Ryman League

Blues target new talent

January 16, 2009

Wingate and Finchley are holding their annual Open Day to find the top talent for the new intake to their Football Learning Excellence, or ‘FLEX’ Scheme.

The club are recruiting boys aged 16-18 to join up to the programme in time for the start of the 2009/10 season.

The joint venture with educational partner Barnet College has so far been a resounding success and has given this year’s squad the fantastic opportunity to move up into the club’s Capital League team.

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Lee called to Bar for third Ryman managerial stint

By Danny Caro, January 8, 2009

Adam Lee is relishing his third managerial job in the Ryman League Division One North after taking over at Potters Bar Town.

Lee, 44, has been out of football since leaving Enfield Town, where he was joint-manager, in September. Prior to that he managed Wingate & Finchley.

He said: “I’m delighted to be back and looking forward to the challenge.”

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Sacks makes his point for Wingate

By Paul Lerman, October 17, 2008

Concord Rangers 2-2 Wingate & Finchley

Wingate & Finchley earned a valuable away point in a tough fixture against high-flying Concord Rangers. On a beautiful sunny October afternoon that defied this miserable Autumn, the game was played in great spirits and at a high tempo and the result was fair as neither side deserved to lose.

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Four out of four for Wingate & Finchley

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2008

Wingate & Finchley made it four wins from the opening four games of the season with a comfortable victory over Hillingdon Borough in the Ryman League Division One North.

Wingate & Finchley started off the brighter of the two teams and never looked back as they carved out plenty of chances in the opening half hour. Chris Chase worked some space well for himself before shooting low but his effort was well held by goalkeeper Matt Davis. Davis of course spent many years with Wingate & Finchley and was about to have a busy afternoon against his former club.

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Four-midable Wingate start in style

By Paul Lerman, August 18, 2008

Ryman League Division One North

Great Wakering Rovers 1 Wingate & Finchley 4 

Wingate & Finchley started the 2008/09 season in style with a fantastic away victory at Great Wakering Rovers, scoring four goals in the process. The win however was not as comprehensive as the scoreline suggested as Wakering put up a strong fight, but clinical finishing and composure separated the teams.

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Avram’s still a hero in my eyes

By Danny Caro, May 30, 2008

Well… it was fun while it lasted. Written off, ridiculed and abused. That is how Avram Grant had been treated by the national press and the football fraternity for the majority of his nine month tenure as manager of Chelsea.

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Stepping stone for Wingate

By Danny Caro, May 2, 2008

Wingate & Finchley manager Michael Stone reflected on the campaign as “a tricky season” after the blues finished fifth from bottom in the Division One North following a 1-0 defeat against champions Dartford on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who took over from Adam Lee last September, was delighted with his team’s performance in front of more than 2,500 spectators.

“The boys didn’t shrink,” said Stone. “They more than held their own and came away from the game with plenty of credit.”

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Enfield job for Lee and Margolis

By Danny Caro, May 2, 2008

Former Wingate & Finchley manager Adam Lee has been appointed joint-manager of Division One North side Enfield Town along with Stewart Margolis. Lee, who managed Team GB at the 2005 Maccabiah Games, had been looking to get back into management after his six-year reign with the Abrahams Stadium club ended in September. Last season, he steered the club to ninth in the Ryman League Division One North, their best ever finish and points tally.

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Hahn goal hurts Wingate

By Paul Lerman, March 28, 2008

A goal from Mitch Hahn condemned Wingate & Finchley to their 19th defeat of the Division One North campaign as they were beaten 1-0 by playoff hopefuls Redbridge on Monday.

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