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C O M M E N T S / H I G H L I G H T S
CCP   17th out of 22              
FAC   Pr Leatherhead 0-2          
FAV   2q Sevenoaks Town 0-1+          
LC   2nd CB Hounslow United 1-2          
SSC   2nd Chertsey Town 2-3          
Ho= me Ground: Banstead Athletic F.C.              
Manager   Paul Pritchard resigned 26/8/06     Coach - Gareth Davies  
    Peter Augustine - caretaker from that point          
    New Manager appointed after game on 28/= 10/06 Lyndon Buckwell. Asst = Tony Coombe.  
President   Stella Lamont              
Secretary   Dave Wilson Died 14/9/06 Replaced by: no-one      
Chairman   Peter Lumm              
Treasurer   Rob Oakes   44 Royal Drive, Tattenham Corner KT18 5= PR Mobile: 07879 415411  
                Home: 01737 358877  
Committee   Nigel Pond, Tony Jeffcoate, Alb Bullen,= Maryse Oakes, Pete Beddoe: 25 Hessle Grove Ewell.  
Cl= ub Captain: Dale Marvell              
June 06 Epsom & Ewell are transferred to the Combi= ned Counties League Premier Division along with Chertsey, Dorking,
Eg= ham Town, Camberley and Banstead Athletic.=            
June 06 Horley Town are relegated to Division One as t= heir ground is apparently not good enough, despite being very new it hasn't
quite passed the grading. Sounds harsh. Only 67 seats. Westfield also relegated for the same reason, while Frimley Green,
an= d Farnham Town are all relegated too.              
0= 3/06/06 Former Mayor of Epsom & Ewell and former Secretary of the club Bill Carpenter dies aged 89 after a  
sh= ort illness.                  
July 06 Club announce link up with West Ewell Wanderers and Banstead Rangers, and now provide Youth link ups all the way
do= wn from U-17 to U8's. Club to be called Epsom & Ewell Colts FC.          
Awarded a walkover in a tie against Henley Town (A) in Extra Prelim round of FA Cup. First time in Extra Prelim for many years.<= /td>
We= will meet Leatherhead in Preliminary Round instead (H).          
I= n FA Vase we are at home to Sevenoaks Town and the winners play Horley or Bookham (A).= We also have a bye to the  
Se= cond Round of the Combined Counties League Cup and will play at CB Hounslow United.<= /td>      
AG= M 16/07/06 - No significant changes on or off the field reported. All officers re-elec= ted.      
2= 2/7/06 First friendly at Croydon Athletic is postponed as ground is too hard, and considered dangerous by Epsom.  
25/7/06 First friendly at home to Croydon finishes 4-2= to Epsom. They nearly scored right at the start but Hatton scored twice
after 10 and 13 and we scored a third after 15 when Pritchard finished off a Marvell corner that was flicked on by Hurren. An
Ademi error handed Croydon a way back after 25 but HT = was 3-1 and Paul Pritchard replaced all ten outfield players at that stage.
We conceded almost immediately from a corner but Oppong-Baah set up Ed Palmer after 55 to score our fourth goal and Sam
Bu= lbeck clipped the bar after 73 minutes. Former keeper Stuart Robbins was in goal for Croydon.    
29/7/06 Double header against Three Bridges at Furnace Green and first team win 2-1. We went behind after 32 and scored
past Tim Farrington who had just come on for hamstring victim Albert Ademi. We levelled after 36 when Hatton volleyed in Simon
Ta= ylor's cross and after 65 Neil Talling (listed as Neil Cook in report) volleyed in fro= m 30 yards to win it.    
1/8/06 Final friendly results in a 0-3 home defeat to Ruislip Manor with goals after 19, 30 and 70. It wasn't great and we created
little.                    
Au= g 06 future player Chad Heuston is at Chipstead.            
A= ug 06 Paul Pritchard has a minor operation but picks up a kidney infection which kee= ps him away for a while.  
12/8/06 Our first Combined Counties League match was a disappointing 0-1 defeat at home to Reading Town. Danny Barnes and
N= eil Talling debuts with Daniel Ike also making his debut from the bench. We conceded after 43 after an Ademi f= umble.  
15/8/06 Epsom lead 2-0 at Chipstead but subside 6-3. T= his looked quite good at one point against the eventual Champions, but
we were torn apart at times. Neil Harrowing debut and = he was very unlucky, doing little wrong. Phil N'gbale played well and
opened the scoring after 11 with another after being s= et up by Pritchard a minute later. It all went wrong from there as we let in
goals after 31, 36 and 37. A harsh deflection from a f= ree kick made it four after 57 and two more followed before Marvell's free
ki= ck went in at the end. Drake HT and future Epsom player Jon Boswell played for Chipstead.      
19/8/06 Epsom recover from 2-0 down to draw at Bedfont. Home keeper has to leave field as he has jewellery that he cannot
remove. Referee then tries to move all supporters behi= nd the goal, but they refuse to move! We went behind after 15 but were
looking more threatening in the second half, only to concede again in the 65th minute. N'gbale pulled back one goal with a fine
solo effort after 70 and N'gbale headed in Solomon's c= ross after 75. He was denied a hat trick after taking the ball off the keeper<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
an= d scoring but the ref ruled that he had fouled the keeper in the process. Harsh.        
22= /8/06 Richard Ingham 100th appearance v Raynes Park Vale.          
Jamie Buckley made his 200th appearance the same night= say club but it was 199 and he actually had to wait until 21/02/07
be= fore getting to 200.                  
22= /8/06 Epsom lead 4-3 but a last minute equaliser from distance gives Raynes Park Vale= the draw.    
22/8/06 It was a bizarre game though and Marvell became the first player to score a hat trick in Epsom colours but fail to finish
on the winning side since 1966. We were behind after 11 when future Epsom player James Earp scored in off the bar and worse
was to follow after 41 when Earp turned provider for Agyeman to also score in off the bar. Pritchard found Marvell who pulled a
goal back just before the break and in the 47th minute= the same pair repeated the trick, Marvell scoring from slightly further out
this time. However we lost momentum at half time and V= ale took the lead again on 61. We levelled after 68 when Buckley's free
kick was headed in by substitute Russell Newbury on his only performance for the club. Then we got a penalty after 80 when
N'gbale was fouled and Marvell completed his HT before Vale had a player sent off for an altercation with N'gbale who received a
second yellow card himself. They then equalised after = 92 with a third strike that went in off the bar, this time from former player
Da= rren Dobinson.                  
26/8/06 Epsom concede early and play poorly in a 6-1 h= ome defeat by Egham. We conceded after 5 minutes and a second after
27 was a good free kick. The third and fourth came aft= er 48 and a few minutes later and were scored by Ismael Baker and Adam
Pero, both of whom would join us within a month or two= . A fifth was scored after 75 and although N'gbale got one back towards
th= e end there was still time for Paul Bennett to complete his HT.          
26/8/06 After game, manager Paul Pritchard resigns. Pe= ter Augustine takes over as caretaker manager, with the
po= sition to be advertised.                
28/8/06 We produced a much better performance in a 1-1 draw at Chalky Lane on the Bank Holiday Monday morning. N'gbale
gave us an early lead although Chessington were level after 32. They had a man sent off later but we couldn't take advantage.
