Wingate & Finchley turn attentions to FA Trophy clash

New Wingate & Finchley manager Glen Little on the touchline (pic: Martin Addison).

New Wingate & Finchley manager Glen Little on the touchline (pic: Martin Addison). - Credit: Archant

Wingate & Finchley will turn their attentions away from a recent rut in the Bostik Premier Division as they travel to Chippenham Town for an FA Trophy clash.

The Blues visit Hardenhuish Park to take on the National League South outfit in the third qualifying round of the competition on Saturday.

And Glen Little and his side will be looking to cause an upset and help boost their league campaign by bagging the £5,000 prize money up for grabs in the match.

However, they will have to improve their recent form after back-to-back defeats in the Bostik Premier Division this week with a 4-0 loss to Kingstonian on Tuesday evening following a 4-2 defeat to Bognor Regis Town on the weekend.

A brace from Delano Sam-Yorke and goals from James Daly and Manolis Gogonas sealed a comfortable win for The K’s over the Blues at the Maurice Rebak Stadium in midweek.

Daly opened the scoring in the 23rd minute as he stepped up and slotted home from the penalty spot.

Little’s side held on and kept the scoreline at 1-0 going into the half-time break – despite some more pressure from the visitors.

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But early in the second half, The K’s broke clear and forced goalkeeper Shane Gore into a save, but he punched it out and the rebound fell to Sam-Yorke who tapped it in from point-blank range to double his side’s lead.

Wingate’s Charlie Cole warmed Rob Tolfrey’s gloves for the first time in the second half with a shot from range but it never looked like troubling the K’s keeper.

Gogonas then made it 3-0 for the visitors as he headed home a corner in the 76th minute.

And in the 88th minute Sam-Yorke netted his second of the evening as he fired home from outside the box to complete the tally.

Blues had endured a frustrating afternoon at Nyewood Lane a few dayys earlier, slipping to defeat to Bognor Regis Town despite twice taking the lead either side of the break.

Cole and Rob Laney netted for the Blues, however goals from Dan Smith, Jimmy Muitt, Mason Walsh and Tommy Scutt sealed the win for the hosts.