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C O M M E N T S / H I G H L I G H T S
RFL1s 9th out of 24                
FAC Pr rep Corinthian Casuals 1-2            
FAT 2nd Newport County   1-2            
LC Pr Ashford Tn (Middx) 1-4            
SSC 2nd Walton Casuals   0-1            
Ho= me Ground: Banstead Athletic F.C.              
Chairman   Pete Lumm                
Vi= ce-Chairman Derick Hayles                
Manager   Adrian Hill   resigned 8/4/03          
Secretary   Dave Wilson       01372-729817 0207 393-3652 (W)  
Treasurer   Pete Lumm           0208 603-0475 (w)  
AGM?                    
25= /06/02 Training starts                
Ke= vin Lock has not joined the club after his loan spell.            
1= 0/7/02 Newly formed AFC Wimbledon play first friendly at Sutton and lose 4-0 in front = of 4,627. Future Epsom player  
Ni= ck Drew played for Sutton and former Epsom player David Fry played for Wimbledon.=      
1= 4/7/02 Former Epsom legend Johnny Eales dies aged 56. Member of the 75 Vase side, and the first to  
die (probably). He had been present at Epsom's game in April 02 with Tring To= wn.      
24= /7/02 Funeral at St Giles Church in Ashtead - 3pm.            
J= uly 02 New club formed AFC Wimbledon, groundsharing at first with Kingstonian, but eventually taking it over with  
K= 's as tenants. They play their first friendly this month being defeated 4-0 by Sutton United at Gander Green Lane in  
f= ront of 4,657. Epsom ,Sutton and Kingstonian all vote for them to be elected to t= he Ryman League but are outvoted  
an= d they start life in the Combined Counties League where they will spend the next two years.      
Ju= ly 02 Threat that Croydon will fold over unpaid VAT but they survive the order.        
J= uly 02 League minimum admittance charge is 5 so entry will rise from 3. The ex= tra cash we generate will go  
to= wards the Youth Team says Pete Lumm.              
Ju= ly 02 Epsom are drawn at Corinthian Casuals in FA Cup with the winners to visit Met Police or Lancing.    
Ju= ly 02 Epsom are drawn at Fleet Town in the F.A.Trophy. The winners visit Staines Town= who are currently    
gr= oundsharing at Egham while Wheatsheaf Park is redeveloped. They used Walton & Her= sham last year.    
J= uly 02 In Surrey Senior Cup we are at home to Westfield and a home game against Wal= ton Casuals for the winners.  
J= uly 02 Richard Sell has undergone a knee operation, while Andy Nimmo who was out= all season is to have a final  
op= eration on his ankle. Sell should be back in two or three months while Nimmo could be three weeks.    
J= uly 02 Pete Lumm says "I don't expect us to go very far in the Trophy" yet = we end up going to Wales in the end!  
2= 3/7/02 Epsom start season with a 2-1 friendly win over Chessington & Hook at Chalky Lane, with goals from  
H= uckle and Hatton in the first half but Chessington pull one back 8 minutes from tim= e. Epsom programme wrongly  
ad= vises score as 2-0.                  
Ju= ly 02 James Hall no longer being on Reading's horizon.            
J= uly 02 reference to former player Barry Miller, brother of Stuart now playing for Doncaster Rovers. Had been at  
Gi= llingham but now Doncaster Captain.                
Ju= ly 02 Staines Town sign former player Paul Sears.              
27= /7/02 2pm and 4pm friendlies for first and reserve teams against Horsham YMCA at Gorings Mead.    
2= 7/7/02 Micky Owen gets married this day so Epsom are depleted. Kevin Webb and Mark Freeborough. Adrian  
T= oppin was at his sister's wedding, while Dave Hyatt was on holiday and Graham Morris w= as working. Epsom led  
a= fter 58 minutes with an assist from Jefferson Curtis whose long kick was controll= ed and scored by Barry Stevens  
Ho= rsham YMCA equalised after 61 and Huckle was just over the bar at the end.        
3/= 8/02 Friendlies for first and reserve teams at Three Bridges but not to be pla= yed on their main ground.    
3= /8/02 Epsom crumble to a 3-0 loss at Three Bridges. Adrian Hill not too worried about= the score but the performance  
wa= s poor. We will be in trouble if we play like this during the season.          
A= ug 02 Epsom drawn at home to Camberley Town in League Cup. This is wrong and we are actually at home to  
As= hford Town (Mx).                  
10= /8/02 Friendlies for first and reserve teams at Bedfont.            
E= psom win 5-1 to gain a little revenge for their FA Cup horror show last August. Fabio Carpene scored after 6 minutes  
a= nd Simon Hatton's cross was hooked in by Andy Baptiste for Joel Rogers to score af= ter 55. It was 3-0 after 63 with  
a= good strike from Hatton. Bedfont scored on 70 but Kevin Webb scored after 80 with a f= ree kick and a Hatton penalty  
in= the final minute after Hall was fouled completed the scoring.            
13= /8/02 James Hall and an own goal from Abbott make up the scorers in a 2-0 friendly wi= n at Dorking.    
A= ug 02 Adrian Hill says Carshalton or Bognor must be favourites to win the division. He thus predicts the top two!  
Au= g 02 Two new players, Ray Power and Andy Baptiste who is a St Lucia international.      
Au= g 02 future player Leon Raishbrook returns to Corinthian Casuals from Croydon Athleti= c.      
17= /8/02 Debut for my blue Epsom cap! Steve Davies bought it along.          
1= 7/8/02 Tim Smith injured after friendly with Dorking and will be out for a week or t= wo. Papers report it as 2-1.  
1= 7/8/02 Epsom start season with a 1-0 win at Met Police. Nigel Bennett limped off after= ten minutes with a knee  
i= njury, and Ray Power made his debut as a sub. Epsom led on 26 after a half cleared corner was drilled back in by  
B= arry Stevens and it went in, taking a slight deflection off an outstretched defender's foot that was on the line.  
F= abio Carpene also made debut this day coming on for Rogers while Hatton came on for Stevens who had suffered a  
kn= ock on his ankle. Webb was just wide near the end of the game.          
Be= nnett will be out for a while with ligament damage.            
2= 0/8/02 Epsom make it two wins out of two thanks to a great Simon Hatton strike after 68 minutes. Possession was  
j= ust in favour of the visitors but they didn't make much with it, and Hatton's sh= ot from 18 yards would have gone a lot  
f= urther if the net hadn't been there to stop it. Barry Stevens was out for this game= and the next one v Bracknell.  
To= p of the League for first time in twenty two years. Top from 24/8/02 to 23/9/02.      
2= 4/8/02 Epsom finally defeat Bracknell in a home match, as they win 3-2 to go top of the table for the first time since  
1= 980. Epsom are two points clear but conceded after 13 minutes. Epsom were level afte= r 19 after Webb was fouled  
a= nd Hatton scored the penalty. Hall headed in Buckley's corner after 38 and Power's = pass found Webb whose deep  
c= ross was headed in by Huckle. Bracknell pulled one back on 87 but Epsom held on to= win for the first time in ten  
Le= ague attempts.                  
Au= g 02 Marcus Kempster is released by the club but would return in January.        
2= 6/8/02 Performance of the season as Epsom win 3-1 at Worthing. They were one of = the favourites for the title and  
E= psom had won three games before this Bank Holiday Monday game, but Epsom were ahead on= 36 seconds after  
B= arry Stevens cross / shot looped over the keeper. Ninety seconds later it was 2-0 as Stevens again did the hard  
w= ork and his pass left Huckle a close range chance which he scored despite the keeper getting his hands on it.  
W= orthing got one back after 61 but this only made Epsom stronger and Stevens finished calmly with a lob over the  
ke= eper after 74 minutes. Brighton Argus says that "the visitors always looked to = have the greater quality."    
Ep= som have the only 100% record in the Division with four wins.          
Ad= rian Hill not getting carried away though.              
3= 1/8/02 Epsom draw 1-1 at Corinthian Casuals in this FA Cup tie. Former Epsom Youth pla= yer John Russell-Smith  
h= it the bar in the first half, but Epsom led after 48 when Buckley's cross was headed= in by Huckle. However, future  
Ep= som player Leon Raishbrook equalised after 74 minutes.            
3= /9/02 Replay is lost 2-1 at Merland Rise. Nasty game involved two sending offs after 20 minutes. Sohiby was  
s= ent off for hitting Lee Dooley but Adrian Toppin retaliated and also saw red. Epsom should have led after 30 when  
S= tevens brilliant run was ended in a foul but Hatton mispen (SAVE). Then James Ha= ll limped off just before half time=  
a= nd Casuals hit the bar. They took the lead after 56 and scored again after 73. Graham Morris pulled one back after  
7= 6 but a late rally came to nothing. Kevin Webb's brother Mark, a former Epsom Reserve = team player came on for  
Ca= suals in the second half.                
Se= pt 02 James Hall will be out for three matches injured. Adam Stones steps in for these games.    
