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Sat 28 Apr 15:00 - League Full time

Town Get A Point At Wembley


Town scrambled a draw last Saturday after squandering a two goal lead at Wembley.

Playing on one of the best Non-League sufaces around, Town were very slow to get going but Dom Marsala should have done better when he was put through. Zaled Sabti went close for the hosts and Tom Wyant in the Town goal had to be alert to stop the same player scoring a moment later.

Tom Silford made a great run down the left for Town and Lorell Smith headed cleverly home to open the scoring. The lively Alex Witham for Wembley had two good efforts very well saved by Wyant before Town doubled their lead just before the break. Great work by Smith set up Carl Tappin to strike sweetly home from just inside the box.

Wembley were a different, more positive side in the second half but Town could have and perhaps should have scored when Smith was put clean through by the industrious Alex OBrien, but he failed to beat the 'keeper.

28/04/18 Away v Wembley
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Wembley then had a golden period and got one back - but again Town failed to score when Lewis McBride set up O'Brien but the home ' keeper again made a great save. Wyant made several good saves as Town were under great pressure and it came as no surprise when Wembley scored two late goals to set up an unlikely win.

However, with time almost up Town earned a corner on the right and the ball in the box was cracked home by sub Tom Bryant with his first touch.

A draw was a fair result and Town's hopes of a promotion spot were gone.

Next Tuesday they play away at Buckingham Athletic - 7.30 pm in the Sem-final of the Bucks Charity Cup and finish their League Season away at Champions - Welwyn Garden City 3.00 pm this coming Saturday.

Tha Final of the Leighton League's Jack Jones Cup between Leighton Borough and Leighton Madrid takes place at Bell Close on Sunday 6th May Kick-off 2.15 pm.

Match report by

Iain McGregor

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28/04/18 Away v Wembley
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28/04/18 Away v Wembley

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