SCR 0 - Raynes Park Vale 1
Dowdeswell strikes to earn 1st away win of the season.
COMBINED COUNTIES LEAGUE - PREMIER DIVISION
Sutton Common Rovers 0 -vs- Raynes Park Vale 1
Monday 27th August 2018 11:30 pm kick off. Away
Goal: Marcus Dowdeswell '7
SCR in all yellow. RPV in Blue with yellow trim.
League positions before kick off. 3rd vs 18th
SCR P3 W3 F6 A0 +6 9 points
RPV P4 W1 L3 F4 A11 - 7 3 points
After game standings:
SCR P4 W3 L1 F6 A1 +5 9 points 5th
RPV P5 W2 L3 F5 A11 - 6 6 points 11th
Vale make a great start and on 5 minutes Archie Harland-Goddard number 3 bursts through midfield, hits a great shot from 20 yards that hits the left post hard, pings across the line, hits the right post then runs safe. So unlucky for Archie. A superb effort.
Goal: 0-1 on 7 minutes.
Seanan Mckillop clips in a low right sided free kick from 20 yards,
Nathan Lewis gets the slightest touch on the way through to Marcus Dowdeswell who side foots in high from 9 yards for what
would eventually be the winner.
12 minutes. A Vale shot hits the SCR side netting.
Vale 'keeper Reece Turner make two good saves from good SCR chances
44 mins. Jordan Holmes crosses low from the right to Byron Douglas-Letts who puts wide from close range.
SCR come at us in the 2nd half but Vale soak up the attacks fairly easily.
Nathan Lewis back in the side after a short absence helped the left side of the defence.
Pat Gibson came in to right back and did a great job.
Marcus Dowdeswell impressed again at centre back after a good game at Chertsey
and Archie Harland-Goddard is improving and gaining in confidence game by game at a visible rate.
Frustration eventually gets the better of SCR and fouls led to two dissmissals
79 minutes: SCR down to 10 men as striker Matt Ferdinando 9 is sent off for a 2nd yellow
83 minutes: SCR down to 9 men as captain Aaron Bogle 2 is sent off for a 2nd yellow
Jack Williamson has a good close range chance late in the 2nd half when 1 on 1 with
the SCR keeper but doesn't score.
To sum up.
An important win for us. Stopped a run of 3 consecutive league defeats.
Admittedly two of those defeats were away to Chertsey, who will most probably win the league,
and Balham who are top of the table.
I don't think SCR were at their best today, we also had a few bank holiday heads on out there
but we played well enough to get our 1st away win of the season, deserved the 3 points
and could've won by more if we had taken our chances.
More to come from the Vale me thinks. Squad looking good. Team spirit high.
A slightly eerie bank holiday atmosphere at the large Gander Green Lane stadium.
Bank holiday morning kick off games can be a bit weird, on too early.
XI vs SCR away (4-4-2)
GK1 Reece Turner (capt)
RB2 Pat Gibson LB3 Archie Harland-Goddard
CB4 Marcus Dowdeswell CB5 Nathan Lewis
6) Eoin Fraser 8) Tom Harland-Goddard 10) Seanan Mckillop 7) Jordan Holmes - RW
9) Jack Williamson 11) Byron Douglas-Letts
12 Johann Kirsten on '83 for JH7
15 Ato Okai on '75 for BDL11
16 Callum Sexton
18 James Curran on '87 for JW9
20 Danny Alderton