Blues record welcome win
Arlesey Town 2 Woodford United 0 ARLESEY Town gained a second league victory of the season and first in all competitions for five games to ease their position in the table. Tuesday night s visitors Woodford, who had replaced their management team over the
Arlesey Town 2 Woodford United 0
ARLESEY Town gained a second league victory of the season and first in all competitions for five games to ease their position in the table.
Tuesday night's visitors Woodford, who had replaced their management team over the weekend, were clearly intent on impressing their new boss although Arlesey won comfortably 2-0.
Overall the Blues had more of the play and the chances as they ground out the result in a game short on quality.
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Matt Waldron returned as skipper in what was a reshuffled side with James Dillnutt injured, Owen Beale and Shane Brown on a strong looking bench.
In the first attack of the match, Jordan Houghton made a fine save from Waldock.
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In the 12th minute, the home side took the lead when Tawhid Juneja headed back across goal from a far post corner for Richard Pringle to bundle the ball across the line.
Arlesey added a second in the 26th minute when some fine build-up play by Arin Fehmi left Jamie Osborne in space and he picked his spot from the edge of the area.
Waldock again proved the dangerman for Woodford but Houghton was equal to his close-range shot as Arlesey finished the half well on top.
Juneja did not appear for the second half and was replaced by Brown who proved a dominant figure in the centre of the home defence.
Matt Kimani made tracks down the right to find Osborne who shot wide, then Paul Bloss sent in a cross for Pringle to volley wide and both Osborne and Pringle had shots blocked.
Arlesey almost had the last word when Fehmi found Pringle who missed with a volley from close range.
The final action was left to the fussy referee who sent off Woodford's Cole for an innocuous tackle in the final minute.
Blues: Houghton, Bloss, Waldron, Moran, Juneja, Allen, Fehmi, Gutzmore, Pringle, Osborne, Kimani.
Subs: Brown, Case, Beale, Francis, Beaumont.