Res winning run extended.
Res. carried on there winning ways at Horley Town,the game itself started with Epsom missing 3 good chances within the first 10 mins.and we were made to pay in the 25th min when from a corner the Horley forward was allowed a free jump from a corner and his header left Dan Kelton no chance, infact only a couple of mins.earlier Dan had excelled himself with a great save from a long range shot so we had him to thank for not being 2-0 down.The game itself was turning into a great midfield battle with youngsters Sam England and Charlie Bryant more than holding there own(Charlie Bryant from our u18 making his debut) and looking like he had been playing all season in the res.)We had all the ball but the final ball was found wanting and when the final ball was good we didnt take our chances as in the 29th min when in the space of 1 min we had 4 efforts cleared off the line.
Half Time. Horley Town Res 1-0 Epsom & Ewell Res.
We came out the start of the second half a different side and straight from the ko. we upped the tempo and got our deserved goal within a minute of the restart when Sam England followed up a shot that the home keeper failed to hold to tap the ball into the net.It was already one way traffic and and with the apperance of John Antonio in the 50th min for Ryan Edge Epsom started to look a far more of a threat,with John and Ahmid Alsanawi combining well and we were now looking a better balanced side than we did in the first half and with the shooting power of Antonoi and the running of Alsanawi we always had Horley on the back foot,infact they never created a chance in all of the second half and the only time our keeper touched the ball was when we passed it back to him.The only surprise was that it took us to the 80th min to score our second goal when the livley Ahmid Alsanawi scored after darting in between the last defender and keeper to fire home.Aaron Williams came on for the fast improving Joe Butler in the 70th min to add freash legs and his running down the left wing put the Horley defence on the back foot.We had more of the ball in this game then in all the previous games and we probley passed the ball more than we had in previous games but Horley never gave up and worked very hard to keep us out.The last change of the game came in the 90th min. when J Flack had his nose broken again and had to be replaced by Luke Barnard.
We still have a lot to learn and we have to learn fast,but we have a young squad and the more games the players get under there belts the better the will get what was really pleasing about todays game was that Corbin Turner,Ryan Edge and Charlie Bryant all made there debuts today and did not look out of place.Also from our regular starting line up we were missing 6 players so it just goes to show our strength in depth.
Full Time Horley Town 1-2 Epsom & Ewell.
1. Dan Kelton.
2. Corbin Turner.
3. Aaron Stephens.
4. Lewis Matthews.(capt)
5. Chris Allan.
6. Sam England.
7. Charlie Bryant.
8. J Flack.(Luke Barnard)(90.min)
9. Joe Butler.(Aaron Williams)(70.min)
10. Ryan Edge.(John Antonio)(50.min)
11. Ahmid Aslanawi.
12. Aaron Williams.
14. John Antonio.
15. Luke Barnard.
16. Kevin Bissaka.
17. Lee Binns.