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C O M M E N T S    /  H I G H L I G H T S
S= upporters Player of the Year: Alan Webb            
C= lub Player of the Year: Tommy Tuite            
H= ome Ground:  West Street, Ewell              
AL2 Position 2nd out of 16 Promoted              
FAC  1q Southall & Ealing Boro 1-5            
FAV 2nd Merstham   4-5            
LC 2nd Hounslow   0-2            
SSC 1q   Banstead Athletic 0-1            
SCC 1st Aldershot Services 0-1            
President: The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Counci= llor Herbert Chard.          
Chairman: Graham Peacock vice-Chairman Ian Grant            
Secretary Stan Bailey 5 Burbage House, Poole Street, New Nor= th Road, London N1      
Manager Pat O'Connell Arthur Evans (asst), Wally Langford (physio), Colin Bell, Eamonn Mulligan (train= ers)
  Phone 01 942 7935.                
Treasurer Dave Ellins                
C= ommittee: Dave Wilson (Publicity Secretary), Wilf Smith, George Nathan, Fred Read, = John Carpenter,     
  Dave Wilson 23 Elmstead Gardens, Worcester Park 01= -330 0011 (h) 01 278-4241 (w)    
S= ocial Secretary Ken Stebbings                
F= irst season back in Athenian League. Promoted as runners up to Epping Town        
T= revor Lee and Phil Walker sold to Millwall in Oct 75. Millwall spotted them in a pre season friendly    
4/10/75 Walker scored winner on debut v Mansfield from Lee's pass. Millwall went on to be promoted to Div 2 that year.
W= illie Bennett also spent a month on trial there.            
M= illwall agreed to pre season friendly for next season            
June 75 New players Alex Reid (Redhill), Paul Butler (21)(Hampton), but lose coach Ted Buxton to Dulwich. He had clocked up ov= er
1= ,000 miles creating the Buxton Files on the Vase opponents.            
J= une 75 Graham Hemphrey is promoted to Reserve Team Manager.          
8= /7/75 Training Starts                  
A= GM at Clubhouse on a Monday evening - 23/6/75. More than 50 attended, the best attendance for many    
years. Accounts were declared by Treasurer Dave Wilson= to be a surplus of £183, up from last years £24. Much of the FA Vase 
r= evenue is still to come in next years accounts, as year ended on 31/3/75.          
President John Martin, now living in Isle of Wight (sa= ys locals, presume Isle of Man) has retired, almost certainly because of the=
problems with the ground last year. A new President sh= ould be named shortly says v-c Ian Grant. Dave Manning has resigned as 
= Social Secretary and John Carpenter has given up the post of Press Secretary, although he will remain on the Committee.  
= Dave Ellins opening batsman for Dorking C.C. takes over as Treasurer, and Dave Wilson moves to Press Secretary. Ken   
Stebbings is the new Social Secretary and Arthur Stock= ham takes on a new post as Membership Secretary. Chair, v-c and 
= Secretary remain the same. Reserves will remain in SSL as Athenian League do not ru= n a Reserve Division at present.  
T= he Reserves were rejected by the Suburban League.            
July 75 Tony Algar (30) joins from Carshalton Athletic after being released. Utility player. Also joining may be Cambridge University
p= layer Mick McHugh (21). Has played twice at Wembley in Varsity matches.          
July 75 Pat O'Connell declares an intent to make the Reserve side an under 20 side as a stepping stone. Tommy Tuite's Sunday
s= ide ST Merton will be sending down some youngsters.            
P= at O'Connell wins £5 in Epsom & Ewell's 100 club June draw.            
30 enthusiastic helpers have given the ground a facelift with regular Sunday working parties.      
O'Connell is hoping for regular crowds of 700 plus. In their drive to attract followers, the club entered a float in the Chessin= gton Horse
S= ummer 75 future player Alan Morton rejoins Woking for £1500            
J= uly 75 Club takes part in a 5 a side competition against Shell on Saturday, presume 5= /7 or week before.    
J= uly 75 Dave Ritman currently injured after operation on an ankle that troubled him la= st season.      
July 75 All players except Ted Yorke are returning, and Mike Matthews also returns to the club from Redhill. Was previously
Peter Norris's Assistant Manager but is now doing scou= ting for us. Ted Yorke becomes player coach for Kingstonian Reserves.
Matthews would find Del Brown for us, knowing him from Redhill, and he would do a lot of work with a young Mick Leonard, who wou= ld
h= ave much success as a professional keeper in future years.            
