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1st Team - Match centre

Horley Town
Hanworth Villa
J Poplett (83'), S Cockerill (90')
Full time
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - The Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League - Premier Division

Horley Town v Hanworth Villa

Back to Back League Wins

Following Mondays morale boosting league win against neighbours Redhill , we were faced with the task of playing an as yet unbeaten Hanworth Villa.
Predictably the game was a tense affair with the visitors dominating the ball in the opening half an hour although we were able to keep the chances against us to a premium.
An unexpected water break right on thirty minutes enabled a tactical change and the improvement was immediate with chances for Alex Barbary , well saved by the visiting keeper , and skipper Butch Smith who should have done better when well placed.
At the break it was all square which given our finish to the half was probably just about deserved.
We started the second period well and were unfortunate to be on the wrong end of a harsh penalty decision which allowed Hanworth to take the lead . I guess if it was at the other end we would have felt hard done by if it wasn't awarded so what happened later in the game sums football up.
As the game went on it did appear that the visitors had settled for a one nil win and the emphasis of their approach changed allowing us to have a lot more of the ball. We were creative occasionally although not often enough but with a substitution to add to our attacking threat we remained hopeful even as the clock showed seven minutes to go . With the change explained to the oncoming Tate Greenaway we delayed the substitution for us to take a hotly disputed corner from which Jack Poplett headed home. Temporarily the change was delayed as the bench frantically deliberated over whether to settle for a point or go for the three points. Within a minute the decision was made and with Horley dominating the game an attacking change was made.
As we entered stoppage time it appeared that despite everything the game would end in a draw, however a moment of hesitancy from Hanworths keeper and a typically robust challenge from the tenacious Tate Greenaway saw the loose ball retrieved and a calm pass to Sam Cockerill who gleefully side footed home past the hapless defender.
A long stoppage ensued as the keeper received treatment for a full ten minutes resulting ultimately in him leaving the pitch and an agonising three minutes remained which we saw out for a fine second win in a week.

Key moments

Goal Jack Poplett scores for Horley Town
Goal Sam Cockerill scores for Horley Town


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90:00 Sub Off
Ayden Richards is substituted off for Horley Town
90:00 Goal 2 - 0
Sam Cockerill scores for Horley Town
90:00 Sub On
Harry Williams is substituted on for Horley Town
84:00 Sub Off
Adam Grant is substituted off for Horley Town
84:00 Sub On
Tate Greenway is substituted on for Horley Town
83:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jack Poplett scores for Horley Town
67:00 Sub Off
Kerran Boylan is substituted off for Horley Town
67:00 Sub On
Sam Cockerill is substituted on for Horley Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Horley Town
  • Hanworth Villa
  • 0
  • Kerran Boylan Sub Off 67:00'
  • Sam Cockerill Sub On 67:00'
  • Jack Poplett Goal 83:00'
  • Adam Grant Sub Off 84:00'
  • Tate Greenway Sub On 84:00'
  • Sam Cockerill Goal 90:00'
  • Ayden Richards Sub Off 90:00'
  • Harry Williams Sub On 90:00'

Team selection

Hyde, George Hyde, George
Robson, Scott Robson, Scott
Powell, Zach Powell, Zach
Poplett, Jack Poplett, Jack
Brackpool, Ryan Brackpool, Ryan
Richards, Ayden Richards, Ayden
Barbary, Alex Barbary, Alex
Cespedes, Conrae Cespedes, Conrae
Smith, Ryan Smith, Ryan
Grant, Adam Grant, Adam
Boylan, Kerran Boylan, Kerran

League round up

Other Premier Division results

North Greenford United
Walton & Hersham
Colliers Wood United


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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