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C O M M E N T S / H I G H L I G H T S
Pl= ayer of the Year                  
First X1 Steve Hill                  
Second X1 Kevin Duffell                
Youth Paul Jones                
Ho= me Ground: West Street, Ewell                
Se= rvowarm Isthmian League First Division              
Po= sition 2nd Out of 22 Promoted.              
FAC 2q Dartford   1-2            
FAT 1q rep Folkestone 0-1            
HC 1st Tooting & Mitcham 1-3            
LSC 1st Bromley   1-2            
SSC F Sutton United 0-4            
SCC F Walton & H 1-1 lost on pens HELD OVER FROM LAST YEAR    
SCC 1st Dorking   1-2            
Chairman   Ian Grant second spell as Chairman V-c Tony Lindon      
Secretary   Dave Wilson              
Manager   Adrian Hill                
Treasurer   Alf Cooper              
Press Sec   Stella Lamont              
Me= mbership Sec Dave Lumm              
2/= 7/83 Summer Fete @ West Street. Prog Y. Raised 892.          
26= /7/83 At AGM Dave Wilson becomes Club Secretary, replacing Stan Bailey.        
C= lub lost 7,400 last year, but this was because the wage bill had been drastically reduced. Ian Grant returns as  
Chairman. Officers elected as above, plus Committee: G= erry Shepherd, Ivor Smith, Wilf Smith, Pam Cook, Derek Green,
and John Glazebrook. Tony Lindon replaced Dave Ellins = as vice-Chairman, but he and Peter Smith remain on Committee.
Ju= ly 83 Colin Miles joins Epsom "for a small fee".            
Ju= ly 83 Papers say that Epsom will play QPR Reserves (H) on 13/8 but it doesn't happen.<= /td>      
Tr= aining starts on 14/7/83. Paul Duffell and Mick Stratford will help the Youths.<= /td>        
July 83 Kelvin Roots quits football due to business commitments. He is a company director. Also Sean O'Connell has
le= ft for Hampton.                  
Ju= ly 83 Arthur Evans is appointed manager of Molesey.            
July 83 Steve Jones, a member of the 1975 FA Vase Wemb= ley team joins Dorking from Chessington. Also Gary Pike
le= aves Epsom for Dorking.                
July 83 Adrian Hill's brother has just retired from the position of Crockenhill manager and recommends Tony Boorman
to= him. Age 19. Also Chris Hiscock joins from Beckenham.          
30/7/83 Steve Milton misses friendly with Fulham as he= is getting married, and Steve Hill & Andy Stewart are on holiday.
2/8/83 Game v Croydon is described as a private trial. Lost 1-0 at Kingston Poly Ground, Tolworth. 87th minute goal.
Au= g 83 John Sears joins from Dorking.              
Aug 83 Barry Walker joins from Dorking, but long term player Colin Bell leaves for a coaching position at Horsham YMCA.
6/8/83 Paul Harding scores on his debut in this friend= ly at home to Arundel, but they still lose 2-1. Improving though!
13/8/83 Late Colin Miles winner at Beckenham. 25 yard = free kick six minutes from time. Peter Gaydon and Ian Finch
pl= ayed for Beckenham.                  
Au= g 83 Reg Gaston joins from Bromley.              
Reached Final of Southern Combination Cup. Lost on pen= s to Walton & Hersham away after 1-1 draw aet.
16= /8/83 SCC Final. Chris Hills, Ian Stillwell, and Alan Morton all in the line up for Walton.      
F= inal held over from last year. Lost 4-5 on pens after Mark Jonas had scored for Eps= om, but Chris Hills equalised.  
Wi= nterhalter, Delaney, Hill, and Jonas all scored in shootout, but in sudden death, Stratford missed.    
20= /8/83 v Boreham Wood. First league game of season as happened last year. Scored a= fter 28 seconds.    
Paul Harding (Whyteleafe) misses this game with a 21 d= ay suspension. Also suspended are Malcolm Spratt (14) and
Ri= chard Strong (7). It doesn't matter as Milton's early goal is added to by Steve Hill a= nd Epsom win    
2-= 1 this time. Milton's goal is reported in the Daily Telegraph.          
