First Team
SCFL Division 1 Sat 13 August The Crouch
  • Connor (6')
Epsom & Ewell
  • Adamson (15')
  • Andrade (22')

And for our supporters the second long journey in a week. When we arrived a similar pitch awaited us with hotter temperatures than last week.

Our formation changed slightly from last week’s defeat and we found ourselves behind after 6 minutes to a goal from Seaford after a smart turn and finish from their striker; it was not the start we were looking for. However, we were soon back on level terms after a great finish from Jubril Adamson who beat their central defenders for pace and left the goalkeeper flat-footed as the ball nestled in the net. Only a few minutes later we were ahead after a superb volleyed finish from Tiago Andrade; the ball fell to him on the edge of the penalty box and his finish was sublime, again the goalkeeper had no chance with the shot.

For the rest of the first half, no team really got into the ascendency and it was being played out in searing heat even though there were plenty of opportunities for the players to take water breaks either official or unofficial, the game took on an attritional sense.

We entered the dressing room at halftime with that precious halftime lead. The heat never dissipated throughout the whole match and with the hard pitch, there was little chance of a free-flowing game. The second half produced very few chances for either side and all the players who took part should be congratulated for playing in the intense heat.

So we registered our first win of the season at a very tough place to go. The team played well and showed incredible game management to see the game out in the latter stages.

We move to our next fixture at home to Forest Row this coming Wednesday; it would be great to see a good attendance as we try to build on this success. Come on you Salts