Despite poor weather in Berkshire this afternoon, Maidenhead’s fixture with Wealdstone went ahead with the Magpies still searching for a win, their first in over two months.
The opening sector of the game was solely controlled by Wealdstone. Jefferson Louis was proving too hot to handle for the Maidenhead back-line as he continuously became free down the left wing before delivering a number of great crosses for his team-mates to connect with.
24 minutes of relentless pressure from the visitors lead to the first goal, Scott Davies whipped in a corner that cleared every black and white shirt before Wesley Parker placed a brilliantly executed volley past Carl Pentney.
The hosts responded well to going behind, testing Stones’ keeper Taylor on a few occasions. Harry Pritchard delivered an accurate corner that was flicked just wide by skipper Alan Massey.
Just a few minutes from the break, Pritchard then whipped in another beautiful cross that was met by Dean Inman whose header looked destined for the back of the net before a Wealdstone defender came to the Stones’ rescue with a clearing header off the line.
HT: Maidenhead 0-1 Wealdstone.
The hosts started the second period strongly, this showed ten minutes later when Christian Smith nodded home from a Dave Tarpey corner.
Just two minutes later and Smith could’ve had his and Maidenhead’s second but the attacker failed to make good connection with Rene Steer’s delivery.
At this point, with half an hour to play, it was clear that if the hosts wanted to get the winner, it would more than likely come from a cross.
17 minutes remained and the Magpies should’ve been ahead. Substitute Jake Reid floated the ball toward an un-marked Harry Pritchard who stabbed a header inches wide.
As the game drew to a close Maidenhead could’ve won it, Dave Tarpey’s snapshot deflected off a defender and headed for goal but the Wealdstone number one got down well to prevent late, late heartache for his side.
FT: Maidenhead 1-1 Wealdstone.
A point for each this afternoon in testing conditions, both side’s had chances to win it so a draw looks to be a fair result. Maidenhead still searching desperately for a win.
Thanks for your support,
Match report courtesy of Jake Moore from his website https://jakemoorefootball.wordpress.com/