23/8/83 The game at Woking is a lottery in the first h= alf after a torrential downpour which nearly led to the game being
postponed. The second half saw football being played though, as Epsom recovered from a 49th minute goal to score
twice themselves, but it required a stoppage time pena= lty from Steve Hill, which was saved, but he tapped in the rebound.
Aug 83 Former players Dave Hanks, Paul Pritchard, Phil Shaw leave Leatherhead to join Arthur Evans at Molesey,
al= ong with Epsom's young keeper Mark Taylor.            
28/8/83 Epsom lose 3-0 at Met Police despite dominating the game. Also Steve Chapman broke a finger and wrist, but
played on without realising the extent of the damage. = He will be out for 5 weeks. Epsom had a 15-2 corner advantage.
30/8/83 18 year old keeper Grant Long came in for Chap= man in goal but Epsom lose 3-1 at Sandy Lane in Hitachi Cup.
3/9/83 Epsom let a 2 goal lead slip with twenty minutes left, and draw 2-2 with Farnborough Town at West Street. They
s= cored a last minute equaliser past Frank Wheatland, returning to the club after two seasons without playing.  
Se= pt 83 Reg Gaston leaves and John Russell (28) joins from Dorking.          
10/9/83 Only 105 saw Epsom defeat Hornchurch 5-0 in an= FA Trophy tie at West Street. Hill and Harding were very
1= 3/9/83 A last minute penalty save by Frank Wheatland earned Epsom a point in a 1-1 home draw with Lewes.  
17/9/83 Second half goals from Hill and Russell Harmsw= orth saw Epsom past Chatham 2-1 in FA Cup at Maidstone Road.
20= /9/83 Three booked in 0-0 draw at Clapton.              
2= 4/9/83 Hornchurch revisit, and are beaten again, but this time only 2-1 with a l= ate Hornchurch consolation.  
Ro= bin Lewis was at a wedding so Andy Stewart took his place.          
25= /9/83 Car Boot Sale at West Street 10am.              
27/09/83 Future Combined Counties League Vice-President Tony Ford ran the line in this SCC match against Dorking.
30/9/83 Arsonists attack Epsom High School and Epsom &= amp; Ewell FC Changing Rooms early this morning. No-one hurt,
but it takes a while for the school to recover as there was much smoke damage. I was in the sixth form at the time and
he= lped out with the cleaning up. Damage at the club was restricted to the treatment lamp.      
1/10/83 Epsom bow out of the FA Cup 2-1 against Dartfo= rd at West Street, but Paul Harding is sent off for spitting.
However, it was definitely retaliation, as the Dartford defender had been equally guilty. Following the sending off Epsom
sc= ored their goal, having been 2-0 down. The club backs Paul "100 %" says Ad= rian Hill.      
Dartford manager was John Still, who guided Leytonston= e to their great season two years previously, and would go on
to= manage Barnet and Maidstone in the Football League.          
8/= 10/83 No game for first team this day.              
1= 1/10/83 Two goals from Steve Hill ensure a 2-0 win over Leatherhead who had Tony Coom= be playing for them.  
15= /10/83 Malcolm Spratt 50th appearance v Oxford City            
22/10/83 Epsom travel to Folkestone in the FA Trophy without Colin Miles who dislocated a shoulder playing Sunday
fo= otball, and John Russell who is getting married that day. Drew 0-0 at Cheriton Road.<= /td>      
Th= e winners of the Folkestone tie are away to Hayes.            
Oc= t 83 Frank Wheatland resigns from club after being replaced by Steve Chapman again.<= /td>      
Oc= t 83 Larry Pritchard quite football at the age of 38. Had started as a 15 year old w= ith Epsom in 1960/61.    
25/10/83 Paul Harding is sent off again in the Folkest= one replay after Folkestone scored early and hung on. Epsom hit
t= he woodwork three times, and then Harding and the Folkestone keeper Munden were sent = off for fighting with ten  
mi= nutes left. Lost 1-0.                  
29/10/83 After this entertaining 0-0 draw it transpired that the Hampton keeper had ruptured his spleen and it had to be
removed in an operation that night. He only played bec= ause regular keeper Paul Riley had a back injury! Paul Harding
wa= s the best player on the pitch.                