31= /8/06 former keeper Dave Hyatt moves from Corinthian Casuals to Croydon Athletic.      
2/= 9/06 Leatherhead end FA Cup interest 2-0 on a windy day at Merland Rise, but performance is better.    
We were behind after 21 minutes to a shot from the edg= e of the area but Marvell nearly equalised after 37 when Marvell's effort
was pushed onto the bar by Paul Borg, the future Epsom player. N'gbale had a shot deflected wide by the hip of former player
Paul Sears just after HT and we conceded the second go= al after 66 and Harrowing made a good save near the end to keep it at
tw= o. Leatherhead would go on to reach the First Round of the FA Cup this year, losing at Torquay.    
5/9/06 North Greenford league match is moved from this date to 26th Sept as they have an FA Cup replay. It actually gets moved
to= the 19th Sept and will be p-p again following the death of Dave Wilson.        
9= /9/06 A new low is reached in playing standard as Epsom & Ewell let a lead slip w= ith two goals in five minutes at the=  
O= sterley Sports Club and lose 2-1 to CB Hounslow United, who had not yet won a gam= e in the CCL Division 1. They were  
pl= aying in Step 7 (Intermediate) football last season.            
12/9/06 We started brightly at home to Ash but conceded after 38 and the second half was poor. Further goals followed after 50
an= d 74 although the third goal was a good volley from the edge of the area. Lost= 3-0 and deservedly so.    
1= 4/9/06 Following the Youth match the night before (13th), Secretary Dave Wilson collapsed with a stroke, and  
passed away the following afternoon. Condolence book filled in on the web by many people who knew him, and a
minute's silence was held at Merstham on 16/9, with the Reserve game on 18/9 v Burgess Hill postponed as a mark
of= respect. Funeral on 19/9/06 and North Greenford First team match was postponed that day.    
Ep= som mourn club stalwart              
By= Stuart Amos - Sutton Guardian                
The local non-league football world is in mourning aft= er the sudden death of long-standing Epsom & Ewell FC servant Dave Wilso= n.
The 56-year-old honorary club secretary collapsed in t= he boardroom at Merland Rise last Wednesday night shortly after the
yo= uth team's 3-0 triumph over Ashford Town (Mx) in the Southern Youth League.        
W= ilson, a well-known and respected figure in football circles, was diagnosed as hav= ing suffered a suspected stroke,  
an= d died on Thursday at Epsom General Hospital.            
M= onday's reserve team fixture against Burgess Hill Town was postponed as a mark of respect but the first XI's Combined  
Co= unties Premier Division clash with Merstham went ahead at the request of Wilson's family.      
A= nd the side produced a performance the Epsom stalwart would have been proud, despite going down 2-1 at Merstham.  
Philip N'gbale put them in front in the 22nd minute, a lead that lasted until 18 minutes from time, when Merstham equalised.
T= he home side grabbed a winner four minutes into injury time to rob Epsom of what would have been a fitting tribute.  
Wi= lson's funeral will take place at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, next Tuesday (4.15pm).    
The reserves' home match against Burgess Hill Town that was scheduled for Monday has been postponed until later in the season.
1= 6/9/06 Epsom take lead with a good strike from N'gbale, but Merstham fight back and pi= nch a winner in injury time.  
Our goal came after 22 but future player Charlie West equalised after 72 with a header before Andy Amfo-Brobbey's last minute
cl= earance hit a Merstham player and went in.              
19/9/06 Dave Wilson's funeral takes place at Randalls = Park Crematorium. Completely packed out as the loss is felt throughout
Su= rrey football.                  
Co= mbined Counties League make a donation of 50 for the Stroke Association.        
23/9/06 Game with Sevenoaks is goalless after 90 minut= es, but Epsom miss a host of chances and Sevenoaks score in the
la= st five minutes of extra time. N'gbale sent off near the end of the match.        
21= /9/06 former player Adrian Toppin moves from Met Police to Carshalton Athletic.        
30/9/06 Defeat at Chertsey is coupled with a second straight sending off for N'gbale, who is unable to control his temper. Ru= mour
has it that he is to be released by club but it doesn't happen. Yet. We conceded to a free kick after 21 and following the sending
of= f on 86 we scored a second on 88.              
Se= pt 06 Surrey Senior Cup draw Chertsey (H). Winners travel to Godalming Town or Whytele= afe.    
6/= 10/06 former player Simon Huckle moves from Walton & Hersham to Met Police.        
6/= 10/06 future player Carlton Murray-Price moves from Dulwich Hamlet to Whyteleafe.      
7/= 10/06 No game for first team. It was FA Vase week.            
Oct 06 home game with Cove has been brought forward fr= om 18/11/06 to 14/11/06 as Banstead are at home in the Vase that day.
14/10/06 After a two week break debuts are handed to Julian Phillips, Jamie Watson (returning), Pierre Bourdet and Adam Pero
as Epsom defeat Guildford City 2-0 at Merland Rise. We opened the scoring after 55 when Watson scored from a Pero knock
down. Adam Pero then scored a second in injury time wh= en he broke through one on one and lobbed the keeper from 20 yards.
2= 1/10/06 Pero scores again at North Greenford, but Epsom fall to defeat by 2-1 on their first visit to Berkeley Fields.  
They were ahead early but we equalised after 13 when t= he ball fell to Pero who scored but they scored the winner after 21 and
ke= eper Pierre Bourdet was injured later in the first half and had to be substituted.        
28= /10/06 Peter Augustine's last match as caretaker manager sees them lead Wembley 2-1 but lose 3-2 to    
identical set piece goals. We led after 7 when Marvell volleyed through a crowd of players and we nearly made it two, but the
keeper tipped the ball onto the bar. Wembley equalised after 40 from a harshly awarded free kick. We went back ahead after 69
when Pero met Darren Brown's long throw with a glancing header but two goals in injury time summed up our recent form.
28/10/06 The club announce that the new manager is to = be former player Lyndon Buckwell, with Tony Coombe as his assistant.
Bo= th had done well in charge of Corinthian Casuals Reserves.          
League Bulletin advises that he had recently been Assistant First Team Manager to Brian Adamson at Corinthian Casuals.
It is also announced that Rob Oakes and Pete Lumm would assume Dave Wilson's secretarial duties rather than advertise
fo= r a replacement.                  
Pe= ter Augustine's farewell notes:                
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those= at the club who I have worked with at Epsom & Ewell. It was with a heavy
heart that I took the decision to leave the club. = ;I was fully aware that a new manager would bring with him a new assistant so I
co= uld see there would be no role for me within the club.            
I do believe that I have showed a large amount of commitment to the club and with some of the players and ideas I have helped
to develop I do believe the club is now in a stronger position to move forward for success. I would like to thank the players for
embracing the new ideas that I introduced to them and I believe these will stand them in good stead for the coming season.
I would like to thank the coaches who worked tirelessl= y to help me in trying to improve the team. Neal Hallac, Matt Tebutt,
Gareth Davies, and later on Larry Rarajay and Keith Levett. I would also like to send a big thank you to Kevin Taylor and John
C= arleton for keeping the players fit and healthy and for their terrible jokes that kept the players on the training field.  