2= 6/7/75 now reported that Paul Butler is staying at Hampton.            
2= 9/7/75 is designated as Press Night.                
30/7/75 rep Chris Page out for a while still with hand= in plaster. Not recovering well says papers. O'Connell tries to get Sutton veteran
D= ave Roffey out of retirement for two months. Dave Worby injured the same knee that he injured at Wembley.    
I= n the end Bobby Dell comes from Sutton and Geoff Rees also joins from Met Police.        
P= age has broken a bone in the back of his hand, and may require a bone graft. Nicknamed "Plug".      
3= 1/7/75 due to play Sutton in a  private matc= h at Sutton Recreation Ground 7pm.        
= Sutton win 5-1 with John Rains and Ricky Kidd scoring, while Trevor Lee scored for E= psom & Ewell. Bumpy pitch and rain.  
F= ormer Dorking & Redhill centre half Bobby Lang also plays for part of this match and the Chobham game.    
A= ug 75 John Sears is at Croydon - gets married on 06/09/75 but still playes at St Alb= ans that afternoon!    
2= /8/75 Friendly v Chobham. Johnny Eales scored after 35 seconds          
Pat O'Connell broke wrist in a pre season friendly for= Res v Sutton on 12/8/75, and in September (12th) broke his ankle when 
r= efereeing a schoolboy friendly.                
F= uture manager Barry Barnes described as newcomer in Aug 75.          
A= ug 75 Ted Buxton sacked as Coach at Dulwich - had joined from Epsom.          
F= ormer player Ted Murphy had also been there as Assistant but had left to manage Hampto= n in 1974/75.    
5= /8/75 Just as well Pat O'Connell is on holiday as Leatherhead win 1-0. Soft goal aft= er 35 minutes, but even game.    
M= ick Matthews now helping Reserves along with Hemphrey and Colin Bell.          
Matthews is credited with three years at Epsom in vari= ous roles, starting as Res Team Assistant Manager, and took over the 
R= eserves 6 months later, before apparently becoming first team coach.          
= Aug 75 Tony Coombe (17) is shoeing up well and will sign shortly. Future Assistant Manager and Youth Team Manager.  
A= ug 75 Barry Rowan signs for T&M - Former Millwall and a future Assistant Manager.=        
A= ug 75 Alan Ives back at T&M Had quit in 1974 for Sutton but returned this season= .        
A= ug 75 Keith Eshelby and Paul Jablonski at Corinthian Casuals.          
7/8/75 Epsom defeat Millwall XI 2-1 at West Street. HT= 0-0 and two for Dave Ritman. A couple of first teamers in Millwall side.
9= /8/75 Bobby Dell pensave at 2-5 but the rebound is knocked in, and Epsom lose 3-6 to Penhill Standard in friendly.    
1= 1/8/75 Two days later Epsom hold Crystal Palace's first team for an hour before losi= ng 3-0 as fitness told.    
= Entry was only 15p less than for a football league match - 50p instead of 65p, and = £1 for stand instead of £1.20. This was  
= because Palace were fielding a full strength team. Att 1,450. A penalty, an o.g. = and a defensive error in last 30 minutes.  
= Peter Taylor scored the second from a penalty and a 15 year old Vince Hilaire made his first appearance in Palace colours.  
A= ug 75 former player Mark Talmage joins Malden Town.            
Aug 75 Epsom have applied for planning permission for lights, so special tests were made with an aerial balloon to assess the effect.
T= he cost is £12,000 and is to be heard on 2/9/75. Similar is size and shape to those = at Rosslyn Park Rugby Ground.    
U= nfortunately, both balloons burst!                
1= 6/8/75 Opening league match sees a 2-1 defeat at Uxbridge but were behind after = 45 seconds.      
19/8/75 A better show as Epsom defeat Camberley 1-0, b= ut had ten chances in the first half. Phil Walker returned to the side and
Tuite scored from a Lee cross in 65th minute on his 10= 0th appearance says Advertiser. Programme advises Tuesday 18th August.
Aug 75 The club had previously given away the programme with entry but now have to charge 5p. Costs of printing increased.
A= ug 75 Willie Bennett has an injured leg which requires an x-ray.          
S= ept 75 Herbert Chard is appointed as the new Club President. He is Mayor of Epsom & Ewell.      
