Bostik Premier: Wingate & Finchley eye home comforts against Tonbridge Angels and Billericay Town
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 March 2018
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Keith Rowland’s team haven’t won since February 3 and have two more tricky tests coming up over the next few days
Wingate & Finchley will seek some much-needed home comforts over the next week in the Bostik Premier.
Keith Rowland’s side have not had the best of months so far and suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday at Leiston.
The Blues remain in ninth place but are now 10 points off the play-off positions with 10 fixtures remaining in the division.
March has already proved to be a difficult month for the Maurice Rebak Stadium club and the next two games will also be tricky.
Tonbridge Angels, who are in 11th position and only three points behind Wingate, visit the north Londoners on Saturday.
After that potentially even game, Rowland will have to prepare his squad to face big spending Billericay Town on Monday (March 26).
Both fixtures will be tough and Wingate go into this busy run without a victory since February 3 when they beat high-flying Leatherhead 3-1.
The Blues have only played six games during that period due to postponements and one abandonment, but it is still a frustrating run for Rowland and his team.
Last weekend they visited play-off chasing Leiston and came unstuck again.
Darren Mills fired the home side in front with 18 minutes played and it remained 1-0 until the break.
Wingate would have hoped to come out brightly after the interval, but Leiston took control of proceedings.
Christy Finch doubled their advantage three minutes into the second half and a penalty from Jack Ainsley in the 55th minute made it 3-0.
Jake Reed rubbed salt into their wounds on the stroke of full time with a fourth for the hosts as Leiston ran out 4-0 winners on St Patrick’s Day.
Wingate will seek a strong response on Saturday against Tonbridge before going toe-to-toe with league favourites Billericay on Monday.
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