First Team
SCFL Division 1 Sat 1 October The Lashmar
East Preston
  • Moss (90+2')
Epsom & Ewell
  • Smith (35')
  • Smith-Joseph (54')
  • Dyer (70')

As the title depicts this was our 7th win on the trot when we beat East Preston at their ground on Saturday 1st October. It was a compelling win and the scoreline did not reflect our dominance over the 90 minutes.

We had to make a very late change to the team when ‘Sonic’ Akoto pulled up in the warm-up with a slight hamstring strain, but we had a ready-made replacement on the bench in Gideon Acheampong. We have lost Richard Pingling, Adam Grant and Louis Chin who have moved onto pastures new, so the squad was slightly changed from winning at Godalming Town. Josh Owen made a start for us and Josh Alder was back after joining Oakwood for a short while and was on the subs bench; it was also good to see Steve Springett on the bench after 5 weeks out with a nasty hand injury.

As previously mentioned, it was one-way traffic from the kickoff and what was most surprising was that it took until the 35th minute for us to take the lead from a superb low drive by Ryan Smith from just outside the box. Our keeper had been very much a spectator throughout the first half and the only surprise was that we did not increase our lead. Half time 1–0.

It was only after 9 minutes into the second half before we increased our lead and began to put the game ‘to bed’ after a great through ball, Athan Smith-Joseph rounded the keeper and passed the ball into the empty net. We made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute as our substitute Jaevon Dyer, finished after a great pass by Josh Owen. In the 3rd minute of injury time we conceded a sloppy goal to make the final score 3-1 and another win ‘on the road’.

We have now played 8 games, of which 6 have been away, it will be nice to play at home for most of the month and this begins on Tuesday when we have a tough cup tie at Fetcham Grove against Broadbridge Heath sit currently 3rd in the Premier Division. We then entertain Hailsham Town with a 3 o’clock kick-off the following Saturday. Why not come down and cheer on your local team?