Match Report: Egham Town v Hartley Wintney
Post by KOB - 27-09-2017, 09:33
Tuesday 26th September ‘17
Evo-Stik South League – East Division
EGHAM TOWN v HARTLEY WINTNEY
Report by David Graham
Hartley travelled to fourth place Egham following their successful work out against the physical AFC Dunstable side at the weekend. The first minute saw a really bad challenge by Egham forward Daniel Julianne on Adam New. The young defender carried on playing but with a limp. Julianne was lucky to escape without any form of card; the referee deeming a word was sufficient.
Hartley controlled the early play, with Paul Hodges' bursts of pace causing the home defence problems. However it was the Sarnies who had the first chance on 10 minutes, when an intelligent run by Brendan Matthews from a breakaway ended with his parting shot well saved by Paul Strudley in the Hartley goal.
The Row opened the scoring on 19 minutes following a good flowing move. A long pass from defence saw Sam Argent flick on to James Tennant. The winger provided a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Paul Hodges, who shot low past the advancing home keeper, Patrick Ohman (0-1).
Things almost got better for Hartley two minutes later when a lob from 20 yards by Paul Hodges landed on the top of the net.
On 26 minutes, a free kick from James Tennant found the head of Sam Argent who headed narrowly over. A minute later, Argent sent Jake Baxter through but Ohman produced a good stop from the parting low shot.
Egham responded and a cross from the left from Ryan Phillips took a deflection and Strudley had to be alert to save.
On 43 minutes another heavy challenge on Adam New, who had played well, ended his match and he was replaced by Liam Eagle. The half ended with Paul Hodges cleverly setting up James Tennant, whose shot was well saved by Ohman.
Half Time: Egham Town 0 Hartley Wintney 1
The Sarnies started the second half strongly and on 49 minutes Ryan Debattista created a chance for himself on the edge of the box. His low drive was parried by Paul Strudley and the Row defence cleared. Four minutes later Egham were awarded a free kick on the 18 yard line. Louis Stead took the kick, which beat the wall but Paul Strudley brought off a good save at the post.
On 59 minutes, after more home pressure, a corner from Ryan Phillips was headed narrowly over by Mitchell Wiseman. Hartley responded and on 63 minutes a good run from Paul Hodges saw his parting shot deflected for a corner on the right. The Sarnies defence managed to clear the corner initially, but when the ball was returned, the home defence were unable to clear their lines and Liam Eagle slammed the ball home from 10 yards (0-2) .
On 78 minutes, good build up play between Jack French and Sam Argent created a chance for Paul Hodges. The striker was unable to get sufficient power in his shot and Ohman saved.
In the first minute of added time a powerful run down the left wing by Steven Duff resulted in a low cross across the face of the goal which was just missed by Sam Argent. Then, after four minutes of added time, the home side managed to win a few challenges on the edge of the Row box and the ball was fed through to Brendan Mattthews, who fired home a deserved consolation goal. (1-2)
The win moves the Row up into second place. They were not at their best but very solid, resilient and deserved the win overall. [D Graham]
Full time: Egham Town 1 Hartley Wintney 2
Egham Town: Patrick Ohman, Callum Webb, Ryan Phillips, Reece Yorke, Mitchell Wiseman, Wayne Carter, Daniel Julianne, Louis Stead, Brendan Matthews, Ryan Debattista, Lewis Cole.
Subs: Devante McKain, Aaron Berry, Jordan Fredericks, John Roberts, Matt Stockill
Hartley Wintney: Paul Strudley, Callum Eagle, Ben Greenwood, Joshua Webb, Steve Noakes, Adam New, Jack French, James Tennant, Sam Argent, Paul Hodges, Jake Baxter.
Subs: Aaron Parfitt, Liam Eagle, Steven Duff, Joe Paris, Ryan Lager, Adam Everiss