Wealdstone have moved up to second in the Vanarama National League after scoring late against Halifax Town away from home last night to pick up their fifth win in a row thanks to an 86th minute winner from Danny Parish.
The hosts made life difficult for themselves just three minutes into the game after Jeff King saw red for a heavy challenge on Jacob Mendy.
Despite having the extra man advantage, the first half seemed to fly be with little chances for either side, but it didn’t stop the drama off the pitch with both managers being sent to the stands just before the half ended.
On the hour mark, Halifax almost went ahead after Martin Woods struck from the edge of the box and Harry Isted could only parry his effort to the path of Jake Hyde, but the referee stopped play for handball.
The task got even harder for the home side after Danny Williams was sent off in the 78th minute for a second yellow card after a challenge on Michee Efete.
The opening goal finally came with five minutes left on the clock after Wealdstone’s Parish unleashed a beautiful strike from the edge of the area, leaving goalkeeper Sam Johnson no chance of keeping it out.
The Stones finally found their rhythm after the goal and were unfortunate not to add to their lead with Dennon Lewis and Parish going close.
The result sees Wealdstone’s fantastic start to the season continue, and now find themselves as high as second place in the National League, just two points behind leaders Torquay United, although they do have a game in hand over them.
Wealdstone are back at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday afternoon as they welcome Dover Athletic, who are struggling down in 22nd place.
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