An object lesson in how to throw a game away.
We were far superior for the first half hour and had got our noses in front with a superb curling free kick by Bitz in the 10th minute, followed by Fleminho shrugging off a challenge, turning and scoring a cracker in similar style and from similar range in the 18th. Egham's keeper was spilling and flapping at almost everything early on, though he made a brilliant one handed save to deny a Flemmo header and that was probably the pivotal moment. The problem was that we didn't turn our supremacy into enough goals and, when we let Egham back into the game, we lost our plan, our heads and eventually all the points.
A low 38th minute shot from the edge of the box was parried by Tyler, Matthew Woods followed up for 2-1 and suddenly, instead of being the three goals or so up we should have been, we lost crucial advantage before half-time and Egham grew in confidence, with the second half such a contrast in the team's attitudes and fortunes that Egham looked the more likely to win as the game went on.
The equaliser in the 58th minute was horrible - Tyler ran out of his area and misjudged the bounce and two defenders got caught up, leaving Brendan Matthews with an easy 20-yard tap in. At that stage the game got feistier, with both teams sailing closer to the wind card-wise, Egham's manager 'sent off' from the dugout in stoppage time, and one of our better players being subbed before he got a second yellow, which he might have got had he stayed on much longer. In the end, a far post cross was nodded home in the 92nd minute by Mitchell Wiseman and that was that.