5/11/83 A nasty challenge by Paul Harding breaks the a= rm of the Hertford keeper after four minutes, and he is booked.
However, Epsom didn't do much in this game until two l= ate Hill goals in the last twenty minutes. Won 2-0 at West Street.
5/= 11/83 Before the match the Vic Lumm Gates were opened by Alice Lumm his widow.      
12= /11/83 Epsom win 1-0 at Tilbury. Gary Cook (Molesey) made his debut in goal as Chapman= was injured.    
14/11/83 Barry Walker starts a 21 day suspension, and = Paul Harding requests a personal hearing with Adrian Hill and Ian
Gr= ant speaking on his behalf. It was on 17/11/83 and he still receives a 21 day suspensi= on.      
No= v 83 fringe players Harry Gerber (Bromley) and Russell Wyeth (Banstead) leave the clu= b.      
15= /11/83 Epsom lose 4-2 at Windsor & Eton, but were never in the game, trailing 3-0 = at one point.    
19/11/83 A disappointing 2-0 loss at Maidenhead casts doubts about Epsom's promotion potential. Future Fulham keeper
La= wrence Batty was in goal for Maidenhead. The two goals were in the last eleven minutes= .      
Nov 83 Former player Roy Marlow writes a book about his prisoner of war experiences called Beyond The Wire. He lied
about his age to get into the RAF in 1940 and when he wrote back to the papers about his experience, it nearly got him
court martialled as he didn't realise it was still sensitive information! Nearly missed his wedding as a result. He got
married in either 1944 or 45 to Doris Holden and then = had a season playing for Aston Villa but professional football was
not for him and he and his wife opened a greengrocers = next door to his fathers grocery store in Ruxley Lane which
they ran for ten years and lived at 3 Bramham Gardens, Chessington. Surrey Comet says he was the ADOPTED son
of Reg and Beatrice Marlow. Played for the school team when aged only 9!! A former English Schools International
with three caps in 1939. Today he is a member of the R= AF Escaping Society which helps make contact and support
th= ose who helped them while they were escaping. Never appears to have played for the Villa first team.    
22/11/83 Epsom defeat Woking 2-1 due to a winner from = Paul Harding, who beat three players and scored from 25 yards.
26= /11/83 A Steve Hill winner saw Epsom win 3-2 at Lewes where they had trailed twice= in the first half.    
3/12/83 Cheshunt's unbeaten home record disappears as Epsom win comfortably 2-0, although the goals were a long
ti= me coming, eventually requiring a penalty to open the account after 59 minutes. Hill= got both goals.    
De= c 83 Athenian League is to close at the end of the season.          
10/12/83 Two odd own goals meant that extra time was required before Epsom edged past Pennant, who would eventually
become Walthamstow Pennant 2-1 with a Steve Hill winne= r. Pennant then finished with nine men, after a sending off
an= d an injury after the subs were used.              
Dec 83 Club are allowed to stage 15 floodlit matches f= or the Youth Team next season. It will enable them to enter more
co= mpetitions.                  
17/12/83 Epsom lose 1-0 at Kingstonian for the second season in succession. Day of the Harrods bombing by the IRA.
T= he goal was scored by Chris Kelly the former Epsom and Leatherhead player. A win would have put Epsom top.  
22= /12/83 Provisional friendly at home to Banstead this day is not played.        
Dec 83 Barry Walker now suspended for 14 days after accumulating five bookings. But Paul Harding has finished his
s= uspension. Robert Winterhalter, Robin Lewis and Richard Smith are all injured but St= eve Delaney could return.  
27/12/83 Epsom lose 3-2 to Walton, although keeper Ste= ve Chapman's mobility was restricted after suffering a thigh injury
in= the first half, which required strapping.              
31/12/83 Epsom complete an entire year unbeaten at West Street in the League with a 2-1 win over Wembley. Epsom
sc= ored the first with a Mick Stratford wonder strike, and Epsom held on fairly comfortably.      
2/1/84 Another great strike, this time from Tony Boorm= an saw Epsom defeat Walton 2-0 and gain revenge for their
r= ecent defeat. Steve Chapman has been out since pulling his thigh muscle against Walton, and would never play  
ag= ain for the first team, eventually announcing his retirement (again) on 28/1/84.        