= 3/9/75 A late equaliser for Dave Ritman secures a point in a 2-2 draw at Princes P= ark, Eastbourne United's ground. Trevor  
Lee was also sent off in this match for the first time= in his career. Tuite also booked. Lee's first foul of the game after 60 minu= tes.
S= ept 75 John Martin becomes Chobham Manager              
S= ept 75 future keeper Dick Vincent is at Woking              
S= ept 75 Alex Reid and Willie Bennett are now fit again.            
6= /9/75 First Division Grays Athletic are seen off in ALC by two goals from Tuite. W2-1= .        
9/9/75 Lee, Walker and Willie Bennett play for Millwal= l in Midweek League v Luton at the Old Den. 3pm k.o. on a Tuesday. W3-0.
L= ee and Walker both scored.                
M= icky Lyel rejoins club from Malden Town in mid-Sept 75            
Pat O'Connell remembers Micky as someone who was an enforcer. Very few stood up to him. In the Epsom team, only Alan Webb 
a= nd Tommy Tuite did. Tommy was lifted up off his feet and hung on a clothes peg by = him!        
1= 3/9/75 Epsom draw with Southall in FAC who contain a young Alan Devonshire in their li= ne up.      
20/9/75 Epsom lose at home to Banstead Athletic in SSC. Their managers were former players Tony Monk and Ken Ireland.
L= ost 1-0 which was Banstead's first goal of the season. Corner ratio was 15-4 to Epsom.        
22/9/75 two days later Epsom subside 5-1 at Dulwich in= a second replay of the FA Cup tie with Southall. Had drawn 3-3 aet in repla= y.
= 27/9/75 First team were due to play at Hemel Hempstead but the match was rained o= ff. Res were at home to Frimley, but =  
t= his was also rained off and was played the following week 4/10.            
29/9/75 Lee, Walker and Bennett all start a months tri= al at Millwall. National papers say they have signed professionally, but
t= his is not the case. They will train full time, but probably still play Saturday's f= or Epsom says Pat O'Connell.    
Sept 75 New Club President is Councillor Herbert Chard= the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell. Richard Varey (C.Palace) elected life v-p.
O= ct 75 Dave Turner is @ Redhill                
1= /10/75 Micky Lyel rejoins from Malden Town.              
1/10/75 Millwall Res 3-0 Portsmouth Res. Lee, Walker a= nd Bennett all played, as did future Epsom player Martin Francis, brother
of Gerry, who was watching the match. Lee and Francis = both scored. South London Press believes Millwall will sign Lee and Walker.
4/10/75 Striker crisis at Millwall sees Gordon Jago se= lect both Lee and Walker for their match at home to Mansfield this day.
Lee is from Lewisham and a builder and decorator and Walker is from Battersea and a trainee electrician. Both 6 footers and both 
W= est Indians said the local papers.                 
Plenty of press coverage as Jago is "taking the biggest gamble of his managerial life", but Millwall win 1-0 and Wal= ker scores from a
Lee pass. They do not get paid. Promptly dubbed "= The Sunshine Kids". Trevor Brooking applauds the decision in his column in 
t= he Evening Standard. Lee is 21, Walker (20), Bennett (20) and Tuite (20).          
7= /10/75 Tommy Tuite makes debut for Millwall Reserves v Cambridge (H).          
= Oct 75 Paul Butler finally joins Epsom from Hampton. New signing Del Brown (29) comes from Horsham, but was also  
p= layer and Chairman of Battlebridge. Also formerly at Redhill and Palace as a junior= .        
O= ct 75 Chris Dunne out for a month after dissent in a Sunday match.          
O= ct 75 Tommy Tuite makes plays for Millwall Reserves. Bennett also plays in a 1-1 draw with Gillingham.    
1= 1/10/75 Dave Worby returns from holiday while Tony Coombe makes debut in a 4-2 win over Feltham.      
= 18/10/75 A solitary piece of brilliance from Paul Butler decides this league match at home to Hemel Hempstead. W 1-0.  
It is possible that Butler was substituted by Ritman in this game. Did Ritman come on for 11 the week before too? Check Dave W records.
2= 1/10/75 Epsom are drawn at home but game in SCC is played away at Aldershot Servi= ces. Lost 0-1.      
Future Combined Counties League Vice-President Tony Fo= rd ran the line in this match. Played at Aldershot Military Stadium.
25/10/75 Micky Lyel keeps Epsom in FA Vase with a rugby tackle professional foul. Sent off. Drew 2-2 aet and replay required.
S= uspended 7 days. Chessington were top of the Surrey Senior League at the time.        
