Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eastbourne Borough are coming

Eastbourne Borough arrive to the Grove for tonight’s pre-season Friendly.  The Conference South club will give us our toughest test of the pre-season and a chance to see our new charges work out.

If you’re a season ticket holder it is free.  If not the admission charge is £5.00 (Adult / OAP) and £2 for Under 12.

Kick off at 7.45.  See you there.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carshalton 1 - 1 Tanners

Not the goalfest Richard Brady would have asked for but given the conditions still enough promise for it to be a worthwhile outing.

It was a hot day, hot enough for the ref to award FIFA style drink breaks, but the game opened at a fast pace with Leatherhead doing the most of the attacking.  After 20 minutes the game swung the other way with Carshalton on the front foot.

Perhaps this is what will disappoint the manager the most that not only did Carshalton produce a string of good chances for periods of the game they were in control.  Leatherhead could have struck to kill off some of this pressure but Rook blasted over from close range.  Miller did get the breakthrough, attacking down the left he broke free and slotted it into the far corner on 40 minutes.

Second half and Leatherhead came out firing again.  Rook was denied again at close range from so brave defending blocking the ball on the line.

In the closing 15 minutes Leatherhead came under more sustained pressure.   Leatherhead had to change both centre backs through injury then went on to make a triple substitution including the ‘keeper.  This may explain why the Carshalton striker was able to receive the ball on the penalty spot, turn and shoot to level the score.

Leatherhead had a golden chance moments later when Miller forced the ‘keeper into a good save but he could only parry it invitingly for a Leatherhead player to run onto and tap in.  The defender did enough to pressure the shot and it hit the post.

A draw then, but unbeaten and onto the next friendly at home against Eastbourne Borough then…

Travelling Tanners

Bom dia!  I am back from Brazil and Leatherhead are back in action today.  We’re off to Colston Avenue for a friendly versus Carshalton Athletic.

Leatherhead have been winning their friendlies but Richard is still looking for more.  A decent score line according to the local press…

Directions can be found here.  Kick off at 3pm and only a fiver to get in.  See you there.