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GREAT COMEBACK: Wealdstone come from behind to pick up vital three points against Dulwich Hamlet

 Published on: 7th March 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Wealdstone F.C

Wealdstone picked up a vital three points at home this afternoon (March 7) despite going behind in the first half against Dulwich Hamlet.

The Stones remain five points clear at the top of the Vanarama National League South, with a game in hand over second placed Havant and Waterlooville, with just 10 games left to play.

Goalkeeper Aston Oxborough was brought into action on the 24th minute after some good attacking play from Dulwich Hamlet, but he denied Danny Mills’ shot well.

The away side were awarded a penalty on the 28th minute, which Jeffrey Monakana coolly placed beyond Oxborough and into the net.

Dulwich Hamlet did well to frustrate The Stones for the majority of the first half after their goal, and Michee Efete received a yellow card on the 34th minute.

The second half started brighter though, with Dennon Lewis making a brilliant run from his own penalty area and he played through Ross Lafayette, who was brought on as a substitute, but he was unable to take advantage.

Captain Jerome Okimo went close for The Stones when he managed to get a shot away from a tight angle, but his effort went too high.

The equaliser finally came on the 67th minute though when Ashley Charles’ cross found Efete who leaped high to head the ball beyond the Dulwich goalkeeper.

Two minutes later, Wealdstone found themselves in front with the comeback completed thanks to a header from Sanchez Watt, for his first league goal for The Stones.

Dulwich’s best chance for an equaliser came on the 77th minute after a corner was swung in towards Green, but his header was brilliantly saved by Oxborough..

Wealdstone held on to ensure they picked up all three points and showed great character in the second half to come from behind.

A trip to 12th placed Chippenham Town follows next weekend for the Stones as their promotion hopes continue.

Picture courtesy of Wealdstone FC 

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