Friday, November 30, 2012

Travelling Tanners

This game should never be played in December but a nice late summer game, by the river, having some of the best pub grub in the Ryman League.  Alas we have been robbed again.

Off to Walton Casuals then, their website still proudly showing or former manager at the helm.  He's been replaced by Danny Carroll though.

Directions can be found here.  See you there.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ANOTHER Game off!

Greetings from Athens.  Apologies for the late post (although I was tweeting some updates) but tonights game against The E's is off.  Water logged pitch.

See you Saturday?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Game off

Water logged pitch.  Game off.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Folkestone Invicta are coming

Weather may play a factor tomorrow.  Heavy rain is forecast so keep an eye out here for updates but hopefully it will be game on for our old friends Folkestone.

Just a point between us and they have a better goal difference by one.  Oof, it is going to be a close.  The Lip plc can't wait.

Kick off at 3pm.  See you there.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tanners 1 - 2 Horsham

Leatherhead humbled again by a side that couldn't win on the road.  It all started so well though.  Tommy pushing on a Kev Terry through ball that temped in the day-glo Horsham 'keeper.  Early penalty which Tommy blasted away.

The lead didn't last long when Horsham got a penalty just minutes later.  Our new 'keeper dropping a high ball and bringing down a player trying to make amends.  He guessed the right way but in it went.  Towards the end of the half a deflected shot beat our 'keeper again.  2-1.

Second half was drab and but for the efforts of Terry and Elliot we would have been bereft of any creativity.

Folkestone come to the Grove next week...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Horsham Are Coming

Back to The Grove and back to the league tomorrow as we welcome our old friends Horsham again.  They should bring a few, like a poor man's 657 crew they are all getting on the 1305 from Horsham to Leatherhead ready for the game.

Kick off at 3pm.  See you there.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bath City 2 - 0 Tanners

Leatherhead hoped to repeat their high scoring exploits of the weekend but despite showing plenty of spirit and having the better of the opening exchanges they were found wanting at the back.  1-0 at half time.

Leatherhead pushed on trying to get the all important equaliser but with 15 minutes left found themselves 2-0 with too much to do.

That's it then.  A fine run in The Trophy but it will be back to the league Saturday to see if we can push on there.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Travelling Tanners

OK.  It is the big one.  Well big for us as Bath City have just announced reduced admission prices for tomorrow's FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round replay to £10 for adults , concessions £5 and U16s just £1.  Still, good news for us.

To help you get there the club have put on a coach.  You can find out more details on the Official site.  Hopefully all that can make the trip will enjoy another good contest... but with us coming out on top...
Directions can be found here (scroll down the page).  Kick off at 7.45.  Good luck fellas.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Leatherhead 4 - 4 Bath City

Well.  Thanks son.  What a game to miss but there is always the replay.

It was clear the game was going to be a cracker from the 3rd minute when Leatherhead scored but in the first half we were as good at holding on to the lead as they were corners.  Twice they flapped and we capitalised while soon after we let the lead slip.

They ended the half 3-2 up and then the roles reversed.  It was Leatherhead who rebounded twice and the only surprise was that it was Hutchings and not Kev Terry who scored the equalising goal in the last three minutes.

Off to the West Country Tuesday then...

Friday, November 09, 2012

Bath City Are Coming

A big game is in store tomorrow as we host Bath City in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.  Up until recently this is the competition we have enjoyed the best of Leatherhead in and that will need to continue when the Blue Square South side step out tomorrow.

Leatherhead are not without their problems.  We must be on our fourth or fifth 'keeper and Coyle will miss the game while recovering from a dislocated toe he picked up in THAT tackle last weekend.

Good prize money up for grabs and a chance to be in the first round proper... good luck fellas.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hythe 2 - 3 Tanners

Drama in Kent as Leatherhead battle against the second best team in the league to come out with three points.

It couldn't have started better for Leatherhead.  Kev Terry finding the net early and despite chances falling to both sides the half ended 1-0 for the visitors.

Second half was all action though with Hythe being awarded a penalty just before the hour to make it 1-1.  Up steps the big guns in midfield with Francis restoring our league.

Again we were exposed and Hythe tied the game with just ten minutes to go BUT we have Kev Terry in fine form and he had the last word to finish the game 3-2 in the last few minutes.

On to The Trophy then...

Travelling Tanners

If you use twitter you will sense a real buzz about the club we travel to tonight and who can blame them when they are second in the league.

Tonight looks like it could be the first "double socker" of the season but a new ground for some so should still be a tempting trip.  My son turns 8 today so I have a date with TGI Fridays to sit through.  Lucky me.

Directions can be found here.  Good luck fellas.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Burgess Hill 1-1 Tanners

With Sweet Georgie Brown still whistling in their ears Leatherhead stepped out and were given a quick shock.  A turnover lead to a breakaway move and an unconvincing stop from the goal tender gave the home side the early lead.  "My bad" declared Maan.

It really didn't seem to be going Leatherhead's way when a Burgess Hill player that picked up a yellow card for a bad tackle made a similar challenge but the ref turned the other cheek. The home side sensing the danger then quickly subbed him off. Much berating from the visiting supporters ensued.

This must have stuck in the ref's mind when he awarded a late soft penalty which Greg slotted home.  So.  All tied and the road trip continues as we travel to Hythe on Tuesday.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Travelling Tanners

Back on the road  tomorrow after a success Tuesday night at home.  We face Burgess Hill Town who sit just one point above us BUT we have a game in hand.  We could start climbing up the league a bit if we play like we did in the first half on Tuesday.

Interestingly we have exactly the same goals and conceded in the league...

Directions can be found here.  Good luck fellas.