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Langney Wanderers
Lancing
W Wilkinson (7' Sent Off)
Full time
Fri 19 Oct 20:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Attendance 140

Ten Man Langney Battle to a Draw

Langney Wanderers 0-0 Lancing FC

MATCH REPORT BY RYAN NEWMAN

Photos by Joe Knight Langney Wanderers v Lancing Photos

Manager Kenny McCreadie was full of praise for his side after 10-man Wanderers held Lancing 0-0 at Priory Lane on Friday evening.

After starting the game very much on the front foot, the Wanderers were reduced to ten men inside ten minutes when Wayne Wilkinson was shown a straight red card for what can only be described as a reckless two-footed challenge on Lancing’s Jack Langford.

However, in truth Langney’s approach didn’t alter much and it remained a fairly even game with both sides limited to a couple of half chances.

Langney captain Paul Rogers had a tame, curling effort from the edge of the area comfortably saved whilst Trevor McCreadie saw an audacious attempt to lob the Lancing goalkeeper from the halfway line easily saved.

McCreadie would then receive a yellow card for a late challenge whilst pressing the visitors back line and Lancing would create their first chance from the resulting free-kick when a header was well saved by Chris Winterton in the Langney goal.

The remainder of the first-half was played mostly in the middle of the park with both teams competing well and Langney never really looking like the team with a man down.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Wanderers would create the best chance of the game so far when a deep free-kick dropped kindly for Adam Davidson but his shot on the turn from just inside the box, on his weak foot went wide.

After 72 minutes, Luke Denton would give away a rare free-kick and receive a yellow card for a tackle through the back of Langford. Lancing would then create a golden opportunity to take the lead as the ball dropped kindly for a Lancing player in the box but, with the goal gaping, the effort was shanked wide.

With the Wanderers having played for over 80 minutes with ten men, one could’ve been forgiven for expecting Lancing to be pressing towards the end of the game, yet it was Langney who created a couple of opportunities in the closing ten minutes.

McCreadie first saw an effort go high and wide from a tight angle on the right but he was able to work the goalkeeper from a similar position in the closing minutes but his powerful effort towards the near post was well saved.

After going a man down so early, Langney must surely look back at the game as a point gained but one can’t help but wonder what could have been without the sending off.

“We worked hard, kept our shape and we were organised,” said manager Kenny McCreadie.

“Wayne gets sent off after six minutes or so for a silly challenge, no complaints about the red card whatsoever. But, we also received a couple of yellow cards that I thought were very soft, we need to compete, it’s a game of football and we’ve got ten men".

“But, the biggest thing is that we kept our shape. We had chances in the second half, and considering that I think we are unfit, they showed me a different side to them tonight. I don’t know why they have conceded ten goals this season in the last ten minutes of games, but to a man, every single one of them put a shift in. The defence won every single challenge, I think we gave one free-kick away out of twenty or thirty or so tackles, I can’t moan at that".

I think we are organised now, and they are certainly playing for each other, they definitely have a team spirit and that is good. Trevor had a couple of chances, maybe half chances but he made the keeper work and that is all I can ask".

“It’s easy to say that we probably would’ve won tonight if we had eleven men on the pitch but at the end of the day, I said to them at half-time, let’s try and make sure we get at least a point, because I would’ve been happy with a point, and that is what we have earned tonight, so I can’t complain.”

Next up for the Wanderers is a trip to the Lashmar ground to take on East Preston next Saturday.

“East Preston have a young, energetic side so that will be a tough game for sure,” McCreadie said.

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Key moments

7:00
Red Card Wayne Wilkinson is sent off for Langney Wanderers

Highlights

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87:00 Yellow Card
Gary Ingram is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
85:00 Sub Off
Mark Pulling is substituted off for Lancing
85:00 Sub On
Bradley Lewis is substituted on for Lancing
85:00 Yellow Card
Ryan Knight is yellow carded for Lancing
81:00 Yellow Card
Johnathan Lansdale is yellow carded for Lancing
77:00 Sub On
Lucas Tredrea is substituted on for Lancing
77:00 Sub Off
Matthew Daniel is substituted off for Lancing
73:00 Yellow Card
Luke Denton is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
67:00 Sub On
Daniel Momah is substituted on for Lancing
67:00 Sub Off
Substitution off for Lancing
67:00 Sub On
Tyler Capon is substituted on for Langney Wanderers
67:00 Sub Off
Paul Rogers is substituted off for Langney Wanderers
61:00 Sub Off
Tariq Straker is substituted off for Langney Wanderers
61:00 Sub On
Gary Ingram is substituted on for Langney Wanderers
End of period 1
45:00 Yellow Card
Peter Featherstone is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
18:00 Yellow Card
Trevor McCreadie is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
7:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Wayne Wilkinson is sent off for Langney Wanderers
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As it happened

  • Langney Wanderers
  • Lancing
  • 0
  • Wayne Wilkinson Red Card 7:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Peter Featherstone Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Tariq Straker Sub Off 61:00'
  • Gary Ingram Sub On 61:00'
  • Paul Rogers Sub Off 67:00'
  • Tyler Capon Sub On 67:00'
  • Sub Off 67:00'
  • Daniel Momah Sub On 67:00'
  • Luke Denton Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Matthew Daniel Sub Off 77:00'
  • Lucas Tredrea Sub On 77:00'
  • Johnathan Lansdale Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Mark Pulling Sub Off 85:00'
  • Bradley Lewis Sub On 85:00'
  • Ryan Knight Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Gary Ingram Yellow Card 87:00'

Team selection

Lancing
  • 1. Tyler D`Cruz
  • 2. Liam Hendy
  • 3. Louis Pittock
  • 4. Alex Bygraves
  • 5. Ryan Knight
  • 6. Johnathan Lansdale
  • 7. Jack Langford
  • 8. Alexander Saunders
  • 9. Jack Webber
  • 10. Mark Pulling
  • 11. Matthew Daniel
  • 12. Bradley Lewis
  • 13. Lucas Tredrea
  • 14. Daniel Momah

League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. AFC Uckfield Town 13 15
15. Little Common 15 15
16. Langney Wanderers 16 15
17. Arundel 14 12
18. Hassocks 14 12
19. Loxwood 15 5
20. Eastbourne United AFC 15 3

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