Wembley have a Hard day
PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:48 24 August 2010
AN EQUALISER from Ben Hardman three minutes from time made it a miserable end to Wembley's afternoon as they twice lost the lead and emerged with just a point against Horley Town. Glenn Garner and Dean Clinton had both struck...
AN EQUALISER from Ben Hardman three minutes from time made it a miserable end to Wembley's afternoon as they twice lost the lead and emerged with just a point against Horley Town.
Glenn Garner and Dean Clinton had both struck to put the lowly Lions on course for just their third win of the season.
But heartbreakingly, and in keeping with Wembley's season, Hardman struck on 87 minutes to salvage a draw for Town and frustrate the home side.
Glenn Garner had earlier hit the post as Wembley piled on the pressure, while Garner and Jordan Lumsden both squandered chances when one on one with the keeper.
But Garner finally broke the deadlock five minutes before half time, latching onto a through ball and dispatching a neat finish to send the Lions in ahead at the break.
Wembley keeper Chuks Aminwe made two superb saves, denying Mark Gilbert and Michael De'Athe, bur he had no chance on 62 minutes as a corner was allowed to float to Danny Guscott, who made no mistake.
The contest became a scrappy affair, but it was Wembley who struck on 81 minutes when Taiwo Edun's shot was pushed out by the keeper, and Clinton was on hand to force the ball over the line.
It seemed Wembley were on course for a rare league win, until Hardman made room inside the area, and his shot was deflected in past Aminwe.
Wembley: Aminwe, Nurden, Edun, Rouse, Manuwa (Carroll), Hale, O'Leary, Koundri-Habbaz, Clinton, Garner (Mitchell), Lumsden.
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