2= 5/10/75 Chessington programme refers to welcoming Gordon Tillyer back after his recent operation.      
Programme also advises former players Terry McCormack, Dave Argent, Brian Kidwell and future player Steve Percival in their line= up.
Oct 75 Willie Bennett was ill during his trial period = at Millwall and is offered another month. Tommy Tuite however, decides to 
r= emain amateur.                  
B= obby Dell retires for business reasons in Nov 75. Is a draughtsman employed on North Sea Oil rig contracts.    
6= /11/75 Willie Bennett plays for Millwall Res v Charlton Athletic in Midweek Leag= ue.        
0= 8/11/75 Johnny Eales out for two months following 4 fractures to a bone in his te= mple at Camberley.      
S= teve Jones and Tony Algar released. Jones goes to Feltham. Barry Denman has applied = to join from Redhill.    
TV "Today" programme shows Trevor Lee signing for Millwall live on 13/11/75. First ever live signing says Advertiser.
Both Lee and Walker have been making a massive impress= ion there, but Walker was having x-rays at the time, and was
u= nable to sign that evening.                
P= at O'Connell reads through the contacts for the young players. He was formerly Players Union Rep at Fulham.    
= Millwall will have to sell Gordon Hill shortly. He was formerly at Southall and wo= uld go on to play for Manchester United.  
Nov 75 Many residents (41) protest against floodlights. Also a row of elm trees that used to surround the ground is no longer the= re
d= ue to Dutch Elm Disease. The club would be happy to see them replaced.          
1= 5/11/75 Epsom crash out of FA Vase 4-5 at home to Merstham, despite leading 4-3 w= ith not long left.      
E= psom would have visited Farnborough in FAV 3 if they had beaten Merstham          
F= A Vase receipts finally arrive in Nov 75 £1,280              
1= 5/11/75 future Player and Manager Ray Purvis scores his first goal for Barnet.          
Nov 75 Paul Butler suspended 28 days (plus £7 fine) fo= r a sending off whilst with Hampton. Graham Hemphrey is selected again.
= Nov 75 former player Gordon Tillyer is now Manager at Chessington United. He is listed as a former Kingstonian player.  
N= ov 75 Micky Dunne has returned to the club.              
2= 2/11/75 Former Epsom players Gary Kent, John Cox and Bill Martin are all at Winds= or & Eton, but Epsom win 5-2.    
T= ommy Tuite 100th and 101st goal in 118th appearance on 22/11/75          
0= 2/12/75 Willie Bennett plays for Millwall Res v Colchester in Midweek League.          
D= ec 75 Phil Walker says he is still on a one month basis and has not yet signed.        
D= ec 75 Alan Llewellyn (23) has moved south and is training with Epsom. Formerly with Barry Town.      
D= ec 75 Windsor & Eton switch on the floodlights that Epsom & Ewell sold = them a few years previously.    
Dec 75 Mick Stratford (21) joins Woking from Slough - = is a student at Borough Road College and plays briefly in Dec then from April 76 
w= hen his course finishes                
P= lanning application for floodlights heard in December and deferred.          
A major supporter of the scheme is Bill Carpenter, for= mer Secretary. However Chris Pottinger, an admitted fan for 30 
y= ears was against the scheme for fear of extra traffic.            
6= /12/75 Many chances missed in a 3-0 win over Faversham. Tuite mispen (POST) and knock= ed in the rebound but     
n= o-one had touched it.                  
Nov 75 Reference to a Linesman at the game being Vic Wheal. He and his brother Jack were both Reserve players just after the war 
according to a paper report, and were sons of founder member Ted Wheal who died in 1957. Vic lived in Blenheim Road, Sutton.
Club Annual Dinner at Cavalier in Wallington has Walker and Lee as guests of honour. It is reported that Millwall gave the club a friendly
b= ut couldn't do any more as they were not on contract.            
6/12/75 Also this day one of the linesmen was Vic Whea= l. He and his twin brother Jack used to sell programmes at West Street.
Their father was Ted (CE) Wheal, one of the founder members of the club. Vic lived in Blenheim Road, Sutton and used to play = for
the Reserves just after the war along with his brother says Advertiser. Used to be about 2,000 at the games pre-war he says.
D= ec 75 Phil Walker has now signed a two year contract with Millwall.          
H= is brother Dennis was playing for the Reserves and would be around for a few years.<= /td>        
L= ee and Walker were made life members at Epsom & Ewell.            
