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Wealdstone move top after AFC Hornchurch draw
5:10pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
Wealdstone moved to the top of the Ryman Premier Division despite conceding an injury time equaliser in their 1-1 draw at AFC Hornchurch on Tuesday night.
The Stones remain unbeaten this season but were left frustrated after a 96th minute goal cancelled out Chris Moore’s superb opener in the tenth minute.
Wealdstone claimed all three points on Saturday after an excellent 1-0 victory at Bury Town.
Gordon Bartlett’s side secured their fifth consecutive win after Tom Pett netted his third goal of the campaign.
The Stones boss said: “I’m going to emphasise the positives despite the disappointment of conceding so late.
“To come away with four points from two difficult away games, we’ve got to be delighted. We’re top of the league and still unbeaten.
“We have shown a bit of everything so far. Our ball retention has been good along with our movement and we’ve been disciplined. All the players have put their bodies on the line as we are very much going in the right direction.”
Wealdstone have a break from the league this weekend as they kick off their FA Cup campaign with a first qualifying round tie at home to Kings Langley.
Despite the hosts being strong favourites, Bartlett is not willing to take their South Midlands Division One opponents lightly.
He said: “It is massive from a financial aspect. All we want to do is maintain our momentum and they will be coming over to us in front of probably the biggest crowd they’ve played in front for a while.
“They will be doing everything to upset the party and we will give them respect but hopefully we’ll do enough to get through to Monday’s draw. We have to out there with the right attitude because we have no divine right to win.”
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