2/= 1/84 Tommy Tuite watched the Walton game.            
7/= 1/84 Epsom lead at Boreham Wood through a Steve Hill goal, but lose 3-1 in a League match.    
10/1/84 Epsom trail 2-1 with half an hour left but a l= ow Boorman free kick, and Paul Harding header three minutes from
ti= me enable Epsom to win 3-2.                
14= /1/84 Met Police (H) p-p. Waterlogged. Prog Y            
1= 7/1/84 Epsom are unlucky to lose 2-1 at Bromley in London Senior Cup. Dominated most of the match, but all  
t= hree goals were scored in the last 16 minutes. Steve Delaney 300th appearance says c= lub. They are right.  
21/1/84 Goalkeeper problems before this game as Gary C= ook was injured, but Frank Wheatland returned and Epsom
wo= n 3-0 with two goals from Hill, and a late looping effort from Malcolm Spratt.        
24= /1/84 Leatherhead (A) is p-p as Leatherhead had a London Senior Cup tie.        
Jan 84 Future player Jimmy Richardson the former Wimbl= edon defender joins Leatherhead after being released by Hendon.
Jan 84 Alan Morton may be joining Epsom & Ewell sa= ys Advertiser. He does. Formerly with a host of clubs. Paul Harding
wi= ll start his second suspension shortly. 14 days. Morton joins from Bae Weybridge.      
Steve Chapman announces his retirement aged 34. Had two injuries this season, and this plus a new job is why. Epsom
wi= ll need a new keeper soon.                
28/1/84 Epsom are well on top against Addlestone & Weybridge, but have to settle for a 1-1 draw and replay. No extra
ti= me was played in the SSC matches in those days.            
31= /1/84 Friendly arranged at home to Malden Town is p-p for the replay at Addlest= one & Weybridge.    
1/2/84 Epsom win the replay 2-1, but the hosts are unl= ucky to have a good equaliser chalked off because someone
else was offside! Keeper Andy Abel starred in both mat= ches and was promptly signed by Hill for the rest of the season.
Ha= rmsworth was sent off in this replay after 26 minutes for apparent violent conduct.        
4/= 2/84 Kingstonian (H) is p-p. Waterlogged. Prog Y.            
7= /2/84 Epsom escape from Hampton with a 0-0 draw. Not many chances. Debuts for Andy Ab= el and Alan Morton.  
11/2/84 Paul Harding is currently suspended, while Chr= is Hiscock also starts a 21 day ban, and Kevin Fitzgerald is also
suspended, while Steve Milton has a groin injury. Howe= ver, Champions elect Windsor & Eton are steamrollered 4-0 at
We= st Street, thanks to a HT from Steve Hill, and a fourth from Alan Morton.        
Al= an Morton is a head Green keeper at West Byfleet Golf Club. Aged 33.        
1= 8/2/84 Steve Hill is away on a school skiing trip for three matches, but Paul Harding returns from suspension.  
18= /2/84 Despite leading for most of the match, Oxford City equalised with only 6 minutes remaining.    
21/2/84 Epsom led through Morton, but an in form Leatherhead came back with two goals in the second half, to win the
ma= tch at Fetcham Grove 2-1. Kelvin Roots returned to the side after being away with business.      
21= /2/84 Future player Brian Perkins scores winner for Leatherhead v Epsom.        
25/2/84 Epsom have to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Tilbury. They were missing Stratford, Delaney, and Winterhalter
with injury, and Hiscock was still suspended said pape= rs, but Stratford actually played, as did Steve Milton, back after
a month out, and Gary Kent, who was mo= ved up from the Reserves.          
3/3/84 Three goals in the second half at Merland Rise = saw Epsom past Banstead Athletic in the SSC QF. Steve Hill
r= eturned and took the place of Paul Harding, who was suspended again. Banstead had a g= oal disallowed at 0-0.  
Fo= rmer player Jimmy Bates played for Banstead.            
8/= 3/84 Race Night at Clubhouse with free beer and lager on sale.          
10= /3/84 No game for Epsom & Ewell.              
