Wokingham & Emmbrook 1-2 Chalvey Sports: Sumas suffer first defeat of the season

WOKINGHAM & Emmbrook suffered their first league loss of the season as they were beaten 2-1 by Chalvey Sports in a game that saw both sides reduced to 10 players.

The Sumas began brightly and created some early chances as Holland went close on a couple of occasions in the opening 15 minutes.

Chalvey then turned their attentions to attack but the Sumas defended resiliently with Woodward making a fine save moments before Bateman defended strongly to head out a dangerous free kick.

Wokingham then lost a man as Kontogiannis reacted to a poor tackle and showed his frustrations after not being given a free kick which led to his dismissal.

The visitors capitalised quickly on their one-man advantage and took the lead as Toombs finished from close range to make it 1-0 going into the break.

Chalvey were then reduced to 10 men to level the sides once again as their number four was given a red card for a dangerous tackle.

The Sumas took the initiative and found an equaliser after some brilliant dribbling from Holland as he beat three defenders before feeding the ball to White who finished smartly past the goalkeeper.

With both sides pushing to find a winner, it was Chalvey who won the game with a stroke of genius. Oscar Betts hit a stunning strike past the helpless Woodward in between the posts as the Sumas desperate calls for offside were denied.

Wokingham came agonisingly close to finding a leveller for the second time in the match after Hood won a free-kick in a dangerous area and headed the resulting set piece towards goal but it was superbly saved as Chalvey held on for all three points.

The Sumas play their next fixture in the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup away at Chinnor on Friday, August 16.

Wokingham & Emmbrook: Woodward, Broadhurst, Eagle, Byrne, Cummuskey, Rushforth, Bateman, Edwards, Kontogiannis, Holland, White. Subs: Hood, Kell, Pritchard, Winship, Scope.

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