Winslow suffer controversial Welwyn defeat

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A 10-man Winslow United side suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to Welwyn Garden City in SSML Division One at the weekend.

Winslow were without seven first team players but they did name new signing Derek Brown in the starting XI. The first half was an uneventful affair, with the only notable action of the opening period coming when the referee turned down a huge Winslow United penalty appeal.

Welwyn started the second half well and took the lead through Jason Caswell, who poked in after Owusu Boeteng had made a good save in the Winslow goal.

Claude Seanla volleyed over as United upped their game before deservedly equalising through Vinny Shrieves following good work from Ash Farmer.

Again the visitors came back, however, and retook the lead through Caswell’s second before Boeteng was bizarrely sent off for jumping and catching the ball, which also resulted in a penalty that was blazed over the bar by the visiting number nine.

Outfield player Jakub Kaspryzk went in goal and pulled off a fine save to keep United in the game, but Perry Mercer’s side were unable to find an equaliser.

Winslow, who are eighth in the table, travel to top of the table Bedford this weekend.