Wingate in town on Tuesday

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Blues will look for their fourth straight victory on Tuesday evening when Wingate & Finchley are  the visitors for a Bostik League Premier Division fixture, kick-off 7.45pm

The game will be proceeded by a minute’s silence in memory of BSFC vice chairman John Turner. 

With former Blue Scottt Shulton masterminding things, Wingate will arrive at the home of football a place behind Blues with eight points from as many games, having gone out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 loss against Didcot Town.

The clubs’ only competitive previous meeting came 19 years ago when Blues drew 1-1 at the newly-opened Woodside Park in the FA Cup second qualifying round before losing 3-2 in the replay.

Now firmly established as an Isthmian Premier side, Wingate will have the honour of hosting the Blue Brazil in a league game for the first time this season. While successive top ten finishes have helped the other Blues’, crowds at The Maurice Rebak Stadium remain disappointing with a league-low average of 141 together with the lowest gate of the season, 74.

With former Blues’ legend Claudiu Vilcu in their side, Hendon were beaten in the FA Cup before Hemel Hemsptead knocked Wingate out of the competition, while in the FA Trophy wins against Biggleswade Town, Corinthian-Casuals and Met Police saw them reach the first round proper before losing 1-0 at Wealdstone.

Author: Dave Ryan