The Non-League Football Paper - - BOSTIK LEAGUE - By Ian Bul­lock

MET PO­LICE stole vic­tory at Toot­ing with a dou­ble strike in the last 13 min­utes.

The strug­gling Ter­rors had enough chances to have won the game but took none of them.

Their first open­ing came on four min­utes, Jue­van Spencer fir­ing over from six yards af­ter a well­worked move.

They were de­nied an opener af­ter 14 min­utes when Mike Dixon chased a long ball and net­ted but was ad­judged to have fouled a de­fender in the build-up.

Mo­ments later Dixon was through on goal again but lobbed over.

On the half hour, Met Po­lice went close with a Gavin James header at the far post.

But it was a rare break. And in first half stop­page time Met keeper Mat­tie Pear­son made a bril­liant save to tip over a Gavin Jones header.

Af­ter the break Toot­ing cre­ated more chances with Dixon, Spencer and Danny Bas­sett all go­ing close.

How­ever, the Met took the lead in the 77th minute when a Tom Bird free-kick was headed home by Jonny Wright.

And a minute from time, debu­tant Alec Fid­des added a sec­ond for the vis­i­tors to all but wrap up vic­tory.

There was still time for Chase O’Neill to shoot over for Toot­ing when well-placed in stop­page­time. STAR MAN: Jonny Wright (Met Po­lice) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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