I would also like to thank members of the committee for their support as you deserve success. As I said earlier the club is now
<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>in a position to move forward and with= the information I have left with the chairman, Epsom can once again be a force in  
no= n league football.                  
I = wish everyone at the club the best of luck and I will be seeing you all soon in the near future.      
Oc= t 06 Joe Loyza joins Dorking from RPV              
Oc= t 06 Jamie Watson joins from Egham              
Oc= t 06 Adam Pero joins from Egham              
Oc= t 06 Charlie West joins Cobham from Merstham            
N= ov 06 Jamie Hatfield (20) joins from Burgess Hill while he was at Brighton University= - previously with Cor Cas  
No= v 06 Ismael Baker joins from Egham              
Nov 06 future keeper Aaron France (20) joins Ashford T= own (Mx) from Lewes. Had been with Nottingham Forest & Chelsea originally= .
No= v 06 former player Tony Quinton joins Sutton United from Carshalton Athletic.        
No= v 06 Future player Dave Stevens is at Leatherhead.            
No= v 06 former player Luke Gay is at Corinthian Casuals.            
4= /11/06 An immediate impact as Epsom win a relegation six pointer 3-0 at Dorking aga= inst Bookham. If we had lost, we  
would have been 7 points adrift of safety. Admittedly,= the side was Augustine's really, but the result was all important. Pero
scored an easy opener after keeper and defender collid= ed after half an hour and he rolled the loose ball in and Watson doubled
the lead early in the first half A second yellow card = for a Bookham defender with eight minutes left made the job a little easier
and we sealed the win on 84 when Amfo-Brobbey found Wa= tson after a good run. Bookham Manager was Glyn Mandeville.
N= ov 06 Death of club stalwart and former Committee member Wilf Smith aged 86. Born 6/8= /20. Had not been at  
t= he club since it left West Street but had been a helper for 60 years. Funeral at Randalls Park on 21/11/06.  
N= ov 06 Wilf Smith born 6th August 1920 helped in the tea bar in mid thirties - was a pastry cook at Coombes Bakery in=  
Twickenham Joined the army in 1940 in the Orkneys befo= re being posted to Malaya and India as a signals gunner in the Field Artille= ry
Pat O'Connell was very complimentary about Wilf. He wo= uld do anything that was asked and would never break a confidence.
St= ella Lamont obituary in programme:              
No= person served Epsom and Ewell Football Club longer than Wilf.          
Wilf was born on the 6th August 1920 and first got involved with Epsom & Ewell in 1934 assisting his mum in the tea bar. Later
he ran the tea bar himself. It was after WW2 when he t= ook on more duties.  First he helped the team on training nights, then h= e
ran the supporters club and progressed to overseeing t= he dressing-room and keeping the football kit in order, laying it out ready<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
before matches and collecting it ready for away games.= In the seventies and eighties he also served on the club committee.
M= anagers he could recall were Jock Whitehead, Peter Norris, Jimmy Smith, Sid Bristow (trainer/manager),  
Pat Lynch (player/manager), Fred Chitty and Tony Willi= ams (producer of the Non league Football Annual).  The largest gate he
wo= uld have seen was for the 1934 (sic) FA Cup tie against Leytonstone.        
Wilf lived in West Street just along the road from the football club with his wife Betty who also helped at the club. He worked = as
<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>a pastry cook at Coombes bakery at Twickenham. (I can remember some of the pastries he made himself for special  
p= arties which were truly exceptional). Alongside football he enjoyed watching horse rac= ing, boxing, snooker and going  
ca= ravanning.                  
Wilf joined the army in 1940 serving with the artillery coastal defence in the Orkneys, Bland and Scapa Flow.  He then went = to
India & Malaya in the field artill= ery as a signals gunner.            
Hi= s elder sister married long serving Epsom player Dick "Tug" Wilson and lived for many years.    
No= v 06 Jamie Hatfield (20) joins from Burgess Hill. He lives locally. Ismael Baker joi= ns from Egham.    
11/11/06 Cobham are defeated 3-0 also, with Simon Hatt= on scoring twice, and Daniel Ike scores a great third goal, just after
Darren Brown had been harshly sent off after 78. Hatton opened the scoring after 25 minutes and he doubled the lead just after
t= he break. Daniel Ike scored a spectacular third goal after 83 from wide out on the right. Jamie Hatfield debut. A  
fu= ture club captain. Our first ever clean sheet on this date.            
18= /11/06 Cove (H) is not played this day as Banstead needed the pitch. Rearranged for. 28/11/06.    
18= /11/06 Friendly at Farleigh is p/p. Waterlogged.            
21/11/06 First 0-0 draw since January with North Green= ford (H) in an even match. Jon Boswell debut but otherwise unchanged
fr= om the Cobham win. North Greenford had a player sent off after 82 but this didn't affect the game.    
25= /11/06 Sandhurst (A) is p-p. Moved to 30/1/07.            
No= v 06 Albert Ademi leaves club and transfers to CB Hounslow United.        
28/11/06 Cove visit and score early, but Epsom respond with two goals from Watson and Marvell. Although Cove equalise before
HT, Boswell restores the lead almost immediately and T= im Hurren scores in the second half. Game had originally been planned
for 14/11/06 but was put back. The injured Hatfield and Maye were replaced by Mark Solomon and Tim Hurren and we conceded
after 6 minutes. It could have been two nil after 9 but Bourdet saved well and we equalised after 24 after a good run from Ike and a
great finish from Watson. Marvell scored after 40 from= the penalty spot after a foul on Pero but Cove scored a penalty of their own<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
right on the 45 minute mark but in five minutes of inj= ury time we retook the lead through Boswell from a good Ike cross Tim
Hu= rren scored a fourth with a shot after 61 minutes.<= /span>            
1/= 12/06 former player Mazin Ahmed joins Molesey from Kingstonian.          
3/= 12/06 future player this season Niall Connery joins Kingstonian from AFC Wimbledon.      
D= ec 06 Lyndon Buckwell is awarded the Southern Counties Radio Manager of the Month award for November.  
De= c 06 League advise that Epsom have not applied for promotion this season. Deadline was 30/11/06.    
2= /12/06 Chertsey are beaten 2-1 with a comedy own goal at the covered end at Merl= and Rise. Deserved winners though.  
We had a good record on this day in history but a poor= one against Chertsey. However, an unchanged side opened the scoring
a= fter 14 when Pero received a long kick from Bourdet. They equalised after 36 but they scored the winner for us after 76.  
Watson's shot hit the bar but the oncoming defender tr= ied to chest the rebound and clear. However, he chested it too strongly
and in trying to clear could only rifle the ball into = the roof of the net. It had almost certainly gone over the line by this time anyway.
9/12/06 A brave Adam Pero header is the difference bet= ween the sides at Krooner Park as Epsom defeat Camberley 1-0. The goal
ca= me after 71 minutes of a game with few chances although Epsom just shaded it.        
12= /12/06 future player Carlton Murray-Price leaves Whyteleafe to join Croydon Athletic.      
