Ware 1 Beaconsfield SYCOB 0
Late goal extends Ware's winning run.
Ware's two previous Saturday games had both seen them score in the first minute so it was perhaps only to be expected that this game should not see a goal until it was settled to Blues advantage in the 91st minute. Harley Haag was the scorer and having opened his account for the club he is just 21 short of his father's total in a Ware shirt.
This was always going to be a testing match for Ware with their visitors on a run of seven undefeated games. This included most recently a 3-1 success at Kings Langley where Ware had had so much trouble just a fortnight before.
But it wasn't just the opposition who were likely to cause problems. The high winds made good football difficult and in some respects the end to end contest was spoiled for the spectators as both teams struggled with the conditions.
Not that the home support will complain as Ware extended their run to three successive league wins and four in all competitions after Liam Griffin's free kick into the box went through a crowd of players for Haag to nod over the line. It was also Ware's first clean sheet in seven matches.
One down side was that the backdrop to Haag's goal saw Jimmy Hartley being stretchered off with severe ligament damage. At this stage there is no news on how long he will be out.
So Ware saw off the challenge from Beaconsfield both on the day and, at least for the moment, in the wider context of the league where the clubs are now separated by two places and four points.
Ware: Tom Coulton, Paul Cooper, Alaa Oujdi, Liam Griffin, Ben Crilley, David Longe-King, Rod Young (Murat Karagul 58), Josh Oyibo, Kieran Bishop, Elliot Bailey (Harley Haag 82), Jimmy Hartley (Jaszime Johnson 88). Subs not used: Joe Simmonds, Jack Mace