12/12/75 Alan Mullery is expected this day to draw the club Christmas Raffle at 8pm at West Street. Definitely there that evenin= g.
1= 3/12/75 Molesey (A) Cyrille Regis and Les Peck in the Molesey line up. Lost 1-0        
Dec 75 Evening Standard does large piece (IN DW SCRAPB= OOK) on Lee and Walker, and the rise of black players in the game.
20/12/75 Hounslow come to West Street and win 2-0 in League Cup Replay. Not as good performance as in the first match.
T= uite and Brown were booked in this match.              
27/12/75 Pat O'Connell returns to play after a few mon= ths out, but Epsom lose 1-0 at Edgware. Wasn't expecting to play, but Del
B= rown had a pulled muscle that morning.              
J= an 76 Permit player term is abolished.                
J= an 76 Martyn Spong is at Woking                
3= /1/76 A late equaliser after 87 minutes from Trevor Wales saves Epsom's unbeaten home record v Epping.    
J= an 76 More protests over the floodlights. Ian Grant says he is prepared to meet anyb= ody to discuss it.    
6/1/76 Bill Carpenter again speaks in support of the i= dea. A three year term was originally suggested, but due to the cost of 
i= nstallation, a seven year term was provisionally recommended to the full meeting on 17/2/76.      
10/1/76 Epsom win 2-0 at Faversham, but refereeing was fussy. Epsom took the lead with a retaken penalty for encroachment
f= rom Ritman after Tuite's had not been scored.              
17/1/76 A Johnny Eales header secures both points agai= nst Molesey in a 2-1 win. Regis and Peck again played for Molesey.
I= t was a last minute goal from a Lyel free kick. Future player Henry Hill also in line = up.        
22/1/76 paper says Epsom applied for permission for improvements to the old clubhouse. New storage area and better security.<= /td>
a= nd on 13th March v BAC Weybridge (A)(L)              
= Jan 76 Del Brown now only available in emergencies due to pressure of business. Paul Butler ill with possible pleurisy.  
2= 4/1/76 Coach taken to Tring, but Epsom lose 1-0 on a snow covered pitch. 89th minute g= oal. Butler had been injured    
w= ith 15 minutes left, but their sub had already been used. Passenger.          
= Alex Reid who was subbed could be out for a while, and rumour has it that Epsom cou= ld bring in a striker with many years   
e= xperience in the Football League Divisions Two and Three.            
31/1/76 Epsom defeat Willesden 4-0. Programme dated 7/2/76. Hat trick for Tuite and debut for Dennis Giles from Malden Town.<= /td>
T= revor Wales missed this match as his wife gave birth on the Sunday.          
F= eb 76 19 year old Gary Lee joins from Malden Vale.            
F= eb 76 Chris and Micky Dunne left for Redhill              
7= /2/76 Epsom dominate but draw 0-0 at Windsor & Eton.            
14/2/76 Epsom lose a league match at home for the first time this season 2-0 to Tring who complete a double. First team to
d= o the double against an O'Connell managed Epsom.            
Feb 76 Former player from the fifties Gordon Tillyer is Manager at Chessington and is getting help from former Manager Peter Spittles.
F= eb 76 future player Micky Sorensen is at Sutton              
F= eb 76 Wimbledon sign Martin Francis on a month's trial - previously with QPR and Millwall      
Feb 76 Alex Reid and Barry Denman are both long term absences. Denman had a hole in his lung 10 years ago, and had chest pains= .
= 18/2/76 Graham Peacock announces that permission for floodlights has been granted until 1983. Just a seven year term.  
W= ill cost £13,000 plus £6,000 for improvements to clubhouse. Lights are only allowed for football matches.    
= Feb 76 Edgware are deducted 28 points by Athenian League for 14 ineligible playe= rs. They are now bottom, but will appeal.  
According to the local papers, the Edgware Secretary h= ad been forging the signatures of the players to save time. Only came to lig= ht
w= hen a player moved to Wealdstone. The Secretary has now resigned.          
= 21/2/76 Hemel Hempstead trip is called off as they only had 5 fit players. Instead Epsom won a friendly 2-1 at Rainham.  
2= 1/2/76 Former player Ted Murphy, now aged 42 and Manager of Hampton was pressed = into service as a substitute!    
Feb 76 Former player Gordon Tillyer is manager at Chessington United, Peter Spittles, former manager briefly in 73 is also there.
2= 8/2/76 Epsom defeat Aylesbury 2-0 despite not playing that well. A very ordinary match= .        
