Persistance pays off as Welwyn Garden City fight back keeps unbeaten run alive

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 September 2017

Jon Clements scored again for WGC. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Jon Clements scored again for WGC. Picture: KARYN HADDON

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Two goals in the final 12 minutes gave Welwyn Garden City a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Edgware Town and kept their unbeaten record in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division alive.

The Citizens have now won four of the five games and lie second in the table, six points behind leaders Biggleswade FC, but with three games in hand.

Victory looked unlikely for long parts though after falling behind to an Andrew Manitou header just past the half-hour mark.

That goal was against the run of play as the Citizens had dominated affairs for long periods.

Home keeper Cain Davies had given notice of an outstanding display with a slick save six minutes in to deny Jon Clements.

from WGC top scorer Jon Clements, who drove in low from a Josh Bronti cross.

And he also denied Josh Bronti who had been set-up by a combination of Paul Marks and Brandon Carney.

Even after the goal City pressed with a Ben Long shot being deflected wide and Davies again foiling Clements.

The relentless pressure continued after the break too, with WGC at one stage forcing seven corners in a five-minute spell.

But just when the pressure seemed to be abating, the Herns Lane side struck twice in as many minutes.

A bout of head tennis from yet another corner eventually fell to Clements and he made no mistake from close range.

The second, unsurprisingly perhaps, came from a similar route.

Charlie Joy delivered this particular corner straight onto the head of the onrushing Yasin Boodhoo who gave Davies no chance.

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