13/3/84 Future player Chris Holding currently at Met Police, who end Epsom's 24 match unbeaten run at West Street
wi= th a comprehensive 3-0 win. Promotion is now looking uncertain.          
M= arch 84 FA Cup QF 83/84 contained Mick Leonard playing for Notts County. Ex Epsom Reserves 75-76.  
He= was signed from Halifax for 30,000.              
17/3/84 A big match against fellow promotion chasers Maidenhead is won 2-1 at West Street. Epsom are now level
with them but with two games in hand. All of their inj= ury concerns are now over and the squad is back at full strength.
Ma= idenhead only scored in the last minute. Consolation.            
20/3/84 Steve Hill was out with flu, and Mick Stratford was unavailable, but Epsom record a 0-0 draw at Hornchurch.
24/3/84 Epsom and Croydon wish to play their SSC SF tie midweek, but the County won't let them. In the end it is p-p
an= d played midweek anyway! This means that Chesham (A) was moved back to 18/4/84.      
Ma= r 84 Grant Long joins Banstead from Epsom.            
26/3/84 SSC SF saw Epsom 2-0 up after two goals from A= lan Morton, one from a long way out. Unfortunately, Croydon
fo= ught back to get a 2-2 draw. Replay required.            
29= /3/84 Croydon (H) in SSC SF replay is p-p. Waterlogged. Prog Y.          
31= /3/84 Cheshunt (H) is p-p. Waterlogged. Prog Y.            
Apr 84 Russell Harmsworth 28 day suspension after his sending off at Addlestone. Also Barry Walker is injured and out
fo= r the game against Feltham.                
7/4/84 Martin Francis and Arnie Venturini are both at Feltham, but Epsom win easily 5-0 at the Arena. Feltham are
re= legated with this result.                
7/= 4/84 Surrey Intermediate Cup Final Ditton S & FC v Surbiton Town @ West Street k.= o. 3pm. Prog Y.    
12/4/84 Epsom win the replay 3-1 against Croydon with a Steve Hill HT. Same programme used as the original tie but with an
up= dated insert.                  
1= 4/4/84 Two John Russell penalties help Epsom to a 3-2 win over Kingstonian in a Leag= ue match. The first one  
was originally saved from Steve Hill, but the referee ordered a retake either for encroachment or the keeper moving early.
Epsom were 2-0 up after 12 minutes, but Chris Kelly reduced the arrears and it was 2-2 by HT. However, Epsom got
th= eir second penalty in the second half.              
18/4/84 Two Steve Milton goals help Epsom to a 4-2 win= at Chesham United. They meet again seven days later, and
Ep= som win that match 3-1 for a very quick "double".            
2= 1/4/84 A big promotion battle at Vale Farm, where the two favourites for the runner up spot battle out a 1-1 draw.  
A = Colin Miles penalty put Epsom ahead, but a late equaliser still left Epsom as favouri= tes to go up.    
23/4/84 Chesham (H) is moved back two days to accommod= ate the Easter Monday Surre Senior Cup Final v Sutton United.
Re= ached Final of Surrey Senior Cup. Lost 0-4 to Sutton United at Met Police 23/4/84 Att 1,000+    
A one sided affair, with Epsom taking very little out = of the game, which was played in brilliant sunshine at Imber Court.
25/4/84 Epsom bounce back with a 3-1 win over Chesham = with two more goals for Steve Hill, who has now scored 38.
28/4/84 Two penalties from Alan Morton, the second in = off the post, was good enough for Epsom to defeat Clapton 2-1.
Gary Kent broke his nose two minutes from the end from= an incident that saw him booked and a Clapton player sent off.
29= /4/84 Epsom & Ewell Parks Boys League Cup Finals at West Street. 6 different fina= ls.      
Ma= y 84 It is announced that Adrian Hill is Manager of the Month for April.        
1/= 5/84 Epsom Postal v Watford Postal in LPR Evanson Cup @ West Street. Prog Y.      
Promotion clinched on 1st May 1984 with a 2-1 win at Farnborough Town. Murray Jones 92nd minute winner.
After going a goal behind, Epsom fought back, and a St= eve Milton equaliser got Epsom back into it before the late finish.
