Blues drop back into relegation zone after costly defeat

Tanasheh Abrahams of Wingate & Finchley and Stefan Powell of Potters Bar (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Tanasheh Abrahams of Wingate & Finchley and Stefan Powell of Potters Bar (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo). - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Bostik Premier: Corinthian-Casuals 3 Wingate & Finchley 1

Wingate & Finchley are back in the Bostik Premier relegation zone after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat away to Corinthian-Casuals.

Dave Norman’s team recently put together back-to-back wins to move clear of the bottom three, but have suffered three consecutive defeats since and are now back in trouble.

A slow start saw the Blues concede after 14 minutes away to Casuals with Majed Osman’s effort taking a big deflection off Sean Cronin and going past the helpless Shane Gore.

It was 2-0 with three minutes of the first half remaining when Warren Mfula fired into the net impressively to halt Wingate’s spirited fightback.

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After responding well to the opening goal of the game, the visitors now found themselves facing an uphill battle to take anything from the clash.

Norman’s team were handed a lifeline with 72 on the clock when Anthony Mendy scored his fifth goal in his last five games following good play by Charlie Ruff.

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It was not the start of a comeback though, as Osman grabbed his second two minutes later from 25-yards to secure Casuals an important 3-1 win and leave Wingate in 20th with only three games to go.

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