Egham Town 4

Wembley 0

WEMBLEY bowed out of the EL Records Premier Challenge Cup at the fourth round stage with defeat at Egham Town on Tuesday night.

A first-half Jacob Lambe strike started the Lions’ demise and Brendan Matthew, Reis Stanislaus and a last-minute Steve Coultas goal completed the job for the hosts.

Egham have proven a thorn in the side of Ian Bates’ boys this year, having already inflicted two league defeats this season, and rubbing salt into the wound here.

Lambe was first off the mark and the forward owes his first home goal to Louis Chandler-Joseph’s storming run and cross down the right.

Wembley enjoyed plenty of possession in the first period and were unlucky not to draw level as Issah Abubakar’s decent effort was blocked on the line by Junior Wright. Some sloppy defending gifted the home side their second as Chris Kursten headed the ball back into the danger area and Matthew was first to react to the loose ball.

Wayne Walters was guilty of wasting another good opportunity before two substitutes entered the fray to wrap up the points for Town.

Stanislaus hammered past Freddie Scannell from the edge of the area to make it three and Coultas stretched to complete the scoring at the death.

The result sees Egham move into the last four of the competition where they will now face Epsom & Ewell for a place in the final.

Wembley’s home clash with Windsor was postponed due to a waterlogged Vale Farm pitch on Saturday.

A trip to Hanworth Villa is in the offing for Bates’ (pictured) side tonight (Thursday) before the Lions welcome Badshot Lea on Saturday and travel to Hartley Wintney on Tuesday night.