Little’s in-form Wingate look to make it five unbeaten

Wingate & Finchley's Charlie Cole finds the net for the Blues on the road (pic: Martin Addison).

Wingate & Finchley's Charlie Cole finds the net for the Blues on the road (pic: Martin Addison). - Credit: Archant

The Blues will fancy their chances of picking up six points in the Bostik Premier this week

Wingate & Finchley will aim to make it five without a defeat this weekend when they travel to Margate in the Bostik Premier.

Glen Little’s team have had a fantastic end to November and start to December with success achieved in several different competitions.

It means the mood at the Maurice Rebak Stadium is good and perhaps the best it has been all season heading into the New Year.

The next challenge for the Blues is a trip to Margate, who are 12th in the table after an inconsistent start to the 2018/19 campaign.

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After 18 matches, the Gate have 25 points following seven wins, seven defeats and four draws with a goal difference of zero.

Wingate are not too far off them in 16th with 20 points, but with a game in hand over the Kent outfit.

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It means Saturday’s clash is important for both clubs and after taking on Margate, the Blues will be back at home on Tuesday (December 11) for another winnable fixture.

Struggling Harlow Town, who are in the bottom three, will visit Summers Lane and so Little’s team will fancy their chances of picking up six points this week.

Confidence is high after they produced two pleasing performances recently to keep on the charge.

Last weekend, Corinthian-Casuals made the trip to N12 and were comfortably beaten by Wingate after the hosts put in an accomplished display.

Sean Cronin continued his fine goalscoring form with the opener after 20 minutes and the home side never let their advantage slip.

Reece Mitchell wrapped up the victory just before the hour mark when he slide the ball home following good play by Reece Beckles-Richards.

It remained 2-0, despite late Casuals pressure, as Wingate claimed a clean sheet and an impressive victory over one of the league’s form clubs.

Days later, on Tuesday, the Blues travelled to Bowers & Pitsea in the second round of the Velocity Trophy and eventually went through.

After Timothy Monsheju’s opener and a David Manu brace was cancelled out in a 3-3 draw, penalties were called upon and Wingate triumphed 5-4 to book a spot in the last eight of the competition.

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