7= /9/02 Epsom make it five League wins out of five with a 3-0 win over Chertsey Town at Merland Rise. They were  
b= ottom and without a point and Huckle hit a post early. Epsom led after 37 when Roge= rs hooked in from a Huckle  
k= nock back. Power made the game safe after 87 with a penalty for a foul by Webb and a= fter 89 Toppin scored with a  
l= ow drive. Andy Baptiste first team debut. Appeared promising but would only ever ma= ke two sub appearances.  
1= 1/9/02 Epsom drop their first League points in a 0-0 draw at Croydon. Epsom had the be= st of the very limited  
c= hances in this poor game. Adrian Hill calls our performance "dreadful". "We haven't played like that for months" he  
ad= ded. No real programme produced, just a team sheet.            
1= 4/9/02 Epsom have a free Saturday after their FA Cup defeat and some fringe players wi= ll e used against Westfield  
i= n the Surrey Senior Cup. Hill says "I'm not really interested in the competition = as my main aim is to establish  
o= urselves as a Division One side this year". He has one eye on the next League ma= tch against Leatherhead.  
Se= pt 02 future player Matt Fowler is with Sutton United this season.          
1= 7/9/02 Epsom edge past Westfield in Surrey Senior Cup 4-2 at Merland Rise. Bennett, Dooley, Hall all injured and  
B= arry Stevens was away, but Andy Nimmo returned after 14 months out having played 70 minutes for the Reserves.  
H= e was not expecting to return so quickly but had to come on after 17 minutes for the injured Adam Stones. Epsom  
l= ed after 25 when Power converted a Hatton cross but Westfield were level a minute lat= er. Epsom went ahead again  
a= fter 48 as Hatton took advantage of former Leatherhead legend John Cassidy's slip and chipped the keeper and  
E= psom looked in charge, but Freeborough's own goal after 65 made it level again. Power= got his second after 76 with  
Jo= el Rogers wrapping things up in the final minute.              
A= drian Toppin suspended for three matches starting with the Leatherhead game on 21/9/02= but Hill is hoping that  
Ja= mes Hall will return. He does.                
21= /9/02 Papers say it is James Hall's 200th appearance but it is only 196.          
2= 1/9/02 Epsom defeat Leatherhead 2-1 at Merland Rise in a game blighted by two terrible refereeing decisions.  
E= psom do most of the work in the first half but the visitors get stronger in the second. Epsom lead after 54 on a  
b= reakaway with Webb's finish deceiving the keeper Julian Gray. A soft penalty equal= iser after 68 when a Leatherhead  
p= layer ran into Power and fell over. Former and future pro Alex Inglethorpe scored f= rom the spot. Game boiled over in  
t= he last twenty minutes with seven yellow cards. On 87 Epsom got a penalty of their own when a Stevens cross  
d= eflected off a player's foot onto his arm. Another poor decision and Power scored the winner from the spot. Three  
bo= okings for Epsom; Webb, Stevens and Hatton.              
2= 3/9/02 Battle of Colston Avenue. Top of the table match saw Epsom relinquish top spot in a 2-0 defeat to Carshalton  
o= n a Monday night. Nasty game which resulted in the Carshalton manager Graham Roberts branding the Epsom  
p= layers as "a disgrace to football" Of all the players to throw that accusation out...!! Generally admitted that this was  
t= he day when Adrian Hill lost his appetite for the job. This incident would have at le= ast a partial bearing on his  
de= cision to retire at the end of the season.              
G= raham Roberts continues, "I can't believe they were top of the league. They can't have played anyone good yet and  
mu= st be up there by force." A typical ignorant and over reaction comment.          
2= 3/9/02 Lee Dooley and Kevin Webb were sent off in a match that left the home side wi= th two serious injuries. The  
h= ome side also had a man off. Dave Hyatt had a fine game but was at fault for the f= irst goal which was a soft shot  
t= hat went straight through him after 40 minutes. Dooley went for two bookable challenges while Hyatt was booked for  
a= challenge that left a home player with some serious knee damage. Not long afterwards another home player suffered  
a= broken ankle and Carshalton scored against the ten men after 70 minutes. Then th= ey had a player sent off for  
r= etaliation to Dooley's challenge before Webb went for a second bookable challenge. Carshalton report advises "some  
o= f the worst tackles seen at Colston Avenue for a long time." Totally out of character for our boys with the possible  
e= xception of Dooley who would receive his own punishment later in the season. Second h= alf delayed while waiting for  
am= bulances to arrive.                  
S= ep 02 Bulletin advises that Andy Oswald is released by the club but I have no record of anyone by that name.  
28= /9/02 Walton & Hersham (A) is p-p as they are still in the FA Cup. Rearranged for 5/11/02.      
2= 8/9/02 Friendly at Farnham is won 5-0. Kevin Webb scored twice with goals from Nimmo, Stevens and Huckle.  
Se= pt 02 future player Jamie Goodwin is with Corinthian Casuals this season.        
1= /10/02 Epsom draw 1-1 at home to Horsham. James Hall shot over the keeper but was wide. However the keeper  
h= ad collided with Hall and the ref gave a penalty which Paul Bunter scored after 28 minutes, but a long throw did the  
da= mage after 84 minutes as we conceded an equaliser. Fair result though.          
Th= e draw puts Epsom back on top of the table although Carshalton have a game in hand.      
O= ct 02 Paul Bunter rejoins the club and Andy Baptiste is released after time keeping issues travelling from Peckham.  
Oc= t 02 Robbie Burns joins Walton Casuals from C&H            
5= /10/02 Epsom travel to Fleet Town for an FA Trophy tie not long after the two teams had met there in the Vase (2000).  
T= he Blues were the better side and led after 25 minutes when Stevens picked out Joel Rogers who headed the cross  
i= n, but Fleet equalised after 47 with a drive from distance. Right at the end though Stevens missed an open goal  
from 15 yards as he chipped the ball over the bar. No extra time in Trophy games so a replay is required on Wednesday.
8/= 10/02 Walton & Hersham (A) is p-p for the FA Trophy replay against Fleet. Rearrang= ed for 5/11/02.    
9= /10/02 James Hall and Simon Huckle scored to ease Epsom through this replay against Fl= eet by a 2-0 scoreline. It  
s= ome way short of recent performances, and they were missing Kevin Webb and Lee Do= oley who were suspended.  
Hall scored after 17 minutes and Huckle had a goal disallowed soon after but netted anyway after 57 with a delicate lob.
Ep= som travel to Egham to meet groundsharing Staines Town in the next round.        
9= /10/02 We were also missing Nigel Bennett and Jamie Buckley through injury, while J= oel Rogers was away and Paul  
Bu= nter was ineligible.                  
Oc= t 02 former keeper Robert Frankland is at Croydon Athletic this season. Has been ther= e a while.    
Oc= t 02 former player Marcus Kempster joins Carshalton Athletic.          
Oc= t 02 Mapo Otite is released by the club.              
O= ct 02 Jamie Sinclair leaves for Redhill. Already there are Paul Whitthread and Rossi Hartigan, all former Epsom.  
r= eported 11/10/02 Former player George Smith is currently at Pease Pottage Village= in Sussex Division 3 and is 35.  
H= owever, this day his 14 year old son also played in this 8-0 win over Ifield. His son replaced him on the field.  
1= 2/10/02 Epsom's unbeaten run at home goes on with a fine 1-1 draw with Bognor Reg= is. Bognor mispen (POST) after  
H= yatt had fouled the Bognor player after 28 minutes but they led after 46. Fortunat= ely we were back level within a  
m= inute when Huckle equalised with a swerving shot from 25 yards. Dooley and Webb retu= rned from their one game  
su= spensions picked up against Carshalton.              
1= 5/10/02 Disappointment at King George's Fields as Corinthian Casuals defeat us 1-= 0. Future Epsom player Jamie  
G= oodwin scored after 28 minutes when he forced the ball over the line following a scramble. Epsom had the better  
c= hances before that but Casuals also hit a post in the second half. They also had= a player sent off after 80 for pushing  
Le= e Dooley but Epsom couldn't threaten further. Epsom are no longer top.          
15= /10/02 Former Epsom players Paul Whitthread and Jamie Sinclair are at Redhill.        
1= 9/10/02 Epsom lead early at Mayfields where Croydon Athletic won every home league game last year, but the game  
f= inishes level at 1-1. Athletic had many injuries including former players Tony Quinton and Robert Frankland. Kevin  
W= ebb's free kick was headed back in by Huckle for James Hall to score after just 90 seconds, but Croydon were level<= /td>  
a= fter 6 minutes and Epsom did not take their chances and paid the price with two dropped points. Also Adrian Toppin  
w= as booked for dissent while Webb was lucky to stay on the pitch after an awful challenge got him a yellow card too,  
w= hile Lee Dooley also got booked later on. Epsom were unchanged for the third strai= ght game, but are looking jaded.  
22= /10/02 Egham (H) is moved for Epsom's Surrey Senior Cup tie with Walton Casuals.      
2= 3/10/02 A first half goal is enough for Walton Casuals to dump Epsom out of the Sur= rey Senior Cup at Merland Rise.  
O= ct 02 Before Epsom's two matches against Ashford Town (Mx) Adrian Hill says he is not interested in the cups and  
will play his strongest side in the League match and w= ill play people who have not had regular games in the League cup
ti= e. It shows.                  
