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Day delighted Town’s game plan paid off in latest away victory

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 December 2018

Woodford Town's Jordan Sanderson looks to get past a Leyton Athletic rival (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).

Woodford Town's Jordan Sanderson looks to get past a Leyton Athletic rival (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).

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The Woods made it four wins in a row thanks to another Takudzwa Mashingaidze goal

Woodford Town captain Jack Grosvenor brings the ball forward against Leyton Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).Woodford Town captain Jack Grosvenor brings the ball forward against Leyton Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).

In-form Woodford Town continued their hot streak with a fourth successive away win in the Essex Senior League after a 1-0 success at Leyton Athletic on Saturday.

The hosts, who were second from bottom before the game, made things tough for Dee Safer’s men on a heavy pitch at Wadham Lodge Stadium and were aided by a fantastic display from goalkeeper James Scammell.

After a goalless first half in front of 28 spectators, it was important the Woods kept their cool at Kitchener Road.

Eventually the breakthrough occurred with 81 on the clock and it was Takudzwa Mashingaidze on the scoresheet again.

Having netted in the 2-0 win at West Essex on Tuesday, the youngster found the net again following a well-worked move to delight the vociferous Woodford supporters behind the goal.

Town held on to clinch another three points and consolidate their position in the top five of the table.

Assistant manager Neil Day said: “We knew it would be tight despite what the form book said.

Woodford Town's Temi Babalola takes on two Leyton Athletic opponent's (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).Woodford Town's Temi Babalola takes on two Leyton Athletic opponent's (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo).

“We also knew keeping things tight would set a platform for us to get on top later in the game and the plan worked very well.

“The boys dug in when needed and put on enough pressure in the second half to win the game against a very spirited Leyton team.”

Next up for Woodford is a trip to local rivals Ilford on Wednesday in what will be their fifth consecutive away match in the division.

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