12/12/06 Chertsey gain revenge with a last minute winn= er in a SSC tie at Banstead which they win 3-2 after Epsom had led 2-1
with 15 minutes remaining. Just ten days after their l= ast visit we threw on some fringe players for this game and they led after 17
but Marvell sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot after 24 following a foul on Pero. With 75 minutes gone Hurren limped off
but his replacement Simon Hatton scored with a header within a minute of taking the field. A scrambled equaliser after 84 and
a = good finish after 91 enabled Chertsey to win from a losing position.          
16= /12/06 Chessington (H) is p-p as they have a Vase tie. Moved to 6/2/07.        
De= c 06 future player Joe Paris joins Kingstonian from AFC Wimbledon.        
De= c 06 future player Alex McGregor transfers from Bookham to Chessington & Hook Uni= ted.      
De= c 06 Future Epsom player Robbie Burns transfers from Chipstead to Chessington & H= ook United.    
De= c 06 future player Terry Fennessy moves from Chessington & Hook to Banstead Athle= tic.      
De= c 06 Albert Ademi joins CB Hounslow              
De= c 06 Lyndon Buckwell Manager of Month for November on Southern Counties Radio      
23/12/06 Poor game at Ash, but two late goals flattered the hosts as they won 3-0. Only a first half penalty harshly awarded for<= /td>
h= andball split the sides with five minutes remaining. Two goals after 78 and 91 pu= t a gloss on the scoreline.  
26/12/06 Lyndon Buckwell takes the field as Epsom lead early at Banstead, in the traditional local derby, but Banstead get a
deserved equaliser with about twenty minutes remaining after a lot of pressure. Buckwell breaks the record for the longest spell=
b= etween first team appearances. Kick off was 12.00. Peter Solomon scored after 7 but an equaliser after 79 was fair.  
30= /12/06 Dorking (H) is p-p. Moved to 3/4/07.              
Dec 06 former Chairman Beau Reynolds dies aged 86. Joi= ned us in 1976 along with wife Gemini and was one of those responsible
for the colour programmes from 1976/77. Installed by R= ay Bloye in place of Graham Peacock as he was keen to get involved with
the board at Crystal Palace and Bloye who was Chairman there wanted to test him out it appears. He never got on to the board
there but became Chairman at Worthing as well as having time at Wimbledon and Leatherhead. He died over the Christmas period
an= d had been ill for some time according to the Isthmian League Bulletin.        
6/= 1/07 Merstham (H) is p-p. Moved to 17/4/07              
13= /1/07 Colliers Wood (A) is p-p. Moved to 21/2/07.            
Ja= n 07 Alex McGregor joins Chessington & Hook from Bookham          
Ja= n 07 Robbie Burns joins Chessington & Hook from Chipstead          
Ja= n 07 Terry Fennessy joins Banstead afrom Chessington & Hook          
Ja= n 07 Charlie West joins Dorking from Cobham            
Jan 07 Adam Pero leaves for Brook House. Ismael Baker = is released by the club due to internal disciplinary reasons. Youth
teamers Daniel Davies and Julian van Gelder have transferred to Merstham. Dave Tidy has joined to replace the departing Pierre
B= ourdet who was allegedly going to have trials with three Scottish League teams and a Conference side. Tidy joins from=  
Corinthian Casuals. Scott Murphy joins from Woking Academy. Jon Boswell is staying until the end of the season as the loan
fr= om AFC Wimbledon is extended. Phil N'gbale has a broken hand.          
2= 0/1/07 A great goal from Anthony (Freddie) Myers sees off bottom club Bedfont 1-0 = at Merland Rise. It was a tight game  
a= nd the strike that won it after 29 minutes was deserving as he cut in and hit the ball from the right into the top corner.  
2= 1/1/07 Dorking and Colliers Wood are both deducted points for fielding ineligible players and Epsom rise two places!  
27/1/07 Epsom concede a goal in the last quarter of the match at Reading Town in a game that deserved no goals. Hurren was
injured so Solomon moved back into defence. Reading To= wn hit the post in the first half but there was little between them and
t= hey scored the winner after 70 which Dave Tidy got a piece of, but was unable to pre= vent from trickling into the corner.  
30/1/07 A great goal from Dale Marvell saw Epsom level= at HT, but they slipped up 2-1 to an 84th minute winner at Sandhurst.
We conceded after 30 following a foul by young defender Dan Cunningham but Marvell struck from a long way out in first half
injury time. The winning goal had an element of handba= ll in it as a player controlled and then shot against the bar before the ball
wa= s headed in by another player.                
Ja= n 07 Niall Connery joins on loan from Kingstonian.            
Jan 07 future player Charlie West was at Merstham earl= ier this season but League now advise that he has transferred from
Co= bham to Dorking.                  
Ja= n 07 Future player Allan Smillie moves from Egham Town to Chertsey Town.        
2/= 2/07 former player Simon Huckle moves from Met Police to Kingstonian.        
3/2/07 A fortunate equaliser enabled Epsom to scrape a home 1-1 draw with Bookham. A fussy ref didn't help. Bookham went
down to ten men after 60 for a second yellow following retaliation to a Boswell challenge (he was also booked). However a thirty
yard shot went in off the bar after 76 and we were in trouble, but an equaliser on 81 which originally looked like an own goal but
wa= s a defender's header that rebounded in off Myers saved a point.          
6/= 2/07 Chessington & Hook win 2-0 at Merland Rise with two first half goals after 30 and 45.      
9/= 2/07 former player Jon Boswell moves from AFC Wimbledon to Godalming Town.        
10= /2/07 Egham (A) is p-p. Moved to 13/3/07.              
Feb 07 Advised that the away game at Bedfont Green is = to be moved from 9th April to 23rd April as Yeading have a home game
that day and Bedfont Green groundshare there. As it tu= rns out, the game is to be played at Avenue Park, their main ground on
th= e A40 previously used by Viking Sports amongst other teams.          
Fe= b 07 Ben Hayward joins club from Banstead Athletic            
Fe= b 07 Julian van Gelder leaves club for Merstham.            
14= /2/07 Guildford C (A) is p-p. Moved to 7/3/07.            
Fe= b 07 Ollie Dicks joins from Bookham.              
17/2/07 This was statistically Epsom's worst ever day = in history but after trailing early to Sandhurst, a N'gbale equaliser from
long range just before HT made it 1-1. The goal was fr= om almost exactly the same position on the field and the same time as
Dale Marvell's equaliser at Sandhurst, and both goals = went past the same keeper. Scott Murphy rounded off a fine second half
t= eam performance with the winning goal early in the second half. Sandhurst had gone ahead after 37 and they had a goal  
di= sallowed for handball after 41.                
21/2/07 An absolute shocker at Colliers Wood where Eps= om were dispatched 3-0 with ease. Some supporters also had cars
broken into outside the ground in the first half. Jamie Buckley 200th appearance. Goals after 30, 42 and 61 on a bad night.
24= /2/07 Raynes Park (A) is p-p. Moved to 2/5/07.            
Fe= b 07 future player Adam Cheadle moves from Banstead Athletic to Cobham.        
3/= 3/07 Bedfont Green is p-p. Waterlogged. Moved to 5/4/07.          
