In their second round of league fixtures Wakering Yellows took on table-topping Norwich City at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford. Wakering defended stoutly to go in goalless at half time but conceded straight from the restart. A second goal by Norwich sealed all three points for a deserved win.
Chelmsford City Blues were next up and a fierce first half hat-trick by Pete Sarfas made sure Wakering took all three points in a comfortable win.
Chelmsford’s stronger Clarets were Wakering’s next opposition and provided stiff opposition in a controversial game filled with excitement. A first half Chelmsford penalty was brilliantly deflected onto the crossbar by Brendan Still who was excellent throughout. New signing Billy Homer then fired in a ferocious shot followed by another fierce strike from a free kick by Pete Sarfas. With Wakering 2-0 up the referee penalized their stalwart defender Phil Pearce and handed the Clarets another penalty which England captain Spencer Pratten made sure of this time. A final frantic few minutes followed but Wakering held on to win 2-1.
The Yellows last match was against Parringdon Pirates. Midfield maestro Pino Schissano scored an exquisite goal to put Wakering one up at half time. Wakering lost their discipline in the second half and conceded an equalizer. With 5 minutes left Pete Sarfas came back on and after beating two players was stamped on on the edge of the penalty box to be denied a clear goal scoring chance. Brendan Still kept Wakering in the game with two late saves as the points were shared.