Search

National League South: Poole Town 2 Wealdstone 1

PUBLISHED: 10:34 15 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 15 April 2018

Frustration for Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Frustration for Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Goals from Steve Devlin and Warren Bentley saw relegation battlers Poole Town mount a second-half comeback after Ryan Sellers gave Wealdstone a first-half lead at the BlackGold Stadium.

Sellers gave the Stones a 13th-minute lead from a low ball across the area which crept under Dolphins keeper Nick Hutchings.

And the Stones looked in control for the opening 60 minutes of the game until Sellers brought down Jordan Alawode-Williams in the penalty area.

Devlin despatched from the penalty spot to swing momentum in the home side’s favour and Bentley eventually nicked a 71st-minute winner.

Bobby Wilkinson made one change to the side that won Monday’s game in the mud at Hungerford, as Jeffrey Monakana came in for Dan Fitchett.

Jake Sheppard could have doubled the Stones’ lead early in the second half but a bad touch cost him a clear effort at goal and his place on the pitch as he hobbled off injured as a result of a clash with Hutchings in goal.

But the hosts, battling for their National League South status, got a lifeline back into the game when they were awarded a penalty.

Devlin sent Jonathan North the wrong way and within five minutes of equalising they were in front through Bentley.

Stones did mount a response with Fitchett coming agonisingly close twice and Bradley Bubb and Eddie Oshodi’s efforts forcing saves from Hutchings.

But it was the hosts who hung on for a vital three points and in the process shattering Wealdstone’s slim play-off hopes.

A disappointed Stones boss Wilkinson said: “I’ve been saying it week in, week out, as a group, we have to manage the game a lot better and we had for 70 minutes.

“But to be open and honest it’s just typical for us to give them a goal and I’ve never been so frustrated in my life.

“We’ve been working really hard and keep doing a lot right, but I can’t keep defending the sloppy goals we give away. We win together and lose together but I’m just really frustrated with the manner of the goals we’ve given to them.”

Wealdstone: North, Oshodi, Sellers, Wilson, Okimo, Sheppard (Wellard 64), Whichelow (Bubb 75), Cox, Pratt, Green, Monakana (Fitchett 58).

Unused subs: Gayle, O’Brien.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

Hendon are close to making their second play-off appearance in four seasons after a comprehensive victory over Merstham at Silver Jubilee Park on Saturday.

19:22

Middlesex face a fight to avoid defeat at Derbyshire, who look poised to end their long wait for a home Championship victory after dominating for the third day running in the Division Two match.

10:00

Middlesex captain Sam Robson admits his side are up against it in their County Championship Division Two match at Derbyshire.

09:16

Harrow moved up to 13th in the Bostik Premier table after a fine win in Suffolk.

08:00

Royal Victoria Docks will play host to the British leg of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in June.

08:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Yesterday, 20:07

QPR boss Ian Holloway hailed arch-rivals Brentford as a “touch of class” after his side slipped to 2-1 defeat in a pulsating west London derby.

Yesterday, 18:49

Derbyshire are on course to end their long wait for a home victory in the County Championship after they completely dominated the second day of the Division Two match against Middlesex at Derby.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now