Colney Heath continue unbeaten run after stalemate in Wembley

PUBLISHED: 08:56 07 April 2019

Tom Blackman kept another clean sheet as Colney Heath took their unbeaten run to six with a draw at Wembley. Picture: DANNY LOO

Tom Blackman kept another clean sheet as Colney Heath took their unbeaten run to six with a draw at Wembley. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Colney Heath took their unbeaten run to six in all competitions as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Wembley.

The Magpies are certainly finishing the season strong with victories over Spartan South Midlands Premier Division title chasers Biggleswade and Tring Athletic in the last two weeks.

And the unbeaten sequence has also seen them keep five clean sheets.

Goalkeeper Tom Blackman was relatively untroubled in the encounter at Vale Farm too.

The Magpies had started brightly with Jack Woods hitting a shot across goal wide while Danny May was also slightly off target with an effort from a free-kick on the edge of the area.

He did the same again from a Woods corner and Spencer Clarke-Mardel sent a shot whistling inches over the bar.

Chris Blunden did test Raheem Belgrave but the Wembley keeper was equal to the challenge.

At the other end the hosts had plenty of forward play but they could not find a way through the Colney Heath back line.

When they did, thanks to a surging run from Leandro Riberio Mateus, Blackman was able to pull off the save.

The second half started with the home side on top but Blackman was again in a confident mood, kicking away shots from Hani Berchiche and Femi Ogunsola.

But from there the Magpies began to wrestle back control.

Dominic Knaggs hit a thunderous shot from the edge of the box that seemed destined for the top left corner until Belgrave somehow managed to get his fingertips to it and send it over the bar.

A dangerous free-kick from Blunden was curled around the wall only to find Belgrave in the way again, this time pushing around the post for a corner, and following that Harry Lewis’s cross from the right was inches ahead of both Woods and Blunden.

And late on substitute George Devine found Belgrave the immovable obstacle again as he pushed another well-hit shot over the top.

The result leaves Colney Heath in sixth place in the table with just three games to go.

The first of them is at home to Cockfosters on Saturday, with the visitors bottom of the table and in desperate need of three points.

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