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Highgate suffers humiliating defeat

HIGHGATE suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of bottom placed Willenhall last weekend.

HIGHGATE suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of bottom placed Willenhall last weekend.

Manager, Mark Burge, would not have been expecting to lose, after the fine mid-week cup victory over Studley.

The visitors scored three without reply in the second-half, after a first-half in which ‘Gate dominated, but with nothing to show from it.

Michael Haydon had the best chance to score, missing an open goal after Willenhall’s ‘keeper had been forced into a save by Scott Turner.

After the break Highgate were made to pay for squandering possession as Willenhall deservedly went in front. Mitch Fellows opened the scoring on the 51 minutes, taking advantage of some poor defending to hit home from close range.

Former ‘Gate forward Tobias Salmon added another 20 minutes later, swiftly followed by Mike Robertson.

Highgate managed to add a false air of respectability with two late goals, but in the end it was a thoroughly deserved victory for the visitors.

The result leaves Highgate hovering near the wrong end of the table with a trip to fellow strugglers Oadby Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) before a visit to Rugby Town for a cup tie on Tuesday evening.

 

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