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Wingate trip for Blues

Blues will look for their third win of the season against Wingate & Finchley when they travel to the Maurice Rebak Stadium, on Tuesday.
Alfie Mason winner gave Blues a 3-2 win when the teams met at the ProKit UK Stadium in early October. Jamie Cureton looked to have given Blues all three points with a first half brace, but Wingate scored twice after the break before Mason’s last minute heroics.
Blues also progressed in the League Cup when the sides met in north London shortly before Chistmas as goals from Olly Miles, Ryan Charles, Jamie Cureton and Hector Kyprianou, together with an own goal gave them a 5-1 win.
Despite Harlow’s 9-1 loss at Worthing on Saturday. Wingate are currently 20th in the Bostik Premier with 27 points from 29 games.
Whatever happens on Tuesday it would be advisable not to leave the game early as Wingate’s 2-2 draw at Folkestone Invicta on Saturday saw as four goals scored in added on time, with the ten man visitors coming from 2-0 down to grab a share of the points.
Having gone out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle with a home loss against Didcott Town, they saved their best performances for the FA Trophy where wins against Sittingbourne and Tiverton were followed up by a home replay victory against Chippenham Town put them in the first round proper. They provided one of the shocks of the round with a 2-0 home win against National League South side Dulwich Hamlet before bowing out 4-2 at Hemel Hempstead Town. Meanwhile Wingate defeated Mildenhall Town and Bowers & Pitsea to reach the last 16 of the league cup before losing to Blues.
The clubs’ only previous competitive meetings 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 on Tuesday. While successive top ten finishes have helped the other Blues’, crowds at The Maurice Rebak Stadium remain disappointing with a league-low average of 148, including an attendance of just 95 for August’s game against Folkestone.