“After an uninspiring result at ‘The Madgwick’ on the evening of April 2nd, we are left with three huge games to save us from relegation, or should we say ‘Three Cup Finals.’

The rightful winners on the evening were Spelthorne Sports, who showed much more passion than we did in the latter stages of the second half to secure the result.

We began the game with high hopes, with new signings Will Kendall taking our lone striking role (he was one of the best players on the pitch), and Luke Taylor on the bench, although he would see action far too late in the game.

In the first half, of the few chances that were created, we had two of the best ones to score and duly did so from our new striker Will Kendall, who was in the six-yard box to put the ball into the net on 39 minutes; it was probably a lead that we deserved, even though our opponents had a good amount of possession. We should mention that the game was watched by only 43 spectators who got absolutely drenched on what was a dreadful evening weather-wise.

We took to the pitch in the second half with no changes in personnel, and from the start, you could see that our opponents had ‘upped their game.’ The question on the Epsom supporters’ minds was, ‘could we match them?’ By the end of the 45 minutes, we could not, as we yet again this season conceded two goals in quick succession in the 74th and 82nd minutes as Spellthorne equalized and then took the lead. When we went behind, we made four substitutions to try and salvage something from the game, but this was all to no avail, despite having a golden opportunity to equalize from a late corner which went agonizingly wide.

We really are in a relegation ‘dogfight,’ having played more games than our rivals. After this weekend where we do not have a game and our rivals do, we shall have a clearer picture of what is required in our remaining three ‘Cup finals’. It could all come down to our final game of the season away at Guildford City, but before that, we have to take on mid-table Fleet Town and playoff-chasing Abbey Rangers at home. The first game against Fleet Town is on Saturday, April 13th, at ‘The Madgwick,’ with a 3 pm kick-off.”