7/3/07 After a two week break Epsom produced their wor= st performance of the season losing 4-0 at Guildford City. HT was 3-0
and was one of the worst halves of football ever witne= ssed by supporters. A last minute goal rounded off the scoring. Goals came
after 5, 42 and in first half injury time. The second = half was improved and Guildford's fourth goal again came in injury time and
fr= om distance. Ben Hayward debut.                
10/3/07 A vast improvement saw Epsom lead twice at Meadowbank, but settle for a 2-2 draw. We led after 20 when Charlie West<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
scored his first goal for the club from an N'gbale cro= ss. Peter Solomon had a goal disallowed but it was not clear what for. Dorking
equalised right on HT although Marvell put us back ahe= ad after 58 again from an N'gbale cross. However Dorking drew level a
se= cond time after 78 with a bit of a route 1 type of goal.            
13/3/07 Poor game at Egham finishes 0-0 mainly due to Egham's poor shooting although Tidy had to tip one effort on to the bar.<= /td>
Ma= r 07 Mark King joins from Banstead Athletic.            
17/3/07 Epsom went 1-0 down early and then had Freddie Myers sent off for an elbow after only about 12 minutes. However,
Epsom fought back to lead 2-1 and looked comfortable winners before a late equaliser by Cove which they had not looked like
scoring since they had taken the lead some eighty minu= tes earlier. We had feared the worst after conceding on ten and the
sending off on eighteen but the possible injustice inspired Epsom to greater heights in the second half and Hatton scored from
Marvell's cross after 50 and he scored again after 57 = from a Scott Murphy pass. We nearly scored a third and were totally in
co= ntrol yet somehow let one in as we were in injury time.            
It also transpires that Cove played an ineligible play= er against us. They lose a point, but we might have won all three. Frustrati= ng!
2= 0/3/07 Champions elect Chipstead visit, and although they deserved their win, th= ey had to wait until the 64th minute  
to= claim the only goal of the game.                
Mar 07 former player and coach Russell Banyard and for= mer player James Deacons are at Banstead Athletic this season.
Ma= r 07 Adam Pero leaves club to return to Egham Town.            
Ma= r 07 future player Mark Jarman moves from Guildford City to Bookham.        
Ma= r 07 Ben Hayward joins from Banstead              
Ma= r 07 Julian van Gelder leaves for Merstham              
Ma= r 07 Ollie Dicks joins from Bookham              
Ma= r 07 Adam Cheadle joins Cobham from Banstead            
Ma= r 07 Joe Frimpong Sheerwater to RPV              
22= /3/07 Lyndon Buckwell and wife Lucy celebrate the birth of Evelyn Carol Buckwell 6lbs = 7oz.      
24/3/07 A windy day at Wembley saw Epsom behind after = 30 despite having the wind, and they then conceded a second from a
penalty after 40 which Oliver Dicks was sent off for h= is reaction. It wasn't a penalty in my opinion. Three goals followed in a
on= e sided second half, although two of these were very late, as the ten men defended well.      
2= 8/3/07 match v Dorking is brought forward one week from 03/04/07 so Banstead could pla= y a home match v Egham.  
28/3/07 A 2-0 loss at home to Dorking extends Epsom's goalless run to 302 minutes. We were behind after just 3 minutes when
Hatfield was penalised for a foul and the penalty was converted. We had chances but were made to pay for not taking them after<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
56. Former Epsom player Joe Loyza was the man fouled f= or the penalty while their second goal was scored by future player
Ja= mes Earp.                  
Ap= r 07 Mark King joins from Banstead              
Ap= r 07 Mark Jarman joins Bookham from Guildford City            
Ap= r 07 Adam Pero returns to Egham              
Ap= r 07 Craig Prendergast playing for Sheerwater            
5= /4/07 On a Thursday night Epsom defeated Bedfont Green 1-0 with a fine individual go= al from Dale Marvell after 21. Alex=  
Ro= drigues debut. A future club captain.              
7/= 4/07 Bedfont Green (A) is p-p as their pitch at Yeading is double booked. Moved to 24/4/07.      
9/= 4/07 The Easter Monday game with Banstead was drawn 0-0. It was fairly even.        
1= 4/4/07 A poor 1-2 home defeat by Camberley. Their second goal was right on the 90 minutes, but there was still time for  
a Dale Marvell penalty at the end. An even game that w= as definitely poor, but neither team deserved the points. They had led after
3= 3 with a shot that barely crept over the line before Hayward was able to clear it.= Our penalty was awarded for handball.  
17/4/07 An impressive Merstham visit and come away wit= h an easy 3-0 victory, although it was goalless at HT before a Tidy error
(punching a cross in at the near post) after 52 opened= the floodgates. Further goals followed after 76 and 87. Merstham would fail
to= catch Chipstead this season but next season would be their greatest.        
21/4/07 Lifeless 3-0 loss at Cobham, even though they = had a player sent off after 42 minutes, Epsom made no headway at all and
were really poor. They led 1-0 after 24 but almost straight after the sending off we conceded again (44). A third followed midway
t= hrough the second half as Epsom just played out time. Zach Powell debut. Promoted fr= om the Youth team.  
24/4/07 The Bedfont Green game is played at Bedfont Green's Avenue Park ground, (that used to belong to Viking Sports along
the A40), which might not seem odd, but they had been groundsharing at Yeading all season before then! A goal in each half (31<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
&a= mp; 89), and a dreadful open goal miss from Freddie Myers at 1-0 summed the game up.      
28/4/07 Epsom are on another scoreless run again as Colliers Wood win 2-0 at Merland Rise. Unfortunately Philip N'gbale is
sent off again after responding to another verbal rema= rk, kicking out at the player after he had been sent off. The first half was<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
goalless but a Colliers Wood player was then sent off = at the start of the second half for dissent. Powell hit the bar with a fierce
drive after 69 but we went behind after 71 and the poi= nts were sealed with another in the final minutes just before N'gbale's fourth
re= d card of the season. It would be three and a half years before he would play for t= he first team again.    
2/5/07 Epsom finish on a high after trailing to a long range strike on the half hour at Raynes Park, they fought back and Daniel
Ike equalised after 41 (ending a goalless run of 311 minutes) from a low Myers cross. A great individual run and strike from
Ma= rvell after 55 clinched the points, but should have been added to in the remaining minutes.      
M= ay 07 Problems loom at the club as Ian Grant says that the budget will be cut by nearly half. This appears to cause  
dissention within the Committee and two people stand f= or the vacant Chairman's position after Pete Lumm announces that he
wi= ll take a season out. The proposed cut does not occur.            
1= 1/5/07 Presentation Evening at Banstead Athletic. Club dispenses with the "posh" venue theory as it is described in the  
programme.                    
Pl= ayer of the Year: Dale Marvell                
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: Dale Marvell              
Re= serve Team Player of the Year: Jonathan Sexton            
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: Jonathan Sexton              
Mo= st Improved Player Award: Tim Hurren              
                     
Re= serves: Suburban League South Division              
Position 15th Out of 16                
Manager: Neal Hallac replaced in November by Matt Tebbutt.        