M= arch 76 Malyon is at Chessington - presume Rodger            
6= /3/76 draw in return match at Aylesbury puts Epsom top of the table, but only becaus= e of Edgware's penalty.    
13/3/76 Edgware fight back from a 2-0 deficit to claim= a draw at West Street. Keith Eshelby (Cor Cas, Kingstonian, Woking) makes
debut and scores. O'Connell also returns to the side. Eshelby then limped off 14 minutes from time with a leg injury, and Edgware 
scored twice in last 12 minutes! Epsom remain top on g= oal average, but Epping have played 1 game less, + Tring have played 3 more.<= /td>
F= uture Combined Counties League Vice-President Tony Ford ran the line in this ma= tch        
B= obby Page (19) and Leigh Montgomery (18) signed from Bromley in March 76          
M= ar 76 Paul Butler sent off again on a Sunday and will face a long suspension.          
Despite this he gets a trial at Reading Reserves on 24/3/76 v Arsenal Reserves. He did well despite Reading losing 2-0 at Elm Park.
Gary Lee had also been selected but was injured. Recommended to Reading not by Epsom but by Morden League Searchlight FC.<= /td>
M= ar 76 Dennis Giles joins from Malden Town.              
M= ar 76 Keith Eshelby has a torn achilles says papers, yet plays again in April..          
20/3/76 Epsom destroy Harefield Utd 4-0 despite absence through injury of Lyel, Reid and Eshelby. Lee and Eales score twice.
R= achid Harkouk plays for Feltham 27/3/76. Dull game finishes 0-0.          
3= 1/3/76 Reading Reserves draw 2-2 with Luton at Kenilworth Road. Butler heads the second goal for a late equaliser.    
H= e plays three games in total for them, but the third is unreported here.          
Apr 76 16 year old reserve keeper Mick Leonard plays second game for Halifax Reserves. Played for same Sunday league side as 
T= ommy Tuite and had been at ST Merton since 1969.            
A= pril 76 Edgware get all of their 28 points back after appeal to F.A.          
3/4/76 Epsom trailed twice in first 20 minutes but defeated Eastbourne Utd 3-2 in League match with a last minute Tuite goal (HT).
4= /4/76 All Star match in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.              
= Alan Mullery, Ian Callaghan, Jimmy Hill, Julian Wilson, Phil Walker, Trevor Le= e, Dennis Waterman and Richard O'Sullivan  
A= ll played, Lee scored v Epsom. Ritman cut leg on a stone 12 stitches. Att 2,500 rais= ed about £400.      
S= teve Jones returns in April 76                
7= /4/76 whole squad taken to watch Feltham v Epping!            
1= 0/4/76 The tactic worked as Epsom won 2-0 at Epping on the Saturday with two goals in the last five minutes.    
N= asty game with lots of fouls, and Epping had a player sent off near the end.          
1= 976 FA Vase Final linesman Mike Holland is an Epsom supporter, who was at the 75 fina= l as a fan.      
17/4/76 Easy win over Uxbridge is coupled with an Edgw= are loss in their final game. Almost promoted. They need to avoid defeat by
1= 9 goals in their last two games.                
2= 4/4/76 But Epsom then slip up 3-2 at Hemel Hempstead. A 17-0 loss at Eastbourne would see them fail to go up.    
2= 5/4/76 Alec Stock presenting trophies at E & E parks boys league finals at Epsom<= /td>        
D= ennis Walker is brother of Phil Walker.              
26/4/76 Charity Match - Gentlemen v Ladies @ West Stre= et. Pat O'Connell as referee. In aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Prog Y,
30/4/76 A Friday night at Eastbourne Town's Saffrons ground saw Epsom win 6-0 to clinch promotion. HT for Tuite plus mispen.
6= /5/76 Phil Walker voted Evening Standard Player of the Month for April 76          
8= /5/76 Carshalton (A) Lennie Lawrence is coach of Carshalton Athletic          
8= /5/76 lost on pens 3-4 after 0-0 draw. Coombe N, Eshelby Y, Tuite Y, Hill Y, Butler = N, Vincent N 3-3 after 5 pens.    
T= hen Vincent hit the bar in sudden death, and future player Steve Delaney got winning penalty for Carshalton!    
D= ick Vincent played on loan from Woking, while Henry Hill  (Molesey) guested too.        
A= lan Walker (Carshalton) and Micky Lyel were both sent off after 80 minutes after appearing to exchange blows.    
