Beaten Stones surrender second place to Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 17:48 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 10 April 2013

Tom Pett

Tom Pett

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Wealdstone dropped down to third place in the scramble for the Ryman League play-offs after they slumped to a 3-2 home defeat by Bury Town on Tuesday night.

Sam Reed put the visitors ahead in the first half, but the Stones turned the game around within 10 minutes of the restart as Chris Moore tapped in a cross from Esmond James and Scott McGleish scored to make it 2-1.

But Reed grabbed his second almost immediately from a free-kick that eluded Jonathan North and John Sands netted the winner 14 minutes from time.

Lowestoft Town, who have two games in hand on the Stones, leapt above them on goal difference as they beat Cray Wanderers 4-1.

Meanwhile, Wealdstone Ladies’ unbeaten run came to an end as they lost 3-1 to Enfield in the Middlesex Cup semi-final on Sunday.

The visitors went ahead on 10 minutes and stung Wealdstone again just before half-time with a long-range strike that bounced over goalkeeper Robyn Tillyer.

Stones almost reduced the deficit when Nicola Dixon’s effort hit the bar, but a third Enfield goal soon afterwards effectively settled the tie.

Rebecca Mills netted a late consolation, beating two opponents before slamming an unstoppable drive into the top corner.

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