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Downs on the up thanks to quickfire double

Report by Samuel Hays

Wembley Downs remain in the running for a second place finish after a 2-0 victory over Belmont Villa at Butlers Reserve on Sunday.

Only four points separate second and fifth in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division with results becoming increasingly telling as the season draws to a close.

Belmont showed some good attacking intent early on but Wembley were better able to control the game and looked the more likely to score.

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Steven Geoghegon had three good strikes but wasn’t able to find the target while Dean Wall and William Ashleigh both had opportunities of their own.

Geoghegon instead made his impact with his corners, starting on 49 minutes when Juraj Galba headed home.

And four minutes later another Geoghegon corner was met at the back post before falling to Dylan Browne, who thumped the ball into the back of the net and handed Wembley the three points.

The win took Wembley to fourth, three points behind second-place Quinns.

Leaders Kingsley have a nine-point advantage with six matches remaining after they defeated UWA Nedlands 1-0.

Star player: Steven Geoghegon (Wembley Downs)

Wembley Downs 2 (Galba 49min, Browne 53)
Belmont Villa

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Butlers Reserve
Kick-off: 3pm
Referee: Amit Hosany
Assistant referees: C Moutrif and L Dunn

Wembley Downs: 23. Thomas Pragnell, 4. Jay McDonald, 31. Ciaran Fairman, 2. Michael O’Conner (42. Dan Raine 79), 29. William Ashleigh, 19. Juraj Galba (51. Nick Richards 84), 44. Dylan Browne, 22. Matthew Deveraux, 73. Paddy Begley (15. Davin Prescott 52), 11. Steven Geoghegon, 9. Dean Wall
Substitutes not used: 1. Thomas Livingstone, 48. James Mackie
Yellow cards: Begley 33, Galba 74, Fairman 90+4
Red cards: Nil

Belmont Villa: 10. Lugman Abodirahman, 11. Ahmed Matan, 16. Edin Colakovic, 8. Abdurahman Farah, 15. Hgel Battogtokh, 7. Kafi Ali, 6. Khalid Artan, 1. Kadir Kalkar, 14. Ahmed Aba-el Faray, 4. Abdullahi Farah, 12. Huseyin Karakuyu (13. Adam Haji 48)
Substitutes not used: 17. Muhamad Noor
Yellow cards: Haji 48
Red cards: Nil