaders Leiston, who have played a game more.
Wingate host Staines Town on Saturday before making the trip to Metropolitan Police on Monday (both 3pm).