First Team
SCFL Division 1 Sat 8 October Fetcham Grove
Epsom & Ewell
  • Dyer (47')
  • Adamson (62')
Hailsham Town

The Salts rise to the top


We rose to the top of the table after a battling 2-0 win today. It was a great win with two very good goals which finished off our opposition, Hailsham Town

We had a couple of changes to the team, one enforced by the absence of Aaron Bogle and one as part of a rotation system with a Ricardo Fernandes taking a rest for Jaevon Dyer.

The match was in one doubt before the start as both assistant referees had been told by the referee to go back home after being stuck after a road accident on their way to the match. Two able linesmen stepped up from the crowd to do their job and performed admirably.

There was little action in the first half as both teams nullified each other, however, our visitors probably had the best chance with a header that shaved the bar. There was one incident early on of note where Jaevon Dyer was clearly fouled in the 3rd minute with only the goalkeeper to beat and yet the opposition defender was only shown a yellow card which was rather bemusing.

When the second half began we were ahead within a few minutes as Jaevon Dyer sped through the defence and finished with some aplomb. Fifteen minutes later our substitute Jubril Adamson caused havoc in the opposition’s defence and made it 2-0; the game was over especially as you could see that the opposition was visibly tired. We controlled the game until an incident in the 90th minute when Fernandes was adjudged to have committed a foul and the referee pointed to the spot; this was going to be the goal for the opposition that stopped us from getting that all-important clean sheet. It was not. Kane Charles our keeper saved the spot kick but in the aftermath, the aforementioned Fernandes for us was sent off by the referee.

The game ended 2-0 even after that very late blemish and we then discovered we were at top of the league.

We face two away games now at Montpelier Villa and the rematch after the abandoned game at Forest Row. We then return to our home patch with a game against Seaford Town on the 22nd of October. We really deserve a bigger following from the Epsom people, why not come on down to Leatherhead and watch the table toppers it would really give the team a boost.