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Sat 13 Jan 15:00 - The Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League 1 - Division One

RPV 0 Cobham 1

Game ruined by pitch

CCL Div 1 Sat 13th Jan 3pm K.O.
RPV 0 Cobham 1

Terrible pitch conditions to play in. Felt sorry for the players.
Very muddy in places and soft underfoot.
The players did well considering but were often losing footing
and slipping particularly in the clubhouse quarter of the pitch.
Same for both sides I suppose and it is January but I remember in the 1st half of the
October away game v Cobham we passed them to bits on a good pitch.

Great to see Simon Moore starting for us again.
Jordan Holmes played at Right Back. Marcus Dowdeswell played well at CB.
Seanan Mckillop looked the best player on the pitch.
Cobham defended very well, especially their captain centre back No.5 Martin Weighill.
Thought Jack Williamson didn't have many options to pass when in possession
up front.

Cobham scored from a goal mouth scramble when a clearance rebounded off Cobham's James Robertson from about 3 yards into our net on 15 minutes.

Cobham hit the bar early in the 2nd half (Toby Mbu) and had a long range goal disallowed for
offside in the 1st half.

We really went for the equaliser in the 2nd half but couldn't break through despite
great effort from the Vale players, the closest we came was when we
had the ball cleared off the line in the 2nd half.

Max Agostini and Sam Jordan came on as 2nd half subs on 60 & 80 minutes.

Late in the 2nd half Cobham hit the underside of our bar from close range,
the ball rebounded into the goal line, ref rules not over the line, Cobham dispute
The decision vehemently.

Below is the match report from Cobham's website:
The afternoon begun with a well observed minutes silence from both teams in memory of Ken Reed, former Chairman, Secretary, Manager and many other hats during his time at Cobham, often having to run the club alone during periods of low support and finances. One of footballs big characters who will be missed by many people who have been paying tribute to the Sutton Common Rovers Secretary.

The game itself was not much of a football match in truth, both sides failing to get any good passing going on a surface which was as soft as you could get this time of year and something that of course the home side have no control over, unlike the rest of the ground which is getting increasingly smarter and more professional due to the hard work of their volunteers.

It was on 15 minutes that Cobham won a first ball in the opposition box which bounced around like a ping pong ball before James Robertson managed to stab it home for his second goal in as many games since returning to the club.

Toby Mbu managed to hit a post, and there were several openings for the Hammers which closed up as quick as they opened each time due to the home sides resolute defending.
RPV best chance came deep in to the second half when their striker managed to beat Lee Norman only to see the ever reliable Harry Walker clear off the line.
Harry Walkers match reel didn't end there and although RPV have made many improvements to the ground, VAR is still some way off and after a precise Chris Davis cross was met by Walker 6 yards out, his effort was pushed on to the bar and then looked for all the world it was over the line as it came down but the officials were unsure and of course if they don't see it they can't give it, so 1-0 it stayed and a well earned 3 points for Cobham. [i]

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Goal for Cobham


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90:00 +7:00 Player of the Match
Seanan Mckillop is awarded player of the match for Raynes Park Vale
80:00 Sub On
Sam Jordan is substituted on for Raynes Park Vale
80:00 Sub Off
Jordan Holmes is substituted off for Raynes Park Vale
60:00 Sub On
Max Agostini is substituted on for Raynes Park Vale
60:00 Sub Off
Eoin Fraser is substituted off for Raynes Park Vale
End of period 1
29:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Cobham
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Cobham
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Raynes Park Vale
  • Cobham
  • 0
  • Goal 15:00'
  • Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Max Agostini Sub On 60:00'
  • Eoin Fraser Sub Off 60:00'
  • Sam Jordan Sub On 80:00'
  • Jordan Holmes Sub Off 80:00'

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Team selection

Turner, Reece Turner, Reece
Holmes, Jordan Holmes, Jordan
Lewis, Nathan Lewis, Nathan
Curran, James Curran, James
Dowdeswell, Marcus Dowdeswell, Marcus
Mckillop, Seanan Mckillop, Seanan
Smart, Jerome Smart, Jerome
Fraser, Eoin Fraser, Eoin
Moore, Simon Moore, Simon
Forbes, Calum Forbes, Calum
Williamson, Jack Williamson, Jack

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Worcester Park 36 91
2. Cobham 36 79
3. Badshot Lea 37 79
4. Sheerwater 36 77
5. Raynes Park Vale 36 75
6. Staines Lammas 35 68
7. Frimley Green 36 64