11.02.2017 at 15:00 Attendance: 227
1 - 0
Wingate & Finchley
Referee: Adrian Sannerude Ryman Premier League-match

Billy Clark (78)
Opening squads
Danny Gay
Ian Miller
Keiran Morphew
Joe Whight
Jake Dye
Luke Ingram
Billy Holland
Jack Simmons
Reece Dobson
Kem Izzet
John Sands
Shane Gore
Luke Ifil
Ryan Sellers
Claudio Vilcu
Sean Cronin
Ahmet Rifat
Tanasheh Abrahams
Spencer McCall
Rob Laney
Reece Beckles-Richards
Tommy Tejan-Sie
Nathan Munson
Darryl Coakley
Sam Nunn
Billy Clark
Ollie Fenn
Steve Wales
Ben Pattie
Afolabi Obafemi
Tarum Dawkins
Billy Clark -> John Sands (63)
Ollie Fenn -> Kem Izzet (78)
Ben Pattie - Reece Beckles-Richards (82)
Tarum Dawkins - Tanasheh Abrahams (87)
Yellow cards
Joe Whight
Luke Ifil
Ahmet Rifat
Rob Laney
Red cards
None. None
Match report
The Marketmen completed a league double over Wingate & Finchley with two narrow 1-0 wins this season. They ensured victory against the battling visitors thanks to a second half strike from substitute Billy Clark.

With just 5 minutes on the clock, the hosts had a golden opportunity. After Reece Dobson burst into the penalty area he was upended by goalkeeper Shane Gore. However, Gore soon made amends diving to his left hand side to deny Kem Izzet from 12 yards.

Despite this early let off, The Marketmens defence was by far the busier of the two, having to remain firm against the visitors attacks. Only the finger tips of goalkeeper Danny Gay ensured the scores remained level going into the break.

Half Time: Needham Market 0-0 Wingate & Finchley

On 46 minutes Rob Laneys strike caused little problem as it was wide of the target from outside the penalty area.

On 70 minutes Claudio Vilcus curling free kick appeared to be goal bound but was to be denied by the in form Gay.

The turning point in this encounter came on 78 minutes. Luke Ingrams driving run and cross found Clark, who after a couple of touches, followed by a Vilcu deflection scored to break the deadlock.

Despite 3 minutes of injury Needham held on to the points to close the gap on the leaders.

Full Time: Needham Market 1-0 Wingate & Finchley

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