Friday, July 29, 2016

AFC Hornchurch are coming

The first job for Richard Brady is for him to dust off that suit he won and wear it to the friendly visit of AFC Hornchurch.

A competitive performance in the week will give Sandmann something to build on as we get closer to the start of the season.

Kick off at 3pm.  Check out the official site for prices…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tanners 1 - 1 Maidstone

Leatherhead played out an entertaining friendly that they were unlucky not to win. 

Maidstone did take control over the first ten minutes and forced our new ‘keeper into a good save but soon it was Leatherhead who looked the more confident side.  Leatherhead pressed well which forced a strong Maidstone side into mistakes.  A Tomi free kick looked destined for the top corner but for a heroic diving save from the visiting ‘keeper.  A less heroic dive was later seen by a Leatherhead support who tried to save his beer from a wide shot only to land on the floor.

Academy product, Callum Davis, opened the scoring to continue his impressive preseason run.   A powerful shot from outside the box could only be parried up in the air for the striker to head the ball into an open net.

Second half and Vas started to look a bit more interested in the game.  It was his shot from outside the box that levelled the match, although there was more than a touch of the Joe Harts about the attempted save.

Leatherhead responded well and should have maybe gone on to score two more.  A new striker broke free and beat the ‘keeper only for the flag to go up for offside.  Hughes Mason then hit the inside of the post with the rebound rolling along the line rather than into the back of the net.

1-1 is not to be sniffed at and now to prepare for the next big showdown.  The AGM on Thursday night…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Maidstone are coming

Tonight sees Maidstone arrive at the Grove for a pre-season friendly.  There is also a mystery announcement…

Kick off at 7.45.  See you there...


Friday, July 22, 2016

Travelling Tanners

Leatherhead take in their next friendly away at Margate.  Not the obvious choice, the smaller club often hosting the friendly but I am sure it is good preparation.

Kick off at 3pm.  Directions can be found here.  See you there.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Herne Bay at River Lane

After Margate chickened out of hosting today's fixture we now face Herne Bay at River Lane at 3pm...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pre-season underway

Leatherhead’s pre-season got underway on Friday night with a 2-2 draw away at Corinthians.  This is a fixture we play every year, yet it somehow eludes me and still remains a ground for me to tick off.

Tuesday night Leatherhead play away at East Grinstead.  Directions can be found here.