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Swindon 1 v 2 Wokingham District

Wokingham got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win over a very competent Swindon side.

After some early Wokingham possession and chances, Swindon struck against the run of play to go 1-0 up. Wokingham failed to clear a corner allowing the ball to bounce several times across the goal before a Swindon player stooped low to head the ball beyond Lewens.

The rest of the first half was Wokingham all the way, with both Johnson and Coleman going close before a solo effort from Mott brought the teams level. Finishing low to the keepers left after leaving 3 Swindon defenders on the floor.

Wokingham continued to press for the rest of the half, and the pressure eventually told when Johnson was brought down after a snaking run, just on the edge of the penalty area. Mott took 3 steps back before drilling the resultant free kick into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Wokingham at half time.

Swindon made some tactical changes at half time, pushing a 2nd striker up front and packing the midfield. With the wind against them Wokingham were struggling to get the ball out of their own half, and Lewens was the busier of the 2 keepers for the first 10-15 minutes.

Gradually Wokingham got to grips with the new formation and with Sunley and Quainton calming the situation at the back, and Collier adding some bite into the midfield, gradually Swindon were becoming less of a threat.

Lewens managed to pull one last save to secure Wokingham all 3 points, which means they go top of both the Southern Counties and Surrey leagues at Christmas.

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