Saturday Match Day Round Up
1st Team's pursuit of the title continues...Reserves dumped out of County Cup...
The 1st Team registered another four goal haul, the second time in four days, with a 4-2 win over Farnham Town at Redding Way. However Knaphill made hard work of it against a determined Farnham side who had been one of the better sides to grace Redding Way this season.
In an entertaining game Farnham took the lead from the penalty spot in the 5th minute, but Matt Miller equalised on 9 minutes. Farnham regained the lead in the 12th minute after the home defence failed to clear the danger only for Matt Miller to score his second of the afternoon and Knaphill's equaliser on 23 minutes.
With several chances for both sides it was Knaphill that took the lead for the first time in the game when Matt Baker registered his 13th goal of the season just before half time.
The second half was mostly dominated by Farnham but a combination of good defending and goalkeeping kept our visitors at bay and in the 82nd minute substitute Orando Pike sealed the win with a simple tap in following a pass from fellow sub Brian Murphy.
Not the greatest of performances by Knaphill, and Farnham were unlucky not to get anything from the game, but its another three points to the total.
Next up for the 1st team is the rearranged Southern Combination Cup 1st Round tie away at Hanworth Villa on Tuesday night, kick off 7.45pm.
The Reserves were knocked out of the Surrey County F.A Intermediate Cup by Merton Abbey 5-1 after extra time. According to reports not the most pleasant game to watch as the hosts seemed more determined to kick lumps out of our boys than to play football, much of which went unpunished by the match official. Jamal Tuzgani scored the Knaphill goal.