Alfrey finally off mark for West in five star display
Chris Alfrey's first goal for West Hampstead rounded off an excellent South League Premier win against Wimbledon at Brent Cross on Saturday. After four straight defeats, the victory lifts West away from the danger zone in division two. It was a scrappy
Chris Alfrey's first goal for West Hampstead rounded off an excellent South League Premier win against Wimbledon at Brent Cross on Saturday.
After four straight defeats, the victory lifts West away from the danger zone in division two.
"It was a scrappy first half and we lowered ourselves to their standard," said West player Timur Asar.
"But we ran away with it in the second half."
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Andy Beeching opened the scoring after less than two minutes when he slotted home from a yard out after Asar's cross.
Wimbledon equalised before man-of-the-match Alfrey dribbled through four players and cracked a shot into the net, making it 2-1 at the interval.
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Asar scored after the break from a penalty-corner perfected on the training ground, before Dave Leech slotted in Tom Kimberley's left wing cross.
Tom Green sprinted half the length of the pitch with the ball at the end of his stick to wrap up the win.
Wimbledon grabbed a late second goal.
"To come from a four-game losing streak and play the bottom of the table club was going to be difficult but we knew we needed the points," said Asar.
"Chris's goal was the best because he cut right through them and he deserved to win man-of-the-match.
"He's only young - he was at Oxford University and now that he's finished studying he's come here and joined us."
West Hampstead, who are now seventh in the table, visit table-toppers Fareham tomorrow.