Cyril sends us to Croydon

Two quick fire goals from Arale Mohamed and “Nice one” Ocansey saw us overcome Crowborough Athletic and gave us a trip to AFC Croyon in the Preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The first encounter on Saturday was a bit of a battle and the replay was no different.

Our visitors started on the the front foot and for the opening 15 minutes we had to rely on the defensive talents of Bernie Tanner and Louis Taylor to keep us in the game. As the nerves settled we started in get into the game more and began to cause a few problems for the Crows defense.

We took the lead in the 28th minute when the lively Arale got on the end of a Charlie McKee knockdown to put us in front for the second time in the tie. The cheers had hardly subsided when Cyril all but sealed our victory by running through the visitors defense and slipping the ball past the advancing goalie. A comfortable lead to take into the break.

The second half wasn’t the most lively of affairs. Our defence, directed by Bussy in goal, were comfortable through out and there were very few scares at all. The Boss made a number of changes including the introduction of Levi King for his first 15 minutes of the season. Levi looked as though he lacked a bit of fitness but let’s hope that he’s back to his best in time for the our visit to AFC Croydon on the 25th August.

Before that the team travel to newly promoted Cobham on Saturday and host another promoted side, Badshot Lea, on Tuesday evening. 7.30 kick off.