SLC 1st Molesey   2-2+ lost 0-3 pens          
SPC 1st Ashford Tn (Mx) 0-2            
29/7/06 Double header against Three Bridges at Furnace Green and reserves lost 2-0, conceding after 41 and a 65th minute
p= enalty for a foul by Steve Savage clinched the result. Tim Farrington was in goal for nearly all of both games.  
12= /8/06 The final pre-season friendly results in a 4-1 defeat at Harefield United. Our scorer is unknown.    
19/8/06 Epsom's opening match saw a 10-1 defeat at Tonbridge. They would draw the return match eventually 3-3! We were
behind as early as the third minute and it was 3-0 at = HT. Darren Brown's header reduced the arrears after 48 but the remaining
se= ven goals all came in the last half hour of the match.            
21/8/06 Seven changes to the side after the Tonbridge defeat and there was an improvement even though Tooting & Mitcham
won 3-0 at Merland Rise. We were a goal down after 7 minutes after Farrington was unable to hold a shot. A harsh penalty for
ha= ndball after 64 and a third goal after 66 ended our resistance.          
3= 0/8/06 Epsom travelled to Raynes Park Vale on a Wednesday night and recorded their fir= st point. They led after 60 and  
deservedly so, but they switched off after the goal and Epsom got back into the match, and John Baah (formerly known as
Oppong-Baah) hit the bar after 72 before we equalised = on 84 when Pritchard took advantage as the keeper misjudged Dean
Fu= llerton's cross.                  
2/= 9/06 Epsom manage a respectable 2-0 defeat from their trip to Lewes.        
4/9/06 Merstham defeat us 4-2 at Merland Rise. They we= re lucky to go ahead after two minutes with a shot that was deflected
past Ademi but Pritchard equalised after 18 as he foll= owed up a Baah shot. They led again after 30 from a direct free kick but we
were level a second time after 47 when Baah finished o= ff after his original shot was blocked. Merstham went ahead for good after
56= and secured the points in the 68th minute.              
9/9/06 Epsom lead twice, once in extra time but Molesey fight back to draw 2-2 and we were embarrassingly beaten 3-0 on
penalties.                    
16/9/06 Epsom led 2-0 but had to settle for a 2-2 draw= at Chipstead's High Road ground. New signing Richard Lyle scored both
goals.                    
23/9/06 Another draw, this time at Walton Casuals who = had six booked and one player sent off. Jamie Watson opened the
scoring midway through the first half, although the dispute and protest over whether the ball had crossed the bye line before it
was crossed in, was enough to cause the sending off. Despite the advantage we conceded a late equaliser when caught in
po= ssession on the edge of our own area.              
30/9/06 Epsom defeat Camberley Town 2-1 at Krooner Park although they led after 8 minutes from a free kick. Watson hit the
post soon after from Adam Pero's cross and we made lot= s of chances before finally equalising after 48 through Pero and his free
kick five minutes later was not held by the keeper and Watson pounced on the loose ball for what proved to be the winner.
4/10/06 Epsom depart the Surrey Premier Cup in Middles= ex by losing 2-0 at Ashford Town (Middx). The goals came either side
of= half time. Originally scheduled in Bulletin for the day before but definitely played this day.      
Oct 06 Epsom request a switch of their trip to Burgess Hill as we are at home to them just 5 days before. The League give us a
tr= ip to Horley instead on 21/10/06.                
7/10/06 Epsom slip up 3-2 at Haywards Heath Town, conceding after 3 but we were level after Ike's cross was headed in by
Enver Hasa after 35. We went behind again on the hour = but we had two decent penalty shouts before equalising after 65 when
Joseph Maye volleyed in from ten yards out. However we could not hold on and conceded again after 75 and Hasa was sent
of= f after 88 minutes for kicking out.                
1= 4/10/06 AFC Wimbledon defeat Epsom 9-0 this day in a match played at Croydon Athletic= 's Mayfields ground.  
16/10/06 Epsom are defeated 2-9 at home by Burgess Hil= l, making 18 goals in just over 48 hours! Goals came regularly after
17, 22 and 26. Enver Hasa reduced the arrears after 44 with a header but the HT score was 4-1. Lyle scored after 47 but five mor= e
go= als followed, coming after 67, 75, 77, 83 and 85.            
21/10/06 Reserves lose narrowly at Horley. Enver Hasa = is sent off for a second time in three matches for kicking an opponent. He
wo= uld not play for the club again.                
28= /10/06 No game for Reserves.                
4/11/06 Epsom get a good 3-3 draw at Merstham Many you= th team players played and the Youth team Managers Steve Butt and
Derek Rogers were in charge this day along with Matt Tebbutt. Ben Radford had scored for Epsom in a first half that had ended<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
1-1 and Ruben Lavrado scored two in the second half, t= he last of which put us 3-2 up. However, due to a shortage of subs and
in= juries sustained we finished with 9 men and Merstham scored an equaliser.        
6/11/06 Epsom lose at home to bottom club East Grinste= ad 2-1. They now hang precariously near the bottom. Epsom played
s= even of the eleven that had started at Bookham for the first team on 4/11/06 while Ea= st Grinstead also played many first  
team regulars. We were behind after 16 seconds and fur= ther behind after 8 minutes, both from defensive errors. We reduced the
a= rrears after 23 when Pero cut the ball back to Watson who scored but we created few go= od chances in the second half.  
11/11/06 First Epsom & Ewell Colts player to play = for Epsom & Ewell. Ed Humphries (16) called up at short notice. He made
his debut this day as Epsom led after 30 minutes from = an Ismael Baker penalty but two goals in the last twenty minutes gave the
ho= sts all three points.                  
20/11/06 Epsom lose 2-3 at home to Molesey despite lea= ding twice. Andy Amfo-Brobbey scored after 20 minutes but they won a
soft penalty after 41. We went back in front after 75 = when the keeper parried an Amfo-Brobbey shot and Julian Phillips was there
t= o put the loose ball in, but Molesey were level again after 80 and took the lead wi= th three minutes remaining.  
2= /12/06 Epsom have two Daniel Nicholls goals disallowed in a 2-0 defeat at Tooting & Mitcham in the Suburban League.  
4/= 12/06 Tonbridge (H) is p/p. Waterlogged.              
14= /12/06 Hastily arranged match in Suburban League for 16th Dec v Lewes (H).        
16= /12/06 Lewes (H) is p/p. Waterlogged.              
27/1/07 Epsom defeat East Grinstead 2-1 and gain reven= ge for the 2-1 defeat at Merland Rise earlier in the season. Zach Powell
put us ahead midway through the first half and although the home side equalised in the second half Daniel Nicholls scored the
winner.                    
5/2/07 Camberley take an undeserved point with a penal= ty six minutes from time at Merland Rise. We should have been three
up by HT but a Simon Hatton tap in after 26 from a Pow= ell corner was all we had to show for our dominance. Nicholls hit the bar
fr= om 30 yards in the second half at 1-0.              
10= /2/07 Burgess Hill (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
19/2/07 AFC Wimbledon are far too good and win 10-1 at Merland Rise. Epsom played Dale Marvell who was suspended at the
w= eekend. We didn't concede until the 29th minute and frequent goals followed. It was = 5-0 at HT and 7-0 by the time  
Ryan O'Sullivan scored from 25 yards after 54. Andy Amfo-Brobbey was injured after 70 but we had already used our three subs<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
and keeper Tim Farrington was also injured after 76 wh= en conceding the eighth goal so we finished with Mark Styles taking the
je= rsey on and nine men completed the match.              