S= teve Hill had been rested after running in the Sutton Marathon (3hrs 39 mins) and C= olin Miles had an abscess.  
Although Epsom finished second in the table, they never hit the top of the League at any time. Prize money was 1,000.
Unfortunately ground improvements will cost 5,000 although that is reduced considerably with voluntary labour at working
pa= rties throughout May. Ian Grant is confident that Epsom will be in the Premier Division next season.    
3/5/84 Epsom were promised two bottles of champagne for every goal they scored against Cheshunt, and they won 3-1,
but Tony Boorman broke his arm after falling near one = of the floodlight pylons on the stand side just before half time.
5/5/84 Relegated Feltham, without a point on their travels, won 2-1 at Epsom on the final day of the season, although
Epsom led, and had a goal disallowed late in the game, which would have got the draw. Their first away win since Nov 82.
10= /5/84 Final game of the season is a testimonial for Steve Jones which Epsom lose 6-3 = at Meadowbank.    
18= /5/84 Annual Dinner Dance at The Worcester saw the usual awards presented.        
Ma= y 84 Epsom & Ewell Supporters regained the Durst Trophy with a 6-1 win over their sponsors.    
24= /5/84 Former Chairman and Trustee of club Albert E Tuck dies, aged 86. At Epsom Cemete= ry.    
31/5/84 Epsom's West Street ground is given a "B" grading which enables them to be promoted. Tooting & Mitcham
get= a reprieve as Premier Division Staines Town are relegated because their ground was n= ot good enough.    
Reserves Alan Webb Manager                
Su= burban League South Division Position 7th out of 18            
Su= rrey Premier Cup 3rd Woking 0-1            
SLC   SF Harrow B 1-3+            
Ep= som get bye in First round of Suburban League Cup            
P= robably 23/7/83 but possibly midweek either side saw Reserves first friendly, a 2= -1 win over Southern Rail.  
16= /8/83 Three down after 8 minutes and lose 3-1 at home to Frinton Rovers in a friendly= .      
10= /9/83 Four wins out of four before today's 6-0 defeat at Sutton United.        
17= /9/83 Last minute winner from John Sears in a 2-1 home win over Banstead.        
Following this game, our seventh, stats for the Reserv= es are advised which tie up with exception of Andy Winyard playing in
this game when the stats indicated a missing appearance for John Russell instead. Check scrapbook before amending!
29= /9/83 Epsom move up to second place after this 2-0 win over Met Police.        
8/10/83 Some first teamers are drafted in for the Rese= rves Suburban League Cup tie which they win 3-0 at West Street.
They needed to play local league keeper Barry Smith in goal, while former Epsom player Richard Higgs had to go in
go= al for Whyteleafe as he was nursing an injury!            
11= /10/83 Dorking (A) is p-p for their Vase replay. Played one week later.        
18= /10/83 Richard Strong sent off for retaliation in a 2-0 defeat at Dorking.        
29/10/83 1-0 loss at Kingstonian who finish with ten m= en. Stewart and Winyard both hit the bar as missed chances cost us.
5/= 11/83 Epsom get a good 1-1 draw at Walton Casuals.            
12/11/83 Richard Strong went in goal against Addlestone & Weybridge as Epsom won 3-0 in Surrey Premier Cup.
19/11/83 Former player and future Manager of Reserves Peter Burdett is in goal for Redhill and plays well in a goalless draw.
Following this game I have stats for the first 18 game= s of the season (this was the 18th) and was missing apps for players in
th= e games against Dorking (A) 18/10 and Walton Casuals (A) 5/11. I have calculated = the missing players.    
However, John Sears has ten apps (+5 subs) while prog stats say 9 (+6). As a result, for the sixteen spaces, I have 17 names
a= nd one must have been there instead of Sears if prog stats are right. His stats were right after 7 apps. Check!  
The 17 are Cook, Duffell (2), Jones (2), Kent, McManus (2), Russell, Smith, Stewart (2), Strong, Fitzgerald (2), Palmer, B.Smith= .
I = have allocated 16 for now with John Russell not placed yet.          
There is also 1 sub for Colin Miles which I can alloca= te to the Walton Casuals game as he had been out for a couple of weeks
wi= th a dislocated shoulder.                
