Blues set for another away trip, but Little revolution continues

Wingate & Finchley goalkeeper Shane Gore claims the ball (pic: Martin Addison).

Wingate & Finchley goalkeeper Shane Gore claims the ball (pic: Martin Addison). - Credit: Archant

Wingate & Finchley will play their fifth consecutive away match on Saturday, but they go into it bang in form

The Glen Little revolution at Wingate & Finchley stepped up a notch this week with two excellent away victories.

Wins at Devon-based Tiverton Town and Brightlingsea Regent were achieved with a total of four goals scored to increase the feel-good factor at the Summers Lane club.

Little has officially been in charge for three games now, since he took over from Nicky Shorey on October 29, but he was on the touchline for wins over Cockfosters and Sittingbourne last month.

Next up for the resurgent Blues is another away trip, this time to Bognor Regis Town, in what will be their fifth consecutive fixture on the road.

Since smashing Cockfosters on October 23 at the Maurice Rebak Stadium, Wingate have visited Sittingbourne, Potters Bar Town, Tiverton and then Brightlingsea on Tuesday.

On Saturday they will visit Bognor expecting another tough encounter with a side who are seventh in the Bostik Premier table with 22 points.

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Blues’ recent run of wins has seen them move up to 13th on 17 points, though, and after visiting the Rocks, they will be back at home next Tuesday (November 20).

Kingstonian will make the trip across London preparing to face an in-form Wingate, who bolstered their ranks on Tuesday by signing winger Reece Mitchell on loan from National League South side Wealdstone.

He made his debut off the bench in the 1-0 victory away to Brightlingsea Regent with Charlie Cole netting the only goal of the game on the stroke of half time.

It was Cole’s second goal for Wingate after he found the net at Tiverton on Saturday to help the club earn FA Trophy success on the road.

The hosts went two goals up at Ladysmead in the second qualifying round tie, but Marc Weatherstone started the comeback with a goal in the 67th minute.

Five minutes later Cole got off the mark for the club to level the scores and with two minutes left, a Scott Rogers own-goal handed Wingate a brilliant away win.

It earned them £4,000 and booked their spot in the third qualifying round where they will visit National League South club Chippenham Town on November 24.