F= uture Epsom keeper Ian Finch was in goal for Carshalton and Peter Gaydon also played.=        
29/5/76 Annual Dinner at Surrey Hills Hotel on Saturday evening. Alan Webb is player of the year. Tuite won an award for being th= e
t= op scorer in the whole Athenian League. Now 117 in 141 games and ever present said pap= ers. Correct.    
G= uests included Dennis Waterman DW Jenkins (Athenian League Chairman).          
M= ay 76 Kelvin Roots and Adrian Hill ever present for Croydon this season          
M= ay 76 Willie Bennett to get a months trial with Crystal Palace.           
Dave Wilson wins linesman of the year for Reserve Sect= ion of Surrey Senior League. Had travelled to West Street to watch a cup
final after being released from hospital where he had suspected appendicitis, and got the award that evening at the presentatio= n!
Ep= som apply for Suburban League for 1976/77 but are not accepted as clubs choose to remain with one division only.    
Reserves:    Surrey Senior League Reserve Division<= /td>            
Position   6th out of 14                
S= SL Res Cup Winners                
F= uture manager Barry Barnes plays for reserves this season - Played 24 scored 3<= /td>        
SIC 1q Frimley Green   0-1            
SSLC W Merstham   3-1            
H= orley Town are playing at The Defence, Smallfield Road, and Chobham are playing at Station Road.      
4= /8/75 Future Professional keeper Mick Leonard is replaced at HT of this friendly 3-0 defeat to Molesey Res.    
9= /8/75 Res Friendly v Banstead. Gerry Fowler in goal for Banstead, brother Geoff in = goal for Epsom!!      
2= 3/8/75 No linesman v Worplesdon Res. Fined £1.              
3= 0/8/75 Former player Dave Stagg plays in goal for Wandsworth v Epsom in our 2-0 defeat.      
6/9/75 Phil Walker plays for Reserves in a 3-1 home de= feat by Camberley Town as he missed the first team coach to Grays!
13/9/75 Res lose 2-0 at Sheerwater but were unable to = use the regular pitch as it was in use for an Athletics meeting. Park pitch
n= earby was used. Very poor.                
2= 7/9/75 Game v Frimley Green rained off and played next week. Prog Y which was used a = week later.      
4= /10/75 Horley (H) (L) is moved back to 13/12/75 to accommodate a Surrey Intermed= iate Cup tie.      
4= /10/75 Epsom lose 0-1 to a 70th minute goal at home to Frimley in Surrey Intermediate = Cup.      
T= he programme was dated Saturday 26th September (which was a Friday so must have been p= ut back a week.     
A= lso this was Frimley not Frimley Green.              
1= 8/10/75 Due to be at home to Wandsworth but fixture is not played.          
25/10/75 Res have one of the most one sided 0-0 draws = ever against Lion Sports, despite the injury of Phil Holton on his debut
after 75 minutes. He never played again for the club. Barry Barnes had injured his ankle after twenty minutes so the sub had already 
b= een used. We finished with ten men. Ted Richards is booked.            
Oct 75 Six Reserves Rob Weller, Keith Knight, Graham Hemphrey, Colin Bell, Tony Tillin and Ted Richards selected to play for t= he
S= urrey Senior League Reserve Section v Middlesex League Reserve section.          
N= ov 75 Alan Newton rejoins club. With Reserves three seasons ago. Had been at Guildfo= rd and Whyteleafe.    
N= ov 75 Les Cross a keeper is signed from local football. Aged 22.          
1= /11/75 Due to be at BAC Weybridge but instead we met Lion Sports away and won 5-1 in Bisley.      
8= /11/75 Camberley (A) is moved back to 13/12/75 and we played Merstham at home instead.      
8= /11/75 A Paul Basten goal is enough for Epsom to beat Merstham 1-0 and they now go fifth in the table.    
15/11/75 Paul Basten sent off in 3-1 defeat at Chessington. Suspended 21 days from 18/12/75 and fined £3. Ted Richards a= lso booked.
1= 5/11/75 Chessington v Epsom late result sheet. Chessington fined £1.          
= 15/11/75 Former player Roger Malyon scored twice for Chessinton, while future play= er Steve Percival got the other goal.  
2= 2/11/75 No game for Reserves.                
= 29/11/75 former player Roger Sears played for Malden Town this day. Any relation to John (80s) or his son Paul (00s)?  
