Woods left ‘disappointed’ after late drama with Walthamstow

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:59 30 August 2018

The latest football news (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest football news (pic: David Davies/PA)

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Essex Senior League: Woodford Town 2 Walthamstow 3

10-man Woodford Town were denied a deserved Essex Senior League point by a late winner from Walthamstow hotshot James Peagram.

A five-goal thriller occurred at the Harlow Arena, but the hosts suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat.

The Woods suffered a blow in the 27th minute when 17-year-old full back Bailey Brown was dismissed after picking up two yellow cards.

Walthamstow took advantage of playing against a man less by leading 2-1 at half time despite a goal from home ace Alban Bunjaku.

Dee Safer’s team enjoyed a dominant second period, however, and levelled the scores when Bunjaku grabbed his second of the game.

Yet Walthamstow claimed the points when Peagram, previously of Barking and Ilford, netted a winner late on.

Woodford did still create one last opportunity to take some reward, but defender Ellis Routledge fired over following a lung-bursting run.

It means the local club have lost their last three games in all competitions, but assistant boss Neil Day is remaining positive.

He said: “Obviously we’re keen to stop losing becoming a habit, but we have been down to 10 men for virtually the whole of the second half for each of the last two games and played some great football despite the numerical disadvantage.

“We are disappointed by some of the decisions that have gone against us and there were certainly worse unpunished tackles in this game than the two Bailey received yellows for, so the lack of consistency rankles a little.”

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