Wembley forward Yassine Fehmi-Gil believes the club’s nine-match unbeaten league run proves they are capable of challenging for the Combined Counties Premier Division title, writes Arvin Raj.
The Lions finished in the wrong half of the table at the end of last season but find themselves inside the top 10 approaching the crucial Christmas period.
Wembley’s battling spirit was on show on Tuesday night as they kept their cool to snatch a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Hanworth Villa at Rectory Meadow.
The Lions went behind to a Levi King goal but found a way through with four minutes to go to earn a point.
Ian Bates’ side also earned a draw on Saturday, playing out a goalless draw at Alton Town, but they will have expected to claim all three against a team that sits second-from-bottom in the Premier Division and has won just four times all season.
Despite picking up only two points from those two games, Wembley kept their unbeaten run going and former Harrow Borough star Fehmi-Gil says the title is still within reach, despite the club behind some way off leaders South Park.
“To be honest, as a team, we’re looking to win the league,” explained the Moroccan-born player.
“We’ve got a couple of good players around, so we’re looking to at least be contenders at the top.
“Our team looks pretty good, possession-wise. We like to pass and we like to play.”
Fehmi-Gil and Wembley’s promotion credentials will be put to the test in the next couple of games as third-placed Epsom and Ewell are the visitors to Vale Farm on Saturday, with Wembley due to travel to leaders South Park three days later.
Elsewhere, Mick Bradshaw’s Rayners Lane were dumped out of the South Midlands Floodlit Cup at the first-round stage on Tuesday night, when they slumped to a 4-0 home defeat against Bedford.