Oc= t 02 former loan player Kevin Lock is released by Banstead Athletic. He joins Carshal= ton Athletic.    
2= 6/10/02 A three goal first half burst sees Epsom through to a comfortable 3-0 League win over Ashford. Epsom led  
a= fter 27 when Huckle knocked the ball back for Barry Stevens to score with a low shot. Three minutes later Stevens  
w= as put through by Graham Morris and although his shot was saved, he was first to= the loose ball and rolled it in to the  
e= mpty net. It was 3-0 on 44 minutes when Webb bundled in a Huckle cross. We nearly got a fourth early in the second  
ha= lf but eased up a little.                
3= 0/10/02 Ashford got revenge in this League Cup tie with a 4-1 win after the teams were level at half time. Huckle and  
S= tevens were on the bench for this game and should have been ahead after 7 minutes when Rogers blazed over. Dave  
Hyatt 350th appearance say papers but it was actually = 347. Ashford led soon after Rogers miss, but Epsom were back
l= evel soon after when Rogers drilled home from the edge of the area. However, they w= ere behind again and then got  
ca= ught on the break with Hall conceding an own goal before a late penalty sent the visi= tors through.    
Mark Freeborough and Kevin Webb had also been rested f= or this game, but apart from Adam Stones, the replacements
w= ere all regulars. Adrian Hill is unhappy with the performance despite sending out= a weakened side and felt they lost=  
th= eir discipline.                  
2= /11/02 Substitute Richard Ingham (19) took the plaudits with a second half winner after coming off the bench to defeat  
S= taines Town at Egham's Tempest Road ground. It was deserved and Staines should have h= ad a player sent off in the  
opening minute as Barry Stevens was through on goal but was tripped from behind, but the referee decided that a yellow
c= ard was sufficient. Poor. Staines then went ahead after 51 minutes and former Eps= om player Paul Sears cleared the  
d= anger as Epsom pressed. After 59 minutes though Hall powered in a fine header from= a corner and Toppin's header  
f= ound Ingham who controlled and struck a fierce shot for the winner after 66 minutes. = He had only been on the field  
f= or three minutes. Staines nearly equalised right at the end, but Epsom held on and= the draw for the next round was  
k= ind, sending Epsom to play Newport County at Spytty Park in Wales, at the time the thi= rd longest journey at 137  
mi= les in the club's history.                
No= v 02 future player Tommy Moorhouse is released by Molesey.          
Nov 02 former player Nigel Webb is released by Carshal= ton Athletic. He joins brother Tony at Tooting & Mitcham United.
No= v 02 M.Otite leaves for Fisher                
No= v 02 R.Rockfeller joins Beaconsfield from Maidenhead            
5= /11/02 Dull goalless draw at Stompond Lane only enlivened by the fireworks surrounding the ground. Ingham came in  
f= or the injured Stevens (hamstring) but the game was one of few chances although = Hall was just over with a header in  
t= he first minute. Rogers had a goal disallowed near the end but in injury time a Wa= lton player was clean through but  
sc= uffed his shot horribly wide. We would not be so fortunate on our next visit in 200= 3.        
9= /11/02 The great escape. Epsom trailed at Whyteleafe after 39 minutes, and Hall hit = the bar after 55 minutes before  
s= coring a second goal on 90 minutes. The keeper turned to us behind the goal and sa= id "game over", but in injury time  
Epsom scored twice to secure a point. Firstly Webb sco= red after Huckle's shot had been well saved, and then Webb hit
the post and the ball came back out to Tim Smith who smashed the ball in after four minutes of injury time. The referee
bl= ew the whistle for full time straight afterwards.              
No= v 02 former player Warren Burton transfers from Hampton & Richmond Borough to Lew= es.      
1= 2/11/02 Epsom lose 4-3 at Windsor & Eton in midweek with two late goals at the end of the game for the second  
s= traight match, but they are well beaten. Jefferson Curtis makes his debut in goal= for the injured Hyatt, but despite  
m= aking a good save after 10 minutes the loose ball was turned in for the opening goal. Epsom equalised after 19  
through Rogers who finished off a clever Ingham pass. However Windsor went ahead again on 31 and then further ahead
a= fter 58 and 61 but the Blues fought back and Webb scored with a great 20 yard free ki= ck right into the top corner at  
p= ace and after having shouts for a penalty denied near the end, we earned one in injury time after a foul on Rogers,  
w= hich Bunter scored, but the final whistle came straight after an Epsom goal for the second game in a row. Toppin  
booked for kicking the ball away and will now serve a = one game suspension against Dulwich Hamlet for his fifth booking.
1= 6/11/02 Lewes had just beaten Chertsey 7-0 and did the same to end Epsom's unbeat= en home record with a crash.  
There was also some desperately bad refereeing, which bordered on bias. Epsom were only 2-0 down at half time, but in
t= he second half it went really bad. Kevin Webb was suspended but Barry Stevens had returned after a hamstring injury.  
L= ee Dooley was sent off for two bookable offences and there was a particular moment = when we had a free kick which  
o= ur player moved about a yard towards his team mate for him to take it. As the player picked it up to position it for the  
fr= ee kick, the referee blew for handball! Very bizarre decision. Six different scorers p= lus a Tim Smith o.g.    
N= ov 02 Following the Lewes game Adrian Hill reminds his team about losing their discipline, bearing in mind the earlier  
ma= tch at Carshalton.                  
2= 3/11/02 Epsom have to settle for a point at Ashford Town (Mx) largely due to an e= asy miss from Simon Huckle when  
h= e rolled a chance wide of an open goal from twelve yards when we were a goal up. Ash= ford had been beaten 8-0 the  
w= eek before by Bognor. Kevin Espinosa replaced Jeff Curtis in goal while Webb had completed his one match ban and<= /td>  
r= eturned to the team. Epsom led after 20 from a thundering James Hall header and there were chances at both ends,  
b= ut after Huckle's miss on 85 minutes Ashford equalised almost straight from their = free kick through former Sheffield  
Un= ited player Davidson.                
No= v 02 Chris Barnes and Craig Dunne leave for Dorking. Barnes would return one day.        
2= 6/11/02 Pulsating game at Merland Rise as Dulwich Hamlet led 2-0 and 3-1 but Epsom recovered to draw 3-3.  
N= igel Bennett had come in for injured Mark Freeborough while Andy Nimmo replaced Lee Do= oley and Jamie Buckley  
returned from injury in place of suspended Adrian Topp= in. However a poor Bennett clearance let the visitors in for the first
g= oal on 5 minutes and it was 2-0 after 18 from a corner that we flicked on ourselve= s! We pulled one back after 37 with  
a= nother header by James Hall from a corner, but on 43 minutes the Dulwich substit= ute scored from 25 yards. Buckley  
then found Stevens after 63 minutes and his pass was converted by Huckle and three minutes later we were level when
W= ebb headed home a Stevens cross and as Hill went for the win Ingham came on for Roge= rs but we couldn't take the  
ha= lf chances that came our way and had to settle for the point despite finishing the stronger of the sides.    
30= /11/02 Epsom's game at Tooting & Mitcham is p-p for the FA Trophy tie. Rearranged for 7/1/03.    
3= 0/11/02 Epsom travelled to Wales for the first ever time and were unlucky to lose= 2-1 to a goal two minutes from time<= /td>  
i= n the streaming rain at Spytty Park, Newport County's new ground after Somerton Park the old League venue was  
demolished. Epsom deserved a replay despite missing Lee Dooley who started a two match suspension and Dave Hyatt
r= emained out with his hip injury and Mark Freeborough's knee was not up to the task. Newport went ahead after 19  
with a good low curling strike and they created most of the chances before Epsom equalised on 41 when Barry Stevens
tucked the ball away at the far post from Huckle's ball in. Ingham replaced Rogers and we began to look the better of the
s= ides before a header was looped over Espinosa. Very harsh. Newport were the division above us at the time in the  
S= outhern League and their Manager was Peter Nicholas the former Palace and Arsenal player who was a Welsh  
In= ternational born in Newport. Clean game with no bookings despite the weather.        
N= ov 02 Adrian Hill still says that staying up is the only priority. Just as well as Eps= om are now out of all cups.  
De= c 02 former player Warren Burton is released by Lewes. He joins Molesey.        
De= c 02 Robbie Burns joins AFC Wimbledon from Walton Casuals          
De= c 02 Nick Ktorou joins from Walton Casuals              
De= c 02 Micky Hudson joins from Cor Cas              
De= c 02 P.Doyle joins from Cor Cas                
De= c 02 Jamie Reive joins Walton Casuals from Chipstead            
7= /12/02 Lee Dooley and Tim Smith are missing as Bromley win 2-1 at Merland Rise with a winner six minutes from  
t= ime. Mark Freeborough returned to the defence with Bennett moving into Smith's right back slot. Bromley were ahead  
a= fter 24 minutes but equalised through Rogers who converted Stevens cross after 70 minutes before the sad ending.  
Ha= ll had also had a goal disallowed after 49 for an alleged foul on the keeper.        
