Winslow overcome Arlesey before suffering late defeat to league leaders

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Claude Seanla’s first half strike was enough to extend Winslow United’s unbeaten run to five games and earn Perry Mercer’s side a valuable three points against Arlesey Town Reserves at the weekend.

Seanla struck seven minutes into the game when the former Spurs striker slotted the ball home at the far post – and Winslow held onto that lead to clinch an important victory.

United were on the front foot from the start, with Drew Mitten and Seanla both forcing the home goalkeeper into action as United dominated the first half but failed to add to their one goal lead.

The second half began in much the same fashion, again the Arlesey goalkeeper had to save from Seanla while George Shrieves also went close as, despite their missed chances, Winslow held on to secure a precious win that maintains their good form.

The result lifted Winslow to ninth in SSML Division One, which is where they remained after Tuesday’s dramatic late defeat away at league leaders Sun Postal Sports.

The visitors again started well, taking the lead through George Shrieves’ composed finish following a poor clearance from the home goalkeeper, who then made amends to deny the same man.

Sun Postal levelled through Craig Lynskey and they then had a golden chance to take the lead but Ashley Lewis failed to convert a penalty.

In a second half of few chances, the hosts had a goal ruled out for offside and Shrieves missed a glorious opening as the game looked to be heading for a draw before Lynskey popped up in the 98th minute to steal a late, late win.