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Match Report: Camberley Town v Hartley Wintney

Post by KOB - 18-04-2017, 08:45

Monday 17th April ‘17
Combined Counties League – Premier Division
Report by David Graham

Hartley made the short trip to Camberley for the penultimate league game of the season. The hosts sportingly applauded the Row onto the pitch before the match. The match itself proved to be a game of two halves. The first half was end of season fayre, with countless misplaced passes by both sides. The second turned out to be entertaining and exciting.

The first half produced little action. The nearest the Krooners came was on ten minutes when a cross from Chris Ellis was returned across the face of the Hartley goal by Elliott Amadieu, and Steve Noakes's attempted interception saw the ball hit the post.

The Row had a good spell just before the interval. First, on 41 minutes, Luke Perkins managed to force his way through but his shot under pressure lacked power and was saved by Stuart Norman. Shortly afterwards, Steve Noakes headed past when well placed. Then on the stroke of half time, a Steve Noakes throw-in caused an almighty scramble around the Krooners' goal mouth and Luke Perkins was unable to force the ball home from almost on the goal line.

Hartley started strongly in the second half and on 51 minutes went ahead. Good work down the right between Jack French and Louie Paget saw the latter deliver a cross. Sam Argent missed with an attempted overhead kick but the ball ran on to Luke Perkins who fired home on the half volley. (0-1)

The lead lasted just six minutes. The Krooners forced a corner on the left and an accurate delivery by Adam Wareham found the unmarked head of 17 year old striker Jake Wilson, who headed home. (1-1)

Buoyed by the goal, Camberley got well on top. On 61 minutes a free kick from Adam Wareham found Kevin Wynter, who shot past. Then Matt Humphrey went on a long run from defence before his parting shot went across the goal.

On 67 minutes the pressure finally told. Hartley were unable to clear their lines some 25 yards out and lost possession. The ball broke to Jake Wilson, who glided past two Hartley defenders before shooting low past Paul Strudley. (2-1)

Hartley were having to dig deep into their resilient tank but things improved with the addition of substitutes Charlie Bath and Marc Vockins.

On 76 minutes, a long free kick from youngster James Vass, who was impressive throughout, found the head of Adam New and his header back across goal saw Dean Stow rise high to head over Stuart Norman. (2-2)

The Row then got on top and several dangerous long throw-ins from Marc Vockins caused problems for the home defence. After continuous pressure, Hartley scored the winner. A set piece saw Marc Vockins and Steve Noakes combine well to set up Adam New. The youngster, with his back to goal, turned quickly and fired low into the net (2-3).

The Krooners made a late surge to get on terms but Hartley held on to register league win number 35 for the season.

Both sides will be heartened by the displays of the youngsters. Full back Ryan Suckling (16) and lively striker Jake Wilson (17) look real prospects for the Krooners. For Hartley, James Vass and Charlie Bath from the youth and reserve team squads did not look out of place at this level of football. [D Graham]


CAMBERLEY TOWN: Stuart Norman, Matt Humphrey, Ryan Suckling, Adam Wareham, Chris Ellis, Phil Moore, Mark Jordan, Kevin Wynter, Jake Wilson, Elliott Amadieu, Jamie Hoppitt.
Subs: George Broughton, Freddie Kelsey (used), James Hughes (used), Moses Kanant, Dean Greenwood.

HARTLEY WINTNEY: Paul Strudley, Louie Paget, Adam New, Jack French, Steve Noakes, James Vass, Steve Duff, Ian Jones, Sam Argent, Luke Perkins and Dean Stow.
Subs: Charlie Bath (used), Marc Vockins (used), Tom Walsh (used), Jake Maddock, Anthony Millerick
  • nick vint

    18-04-2017, 13:06

    We must give David a huge thank you for his many expert reports this season. They have naturally been more impartial than KOB's or mine because we tend to be more emotional and hyped up and probably be more critical of the team and management which can either be a good or bad thing. But that said we have had another amazing season, almost always on the upside with the occasional hiccup on the way especially the first game of the season which probably gave us the kick up the backside we needed.

    As for the Easter weekend when the players could be excused for playing at less than 100 per cent we still came away with two wins and six points. In both games we had poor first halfs but came alive in the second period. Against Sutton two early goals killed the game off, but against Camberle it had the opposite effect that after missing many easy chances at last Luke Perkins put us ahead after Sam again dummied the defence by missing his usual overhead kick, they took the initiative and through some sloppy defending scored twice within a few minutes.
    It was only the intro of Charlie Bath and Mark Vockins that blew some new life into the proceedings that we started to get on top again and it was no surprise when Stowy headed us level after Adam New had climbed above the defence and had headed across the goal and with Vocks causing havoc in the defence with his long throws it was not too long before Adam twisted and turned a neat shot into the corner of the net which turned out, although we had other chances, to be the winner. (He must be closing in on Noaksie on the goal tally for a defender). Really it was only lacking the clinical finishing, which we displayed earlier in the season, that we could have had six or seven.
    Two players stand out. One is young Vass making his debut at centre half who had an outstanding game, and I hope he can learn a lot by playing alongside the evergreen Noakes and I made him probably my man of the match. The downside is how long will he stay at Hartley!!!
    The other player is Vocks who has spent a lot of time on the bench this season who came on and played a big part in the win and it would be appreciated by the supporters if at least he was given a start next Saturday for his loyalty to the club,but that is a matter for the management who we can have no criticism of for the wonderful season we have had, and who now even speak to us supporters!!!!!

    It has not appeared yet on the fixture list but next Tuesday the under 18s are
    in the Hants Youth Cup final at Aldershot. Lets hope as many of you can go along and support them as possible.
    UP THE ROW ............
    • Mick

      19-04-2017, 15:28

      All credit to those who have been on the bench this season. Very much part of the squad and who have prepared well both at home and away. You guys have deserved your Championship medals!
      Management have wisely used their skills and turned matches round by understanding their best skills and positions - we have had absentees through suspensions and injuries and adapted well. :-)
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