10= /12/02 Egham (H) is p-p.                
14/12/02 First win in nine matches for Epsom as they completed a double over Met Police by 1-0 again as was the case
b= ack in August. However, they should have won by more. Former player Aaron Philli= ps played for Met Police. Finally  
E= psom took the lead after 71 minutes when Tim Smith sent Stevens off down the right.= He beat two players and his  
curling cross was rammed in at the far post by Huckle. Stevens nearly scored a few minutes later. Lee Dooley came on
as= substitute after his suspension had ended.              
De= c 02 Simon Hatton transfers from Epsom to Dorking.            
De= c 02 future player Matt Fowler is with Sutton United this season.          
21/12/02 Staines Town (A) is p-p at Egham. The winter weather ensures that we will play at Staines' redeveloped ground in March= .
2= 6/12/02 Banstead Ath (H) is p-p. Rearranged for 14/01/03. Same programme issued f= or the rearranged match with  
an insert.                   
28= /12/02 Bracknell Town (A) is p-p.                
1/= 1/03 Molesey (A) is p-p.                
4/= 1/03 Worthing (H) is p-p due to flooding following a thaw. Programme not produ= ced.        
7= /1/03 Tooting & M (A) was p-p for a frozen pitch. Prog Y. Everyone travelled over despite the chances of play being nil.  
Ja= n 03 Marcus Kempster is released by Carshalton Athletic. He rejoins Epsom & Ewell= .      
Ja= n 03 future player Barry Seal is released by Carshalton Athletic.          
Ja= n 03 former player Danny Arkwright transfers from Whyteleafe to Corinthian Casuals.      
Ja= n 03 Jamie Reeve joins Walton Casuals from Chipstead            
Ja= n 03 former player Warren Burton returns to Lewes from Molesey.          
11= /1/03 Corinthian Casuals (H) is p-p. Prog was not produced.            
Ja= n 03 currently training at Court Rec in Epsom.              
J= an 03 Adrian Hill is hoping to get Richard Sell back from a knee injury within a month. "It would be like getting a=  
new player" says Hill.                  
1= 4/1/03 Banstead beat Epsom for the first time since 1975 with a 3-1 victory in Epsom's home game. It was Epsom's  
fi= rst game since 14/12/02 and Banstead were worthy winners, leading after 12 minutes= on a windy day.    
H= owever, Epsom equalised midway through the first half with a Barry Stevens effort from 25 yards which was scuffed<= /td>  
a= nd embarrassed the keeper by going in. Banstead retook the lead on 51 with a shot from distance into the top corner<= /span>  
a= nd scored a third in the last couple of minutes. By this time Epsom were down to ten = men after a horrible challenge  
from Lee Dooley on the keeper earned a straight red ca= rd. Huckle was also booked and this was his fifth card so will be
s= uspended for the game at Bracknell on 28/1/03. See programme comments about postponed = game on 26/12/02.  
J= an 03 Following the Banstead game Epsom cancel the contract with Lee Dooley and release him from the club. It was  
h= is third sending off of the season and it was a nasty one too, I recall, two-foote= d on the keeper for no real reason.  
1= 8/1/03 An improved performance at high flying Bognor Regis, but Bognor broke through from a 67th minute penalty,  
and Epsom conceded twice more to lose 3-0. Dave Hyatt returned from injury, while Tim Smith came in for the departed
D= ooley and Ray Power returned to the line up ahead of Buckley. Richard Ingham replac= ed Joel Rogers up front.  
F= reeborough limped off after 47 with Andy Nimmo coming on at right back and Tim Smith moving to the unfamiliar  
c= entre half position which didn't help. Hall conceded the penalty though. After 72 Ep= som thought they had scored after  
B= uckley's free kick went in from over fifty yards, but it was from an indirect free kick so was disallowed! Further goals  
fo= llowed on 77 and 85 to leave a flattering score line.              
21= /1/03 Friendly at Hailsham p-p.                
Ja= n 03 Adrian Hill not concerned about Epsom's away form.            
2= 5/1/03 A third minute goal from Adrian Toppin was all that was required for Epsom = to defeat Croydon Athletic at  
M= erland Rise with his shot going in via a defender's foot and the post. Former player = Tony Quinton played for Croydon  
A= thletic but was injured midway through the game and had to be substituted. Matt Sincl= air came in for Mark  
Fr= eeborough and played well. Marcus Kempster returned from Carshalton and came on as a substitute.    
Ja= n 03 Isthmian League negotiated a three year extension to its deal with Ryman worth 400k.      
2= 8/1/03 Epsom always win at Bracknell, and won 3-0 at Larges Lane for their fourth stra= ight win there. Club says  
G= raham Morris made his 600th appearance. They are right. No one else in club history had ever reached this figure.  
F= reeborough, T.Smith, and Huckle were all missing so Marcus Kempster came in. and we l= ed after 83 seconds when  
H= all headed in Webb's free kick. Then Toppin headed in Buckley's deep cross from an a= cute angle not long after.  
B= racknell hit woodwork four times in first half injury time! Webb was felled in the box= on 76 and Nimmo scored  
fr= om the spot. Hyatt played really well and made a number of saves. First away win in ni= ne games.    
K= empster has returned from a spell at Carshalton. Luke Jones has joined Redhill. Barry Stevens and Kevin Webb  
st= ruggling with injury and could do with the Egham game being off.          
Jan 03 former player Robin Lewis resigns coaching posi= tion at Hampton & Richmond Borrough due to work commitments.
1/= 2/03 Egham (A) is p-p. Weather related. Rearranged to 15th April.          
Fe= b 03 Freeborough out with injury but Adrian Hill says that Matt Sinclair is playing well.      
Fe= b 03 future keeper Paul Borg moves temporarily to Banstead Athletic from Carshalton Athletic.      
Fe= b 03 former player Warren Burton transfers once again from Lewes to Molesey.        
Fe= b 03 C.Dunne joins W & H                
Fe= b 03 Andy Davidson joins from Corinthian Casuals            
4/2/03 Epsom win away again, this time 1-0 at Molesey = to complete a League double. Kevin Webb scored the only goal
E= psom scored after 17 minutes from an Ingham cross reached Huckle whose shot was block= ed but Webb finished off  
t= he loose ball. Hall hit the post on 81 but Epsom still won comfortably. It was our first ever League win at Walton Road.  
W= ebb was involved in a serious car accident with an alleged drunk driver half way = up Walton Road on the way  
home. He needed to be cut out of his car after a van toppled onto his bonnet but still wanted to play on Saturday, which
h= e would. New Manager syndrome does not work this time as this was Ian Hazel's first ga= me in charge of Molesey.  
8= /2/03 An entertaining game but Carshalton win easily 4-1 at Merland Rise. We went behind after 23 minutes and  
e= xtended their lead on the hour and it was 3-0 after 76. Hall headed in from a free kick soon after but a free kick in  
in= jury time restored the three goal advantage.              
Feb 03 former player Martyn Spong is referred to as a former Brentford and Staines player and is now helping to run the Staines
academy.                    
Fe= b 03 former Epsom Reserve played Craig Dunne is released by Dorking.          
Fe= b 03 future keeper Matt Sargeant is released by Kingstonian.            
11= /2/03 Egham (H) is p-p. Waterlogged. No programme produced.          
1= 5/2/03 Epsom secure a hard earned point at Fetcham Grove. We conceded after 12 minutes from a poor Hyatt  
clearance and they hit the bar not long afterwards. Al= ex Inglethorpe the former and future professional mispen (WIDE) on
2= 8 minutes after he hit the bar not long afterwards. We equalised on 34 from Ray Pow= er's cross to Barry Stevens  
w= hose shot beat former Camberley keeper Justin Gray. After 71 Hyatt retaliated to receiving an elbow but the referee  
only saw the retaliation and awarded the penalty, book= ing Hyatt in the process. This time Ali Chabaan took the penalty
w= hich was (SAVED) by Hyatt and Inglethorpe hit the bar again near the end. Not a gr= eat Epsom performance.  
Fu= ture player Alex McKay was the Leatherhead scorer.            
17/2/03 Epsom lose friendly at Hampton & Richmond Borough 2-1 after leading through Kevin Webb after 7 minutes. Their goals
we= re after 23 and 85 following defensive mistakes.              
2= 2/2/03 Walton are defeated 1-0 thanks to Huckle's eighth goal of the season. Few clear cut chances but Epsom were  
m= ore positive and deserved the win which arrived following the goal in the 63rd minute.= A scramble resulted in the loose  
b= all going to Graham Morris who found Huckle who scored with a low drive and his close range header was kept  
ou= t in the final minutes.                
Fe= b 03 future player Mazin Ahmad is released by Molesey.            
F= eb 03 Adrian Hill's team have some tough games coming up against Lewes, Horsham, Tooti= ng & Mitcham and  
Staines and warns that if teams take his side lightly they will come unstuck. He sets a targ= et of four points from these
ga= mes which as it turns out is what they will get.              
Feb 03 James Hall and Tim Smith suspended for Tooting & M. Smith misses one game while Hall misses three games.
