NOT many people were thankful when a crash on the A40 caused traffic chaos on Tuesday night, apart from Wembley FC, writes Tim Street.

The congestion meant they arrived just before kick-off for their game at Hartley Wintney, minus three players still stuck in it, meaning a quick reshuffle.

Right-back Toby Webb was moved into midfield and responded by opening the scoring with a spectacular effort, laying the foundations for a 2-1 win, Wembley’s first in nine games.

Assistant manager George Green said: “It was a real six-pointer as we have been dragged into the relegation mix, but that killed off any fears, and one more win should definitely see us safe now.

“We have been experimenting with a few different formations this season but went back to basics with 4-4-2 for this game, and I think we’ll be sticking to it for the rest of the season now.

“We also gave the players a challenge that if they lost possession, they had 20 seconds to get it back.

“It was good to see them hunting in packs.”

Hartley equalised Webb’s opener after the break, but Alex Witham netted the winner for Wembley with just seven minutes remaining.

The win followed two 2-0 Combined Counties Premier defeats in as many days, at Hanworth Villa last Thursday and at home to Badshot Lea on Saturday.

The Lions visit Croydon tomorrow (Friday) and host Cove on Tuesday.