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  1. Maybe Linos who can keep up with play,never seen as many slow coaches in me life.Its a wonder they got time to catch water bottle throwers.I'm 61 and could out run them all,not a moan just an observation.
  2. DORKING MATCH REPORT:- Dorking made it only 1 defeat in the last 6 games as they twice came from behind to claim a draw at Croydon on Saturday. The game was also Chicks third consecutive unbeaten game as Dorking build for the visit of Chertsey Town in the FA Vase on Saturday. Croydon had been through a player overhaul in the week prior to Dorking’s visit to the Croydon FC Arena, with no less than 7 new faces in their starting line up including keeper Dean Cupit. Dorking had rested 8 players for the midweek victory in the CCL league cup over Farleigh Rovers, but Dorking manager Tony Webb restored his regulars to the starting line up as Chicks aimed to register their first league victory of the campaign. Dorking made a slow start and were behind on 10 minutes when Chinchorou scored for the Trams, but Dorking equalised straight from the kick off, Danny Clayton catching Croydon cold to put Dorking back on level terms within seconds of Croydon taking the lead. However the home team were still on top, and once more took the lead on 18 minutes when Davis capitalised on a defence splitting pass to make it 2-1. The game then settled down with Chicks threatening through leading scorer Phil Page. Indeed, it was Page who got Chicks back to 2-2, slotting home a penalty with just under the half an hour to go. Chances fell to both sides as Dorking came agonisingly close to registering all three points on a number of occasions, but it was Croydon who almost snatched the win in the dying seconds as the Trams rattled the post with Dorking keeper Dan Coote beaten. Dorking return to cup action this weekend with big spending Chertsey Town the visitors in the FA Vase First Qualifying Round, Dorking having secured the right to play Chertsey with a 4-2 win over Sussex County side Lancing. The match will kick off at 3pm at Meadowbank. Chicks then play Banstead Athletic away at Merland Rise on Tuesday 6 October in the league. TEAM:- 1. Dan Coote 2. Paul West 3. Alex Hill 4. Scott Murphy 5. Roy Newman 6. James White 7. Dan Clayton 8. Dan Lawrence 9. Phil Page 10. Zak Graham 11. Jesse Davis 12. Shola Olukesi 14. Scott Harrison 15. John Gladwin 16. Jamie Buckley 17. Ryan Augustine
  3. Terrence. Sorry if I gave impression that anyone from Sandhurst had posted any excuses,they never have on here,and were generous in their remarks on the night,and wished us well.
  4. Being new to this forum,is it normal for posters to make excuses for their side losing.Pitch poor,Bad refs,Bad linesmen,loads of 1st Teamers out.The first 3 excuses are same for both sides,so do not affect result,the 4th only seems to be mentioned when higher placed teams lose,to so called lesser lights.So Sandhurst and Hartley Witney out of Premier Cup,well done Bedfont Sports,nice people there too,and a ground with potential.Just admit you lost to better team on day EASY.
  5. Excellent Linesman at Westfield v Croydon Municipal game,the original linesman never turned up,no phone call either, and a stand in was sought.It was agreed by both teams 45 mins each,but after 45mins by yours truly,the Westfield management team asked would i like to do 2nd half which i did.A totally enjoyable experience,no barracking,shouts of abuse,and at the end both teams came and shook my hand.Add to that £20,a nice pint of Fosters,sandwiches,and a nice chat to Westfield Chairman.We lost,better team won but the welcome by Westfield was 1st class.As for original lino,should he be given another game,I.M.O. never.
  6. Wasnt happy with the ref!! For him to turn down 3 of our penalty decisions but give them a dubious one with minutes left really p1ssed me off! One of their handballs in the box was actually going in the net but he or the lino failed to see it. Our handball in the pen box was a foul on our RB first, and yes the ball did bounce up and hit him on the hand but it was to no ones advantage or disadvantage, it was not deliberate and in my opinion very harsh. I could have understood if he'd given 1 for us at the other end and then said to me that if he gave Cove one, he also had to give Bookham one as it was still handball in the penalty area! I couldnt even bring myself to shake his hand at the end! Let himself down! He'd had a decent game until he ruined it! I've had my fill of refs and linos recently. The lino on Tuesday against Molesey was also dogsh1te. He kept giving throws the wrong way, free kicks the wrong way and couldnt spot an offside if it hit him in the face! I even had to request at half time that he switch the linesman to give us a fair chance in the 2nd half! Which he did! Fair play to him! Against Ringmer in the vase the lino missed 2 clear offsides which they scored from which knocked us out. I know they do a great job for us and without them we couldnt play. They've just got to make better decisions for the sake of the game! As for Coves performance......we are hit and miss at present. Which Cove will turn up is anybodys guess! We could have scored a hatful 1st half on Saturday. 2 one on ones missed, hit the post, and the goalie was brilliant. Saved 3 or 4 great strikes. On tuesday we had 4 or 5 chances and put 2 away!! Saturday we had 8 or 9 chances but failed with all of them! A frustrating day on a dusty, bobbly pitch that is an embarrasment to Dorking F.C and the combined counties league! Bedfont Tuesday. Not sure which Cove is playing but will certainly get the players right up for it! Rant over!!! Thankyou for setting it up Big JR!
  7. Would Croydon Municipal's keeper Gary Mintrim,be the oldest player to have played at this level.Gary is a sprightly 47 years old,a steadying influence in a youngish side,Was outstanding last night against Sandhurst.Who I think may of taken us lightly,which is a dangerous thing to do at this level.Manager Ben Mc'Carthy's move of signing Terry Fennessy as player coach,has certainly worked wonders for the lions,who now train twice a week.The mood is now up beat in the camp and after 2 straight wins things are looking rosier than they were.
  8. Croydon Municipal 1 v 0 Sandhurst, a great result for the lions,next up Croydon F.C. away in Pemier Cup. Nice scalp there!
  9. Croydon Municipal 1 v 0 Sandhurst, a great result for the lions,next up Croydon F.C. away in Pemier Cup.
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