Sheers beat top of the table Frimley Green
Saturday 19th January
Match Report Saturday 19th January
Combined Counties Division One
Sheerwater 1 – 0 Frimley Green
Frimley Green were sitting top of the Table with this visit to the Sheers in third spot so the match had plenty at stake as the Sheers would need the three points as the visitors were ahead of them by seven points. With the 1-0 win the Sheers are now 4 points behind with a game in hand on the Greens. Bedfont & Feltham took over the top spot jointly with Frimley Green on 50 points. Sheers remain in third on 46 points.
Sheers opened up strongly in the opening minutes pressurizing the Green defence.
On 13 minutes Sheers took the lead when a ball was delivered into the box that a Frimley defender in trying to clear the danger touched the ball onto the lurking Sheers forward Danny Taylor who found the net with a rasping shot into the goal off the underside of the bar. Frimley battled there way into the game with a series of free kicks into the Sheers area that on occasions had the Sheers having to defend well the set pieces. George Dore’ was instrumental with his passing during the match. 30 mins Timmy Taylor flung in a cross for Sheers Chris Machay but Frimley’s no5 James Ward headed well to clear the danger. 37 minutes Frimleys Ben Dearlove delivers in a cross that deflects off a Sheers defender that the Sheers keeper Rider turn ball away for a corner. The dangerous resulting corner is cleared by the Sheers for a throw in. Frimley continue to press but the Sheers go in at half time 1-0
48 minutes in the second half Frimley almost equalise from a header by Calum Nimo that is cleared off the the Sheers goal line by defender Neal Roissetter. 50 minutes a Sheers corner comes out to the waiting Chris Machay who shoots over a crowded goal area but is denied as the ball crashes onto the underside of the bar and is cleared away by Frimley. 55mins a Frimley break that is halted by a needless drag back from the Sheers player Ollie McAleese who gets a yellow card for this action. 58 mins Rikki Letch does well to head clear of a penetrating cross. 59mins tempers start to fray as Frimley get a free kick. 60 minutes Shane Rideout heads over the bar from close quarters. 62mins a thunderbolt from Sheers Timmy Taylor is blocked and a second attempt is headed over the bar. 65mins Luke Taylor replaces Chris Machay. 67mins Timmy Taylor races clear from behind the Frimley defence but is given offside. 68mins Danny Taylor races through and chips ball goal wards but astonishly the attempt hits the post, then Danny Taylor then squares the ball for a tap in that is brilliantly cut out by the Frimley defender James Ward. 70 minutes good work from Shane Cheeseman gets the Sheers a corner. 75mins Frimley’s cross is cut out by Sheers keeper Rider. 76mins Frimleys 25 yard strike from Zac Horkan is saved by Andy Rider full length save, the rebound finally went to Sean Latimar who shot over the bar. 78mins Tom Hegarty replaces the hard working Andy Rothwell. 80mins Danny Taylors touch on to brother Timmy going clear but runs out of grass to keep ball in, 81mins Frimley’s chance is wasted with a shot high & wide. 82 mins Frimley are reduced to 10 men as Danny Taylor goes clear but is unfairly brought down. 85mins the hard working Shane Rideout is floored again that gets the Frimley player a yellow card. Danny Taylor links up again with brother Timmy who hits his shot into the ground and sails wide of the target. 90 mins Jamie Doble is flung on to defend a Frimley corner. Sheers start to run the clock down in the corners that annoys a Frimley player who commits a bad foul that gives referee Lucy Clark no option to send a second Frimley player off. Sheers play out the final minutes to take a valuable 3 points that was rewarded by a standing ovation from the Sheers supporters.
MOM Danny Taylor chosen by Ex Sheerwater (70s) Goal Keeper Alan Evans
Team: Andy Rider, Ollie McAleese, Timmy Taylor, Andy Rothwell, Rikki letch, Neal Roissetter, Shane Cheeseman, George Dore, Shane Rideout, Chris Machay, Danny Taylor, Subs, Tom Hegarty, Luke Taylor, Robbie Wilson, Jamie Doble.