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Basement boys frustrate Wembley

PUBLISHED: 17:31 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 24 August 2010

WEMBLEY continued their habit of losing to teams at the bottom of the table on Saturday, as basement boys Banstead Athletic emerged with the points. With the home side without a win in their previous 10 games...

WEMBLEY continued their habit of losing to teams at the bottom of the table on Saturday, as basement boys Banstead Athletic emerged with the points.

With the home side without a win in their previous 10 games, Wembley travelled to Surrey looking to make the leap into mid-table in the Combined Counties League.

And they made the ideal start, taking the lead after just two minutes through Jumo Mitchell's penalty, awarded for a foul on Jerome Walker.

There seemed little danger of the Lions relinquishing the lead, and they came close to adding a second when left-back Taiwo Edun's strike was pushed aside by the goalkeeper.

But the home side then sprung a surprise, and equalised against the run of play when Chris Kennedy finished off a swift counter-attack by rounding Dominic Cassells and slotting home.

The game was turned on its head on the stroke of half-time; Simon Langley scoring with a free header from a corner to give Banstead a 2-1 lead.

And as the home side defended their advantage Wembley rarely threatened to hit back. Walker sent a shot on the turn fizzing wide, before Edun's late goal was disallowed for offside.


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