Friday, March 30, 2012

Aveley Are Coming

Tomorrow see's Aveley come to the Grove in this crucial relegation run in for both clubs.  On a warm September's day Leatherhead managed their first point of the season away to Aveley with a Simmo penalty.  With Harrow a tantalising 3 points ahead we must aim for all three this time.
Its Sport Relief at the Grove.  Not sure how that helps our plight but be sure to throw some money in a bucket or something.
Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck fellas!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cray 1 - 2 Tanners

Two first half goals enough for the win. Andrews sets up Ottaway then Hutchings doubles the lead.

Cray got a late goal and with 9 minutes of added time it was hearts in mouth stuff.

Can we?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Travelling Tanners

Don't forget.  It is not today but tomorrow.  Leatherhead visit an old stomping ground over at Hayes Lane to play Cray Wanderers.  A club that is nestling in the play-off places which is quite an achievement given it was not long they were in the Ryman South.
Leatherhead need to grab some of what Cray's success has been built on and try and get something form this game.  A goal would be something.  It has been three games since the opposition 'keeper has had to pick one out the back of the net.
Directions here.  Good luck Tanners.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lewes 1 - 0 Tanners

What?  Wait.  There was a game last night.  Being away and relying on the Official Site meant I was blissfully unaware of last nights game.  I woke up to see we suffered another defeat without scoring.
Lewes by all accounts did not play well.  They are on the edge of the play-off places (held off by Cray Wanderers where we go Saturday, I think) and did just enough to keep us at bay.  Which appeared to be very little.
Lewes did have some late scares with Elliot hitting the woodwork and Tommy being denied by the 'keeper but it was not to be.  We now find ourselves 6 points behind with a game "not in hand" with only 7 games to go.  So.  Who is going to Cray then?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tanners 0 - 2 Billericay

Two nil represents the perfect result to me.  A goal to take the lead.  Hold on and keep the opposition at guard then attack and get the all important buffer.
Pity it was us that suffered this result against an impressive Billericay while Leatherhead we found wanting.  Billericay finding the net in the first half and then into the second while keeping us at bay.  From all accounts we lacked the edge to offer anything this game.
This game would never be done as a must win at the start of the season but given our predicament and their injuries we could have hoped for more.
Just a small matter of an away trip to our favourite place then.... Cray Wanderers anyone?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Billericay Are Coming

Us Leatherhead fans seem to have split allegiances these days with The Met Police accounting for some results we need to go in our favour.  I too will be joining this emergency service support by watching Singapore Armed Service FC in the S-League tonight.  If it kicks off I know who I will be supporting.
It is going to be a tough game.  Billericay sit proudly top of the table and any element of surprise we may have probably went out the window when we beat them in the FA Cup.  I doubt they will make the same mistake of underestimating us again.
Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck fellas.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Margate 0 - 0 Tanners

Not sure how to look at this draw.  Margate's form has been even worse than ours recently so we could have gone there with a realistic chance of making it a double over the Kent based club and back to back wins.
Leatherhead certainly had the better of the opening exchanges.  Hutchings' shot getting deflected wide on 12 minutes and Simmo forcing a save on the half hour mark.  A good chance went begging shortly after at the other end which perhaps acted as a wake up call and the game was shut down. 
Not a great spectacle until the last 15 minutes where, with fresh legs, Margate stepped it up and forced Chico into a couple of great saves.
A point it is then but no change to the table with Harrow getting a point.  Billericay next week then...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Travelling Tanners

This was the game I was most disappointed to miss.  A new ground was always made it an attractive trip but throw in the prospect of the importance of it makes it even more attractive.
After a win against a rather limp Harrow, Margate will prove stiffer opposition although they do only have 1 point from the last 7 games.  A chance to get out of the bottom four?  Or have I just jinxed it?  Lets see.
Directions can be found here.  Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck Tanners.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Tanners 2 - 0 Harrow

Leatherhead grab themselves a life line today with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Harrow.  A reverse of the score line where we felt hard done by.

The opener came from Vernon, a towering header where their keeper stood no chance.  It was then a nervous affair from the home support.  Defending these slender margins can be hard work.

But defend we did and when new boy Holness came on like a young Jamie Mackey to score the second we could start looking at the table in a new light... well... a glimmer anyway...

Well done Leatherhead...

Friday, March 02, 2012

Harrow Borough Are Coming

Sad news for you all.  I wont be there tomorrow.  In fact that is me done for the season.  I'd like to say it was out of protest but actually I have been given the chance to spend two months working in Singapore so I am off.  Leatherhead, meanwhile, have a more familiar task at hand.  Working out how to win against sides who are just above us.

The away trip was a bit of a kick in the guts as we pretty much dominated all the way through with Kev Terry even putting the ball in the back of the net only for it to be ruled out for offside.  However we lost 2-0.

Massive game.  Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck fellas.