26= /2/06 Horley (H) is p-p. Moved to 12/3/07.              
3/3/07 The Molesey match managed to survive the weather despite puddles on the pitch but they soon disappeared. Radford
had a goal disallowed for offside after 6 and we were behind after 13 and it was 2-0 after 26 and 3-0 after 29. Nicholls got a goal
back after 37 after a good run and low shot, and as the game neared the end Radford scored with a curling shot from the edge of
th= e area. We nearly got a point after 87 following a scramble and blocked shots.        
5/= 3/07 Lewes (H) is p-p. Waterlogged. Moved to 30/4/07.            
12/3/07 A 1-0 win at home to Horley is the first home = win of the season for the reserves. Daniel Nicholls scored the goal after 20<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
mi= nutes when a Powell shot was fumbled by the keeper.            
16= /3/07 Burgess Hill (A) is not played as their ground is being used for a representative match.    
19/3/07 Two goals in the second half from Daniel Nicho= lls help Epsom to a 2-1 win at home to Raynes Park Vale. Game delayed
by 15 minutes as a blizzard obliterated the line marki= ngs which needed to be cleared. A Vale equaliser came in between our
goals.                    
24/3/07 Epsom are held 1-1 by Haywards Heath Town at Merland Rise. They led in the fi= rst half but we equalised in the second
th= rough Henri Kousso-Doua and nearly won it.              
26/3/07 Epsom draw 1-1 with Walton Casuals at Merland Rise. It was goalless at half time but we broke through on 48 when
Radford latched on to a header and smashed the ball in from 30 yards off the crossbar. We should have scored again in the
62nd minute but from the resultant goal kick they equalised and they had good chances to take the lead before Kousso-Doua
hi= t the outside of the post near the end.              
2/4/07 Regular keeper Tim Farrington is injured after 3 minutes and James Elsey took his place. Drew 0-0 at home to Godalming.
There were very few chances in the match. Farrington w= ent to hospital with his injured knee and would never play for the club again= .
12/4/07 Epsom had a narrow 1-0 defeat at Champions ele= ct Burgess Hill. Their goal came in the second half and they had a
p= layer sent off in the last ten minutes for violent conduct, while Joseph Maye also h= ad a red card for retaliating.  
16/4/07 Epsom recover from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at hom= e to Tonbridge Angels and nearly pinched a win. We were behind after
32 but a good run and shot from Radford levelled thing= s up after 36. We gifted a second goal after 43 and another goal went in
after 48 by way of a deflection that looped over new keeper James Daly. An N'gbale shot after 54 was saved but knocked in by
a= defender who couldn't avoid the ball, and Tommy Kavanagh's volley after 74 found t= he top corner of the net.  
23= /4/07 Chipstead win 3-1 at Epsom in last game of the season.          
We conceded after 12 after a miscommunication between Karapinar and Daly and it was 2-0 by HT. A third came after 59.
Chipstead mispen (SAVE) after a handball by Karapinar which saw him red carded and we went down the other end and scored a
co= nsolation through Elsey. Lewes (our final opponents) say they are unable to fulfil their remaining fixtures.    
3= 0/4/07 It wasn't the last game though as the Lewes game was resurrected at Merland Rise, with Lewes recovering  
a 2-0 deficit to force a 2-2 draw with almost the last kick. We led after 29 through Daniel Nicholls and he scored again after 48.
Ho= wever a goal for Lewes after 79 made it a bit closer and they equalised with a header = from a free kick after 91.  
Yo= uth Team: Southern Youth League East Division.            
Position 5th out of 9                
SYLC QF Sutton United 0-3            
SMFC 2nd Carshalton Ath 0-1            
GMLC 1st Cove   withdrew after losing first leg 4-2        
FAYC 3q Ramsgate   3-3+ lost on pens 5-4        
2/8/06 First friendly of the season results in a 1-1 d= raw at home to Carshalton Athletic. We led after 11 when Conteh bundled the
ba= ll in. They equalised with a couple of minutes remaining.          
7/8/06 Late winner against Croydon who are defeated 3-= 2 at Merland Rise. We were behind after 6 minutes but were level after 18
when Chris Monk received the ball and scored at the se= cond attempt after his first effort was blocked. Matt Keddo put us ahead
a= fter 57 but Croydon made it 2-2 after 81. Zach Powell volleyed in the winner from a corner with one minute remaining.  
15= /8/06 Youths win 3-2 at AFC Wimbledon on their training ground at Kingston University = in Tolworth.    
17/8/06 A 12th minute free kick from Zach Powell from = 30 yards out was the difference between the sides. Very few chances.
23/8/06 Final friendly is drawn 0-0 against Croydon Athletic played on the neighbouring pitch at Crescent Rovers. Game played in
to= rrential rain.                  
6/9/06 Colliers Wood league game is moved from Wibband= une to Merland Rise with the return at Colliers Wood on 17/1/07.
6/9/06 Game is drawn 1-1 Colliers Wood took a 43rd min= ute lead but Conteh chipped the keeper from 12 yards out after 55. Zach
Po= well's free kick from 30 yards hit the crossbar after 62.            
S= ept 06 Ashford Town (Middx) (H) is brought forward from 21/3/07 to 13/9/06 as Godalming league match scheduled=  
fo= r 13/9/06 is p-p for F.A. Youth Cup.              
13/9/06 Epsom defeat Ashford Town 3-0. We took the lead after 25 when Reuben Lavrado bundled the ball in and he scored again
after 42 with a chip from the edge of the box. We scor= ed a third in the final minute when Alwyn Dixon's shot went straight to
Mo= nk who tapped in from close range.              
Sept 06 Cobham (H) moved from 14/02/07 to 20/09/06 so = we can have another competitive fixture before the F.A. Youth Cup.
20/9/06 Epsom defeat Cobham 2-1 at Merland Rise. Follo= wing a minute's silence for Dave Wilson Cobham started brighter but it
was goalless at the half. We took the lead after 48 wh= en Powell scored and Lavrado scored an individual second after 73. There
was then a delay for the keeper who was injured and fr= om the restart we were caught napping and it was 2-1. Monk missed a
go= od chance near the end but we held on anyway.            
27/9/06 Youth Team edge past Dover in extra time 2-0. A very tight game that could have gone either way, although Epsom were
th= e better side. They now play Oakwood in 2q with Ramsgate or Whyteleafe (A) for the winners.    
We thought we had gone ahead after 104 when a Sam Brag= gins corner dropped over everyone and appeared to cross the line
after hitting the far post but we took the lead four minutes later when Lavrado converted a Mark Frimpong pass. As they pushed
fo= rward we caught them on the counter attack and won a penalty after 117 which Dan Cunningham scored.    