6= /12/75 No game for Reserves. This was the original date for the rearranged Wandswor= th home game.      
1= 3/12/75 Due to be at Camberley in a rearranged League match but instead we hosted Hor= ley Town who won 2-1.    
2= 0/12/75 No game for Reserves. Were due to be at home to Chobham in a League match.        
2= 7/12/75 No game for Reserves.                
3/1/76 Paper says Johnny Eales scored a penalty in a 3= -3 draw at Chobham. No mention of a penalty in Dave's records. Now amended.<= /td>
7= /1/76 John Erwood transferred to Chessington.              
1= 0/1/76 Originally due to host Westfield in a League match but moved back for the League Cup tie with Cobham.    
10/1/76 Selection problem for second leg of League Cup tie, as the first match was played two months ago, and the club can only<= /td>
use players who were members who were qualified back t= hen. Many have left over that time. Still won 5-0 v Cobham for 8-2 aggregate!<= /td>
F= irst goal was after only 25 seconds.                
1= 7/1/76 Westfield (H) is not played. Moved to 30/04/76.            
3= 1/1/76 Horley (A) is p-p.                
= Jan 76 Chessington give John Erwood a run out. Formerly with Epsom says paper, b= ut never played for firsts or reserves.  
2= 1/2/76 Barry Barnes scores his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Chessington United.      
2= 8/2/76 Won 1-0 at Camberley in a match twice rearranged.            
= Mar 76 Four players Rob Weller, Graham Hemphrey, Colin Bell and Dave Ritman all selec= ted for SSL Res Division v Surrey  
I= ntermediate League (Western Division) at BAC Weybridge on 3/4/76.          
1= 3/3/76 Epsom v Wandsworth (H)(L) fails to be played for the third time.          
16/3/76 SSL meeting heard that Epsom were looking to l= eave for Suburban League "as they were not happy with the present 
= arrangement." They were asked to clarify matters but later it was advised that they were remaining in the league for 76/77.  
2= 7/3/76 a Ritman winner against Horley in first leg of League Cup SF. 2nd leg at We= st Street on 10/4/76.    
7= /4/75 Eventually we host Wandsworth in the League, winning 5-1.          
1= 0/4/76 Easy 5-2 win in 2nd leg sees them through to the final.            
1= 7/4/76 Lost 1-0 at Merstham                
= Apr 76 Colin Bell selected for SSL Reserve Section v Surrey Intermediate League (South Division) @ Merstham on 27/4/76.  
2= 4/4/76 Originally intended to have a friendly at Lensbury, but…            
24/4/76 Friendly played against Kingstonian at Richmond Road and is won 3-2. Former player Ted Yorke played for Kingstonian.
2= 7/4/76 Rob Weller listed as Reserve GK too. Prog Y.            
3= 0/4/76 Drew 1-1 at home to Westfield on a Friday night            
4= /5/76 Reserves win League Cup with a 3-1 win over Merstham @ Chertsey.          
Ritman scored after ten minutes and HT was 2-1 up with Ritman getting his second in the 63rd minute. Montgomery made it 2-0 (30)= .
T= he game was a 6.45 k.o.                
6/5/76 Chobham (H) brought forward from 15/5/76 and Ep= som won 5-2 with both Pages on the scoresheet. Martin got two goals.
Friendlies         Score Prog?        
31/07/1975 Sutton United   A 1-5     Lee    
02/08/1975 Chobham     A 3-0   HT 2-0 Ritman 2,1pen, Eales
02/08/1975 Lensbury     A 0-2   RES      
04/08/1975 Molesey     A 0-3   RES HT 0-2    
05/08/1975 Leatherhead   H 0-1 Y HT 0-1      
07/08/1975 Millwall XI     H 2-1 Y HT 0-0 Ritman (2)   Att >200
09/08/1975 Penhill Standard   H 3-6 Y HT 2-4 Ritman (pen), Tuite, Walker
09/08/1975 Banstead Athletic   A 0-2   RES HT 0-1    
11/08/1975 Crystal Palace   A 0-3 Y Att 1,450 HT 0-0    
12/08/1975 Sutton United   H 1-2 Y RES HT 0-2   Tillin
21/02/1976 Rainham Town   A 2-1   Tuite, Butler   HT 2-1
04/04/1976 MS Charity Match at West St 4-7 Y Eales, Page, Lee, Ritman (pen)  
              HT 2-2.      
= 24/04/1975 Kingstonian   A 3-2   RES Lee (2), Ritman HT 2-2