Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
It was one of those days when the ball wouldn't fall for us, and we weren't going to score if we played all night.
The unbeaten run came to an end unceremoniously on a miserable day at a ground sandwiched between the M25 and a budget hotel. A superb number of travelling fans arrived in confident mood and we all nodded smugly to each other when we saw the team was at full strength.
We started brightly with plenty of possession and threatening positions. The best chance came early on when the steadfast Jerry had a free header from 8 yards but it sailed over the bar. Unfortunately this wasn't a sign of anything to come, and we failed to create any more clear chances from all our possession. Our patient build up lead to little else. Thurrock were more clinical and simply shot and scored on 37 minutes. 4 minutes later and it was 2-0.
Sammy had had enough of himself by half time and took himself off. He must have said something to himself. A brief resurgence at the start of the 2nd half gradually petered out. Jack had also had enough of himself and on 69' replaced himself.
Thurrock are now officially a bogey team.
Expect an understandable 11 changes for the Surrey Senior Cup on Wednesday as a small squad have played twice a week since mid December and Dulwich visit on Saturday.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Well about 30 of us made the long trip so more of a Platoon, but those that made the effort were richly rewarded with the league performance of the season.
Fortunately, the game wasn't all ticket but then Leiston aren't a massive club like Dorking Wanderers.
Leiston were blown away by our speed, skill and commitment in the first 30 minutes and the ball was rarely out of their half. We could easily have been 2 up but, and as often happens when you don't take your chances, Leiston ran the down the other end and scored. Sammy's side are resilient and mentally tough, heads stayed up, and we got our reward with a superbly taken goal by Tom Derry on 40 minutes.
The 2nd half was much more even and Leiston started to show why they started the game in 5th. A defensive mix up gave the ball to the gaffer outside the box and Sammy slotted the ball past a stranded keeper with the precision of a Swiss watch. Leiston threw the kitchen sink at us but we would not be moved.
Merstham are next up. Hayden Bird has always liked to Grouse about us and gets his team fired up but Toucan play at that game. With Jack and Tom Storking the goal, Zak Swallowing up any crosses, and a Swift midfield, we can hopefully enjoy a Nightjar after the game.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Monday, January 01, 2018
Remarkably, if we win our games in hand we would be in the play-off zone but there's a lot of work to be done before then.
This was a relatively straight forward game and could easily have won 4-0 as we were too strong for Tooting. Goals from Jack and Tom in the first half saw us comfortably pick up the points. Jerry missed 2 sitters probably put off by the infantile excitement whenever he comes up for a corner.
Sam who? Ambrosine who? That's show business.