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Brentwood Town preview

Wingate & Finchley travel to The Centre Arena early midweek to play 21st placed Brentwood Town. The Blues have the impetus of knowing that a win could see them travelling back to North London sitting in a play-off position. Any point right now for Brentwood boss George Borg is welcomed with delight, as his side find themselves still in the relegation zone on 20 points after their latest result, a 0-0 draw at Met Police. From 21 games, they've only won six times, their last win was away at VCD Atheltic in the first week of November. Since then two defeats and two draws have hampered their efforts to climb up the league. Despite playing well in periods of games, it's probably to no surprise that they find themselves in a lowly position after conceding 36 times and only finding the back of the net on 25 occasions. Simon Lane's side will be eager to pick up three points after slipping up against the team that their hosts on Tuesday last beat, after relinquishing a 1-0 lead at the weekend. Wingate will take confidence from the fact that Brentwood haven't won at home in the league since the end of September. However, the previous fixture on the opening day of the season was a tight affair after an early two goal brace from Billy Healey accumulated all three points in a 2-1 win against then manager, Dean Holdsworth's side. Wingate find themselves in sixth position, just a point outside the play-off places and three points off the top. The travelling away support will have high expectations after 17 out of the Blues' 39 points have come on the road this season. From 11 away games, Lane's side has won five, drawn twice and only suffered four defeats. As aforementioned, Healey has already found the net twice against Tuesday's opponents and has eight goals in the league, 18 for the season. Similarly, Rob Laney who scored Wingate's only goal at the weekend has eight goals in the league and ten all together, while fellow striker Lee Barney has five league goals to his name and nine in total so far. Thus the high flying Summers Lane outfit will be full of confidence heading into this game. With both teams having their respective motivations, this game should be an entertaining game for both sets of fans By Khalid Karimullah

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