We entertained mid table Sandhurst Town at the Reg Madgwick stadium on Saturday 2nd March, where the attendance was boosted by the fact we play on 3G and most of the league games were off due to the torrentially rain we had all received over the last 36 hours. We were also joined by a group of Chesterfield supporters who had left their match against Dorking Wanderers early when they were 4-1 down and they dropped in to watch our game on their way home; they will of course be welcome anytime in the future.

We were without our Captain Nick Wilson who was serving the first match of a two game ban – Carl Obiltey returned from his hamstring injury to take the central striking position.

We also welcomed the Epsom and Ewell Colts under 9 team as our mascots for the game; they will be more than welcome again if they want to attend another game this season.

We were off to a great start after 4 minutes when the opposition keeper missed a simple back pass and we took the lead; just what the ‘doctor ordered’. We went further ahead in the 10th minute when Luke Miller crossed and found an unmarked Jaevon Dyer to put the ball into the back of the net. What of Sandhurst Town? They were being well contained by the Epsom defence and then after a defensive lapse they got a goal back in the 34th minute. The first
half ended 2-1 to Epsom.

As any manager/coach will tell you, always ‘keep it tight’ in the first few minutes of the second half, unfortunately the Sandhurst Town did not do this and after just 20 seconds of the second half they were 3-1 down when Carl Obiltey scored with an easy tap in. It got better for the Epsom team in the 60th minute when TJ scored our 4th and then probably our best goal of the match when Carl Oblitey set up the ball for Jaevon Dyer to score our 5th goal in the 67th minute The Epsom goals did not stop there and in the 92nd minute TJ was on hand to score his second goal of the match. In between the Epsom 5th and 6th goals Sandhurst did breach the Epsom back line to make the final score 6-2.

A great win which creates a good gap between us and the bottom placed team. We have a tough game against play off chasing Redhill away next week but if we show the same resolve and attacking prowess, you never know what might happen.