Wealdstone suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at home to Chelmsford City on Tuesday night (February 25) and missed the opportunity to go further clear at the top of the Vanarama National League South.
A goal in the opening seconds of the first half was enough for Chelmsford to take home all three points.
The Stones did have the ball in the back of the net after 14 minutes after a strike from Dennon Lewis, but it was brought back for a foul in the build up.
Michee Efete linked up well with Moses Emmanuel on the 35th minute, but the latter could only get his shot over the crossbar.
An uneventful first half was brought to a close, but the game sprung into action in the opening seconds of the second half as Tom Knowles brilliantly chipped the Wealdstone goalkeeper to give them the lead.
Lewis should have equalised on the 58th minute when the goalkeeper came off his line, but the Chelmsford number one managed to deny him.
On the 76th minute, Jacob Mendy gave The Stones some optimism when he burst down the left hand side of the pitch and managed to get a shot away, but it didn’t really trouble the goalkeeper
There was hope for Wealdstone to steal a point in the latter stages of the game, when Chelmsford’s Chidyausiku received a straight red card.
Despite this, The Stones couldn’t break down their defence and had to see the opportunity of going nine points clear pass them by.
Wealdstone will hope they can get back to winning ways on the weekend when they travel to Dartford, who themselves are hoping for a place in the play-offs.
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