Sat 06
1st Team
Egham Town
L Rose (6'), G Madden (55'), D Cowley (85')
K Ibe (50')

Match preview

By Stephen King
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Next up - Egham Town home on Saturday, 6th October at Wodson Park SG12 0UQ; Bostik Isthmian League Div. 1 (South Central), kick off 3pm.

Admission - Adults £10, Concessions £5, under-14s free with paying adult.

Egham are another team that were once in the Isthmian League then transferred to the Southern after a period at Step 5 before being shunted back to the Isthmian this season. Come to think of it that's part of our history too though we only spent one season away from "home".

Egham had been in the Southern for five seasons before this one and got off to a slow start which, because of cup fixtures, still affects their league record and placing in the table. They have recently seen the departure of Simon Lane as manager and his replacement by Ashley Smith who had been player/assistant manager at Windsor in the Hellenic League.

It's too soon to tell what that change has brought about though an exit from the FA Cup only in a replay with Bostik Premier Brightlingsea Regent and an FA Trophy win at Bostik North AFC Sudbury suggests they are getting things together. For the moment however they remain third from bottom in the table.

Ware will want to build on Tuesday's win and produce a result to set a pattern and cancel fears that the midweek result was a flash in the pan. Aiden's Astroturf article in the programme (£1.50 on the gate) suggests that we need to take the long view and not build our hopes on individual results. He compares what is happening at the club and its infrastructure with what has happened at Stevenage. It's a good read.

Elsewhere in the programme there are the results, fixtures and tables for each of our seven clubs plus match reports, Travellers Tales and other articles to keep you occupied during the half time break and at home in the evening.

Our ten latest meetings with Egham Town:-

30 October 1999Isthmian League Div 3H11Townshend
25 March 2000Isthmian League Div 3A00
29 September 2000Isthmian League Div 3A00
10 February 2001Isthmian League Div 3H02
9 February 2002Isthmian League Div 3H51Bishop 2, Haag 2, Connel
8 April 2002Isthmian League Div 3A11Connel (pen.)
26 November 2005Isthmian League Div 2H20Berry, Stevens (pen.)
29 April 2006Isthmian League Div 2A01
16 February 2016Southern League Div 1 (Cent)A23Ki Bishop, Wynter
26 March 2016Southern League Div 1 (Cent)H21Ki Bishop 2 (1 pen.)

Our best and worst against Egham:-

9 February 2002Isthmian League Div 3H51Danny Bishop 2, Haag 2, Connel
27 August 1983Isthmian League Div 2H04

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