Fe= b 03 former keeper Trevor Jones transfers from Corinthian Casuals to Kingstonian.        
Fe= b 03 future player Adam Broomhead is currently with Dorking.          
Ma= r 03 R.Rockfeller joins Brook House from Beaconsfield            
1= /3/03 Epsom lose 2-1 at Horsham to a last minute winner. Epsom were the better side throughout the second half.  
W= e went behind when James Hall scored an own goal with his head after 28 minutes = but he scored at the other end  
j= ust before half time as he lashed the ball home after Joel Rogers shot was blocked. Freeborough still injured and  
S= inclair had flu. Webb had a goal disallowed in the second half while Kempster and Top= pin were both wide with shots.  
4= /3/03 Epsom bounce back to win 4-3 in a wild game in their first visit to Tooting &am= p; Mitcham's new Imperial Fields  
ground. A Richard Ingham goal in the final minute clin= ched the points after we had conceded three times from distance.
T= he hosts led after 14 but equalised after 20 when Kevin Webb smashed a loose ball past former Epsom keeper Tony  
W= ebb. We went behind again on 30 with a free kick that went through our wall but we were level again after 40 when  
B= uckley's cross was driven home by Webb again at the far post. We then led right on half time as Ingham's shot was  
h= alf saved but Rogers scored from the rebound. We were pulled back again after 66 minutes but then with four minutes  
re= maining Webb was sent off for retaliation. Ingham's winner came after Huckle's shot was blocked.    
I= believe Webb received a second yellow card as opposed to a straight red. Future E= psom player Steve Symes played  
fo= r Tooting & Mitcham. Kevin Webb 200th appearance.            
8/3/03 Epsom lose a close match 1-0 at Lewes in a scra= ppy game. Lewes secured their first win in nine matches, a run
w= hich ultimately ensured that they would miss out on promotion on goal differen= ce. Tim Smith came in for the injured  
A= ndy Nimmo and Lewes had a goal disallowed after just 3 minutes for offside. Stevens= was narrowly wide but we  
c= onceded after 18 as the ball was bundled in from a free kick. Erratic refereeing display and Webb and Huckle were=  
b= oth cautioned for dissent. Nigel Bennett nearly scored an own goal when his clearance was sliced onto a post.  
Ma= r 03 Chris Barnes returns to the club from Dorking.            
Ma= r 03 future player Tommy Moorhouse transfers from Molesey to Walton & Hersham.      
1= 1/3/03 Epsom are the first midweek opponents for Staines Town at their newly created ground at Wheatsheaf Lane. It  
had been completely modernised with the construction o= f an enormous health club on the side of the original grandstand
w= hich was removed and replaced with a newer version. Over a thousand had been prese= nt for their first game against  
C= arshalton but only 186 were present here. = An impressive second half display ensured that we took a 2-2 draw out of  
t= he match. We were unchanged from the Lewes game but conceded with Staines' first attack after 13 minutes. In the  
s= econd half Mat Sinclair had a point blank header saved but we finally equalised afte= r 71 minutes when Tim Smith  
scored with a swerving drive from 30 yards. Immediately though we conceded again but Rogers earned a point when he
sp= otted the keeper off his line and lobbed him from 25 yards.. Huckle then grazed a p= ost near the end.    
M= arch 03 James Hall returns from his suspension but Freeborough, Power and Nimmo a= re all injured. Adrian Hill is  
h= appy to try out youngsters like Marcus Kempster, Richard Ingham and Nick Williams to = see how good they are.  
1= 5/3/03 After playing well against some of the better sides recently we slipped up 3-1 = at home to Whyteleafe as they  
s= cored two goals in the last four minutes. James Hall returned but this was the only change from the Tuesday draw at  
S= taines. We led after 55 when Hall headed home his tenth goal of the season from a curling Webb free kick.  
W= hyteleafe were level eight minutes later though after a Hyatt handling error. Richa= rd Sell came on for his first game in  
al= most exactly a year and Toppin and Rogers missed chances before the late Whyteleafe go= als.      
1= 8/3/03 Epsom reach Adrian Hill's target figure of 50 points with a goalless draw at ho= me to Corinthian Casuals. Ada  
n= ow sets a new target to enjoy it and try to reach 60 points. We will eventually rea= ch 69! Richard Sell played the full=  
9= 0 minutes but Andy Nimmo is out with a chipped bone and Freeborough and Buckley will remain out. Kevin Webb is  
su= spended for three games. The Casuals game was a dull one with little incident.        
2= 2/3/03 Epsom are still unable to win at Dulwich for the first time since 1931 and conc= ede a second minute goal.  
S= tevens had a shot blocked onto the bar while Toppin headed wide. Unfortunately Sell li= mped off at half time to be  
r= eplaced by Buckley. We went further behind on 62 but Rogers headed the ball through = to Huckle who was then  
d= ragged back by a defender. Morris scored the penalty after 77 but the defender should have been sent off and we  
co= nceded again two minutes later.                
M= ar 03 Sell is out again while Tim Smith and Joel Rogers also miss out but Freeboroug= h is back in contention after  
co= ming through a training session.                
29/3/03 "Four-Midtable" performance say pape= rs as Epsom win first game in six by four clear goals over Windsor & Eto= n
a= t Merland Rise. Huckle and Toppin hit the woodwork with a shot early on and it was = no surprise when we went ahead  
on 29 after a great run and shot from Stevens. Rogers extended the lead within ten seconds of the restart from Stevens'
cross and we went further ahead on 50 when Rogers sent Toppin clear and he finished with a neat flick over the keeper.
I= t was 4-0 after 61 when Stevens ran at goal but was robbed just outside the box. The loose ball fell to Toppin whose=  
s= hot cannoned off the post and straight back to him to finish off! He then hit the bar = with another header. Total  
do= mination. Windsor had reached the last 16 of the FA Trophy in February.        
1= /4/03 A Marcus Kempster goal is enough for Epsom to defeat Egham and we are mathematically safe, although it=  
ha= dn't really been an issue for a while. He scored in the second half.          
5/4/03 Webb returns from suspension but is only on the bench as Hill sticks with a winning team and they respond with
a= 4-0 win over Croydon at Merland Rise. We led after 28 when Kempster headed in a B= arry Stevens cross and  
d= ominated the rest of the game. Hall had an effort disallowed for handball when he met = the ball at the far post with his  
c= hest and definitely NOT his hand which the linesman flagged for. However we extend= ed the lead on 36 when Huckle's  
s= hot was blocked to Kempster who scored again. Huckle created the third after 59 f= or Adrian Toppin and Buckley  
dr= ove in a free kick after 68. Game ended on a sad note as a Croydon player required= an ambulance for    
su= spected broken ribs. As it turned out they were just bruised.            
8= /4/03 Kevin Webb, Freeborough and Rogers all came back into the side and we started sluggishly, falling behind after=  
1= 4 minutes and were two down soon afterwards. After 42 minutes Hyatt collapsed after taking a goal kick and had to  
b= e replaced but with no sub keeper Huckle came on and Webb went in goal. Two goals in quick succession ten  
m= inutes into the second half put the game well out of reach although Morris smashed ho= me a penalty after Kempster  
ha= d been fouled but the visitors scored a fifth near the end.            
After the game it transpires that Hyatt's injury was a piece of floating bone that had become detached. Keyhole surgery will sol= ve it.
A= drian Hill announces his intention to retire following this game. He was originally leaving at the end of the  
s= eason, but as the club are doing well he chooses to go early and he is replaced by B= arry Barnes with  
Mi= ck Stratford as Assistant                
OF= FICIAL PRESS RELEASE:                
Manager Adrian Hill has informed Epsom & Ewell F.C= . of his intention to retire from the manager's position. With the
club gaining promotion to Division One South last seas= on and consolidating their position this term, Hill has decided to
st= ep down at the end of the season.                
Hill informed the Epsom players of his decision after = the Worthing game tonight (Tuesday) at the same time informing
them that his replacement would be Barry Barnes, Epsom= 's coach for the past three seasons. Barnes has brought in
former Epsom player Mick Stratford as = his coach.            
Hill (57) has been in charge since Ricky Kidd's depart= ure in March 1990, having previously been in charge from
1982-1985, during which time he steered Epsom into the Premier Division, as well as making 136 1st XI appearances for
Ep= som earlier in his career.                
Epsom & Ewell F.C. wish to officially place on rec= ord their immense thanks to Adrian, for his sterling work over the
years, a highly respected and popular figure at the cl= ub, he fully intends to remain with the club, to assist in any
ca= pacity that is required.                
1= 2/4/03 Epsom travel to relegated Chertsey and complete a double with their second 3-0 = win of the season against  
t= hem. Epsom never gave them time to settle and led after 30 when Toppin volleyed home Buckley's free kick and  
Kempster got on the end of a Toppin pass to score after 42. Espinosa made a point blank save early in the second half
a= nd Bennett headed the ball off the line but we scored a third after 64 through Hall whose looping header was his  
eleventh of the season and he nearly got another near = the end as one header was saved and another headed off the line.
Es= pinosa was in for the injured Hyatt and Rogers is now out for the season too.        