2= 6/11/83 Epsom score all six goals in a 4-2 win at Bromley in Suburban League Cup.= Now in QF for first time.  
7/1/84 Epsom draw 2-2 with Woking in the Surrey Premier Cup. Game went into extra time, but no goals were scored.
11/1/84 Epsom lose the replay with Woking to a second = half goal. They now play Banstead or Bae Weybridge (A).
14/1/84 Game played at the Port of London Authority Gr= ound in Redbridge, Essex, but a goal in each half meant that the
ho= sts went through, despite Epsom having an equal amount of the play.        
21/1/84 A clear cut 2-0 win over Hillingdon Borough Reserves puts Epsom into the Suburban League Cup semi-final.
Ro= bin Lewis played after returning from injury, while John Wilkes and Ray Murphy both scored.      
28= /1/84 Horsham (A) is p-p. Pitch was unfit. Waterlogged.          
H= orsham Reserve Manager was Colin Bell and Steve Leighton a former and futurre pl= ayer was in their squad.  
31/1/84 A provisional friendly with Malden Town was arranged for the first team, but as they drew with Addlestone &
Weybridge, they had a replay to deal with, so the plan= was for the Reserves to play them instead this day. In the end
Epsom played Banstead Reserves at home and drew 1-1 wi= th Alan Morton making his first appearance for the club.
4/= 2/84 Tooting & Mitcham (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.            
3/= 3/84 Colin Miles played for Carshalton v Epsom & Ewell this day. We lost 1-0 at = West Street.      
10/3/84 Steve Delaney, Andy Abel and Steve Milton all played for the Reserves this day as Epsom beat Kingstonian
5-= 2 at West Street.                  
24= /3/84 Horsham (H) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
27/3/84 Epsom lose 2-1 at home to Dorking Reserves. Ke= eper Simon Wilkinson is the club's 12th keeper this season!
In= the opposition line up were former players Gary Pike and Marvin Hough.        
Epsom lead early through Alan Webb after 5 minutes but following a clash of heads between Ray Murphy and a Dorking
de= fender that landed both in Epsom hospital, Epsom fell away to lose 2-1.        
31= /3/84 Horsham (H) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
10/4/84 Bromley (H) is not played. This date was provisional anyway. It becomes Leatherhead (A) and Epsom win 3-0.
17/4/84 Fourth win in a row. 3-1 home win over Bromley. The sequence ended on 21/4/84 with a 1-1 draw at home to
Su= tton United, who were already Champions.              
24/4/84 A week later the last match of the season saw a 3-3 draw at home to bottom club Horsham, who had led 3-1.
I have final stats for the season and I have another s= et at 18 games (see above). In the remaining 25 games of the season, there
ar= e 48 names that I am missing in six of the fixtures, and I don't know who played in which.      
They are: Cook (3), Delaney, K.Duffell (4), Harmsworth, Hiscock (2), Jonas (2), Kent (2), McManus (3), Murphy (5), Sears (3),
R= .Smith (2), Stewart (3), Winterhalter (2), Bridgewater, Fitzgerald (4), May, A.Webb, Wilkes (4), Winyard (4).  
Th= ere are also 3 subs missing. They are: Sears, Bridgewater, D.Chapman.        
I also have extra subs to the stats. Neil Andrews has 3 sub apps (stats say 1), and Clive Gartell has 2 (stats say 1).
Youth Paul Duffell Manager                
So= uthern Youth League Position 4th out of 6            
FAYC   Woking   1-5            
IYC   Group Stage              
27= /7/83 Friendly loss 0-7 v Chelsea who scored three in the last three minutes. HT 2-0.      
A lot of youngsters played including future first team= ers Mick Kinnimont, Clive Gartell, Chris Wood and Jamie Stainer.
4= /8/83 Friendly at home to Wimbledon Youth was scratched by the visitors who had eight injured. Never played.  
31= /8/83 Epsom crash out of the FA Youth Cup 5-1 at Woking.          
1= 4/9/83 A 4-0 loss at Redhill was not witnessed by the manager who was preparing for his upcoming wedding.  
28= /9/83 Whyteleafe (A) is not played.              
