Away Blues carry on!
Arlesey Town s poor form at Wingate and Finchley s Abrahams Stadium shows no sign of ending. The Blues have not won at the ground since season 2000-1 when Dave Kitson scored one of the goals in a Boxing Day encounter and the trend continued with Saturday
Arlesey Town's poor form at Wingate and Finchley's Abrahams Stadium shows no sign of ending.
The Blues have not won at the ground since season 2000-1 when Dave Kitson scored one of the goals in a Boxing Day encounter and the trend continued with Saturday's two-goal reverse.
Arlesey, still missing Stuart Beevor and Steve Dogbe, looked to be heading for a point.
But midway through the second half, the home side made two substitutions that added more pace and trickery up front and this proved decisive.
Kicking up the slope, Wingate dominated the early exchanges and a long range effort from Ellis was gathered by Luke Bliss in the 14th minute.
A move involving Kaan Fehmi and Ozie Foster opened the home defence for Lee Tekell to hit a fierce shot across the face of the goal.
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The home side were still the dominate force, Ellis again being allowed a shot as the Arlesey defence failed to clear.
In their next attack, Bliss pushed away a shot from Williams who had sprung the offside trap.
Then in the 37th minute, the visitors had a great chance to open the scoring. Fehmi found Michael McKenzie but his attempt to glide the ball round keeper Thompson was easily saved.
Bliss, in similar circumstances at the other end, blocked a goalbound effort from Stanton after Craig Rydeheard and Gordon Barr looked at each other for a saving clearance.
On the stroke of half-time, a long goal kick from Bliss enabled McKenzie and Foster to play the ball to Tekell on the left of the penalty area but the ball squirmed wide of the far post.
Arlesey had two opportunities to take the lead early in the new half.
From a Tekell free-kick, Foster had two bites of the cherry at the far post, both efforts blocked by the home defence. Then Tekell turned the ball wide of the near post with a glancing header from a Martin Williams cross.
Almost immediately, the visitors had a let-off when George got behind the defence from a right-wing cross only for his shot to strike an upright before rebounding to safety.
Wingate introduced Bradshaw-Brown and he was instrumental in setting up the first goal in the 72nd minute when his fierce shot was too hot for Bliss to hold and George was on hand to net the rebound from close range.
Arlesey introduced Arin Fehmi and Ashley Townsend for McKenzie and Williams respectively.
It was another Wingate substitute who clinched the points in the 84th minute when Gradosielksi headed home a left-wing cross from Osei.
The visitors had one effort to reduce the arrears but Kaan Fehmi drove wide from the edge of the box.
Wingate were deservedly victorious but again Arlesey had enough chances as the away team but failed to sniff out a goal.
Blues: Bliss, McElroy, Bloss, Williams (A Fehmi), Barr, K Fehmi, Gray, Tekell, Foster, McKenzie (Townsend), Rydeheard.