1= 5/4/03 Egham had not lost at home for two months but Epsom win 3-0. After a slow first twenty minutes we led after  
42= through Kempster and Huckle hit an unstoppable shot into the net on 53 before Webb made another    
go= od finish after 78. We were missing Sinclair due to work, Ingham, Rogers and Hyatt = to injury. Nick    
Kt= orou debut (19). Joined from Walton Casuals.              
19/4/03 An 88th minute goal from Huckle was enough to = give Epsom the points against Staines at Merland Rise. It was
o= ur third match against them this season and we had two wins and a draw. A windy day didn't help Matt Sinclair and  
K= evin Webb came back into the side and we made most of the running in the first half= but it was looking like it  
wo= uld finish as a draw before Huckle headed in Webb's free kick. It would be our last = win of the season.    
2= 1/4/03 Regular supporter and brother of Chairman, Dave Lumm passed away followin= g a heart attack. He was 51.  
21/4/03 Easter Monday game with Banstead started badly= and got worse. We conceded in the first minute before Hall's
h= eader was kept out by Paul Borg, future Epsom keeper. Banstead had one chalked off = for offside after 11 but we were  
u= ndone by a long throw after 22. Morris hit the Banstead bar from 30 yards soon after= but we conceded a third on 47  
a= nd a free kick after 49 completed the scoring. Towards the end Borg saved from Webb= and Buckley free kicks.  
A= pr 03 Dave Hyatt requires keyhole surgery which discovers a two inch piece of bone t= hat was floating around and had  
c= aused his ankle to seize up. It is thought that this came off when he took the goal kick at home to Worthing, and it  
i= s not as feared, an achilles injury. He was at the Banstead game on crutches and s= pent some time behind the goal  
wi= th the supporters. He should be fine for next season say doctors.          
2= 6/4/03 Minute's silence held for Dave Lumm, brother of Chairman Peter who had be= en coming to more games that  
se= ason after a few years away. He died on Monday 21st April.            
26= /4/03 Epsom miss a hatful of chances, as we are pegged back twice for a 2-2 draw with Tooting    
&= amp; Mitcham. We led after just 8 minutes when Huckle put Kempster clear but he was fouled just outside the box, but  
W= ebb curled the free kick past former Epsom keeper Tony Webb. However, within a minute Webb had conceded a  
p= enalty and the scores were level. We led again after 27 when a Chris Barnes shot deflected to Toppin who had an  
e= asy finish. The visitors hit the post and bar joint on 58 and equalised with a good strike after 83. Nigel Bennett had a  
l= ate chance but headed Morris's cross wide. Barry Stevens absence was missed and Tim Smith was unavailable.  
Th= e point earned guarantees Epsom a ninth place finish with one game remaining.        
3/5/03 Epsom create the better chances but are defeated with a second half goal at their bogey ground, Bromley. Kevin
W= ebb was sent off again late in the game. We conceded after 55 and Webb went on 65. Rog= ers was back in the team  
af= ter originally being thought to be out for the season. Came on near the end.<= /td>        
M= ay 03 Clarkson Hyde move from bottom of the Redhill & District League last season to Champions This is largely  
d= ue to Andy Boxall former Epsom player scoring 34 goals. Another long serving player = Tony Boorman also plays,  
de= spite being about 41 by now.                
10/5/03 Awards Evening at Cuddington Golf Club Barry Barnes did the presentations and Adrian Hill did the introductions.
Fi= rst Team Player of the Year: Barry Stevens (picked up by James Hall as he was abse= nt)      
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: Dave Hyatt                
Se= cond Team Player of the Year: Nick Williams              
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: Adam Stones              
Mo= st Improved Player: Nick Ktorou                
Yo= uth Team Player of the Year: Mark Smith              
Cl= ubman of the Year / Nigel Anstis award: Adrian Hill            
In addition the players presented Hill with a framed players signed shirt while Pete Lumm presented a decanter and glasses
fo= llowing Hill's retirement.                
1= 7/5/03 Long serving supporter Danny Dunwoody died in his sleep. He was the brother of Steve who scored our two  
goals in the 1960 Memorial Shield Fina= l. Had been living in retirement in Norfolk.        
Re= serves: Suburban League South Division              
Po= sition 7th out of 18                  
SLC 1st Leighton Town   0-2            
SPC 1st Corinthian Casuals 0-2            
2= 7/7/02 Horsham YMCA are defeated 7-1 in a friendly. Luke Jones gets two, Matt Dennis, Lee Purvis, Fabio Carpene,  
a= nd Marcus Kempster are six of the scorers with the other advised as "A.Triallist". HT unk but times of our scorers  
ar= e in the first programme of the season v Molesey..              
3/8/02 Reserves defeat Three Bridges 2-1 after going behind in the first twenty minutes. Luke Jones equalised after 24 and the
wi= nner came from Jason Hannington with 15 minutes remaining.          
5= /8/02 Joe Loyza HT v Uxbridge in a friendly 5-2 win. Epsom led 2-0 but 2-2 at HT be= fore Nick Williams put us back  
a= head after 51. At 3-2 Uxbridge mis pen (?) and Loyza scored on 88 and 89 for his HT. Warren Coborne had scored  
ou= r second goal with a great overhead kick.              
10= /8/02 Epsom defeat Bedfont 3-0 with goals from Jason Hannington, Ian Holm and Marcus Kempster.    
3= 1/8/02 Epsom remain unbeaten after a 2-2 draw at Walton Casuals with Luke Jones and Joe Loyza scoring. Andy  
Ba= ptiste debut after receiving International clearance during the week.          
21/8/02, 24/8/02 and 31/8/02 I have calculated the tea= ms for these games from the match programme. However, there are
ei= ght players who played in one or two of the three matches and I don't know which one. They are:    
Ni= ck Williams (2), Matt Dennis (2), Stuart Robins (2), Jeff Curtis and Simon Boyd.        
There are also eight subs who came on in one or more of these games. Luke Jones was a sub in all three and Andy Baptiste was a
su= b in the third one, leaving four others: Simon Boyd, Michael Branch and Craig Dunne (2).      
There is a slight discrepance in the programmes for Cor Casuals and Chertsey. The reserves were down as played three, but there
were variations. I believe this is Dave Wilson correct= ing an early inaccuracy and the Chertsey programme figures are the ones I hav= e
gone with.                    
2/= 9/02 Reserves draw 1-1 with Tooting & Mitcham at Merland Rise. Joe Loyza g= ets his fifth goal      
of= the season.                  
7/= 9/02 Reserves remain unbeaten after a 0-0 draw with Chertsey Town          
9/= 9/02 Tonbridge Angels are beaten 2-0 in Suburban League.            
1= 4/9/02 Reserves have a home Saturday match but lose in Suburban League Cup to Leighton Town by two goals  
to= nil. Both sides could have scored in the o= pening minute but we conceded after 14 and 45.      
2/9/02, 7/9/02, 9/9/02 and 14/9/02 I have calculated t= he teams for these games from the match programme. However, there are
ma= ny players who played in one, two or three of the four matches and I don't know which one. They are:    
Simon Boyd (3), Joe Loyza (3), Jeff Curtis (3), Michael Branch (2), Matt Sinclair (2), Adam Stones, Joe Simons, Mapo Otite,
Ri= chard Ingham, Malcolm Edwards, Kenny Dye and Matt Dennis.          
There are also seven subs who came on in one or more of these games. They are: Andy Baptiste, Simon Boyd, Michael Branch,
Cr= aig Dunne (3) and Richard Ingham.                
23/9/02 Joe Loyza and Nick Williams were on target in Epsom's 2-2 draw with Chipstead. We went ahead after 15 when Nick
Williams scored from thirty yards but they equalised a= fter 34 when we failed to clear the ball. Ray Purvis thumped a header off
the bar just before HT and Chipstead mispen (SAVE) ear= ly in second half and they then hit the post before Matt Sinclair hit the
bar. Then after 69 Joe Loyza also hit the bar but was = able to follow up to put us ahead. Their Manager was sent off before they
sc= ored a second after 83 minutes and Jason Hannington was sent off for dissent near the end.      
28= /9/02 Nick Williams scores a hat trick as Epsom win 3-0 at Croydon.          
3/= 10/02 Epsom lose Surrey Premier Cup first round tie at Corinthian Casuals 2-0.        
5/= 10/02 Epsom are defeated 5-0 by Wealdstone in a match played at Kingsbury Town's Silv= er Jubilee Park.    
3/10/02 and 5/10/02 I have calculated the teams for th= ese two games from the match programme. However, there are four
players who played in one of the two matches and I don= 't know which one. They are Adam Stones, Matt Sinclair, Ray Purvis and
Pa= ul Bunter.                  
There are also four subs who came on in one or other of these two games. Richard Ingham came on in both, but the other two
co= uld have come on in either. They are: Warren Coborne and Michael Branch.        
7/10/02 Ashford's first defeat as Epsom win 2-0 at Mer= land Rise. We started well but had to wait until the 50th minute before
Luke Jones scored from wide out. Chris Barnes hit the = bar from 30 yards and we extended the lead through Richard Ingham
af= ter 67. Deserved winners.                