13= /10/83 A good 2-2 draw was recorded at home to Woking. First point of the season.<= /td>      
27/10/83 A John Wilkes goal ten minutes from time earn= ed Epsom a draw at Croydon in an Isthmian Youth Cup Group
ma= tch. Drew 1-1.                  
25/10/83 and 27/10/83 I have calculated the teams for these two games from the match programme. However, there are two
p= layers outstanding and they could have played in either match. They are Barry Matthews and Richard Smith.  
Th= ere is also one sub appearance missing in either of these games for Gary Richardson.<= /td>      
29= /10/83 Whyteleafe (H) p-p.                
3/11/83 Epsom defeat Sutton 4-1 with stand in keeper C= live Gartell doing well. Andy Winyard had a twice taken penalty saved
in= the first half. Gartell was in goal because McDonald was injured and Olver was unavailable.      
10/11/83 Sutton get a last minute equaliser to ensure = that they draw 2-2 with Epsom. All four teams in this group have
now drawn both of their games but Sutton are top on go= als scored. Future players Neil Robson and Alex Mair play for Sutton.
22/11/83 A 7-1 defeat in the Isthmian Youth Cup Group match. Both teams missed a penalty in the first half, Winyard
for Epsom, and amazingly it was 0-0 after 65 minutes, = but 7-0 before Richard Smith scored a late consolation. R.Francis got
fo= ur for Bromley.                  
29= /11/83 This time Epsom won 7-1, but trailed to an early Whyteleafe goal before leading 6-1 at HT.    
5/= 1/84 SYL game at Sutton is p-p. Waterlogged.            
12/1/84 3-0 down in Isthmian Youth Cup tie, but Epsom = only lost 3-2 at home to Sutton. Neil Robson played again.
25= /1/84 Croydon (A) in Isthmian Youth Cup Group Match is p-p. Waterlogged.        
6/= 2/84 Croydon (A) is not played on this date as originally advised in programme. Moved = back two days.    
8/2/84 Epsom lead 2-0 at Croydon with four minutes lef= t, but had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw. Final group match,
an= d Epsom cannot qualify for the final stages.            
16/2/84 Epsom hand Carshalton their only defeat in the Southern Youth League 2-0, although they did have a player
st= retchered off earlier with a broken leg. Andy Winyard and Mark Bridgewater scored in the second half.    
23= /2/84 Woking (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
1/= 3/84 Lost 4-0 at Sutton. Future player Alex Mair scored for Sutton.          
19= /4/84 Last game of the season was a 1-0 win over Redhill in Southern Youth League.      
The Leatherhead game (H) was never played as they with= drew late in the season after playing only 5 of the 12 matches.
Friendlies     H/A? Score Prog?          
23/07/1983? Southern Railway   2-1   RES Sears, Winyard    
= 27/07/1983 Chelsea Youth H 0-7   YTH       HT 0-2
= 30/07/1983 Fulham   H 0-4 Y     Att 315   HT 0-2
= 02/08/1983 QPR Youth A 0-5   YTH        
= 02/08/1983 Croydon   @KP 0-1 No issue         HT 0-0
= 02/08/1983 Merton   H 3-1   RES Harding (2), Murphy    
= 06/08/1983 Arundel   H 1-2 Y   Harding     HT 0-2
= 09/08/1983 Corinthian Casuals @KP 1-0 No issue   Hill     HT 0-0
= 09/08/1983 Ranelagh     4-1   RES Murphy (2), Spratt, Jonas  
= 11/08/1983 Horsham YMCA   3-2   RES Harding (2, 1 pen), Gerber  
= 13/08/1983 Beckenham Town A 1-0 No issue   Miles     HT 0-0
= 16/08/1983 Frinton Rovers H 1-3   RES Andy Stewart (pen)    
= 18/08/1983 Fulham Youth H 1-2   YTH David Chase   HT 0-0
= 05/10/1983 Wimbledon H 1-0 Y   Lewis     HT 0-0
= 31/01/1984 Banstead Ath H 1-1 No issue RES John Sears   HT 0-1
= 03/04/1984 Redhill   A 4-1                         HT unk
= 10/05/1984 Dorking   A 3-6 Y   Harmsworth, Hill, Milton  
                    HT 0-3