Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting TIMES NEWS to 80360, or email us
Wingate & Finchley claimed a point against Lowestoft Town in the Ryman Premier
11:54am Monday 2nd September 2013 in Sport
Wingate & Finchley gained a creditable point against title contenders Lowestoft Town as they held the Trawler Boys to a 0-0 draw in the Ryman Premier.
The home side carved out the first opportunity after 15 minutes, with striker Leon Smith shooting wide from a narrow angle.
Good work from Hector Mackie created another opportunity for Smith but his side foot effort was well saved by the Lowestoft keeper Ashlee Jones.
Spencer McCall went close shortly afterwards but his curling effort was expertly kept out by the increasingly busy Trawler Boys stopper Jones.
Shortly before half time, Smith had the best chance of the match. After being expertly put through on goal by David Laird, the striker's shot was easily saved.
The second half produced very few chances, with Lowestoft's Bradley Woods-Garness having the only shot of any note on the hour mark. His powerful drive was parried over by Bobby Smith.
Left winger Josh Kennett was brought on for his Wingate debut whilst Mackie departed - in his last appearance before heading off to Canada to study.
Blues head coach Danny Nielsen commented: "I was very pleased with the performance. We were very solid and unlucky not to score in the first half. I was particularly pleased with the way we nullified a potent Lowestoft attack, which gives us an excellent platform to take into the Thamesmead game next week"
Next up for the Blues is a visit next weekend to Thamesmead Town for the annual event 'Non League Day'.
Comments are closed on this article.