Over the weekend, only one match was postponed: Worcester Park vs. Bagshot.
Redhill reclaimed second place in the CCLD1, defeating Ash United 3-2. Ashley Snadden and Kieran Campbell scored two goals to give Redhill the lead, but Ash pulled a goal back before equalising. The Lobsters suffered an injury during the game, Luke Jones replacing left-back Jason Stripp ten minutes into the second half. Despite the injury, Redhill grabbed three points as Campbell completed a brace.
After the match, Gavin Gordon- the Redhill manager- stated:
“I thought we just about did enough in the end. After a good first twenty minutes, where we seemed to have picked up our performance from Tuesday’s game against Cobham, there was good pressing around the park with some good link up play. We deservedly went 2-0 up.”
“We seem to relax and switch off at times- they capitalised on those opportunities. We created some good chances and eventually took one, which we couldn’t do last Saturday. I thought that Ash United worked really hard and will be looking to progress to the cup final when we meet next week, so it will be a difficult and interesting game at the Kiln Brow on Saturday. It is a challenge which we are looking forward to.”
Top of the table Banstead Athletic also won 3-2, beating seventeenth placed Cove and creating a ten point gap between the side and Redhill. However, the Lobsters have a game in hand.
Chessington & Hook United sit in third and are one point behind Redhill, taking a 2-1 victory against Balham on Saturday. Statistically, Chessington were the dominant team- the side took a total of twenty two shots, whereas Balham took eight. Neither team received any yellow or red cards and each side were only caught offside twice.
Dorking defeated Farleigh Rovers 3-2 in a thrilling encounter, despite playing with ten men for the final quarter of an hour. In the first half, Ryan Lunn received a ball from Louie Stanton-Cockle, giving Dorking the lead with a clever lob over the keeper. A free kick in the sixth minute ensued an equaliser, but Dorking reclaimed the lead approximately fifteen minutes prior to half time. Will Conroy’s shot connected with the crossbar, Steve Harcombe heading the rebound into the net. A few minutes into the second half, Jimmy Brazil extended Dorking’s lead to 3-1.
In the 75th minute, Matt Finn was controversially given a red card following a challenge. Subsequently, Farleigh were able to pull a goal back, but the side were unable to find an equaliser.
Elsewhere in the Combined Counties League Division One, Frimley Green drew 0-0 with AC London. Likewise, the outcome of Staines Lammas vs. Eversley & California was a goalless draw.
South Park Reserves are fourteenth in the table, following a 1-1 draw against Cobham.
Tuesday 21st March (7.45pm KO)
AC London vs. Banstead Athletic (Division One Cup)
Chessington & Hook United vs. Worcester Park
Saturday 25th March (3pm KO)
AC London vs. Staines Lammas
Bagshot vs. Epsom Athletic
Balham vs. Dorking
Chessington & Hook United vs. Frimley Green
Cove vs. Sheerwater
Eversley & California vs. Cobham
Redhill vs. Ash United (Division One Cup)
Worcester Park vs. Banstead Athletic
For an up to date version of the Combined Counties League Division One table, click here.