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AFC Hayes
Horley Town
Sat 12 Aug 15:00 - The Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 40

AFC Hayes v Horley Town

Could do better

The feelgood factor based on an unbeaten pre season and a comfortable FA Cup win , was undone with a totally inept performance on Saturday at AFC Hayes.
There were a few key players missing , but that will happen to all clubs through the season , and those that will be challenging at the end are those that can deal with that the best.
To be fair a draw may have been the fair result , as the game overall was a non event and uninspiring for both sides , but credit to the hosts who possibly wanted the win a little more than we did.
The game itself was scrappy and certainly in the first half virtually chanceless . A further blow coming right on half time when we were forced into a reshuffle following an injury to Ryan Brackpool.
It was quite simply a game where the quality wouldnt have improved if we had played all night , and it was a roll your sleeves up performance that was needed to take the three points. We did huff and puff and match our opponents until they took the lead via the penalty spot with twenty to go , but such was the lack of invention in the team , that 1 goal always had the feel of a winner . When AFC Hayes doubled their lead just five minutes after , the outcome was no longer in doubt . At the very point where it would have been nice to see some character the team appeared to throw the towel in , almost resigned to their fate.
Its on to Westfield at home on Tuesday where a much improved performance will be needed if we are to take something from the game.


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75:00 Sub Off
Kerran Boylan is substituted off for Horley Town
75:00 Sub On
Andrew Hall is substituted on for Horley Town
End of period 1
44:00 Sub Off
Ryan Brackpool is substituted off for Horley Town
44:00 Sub On
Tayo Ajayi is substituted on for Horley Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • AFC Hayes
  • Horley Town
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  • Ryan Brackpool Sub Off 44:00'
  • Tayo Ajayi Sub On 44:00'
  • Kerran Boylan Sub Off 75:00'
  • Andrew Hall Sub On 75:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
12. Guildford City 42 56
13. North Greenford United 42 55
14. Horley Town 42 53
15. Chertsey Town 42 49
16. Colliers Wood United 42 47
17. Abbey Rangers 42 47
18. AFC Hayes 42 46