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Blues In Control as Tooting Brushed Aside
Margate extended their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions as they overcome Tooting & Mitcham with relative ease on Tuesday evening.
The ‘Gate were forced into a late change as Lenny Pidgeley was taken ill on the way to the game meaning Patrick Lee deputised in goal whilst Manager Steve Watt was able to call upon Jack Evans at right back after serving a one game suspension.
Margate were relentless in the opening stages and raced into a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes. It was the hosts who tested Lee early on but the young shot stopper was equal to it.
The Blues went ahead in the 8th minute as Liam Friend played a long ball forward which looked to be drifting out of play before Frannie Collin superbly caught up with the ball before superbly crossed to Jordan Chiedozie who took out of the sky before slamming it home to the give the ‘Gate a 1-0 advantage.
1-0 soon become 2-0 as Chiedozie doubled his tally in the 20 minute as another long ball forward from Friend found Chiedozie who raced forward before cutting inside and driving the ball into the far bottom corner.
Kane Haysman nearly got in on the action as he saw his flicked header from Evans cross well collected by the host’s keeper. Tooting & Mitcham started the second half looking to get back straight in the game with Wedgeworth hitting a fierce drive which struck Tom Mills at close range which led to the hosts appealing for a penalty which was rightly waived away.
Margate extended their lead in the 64th minute as Chiedozie again chased down what looked like a lost cause before crossing for Haysman who netted with his head to give the Blues a 3-0 advantage. The visitors saw Lee Prescott shave the bar with a fierce shot which almost made it 4-0 immediately.
Tooting & Mitcham did grab a consolation goal in the first minute of added time as a corner was swung in and initially cleared but the hosts reacted quickest and managed to stab the ball home past Lee to make it 3-1.
MARGATE: Lee, Evans, Mills, Rogers, Friend, Swift, Haysman, Prescott, Chiedozie (Enver-Marum 75’), Collin, Martin (Bodkin 69’)
Subs Not Used: May, Wynter
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
By Ryan Day