1= 4/10/02 Convincing 6-2 win over Fleet Town with a hat trick for young striker Ric= hard Ingham, while Luke Jones got  
two and an own goal completed the scorers. The bizarre= own goal opened the scoring after just 7 minutes when a Fleet
defender inexplicably sliced the ball into his own net. They levelled it up after 15 and went ahead after 23 but we equalised after
25 after good work from Jones left Ingham to finish the chance off and he scored again just before the interval when he chipped
over the stranded keeper. Ingham hit the post early in= the second half and Ingham completed his hat trick after 66 when his
cross came back to him and he scored with a swerving s= hot. Fleet lost a player to injury after 66 and were down to ten men for
a while until another player appeared after 75! Then J= ones scored from a Williams pass. Jones then hit the post before he
sc= ored in the 87th minute from a Craig Dunne pass.              
26= /10/02 Epsom win 2-1 at Godalming & Guildford with goals from Richard Ingham and L= uke Jones.    
28= /10/02 They follow this up with a 5-2 win over Molesey at Merland Rise.          
26= /10/02 line up I have only showed ten players and two subs although it is unknown who they came on for.    
I have calculated the team for 28/10/02 from the progr= amme and this tells me that Nick Williams was the missing player that day.
2/= 11/02 Epsom win 6-3 at Chipstead with a hat trick for Luke Jones.          
5/= 11/02 Epsom lose 3-1 at Tonbridge Angels with Warren Coborne the scorer.        
11= /11/02 Simon Hatton scores in a 1-1 home draw with Fisher Athletic.          
2/11/02 and 5/11/02 and 11/11/02 I have calculated the teams for these games from the match programme. However, there are many
pl= ayers who played in one or two of the three matches and I don't know which one. They are:      
Chris Barnes (2), Adam Stones (2), Matt Dennis (2), Ja= mie Buckley (2), Matt Sinclair (2) (but I know where 1 is), Malcolm Edwards
(2= ), Nick Williams (2), Craig Dunne, Simon Boyd, Matt Smith and Ray Purvis        
There are also seven subs who came on in one or more of these games. They are: Chris Barnes, Simon Boyd, Michael Branch,
Ma= tt Dennis, Malcolm Edwards, and Matt Smith (2).              
Matt Smith is listed with three sub apps and one start= for these three matches but it was just Dave Wilson adding a sub he had
mi= ssed v Godalming & Guildford.                
1= 8/11/02 Epsom trail 2-0 but defeat Bracknell 3-2 at Merland Rise with goals from = Andy Nimmo, Adam Stones and  
Warren Coborne. Both Ray Purvis and his assistant Malc= olm Edwards had to play but we conceded after 24 and 37 but Adam
Stones found the net just before the break after a bit= of a scramble and then Nimmo scored after 54. Nick Ktorou came on for
hi= s debut on 66 but Simon Hatton found Warren Coborne who cut in and scored the winner after 89.    
No= v 02 Craig Dunne is released by the club.              
25/11/02 Epsom went up to 4th after this comfortable 3= -2 home win over Camberley. We conceded a 19th minute penalty but
almost equali= sed immediately when pressure was shot wide by Jones. We equalised after 27 w= hen Jones hit the target from a
Ray Power free kick and were ahead two minutes later w= hen Power finished off a loose ball.. Jones increased our lead after 49
an= d they scored a consolation after 86.                
9/12/02 Paul Doyle debut after signing from Corinthian Casuals. Now a postman in 2011. His debut lasted four minutes before
a clash of heads forced him off. Micky Hudson who had = also returned from Casuals then hit the post and we scored just before
the break when a Gary Knowelden cross was headed out to Jason Hannington who scored with a low drive. Whyteleafe
e= qualised after 49 and led after 55 but Hudson made it 2-2 after 57 and that's the = way it finished. A fair result.  
21/12/02 Nasty game at the Surrey Docks Stadium as Fis= her defeated Epsom 3-1 in a League match. They led after 23 but
Nick Williams equalised after 40. However, goals after= 63 and right at the end finished off the Epsom resistance. A number of
Fi= sher players were booked and a Fisher player was sent off for an assault at the end of= the game.    
4/= 1/03 Windsor & Eton (A) is p-p.                
11= /1/03 Whyteleafe (A) is p-p.                
27/1/03 After over a month's break Epsom defeat Windsor & Eton 2-1 at Merland Rise with goals from Knowelden and Hudson.
3/2/03 Croydon are defeated 3-0 at the Rise this eveni= ng. Knowelden and Hudson score for the seecond week in a row, and Warren
Co= borne is the other scorer.                
2= 7/1/03 and 3/2/03 I have calculated the teams for these games from the match program= me. However, there are eight  
players who played in one of the two matches and I don= 't know which one. They are Jeff Curtis and Kevin Espinosa, Ray Power,
Nick Williams, Joe Loyza, Simon Huckle, Paul Doyle and Micky Hudson. From looking at first team matches, I am happy that
Si= mon Huckle and Joe Loyza are listed in the right line up, but the other six remain unconfirmed.      
There are also four subs who came on in one or other of these two games. They are: James Daley, Micky Hudson, Paul Doyle
an= d Matt Smith                  
8/= 2/03 Epsom are edged out 3-2 at Ashford Town (Middx).            
11= /2/03 Croydon Athletic (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
15= /2/03 Camberley Town (A) is p-p. Frozen pitch.              
17= /2/03 Wealdstone (H) is p-p at 7.15pm as the pitch was deemed too icy and dange= rous by the referee.    
2= 2/2/03 Dave Wilson writes to Suburban League to request a week off as many players are away. It is not agreed,  
an= d the Reserves lose 6-0 at Whyteleafe. Former Carshalton first teamer Conrad Ka= ne played for them.    
1/3/03 Goals from Richard Ingham, Andy Nimmo and Micky Hudson enabled Epsom to win 3-2 on their first visit to Imperial Fields,<= /td>
th= e new home of Tooting & Mitcham. The first team would make their first visit thr= ee days later.      
2= 2/2/03 and 1/3/03 I have calculated the teams for these games from the match program= me. However, there are four  
players who played in one of the two matches and I don= 't know which one. They are Simon Boyd, Matt Dennis, Jeff Curtis and Kevin
Espinosa.                    
There are also five subs who came on in one or other of these two games. They are: James Daley, Matt Dennis, Nick Williams,
Ma= lcolm Edwards and Daniel Green.                
Ma= r 03 Jason Hannington is released by the club.              
10/3/03 Richard Sell made his first start of the season and scored the opener with a chest down and volley after just 90 seconds = of
this match at home to Walton Casuals. They equalised a= fter 25 but we went ahead again after 39 when Adam Stones hit the post
but Marcus Kempster was on hand for the loose ball. We gifted another goal after 54 but finally went ahead for good after 76 when
a = Matt Smith corner was dropped and Andy Davidson scored with a low header.        
15/3/03 Andy Davidson and Adam Stones scored but other= wise it was a bad day in Berkshire as the Reserves lost 4-2 at Windsor
& Eton.                    
18= /3/03 Reserves lose again, this time 2-0 at Croydon Athletic's Mayfields ground= .        
3= 1/03/03 Epsom were due to play Croydon Ath (H) but Banstead had to rearrange a ma= tch with Tooting for that date.  
Ga= me was moved mutually to 1/5/03.                
7= /4/03 Kevin Espinosa scores v Wealdstone at Merland Rise. It was an injury time equal= iser in a 2-2 draw. He met a  
Nick Williams free kick with a glancing header. He had been playing on the pitch occasionally but this time he was playing as a<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
keeper. Stuart Channon had put us ahead after 47 secon= ds after a three week break but Wealdstone hit the bar and then equalised
af= ter 48, scoring again after 75 before the late drama.            
12/4/03 Adam Stones gets the only goal in a 1-0 win ov= er Camberley at Krooner Park in front of Ray Purvis and Malcolm Edwards.
14/4/03 James Daley opened the scoring at Merland Rise against Godalming & Guildford but the visitors scored twice in quick<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
succession midway through the first half. Chris Barnes surprised everyone with an attempted cross that went in and John Holman
sc= ored the winner with twenty minutes remaining with a header.            
1= /5/03 Epsom round off season with a 1-1 home draw with Croydon Athletic. John Holman scored. We went  
beh= ind after 25 minutes but got the equaliser on the hour.            
Yo= uth Team reformed. Southern Youth League South Division.          
Po= sition 7th out of 10                  
Ma= nager: Tony Coombe Coach: Andy = Dunne            
SYLC 1st Tooting & Mitcham Utd 2-2* lost 5-6 pens        
SYS 2nd Whyteleafe   withdrawn            
S= YL AGM 6/6/02 at Gander Green Lane - Epsom are accepted back into Southern Youth League. Papers say it was  
th= e first time since 1993 but it was 1994 as we played a season away from home.        
2= 5/7/02 First Youth friendly 5-3 against Carshalton Athletic at the Old Cranleighans Sp= orts Ground, Weston Green.  
HT= unk but our goal times are in Molesey programme and in match report archive.        
