Tooting & Mitcham Utd 0 Wealdstone 6 (Tue, 18 Apr 2012)

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Wealdstone cruised to victory against a makeshift Tooting & Mitcham side on Tuesday night with this emphatic result seeing them move up to 6th place in the table.

Stones Manager Gordon Bartlett couldn’t have wished for a better evening as his side improved their goal difference without ever really being tested against a young Tooting side who even had to play a striker in goal due to a player shortage. Stones now sit just one point behind 5th placed Lewes with a game in hand.

Tooting v Wealdstone (S Foster/WFC)Wealdstone took control of this match from the first minute when Richard Jolly netted the first of the evening. Lee Chappell launched a long throw into the box which was flicked on by Wes Parker to Jolly who made no mistake; turning the ball home from close range.

A second was then added a second on 13 minutes. Alan Massey won the ball in his own half before threading a delightful through ball to Jolly who beat the offside trap before slotting past stand in‘keeper Charlie Stimson.

Stones continued to look threatening, and Wes Parker volleyed straight at Stimson before former Wealdstone defender Dominic Sterling did well to block an effort from Jolly as he looked for a hatrick.

Jolly did get his hatrick ten minutes before the break. Chappell played a short corner to Kurtney Brooks who returned the ball to the winger. Chappell then sent a cross into the box which was flicked on by Chris O’Leary to the far post where Jolly was able to scramble the ball home from close range for his third of the night and 46th of the season.

The one way traffic continued after the break and Stones found themselves four nil up on 50 minutes. Chappell cut inside before unleashing an effort from the edge of the box which deflected off a defender and into the back of net.

The fifth came three minutes later, with captain Wes Parker getting in on the scoring act. Chappell sent a corner deep into the box with Parker rising unmarked to head the ball into the far corner.

The scoring was then complete on 55 minutes when a sixth was added. Connor Smith did well to turn on the edge of the box before shooting left footed, with the ball squirming underneath the hapless Stimson and finding its way into the bottom corner.

With Stones now six goals to the good they were able to relax a bit for the remaining half an hour, with no more being added to the scoreline as they sat back.

Tooting did have a couple of chances late on for a consolation goal, with substitute Ryan James firing straight at Ashlee Jones before the same player headed just wide from a corner.

Wealdstone now turn their attention to Saturday’s tough looking trip to Metropolitan Police, where they will be looking to keep this tremendous run of form going.

Wealdstone: Jones, McCubbin, Massey (Mulley 57), Parker (Hoban 60), Cronin, Brooks, Smith, O’Leary, Fitzgerald, Jolly (Dean 53), Chappell.

Subs not used: Dyer, Pett.

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