Monday, April 30, 2012

Hornchurch 2 - 1 Tanners

For completeness Leatherhead lost 2-1 away at Hornchurch over the weekend.  Hornchurch opened the scoring on 20 minutes but were pegged back on the stroke of half time.  Their class showed an and they got the win in the second half.
Leatherhead therefore fail to grab the Top of the Flops place for the one known reprieve slot and now must surely prepare for life in Ryman Division One South.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Travelling Tanners

So, we're not relegated yet?  Some algorithms at work but IF we win tomorrow we MAY stay up when compare to other sides at the same level.  Exciting stuff.  Would have been more exciting to go into the game to stay up in our own right but beggers can't be choosers. 
Hornchurch is going to be a tough one though.  They are looking to finish second and take home advantage into the play-offs.  Play-offs.  Remember those?
If you're not going by coach directions can be found here.
Good luck fellas.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tanners 0 - 2 Ks

A shambles of a season comes to a close (albeit with an away fixture remaining) with us relegated at the hands of our local rivals.
Hastings had the easier day of it.  Their opposition 'keeper suffered an injury and so an outfield player had to take over.  Although Hastings were under some pressure at times they won easily switching the focus onto just us and Harrow.
Leatherhead had some early chances and could have taken the lead through Tommy but his lobbed effort went over.  All in all though it was a disappointing first half.
In many ways I wish the two goals had come in the first half as perhaps a revival may have happened but they didn't and they came in the second leaving Leatherhead little time to get out of the rut.
Some hope of a team merging etc for us to stay up perhaps but all in all it is a bit of a mess that needs sorting out before next season...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ks are coming

Not much to say about this one.  Local rivals.  Three points needed to survive.  Iain Hendry Appreciation Society.  Its all there.
While I travel to Vietnam Leatherhead have their own battle to contend with but they'll probably be too beered up to care if they take the advice on the messageboard.
Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck fellas.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Canvey Island 3 - 1 Tanners

A plucky Leatherhead go down 3-1 away to Canvey thanks to an own goal and an offside goal.
First half we were clearly the better side and deservedly took the lead through Elliot's sheer persistence in closing down a defender and then picking himself up from the tangle to slot into an empty net, but right on HT we were pegged back when a corner stopped dead in the wind and a forward nipped in in front of Chico to head home.

Second half we were making all the running, but the defining moment came when Vernon Francis nicked the ball away from the keeper but it just wouldn't drop in time and virtually from the clearance a Canney cross saw Deano head past Chico when trying to clear the ball.

More pressure saw Kev volley inches over, Elliots looping header beat the keeper and bounce off the top ogf thebar; then Canvey broke again and with what seemed like only their second effort on target wrapped the game up with the scorer was in acres of space just 5 yards out and Chico was furious when there was no offside flag.

K's on Saturday...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Travelling Tanners

Tricky game this.  An away trip to below sea level to try and keep our own heads above water.  It is a bit like supporting Southampton in the 90's!
A nice run has put us in a great place but any slip up could prove fatal.  Our hosts sit just two points from the play-offs so will be keen to push on but will the game against Colchester United in the Essex Senior Cup prove to be a distraction..?
Directions can be found here.  As ever, good luck fellas.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tanners 2 - 1 Horsham

A nervous affair which Leatherhead managed to see out 2-1 winners thanks to an early Hutchings goal and a second half Simmo penalty.
The game did not go smoothly as Horsham equalised thanks to an unlucky ricochet in the box which fell to a grateful Horsham player, who looked to be offside, to tap in.
Meanwhile on the South Coast Lewes managed to hold on to the three points despite a late charge from Hastings to keep them in the bottom four.
Out of the relegation zone.  All to play for then...

Monday, April 09, 2012

Horsham Are Coming

Sorry for the lack of updates.  Again I find myself in Malaysia with access to the internet a premium.  I did follow the action where I could though and was pleased to hear of the 2-2 draw but with Harrow winning it makes today's game rather crucial.
Sadly our old friends Horsham were relegated a number of weeks ago.  They were joined by Aveley so the threat of the drop is ever increasing as those beneath us have their fate sealed.
Kick off at 3pm.  Good luck fellas.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Last nights scores

Leatherhead slip back into the relegation zone after Harrow thrash East Thurrock 3-0.  Hastings lose meaning we now have two clubs in our sites for the run in...
Bury Town 2 -2 Wingate & Finchley
Carshalton Athletic 2 -1 Metropolitan Police
East Thurrock United 0 -3 Harrow Borough
Hastings United 0 -2 Wealdstone

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Midweek Fixtures

Dare I compete with the match day programme to bring you up to date info?  No way.  I'll better be back on 10 April or something.  Anyway, in the meantime here are tonight's midweek fixtures.  Some of them MAY be of interest to us...
Bury Town  VS  Wingate & Finchley  
Carshalton Athletic  VS  Metropolitan Police
East Thurrock United  VS  Harrow Borough    
Hastings United  VS  Wealdstone

Monday, April 02, 2012

Tanners 2 - 0 Aveley

Tanners overcome their opening nerves to win this crucial game 2-0.  The first 30 minutes was something of a horror show but a Le Tissier-esque volley from Tommy Hutchings settled us down and from there it was pretty much one way traffic.
Tommy later turned provider to set up Greg Andrews who got his goal on his return to the Grove.
Out of the bottom four and Folkestone await while midweek games may see us hold our fate in our own hands from then on...