28/8/02 Epsom open up their first season in the Southe= rn Youth League for nearly a decade with an 0-3 loss at home to Tonbridge
An= gels. It was even until they scored twice in first half stoppage time and got a third after 74.      
4/= 9/02 First point of the new season in a 1-1 draw with Broadbridge Heath. Daragh Corr= igan scored.    
1= 1/9/02 First win of the new season (and therefore for 8 years) 2-1 at Three Bridges. J= ames Daley and Terry Holmes  
scored.                    
18= /9/02 Epsom lose 2-1 at home to Cobham despite a goal from Craig Dunne.        
23/9/02 Mark Smith and Barry Hurley scored in a 2-2 dr= aw at Tooting & Mitcham in Southern Youth Cup but lose 6-5 on
pe= nalties after extra time.                
16/10/02 Terry Holmes and an own goal enabled Epsom to draw 2-2 with East Grinstead Town at Merland Rise. However, we held a
2-0 lead. The first goal came after 4 minutes when a defender lost the ball in the lights and headed it past his own keeper. Holmes
scored after 14 minutes in fine style. They got a goal back after 44 and the second half was poor with the equaliser after 76. Poor
re= fereeing saw three Epsom players booked, but one was very harsh and one was mistaken identity!    
20= /10/02 Epsom receive walk over in Surrey Youth Shield First round at home to Banstead Athletic.    
23/10/02 Leatherhead (H) is p-p as Epsom have a first = team Surrey Senior Cup match against Walton Casuals at Merland Rise.
Oct 02 Adam Glaied, Chris Barnes and Craig Dune are all selected by Surrey v Norfolk in the 2nd round of the County Youth Cup
at= Dereham Town FC on 26th Oct. If they win they will be away to Liverpool or Isle of Man in the third round.    
30= /10/02 Epsom lose 3-2 at Cobham.                
17= /11/02 due to be at home to Whyteleafe in SYS 2 but we withdrew. Not sure why.        
27= /11/02 Merstham (A) is not played.                
4/= 12/03 Chessington & Hook (A) is p-p.                
11= /12/03 Leatherhead win 2-0 at Merland Rise. Youths hadn't played for five weeks.=        
15/1/03 Epsom drew 2-2 with Three Bridges at Merland R= ise with goals from Daniel Green and Elio Escoffery. It was only our
second game since the end of October and they had reac= hed the second round of the Youth Cup losing narrowly 3-1 at Cardiff City.
They hit the bar early but we scored with a soft goal after 9 minutes when the keeper dropped the ball. They were level after 16 and
Daley hit the post after 30 but Escoffery scored from = the edge of the area after 33. They equalised after 50 and a visiting player was
se= nt off near the end for a second yellow card, seconds after picking up a yellow card = for a similar offence.    
22= /1/03 Merstham (H) is not played.                
J= an 03 Russell Coombe and Elio Escoffery selected for Surrey Under 16's v Sussex= on 29/01/03 @ Redhill in Home  
Co= unties Youth Cup                  
23= /1/03 Epsom trail 3-0 but recover to win 8-3 at Broadbridge Heath. Craig Dunne HT, El= io Escoffery (2).    
6/2/03 Epsom win 3-0 at East Grinstead who finish with= ten men due to a late sending off. We only took eleven players ourselves.
We were also a little late and had a minimal warm up. = Kiel Ramjohn debut after joining from Cobham and he scored after 11 minutes
with a low shot. We dominated the second half and Corr= igan slipped the ball to Barry Hurley who scored the second from a wide
angle with 65 minutes on the clock. They hit the post = for a second time but we added a third after 76 when Darren Stones curled the
b= all in from the edge of the box after a corner was half cleared. East Grinstead had a player sent off in the last minute.  
12= /2/03 Chessington & Hook United (H) is p-p. Waterlogged.            
26= /2/03 Merstham (A) is p-p as the pitch is unavailable. Rearranged for 11/3/03.<= /td>        
Al= so rearranged is Chessington & Hook (H) for 19/3/03.            
5/3/03 Epsom defeated Merstham 4-1 at Merland Rise, leading after 11 minutes when a defender put an Escoffery cross past his<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
own keeper and our man hit the bar soon after before Russell Coombe scored with a screamer after 25 yards. Escoffery again hit
the woodwork before Merstham got one back in the openi= ng minutes of the second half, but finally scored after 62 when he headed
in= a Nick Johnson cross and his second went in direct from a corner after 82.        
11= /3/03 Merstham (A) is p-p. Waterlogged. Rearranged for 28/4/03.          
19/3/03 Impressive 2-1 win over Chessington & Hook= at Merland Rise. Escoffery scored his sixth goal in six games. The first half was
goalless and Escoffery volleyed the ball in midway through the second half and increas= ed the lead after 88 when James Daley
finished off Chris Barnes' pinpoint cross with a thundering header. Nearly nine minutes of injury time was played and the visitors got
a = consolation but Epsom hung on.                
2= 7/3/03 Youths get a good 3-3 draw at Crawley Town with two more from Escoffery. Daley gets the other one.  
Game played at Broadfield Stadium. Led 2-0 and then 3-1 but had to settle for a point although Epsom are now unbeaten in six
games. We led after 8 minutes after a long pass from Barnes found Escoffery who cut inside and curled one into the top corner. We
scored a second after 28 when Ramjohn sent Escoffery c= lear and he finished calmly and clinically. Crawley got one back after 42 but<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
we were 3-1 up within a minute of the restart when Dal= ey got in front of a defender to finish off a Mark Smith cross. Crawley got one
ba= ck on 70 and equalised after 73. We did well to hold on for a draw under pressure.        
3/4/03 15 year old Jake Hopper made a promising debut = in goal but we were defeated 3-2 at Tonbridge this evening. We led after just
3 minutes when Escoffery scored again from a Mark Smith pass but Tonbridge equalised after 23 from the penalty spot.
went ahead after 66 from another penalty and although Green flicked on a Barnes free kick for Corrigan to head in after 72 via bar
a= nd defender, we conceded again after 77 after Hopper had made a great save but the loo= se ball was tucked away.  
17/4/03 Epsom are unable to hold Crawley this time who stroll to a 3-0 win at Merland Rise, opening the scoring after 5 minutes<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
an= d extending it after 35 and 39. A bit of an end of season performance.          
23/4/03 Despite a strong finish we were defeated 1-0 at Chessington who scored after 40 minutes. Epsom had a penalty awarded
after 44 but after consultation it was changed to a fr= ee kick just outside the box. Near the end a Chessington back pass landed
on= top of their own bar!                  
17/4/03 and 23/4/03 I have calculated the teams from t= he programme stats. However, not clear which games Andy Wylde, Chris
Barnes, Russell Coombe and Darren Stones played but th= ey all played one of these. I have put in the likely lineups. Also Darren
S= tones and Gareth Stevens both made one sub appearance but not sure which of the two games they were in.  
2= 8/4/03 Epsom win 6-3 at Merstham We led midway through the first half but were pulled = back before scoring twice to  
l= ead 3-1 at the half. Merstham pulled one back soon after the restart but goals on 60= , 65 and 69 finished the contest  
an= d Merstham got a consolation after 70.                
3= 0/4/03 Epsom fall away to lose 3-0 at Leatherhead in the last match of the season. The first was slotted in after the  
original effort had come back off a post after 21 and = two more on 65 and 68 sealed the match. We finished with ten men after both
su= bs were used and Andy Wylde limped off with twenty minutes remaining.        
28/4/03 and 30/4/03 I have calculated the teams from t= he programme stats. However, not clear which game Kiel Ramjohn and Elio
E= scoffery played in as they both only started one of the two. Ramjohn almost certai= nly played in the first one as  
Ramjohn was a sub in one of the games as was Gareth Stevens. This probably means they were the two subs in the game with
Le= atherhead that are referred to in the match report as no other subs are listed, so I will mark this accordingly.  
Friendlies     H/A Score HT Prog?        
= 23/07/2002 Chessington & Hook Utd A 2-1 2-0   Huckle, Hatton (pen)    
= 25/07/2002 Carshalton Ath A 3-5   YTH Terry Holmes, Michael Lawson,  
              Richard Smith    
= 27/07/2002 Horsham YMCA A 1-1 0-0   Stevens      
= 27/07/2002 Horsham YMCA A 7-1   RES Jones (2), Kempster, L.Purvis  
              M.Dennis, Carpene, + AN Other  
= 03/08/2002 Three Bridges A 0-3 0-0          
= 03/08/2002 Three Bridges A 2-1 1-1 RES Jones, Hannington    
= 05/08/2002 Uxbridge   A 5-2 2-2 RES Loyza (3), Coborne, Williams  
= 10/08/2002 Bedfont   A 5-1 1-0   Hatton (2, 1pen), Carpene,  
              Webb, Rogers    
= 10/08/2002 Bedfont   A 3-0 1-0 RES = 13/08/2002 Dorking   A 2-0 1-0   Hall, o.g.      
= 28/09/2002 Farnham Town A 5-0     1= 7/02/2003 Hampton & Richmond Boro A 1-2 1-1   Webb