New team, same result
Saturday round-up Arlesey Town at least found the net but still suffered their third consecutive defeat after making the long trip to Great Wakering. Their last visit in October 2005 also ended in a 2-1 defeat and only Paul Bloss remained from that game i
Arlesey Town at least found the net but still suffered their third consecutive defeat after making the long trip to Great Wakering.
Their last visit in October 2005 also ended in a 2-1 defeat and only Paul Bloss remained from that game in Saturday's starting XI.
Jack Rashid was unavailable through work commitments and both the Fehmi brothers could not play (Arin suspended and Kaan due to injury).
Stuart Beevor, returning from holiday, was on the bench, while Gordon Barr and Jason Thomas were included in the starting team.
Great Wakering took the lead in the 22nd minute, clearing a Blues attack led by Thomas.
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The ball was worked down the right wing and the pass into the box caused hesitancy in the defence allowing Richmond to easily beat Luke Bliss.
Home keeper Green spectacularly turned over a Thomas header that was the visitors' best chance of the half.
Great Wakering had the better of the second half and looked threatening without indicating they could increase their lead until the 74th minute when Wilson cut in from the left to squeeze the ball home at the near post.
Darran Hay replaced Thomas and from a Lee Tekell corner, Arlesey thought they had reduced the arrears but the referee blew for a foul on keeper Green as the ball was bundled over the line at the near post.
Arlesey got a token goal in the 88th minute when Hay saw his shot handled on the line, Tekell making no mistake from the penalty spot.
Blues: Bliss, McElroy, Bloss, Barr (Leon 65), Dogbe, Gray, Tekell, Foster, McKenzie, Thomas (Hay 80) Rydeheard.
Stotfold remain second from bottom in the UCL Premier Division after losing 3-1 at Desborough.
The hosts had a shot cleared off the line in the third minute but it was not long before they took the initiative.
A ball into the box from the right bounced in front of a defender and was met on the right by Daniel Pownell who volleyed in unchallenged.
Their second came on the half hour when a defensive slip let Tom Mills through to lob Harvey from the edge of the box.
The second half saw the home team have the better chances once again and Matty O'Neil got their third when he powerfully side footed in a corner from the edge of the box on 53 minutes.
Stotfold's consolation came with nine minutes to go as Ian Thorne nicked the ball off Glyn Davis and ran into the box before sending the keeper the wrong way.
Rokermen: Harvey, Alcide, Philbin, Hull, Smith, Drury, Nichol, Delacy (Clarke), Furness, Thorne, Mitchell (Donnelly).
Langford shared the points at home to Colney Heath.
Lee Pateman gave them an early lead and Gareth Grant rescued a point after the visitors had scored twice.
Arlesey Athletic earned a point at home to Kentish Town, Mark Phillips' penalty just after half time cancelled out before the hour mark.