4/10/06 Friendly against Colts u-16s is narrowly won 3= -2. A few trialling and fringe players were used, but closer than Steve Butt<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
probably expected. We were behind after 12 but Lavrado equalised after 44 and we took the lead on the hour when Jerson Dos
Santos scored with a flying header. Peter Alkass exten= ded the lead after 73 but the colts got a second four minutes into injury
ti= me. Was Jerson Dos Santos related to Danny or Ivan? Almost certainly.        
Oct 06 Epsom receive bye to qf's in Grant McLellan Lea= gue Cup but then have to play Cove instead who were late entrants.
11/10/06 Two late goals saw Epsom build a 2-0 lead at Oakwood in FAYC 2q and a late consolation caused little damage.
We finally led after 70 when Akiotu found Conteh with a cross and he headed it in. We had another disallowed for offside after 78
bu= t a great solo run by Lavrado after 82 clinched the win, despite the late reply.        
14/10/06 Behind closed doors training session match is= won against Oakwood. Reported on web by Rob Oakes. No other details.
1= 5/10/06 Youth played friendly against Queens Park under 19's a touring side from Perth, Western Australia. Drew 3-3.  
18/10/06 Epsom won 3-1 at Ashford Town (Middx) and led after just 2 minutes when Conteh's cross was knocked in by Lavrado
and a defender. We extended the lead after 27 when the keeper rushed out but missed a kick and Lavrado rolled the ball in. We
began to look tired but had another Conteh effort disallowed for offside after 71. We got a third goal after 74 when Cunningham's
f= ree kick was headed onto the bar by Dos Santos and Lavrado scored from the rebound. Ashford got an injury time goal.  
Go= dalming beat Cobham 4-0 this evening so Epsom lose top spot on goal difference despite= the win!    
25/10/06 Epsom depart the Youth Cup on penalties at Ramsgate after a 3-3 draw which looked unlikely as Epsom trailed 3-0 at
HT= . They would have been away to Brighton, where Ramsgate were crushed 6-0. Prog - Y      
We were two nil down after 5 minutes and a third follo= wed in injury time. I remarked to Pete Lumm that did he fancy penalties
t= onight, and incredibly we started to fight back. Lavrado reduced the arrears on 53 wi= th a shot that took a deflection, then  
Frimpong was fouled in the area after 60 and Cunningham scored the penalty. After 64 we were level as Powell fed Lavrado again.
Both teams had chances but on a wet day we couldn't fo= llow Cunningham's example of how to take penalties and a couple were
sk= ied over the bar. Ramsgate won 5-4 after 7 penalties each.          
8/11/06 Epsom defeat Leatherhead with a single goal sc= ored after 9 minutes when Lavrado headed in an Alex Bailey corner. We<= /span>
ar= e now top of the table again following Godalming's 0-0 draw with Ashford Town a week previously.    
16= /11/06 Cobham (A) is p/p. Waterlogged.              
22/11/06 Carshalton progress in the Surrey Midweek Floodlit Cup with a 1-0 win in this second round tie. The goal came after 47
an= d although Powell clipped the top of the bar from distance it was a deserved win.        
2= 9/11/06 First home defeat in SYL to Kingstonian by 1-2. Ivan Dos Santos is sent o= ff as Epsom blow a half time lead.  
La= vrado had put us ahead. Dos Santos was sent off for conceding the winning penalty w= hich was harsh.    
N= ov 06 Staines advise that the youth fixture at Wheatsheaf Lane has been moved f= rom 6th to 7th December.  
7/= 12/06 Game at Staines is p-p anyway!              
1= 3/12/06 Godalming Town (A) is p-p so the Grant McLellan Cup First Round, First Le= g v Cove can be played instead.  
13= /12/06 First leg of Grant-McLellan Youth Cup is switched to Epsom from Cove, but Epsom still lose 4-2.    
Cove led after 13 and scored again after 15. Cunningham reduced the deficit with a shot from 45 yards after 39 minutes and
equalised after 50 when Dixon finished off Keddo's sho= t. However we then went behind again after 55 and another on 63 put
Co= ve in pole position for the return leg.              
J= an 07 The second leg of the Grant McLellan match v Cove is scheduled for 10/01/07 is moved to 24/01/07.  
16/1/07 The year starts well with a 3-0 win at Colliers Wood just three days after the first team fixture was postponed there. We
were ahead after 5 minutes when Powell's free kick cli= pped the underside of the bar and bounced down. Although Ivan Dos Santos
made sure with a header, it was adjudged to have cross= ed the line already. Omar Darweesh made it 2-0 from Lavrado's pass just
before HT. Wood had a goal disallowed for handball aft= er 42 but they then lost their keeper after 48 to an injury he had aggravated.
With no sub keeper this gave us an advantage although = Wood nearly equalised soon after while Cunningham was off receiving
treatment. As the pitch cut up the game deteriorated b= ut we scored a third in injury time when a poor back pass stuck in the
mu= d and Darweesh scored his second goal on his debut.            
24/1/07 Cove (A) in Grant McLellan Cup is p-p. Waterlogged. The second leg is n= ever played due to the weather so Cove advance.
1/2/07 Epsom record another 3-0 win at Cobham. We shou= ld have been ahead after 17 but took the lead five minutes later when
Lavrado scored with a diving header. We doubled the le= ad on 37 when Cunningham met a Powell corner with a looping header.
Within 30 seconds of the second half commencing Darwee= sh intercepted and set up Lavrado for the third goal. Cobham hit the
ba= r after 67 and 82 as we relaxed a bit and Alex Sale pushed a shot onto the bar right at the end.    
4/2/07 Friendly at Kingston University Sports Ground v= AFC Wimbledon but a depleted side just play ten men to start and
concede five times in the second half to lose 5-0. We = then had to go down to nine men after 60 as keeper Ed Humphries had a
game for the Colts under 16's next door! Sam Braggins = took over in goal with the score still at 1-0. With ten minutes remaining we
were down to eight players as Alkass limped off with a hamstring injury at 3-0 and in the final minute Alfred Akiotu also limped off
so= we finished with seven! AFC Wimbledon then scored their fifth goal.        
7/2/07 Epsom record a fine 2-1 victory at Guildford Ci= ty in the SYLC 2 IT was goalless at HT although they had hit the bar with a<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>
free kick but we improved after the break and led afte= r 72 when Lavrado's run and cross was knocked in from close range by
Darweesh. They then equalised after 76. They had hit t= he bar but we had then cleared the ball only for it to come straight back
over the top and the striker knocked it past Sale. It = was looking like extra time on a freezing night but Lavrado ran on to Dos
Sa= ntos's pass and scored.                
D= espite the good season this was our last win as we would lose all of our last seven competitive matches!  
14= /2/07 Godalming Town (H) is p-p. Waterlogged.            
27= /2/07 Sutton United (A) is p-p. Waterlogged. Moved to 5/3/07.          
29= /2/07 Leatherhead (A) is p-p. Moved to 27/3/07.            
5/3/07 Youth lose 3-0 at Gander Green Lane to Sutton Y= outh in QF of Southern Youth League Cup. We started well but went
behind to their first real attack after 16 minutes and= it was 2-0 after 19. A third followed after 70 as we went down with a bit of a
wh= imper. Sutton mispen (BAR) after 76.              
14/3/07 A second friendly against the Colts under 16s resulted in another narrow victory, requiring an injury time winner from Henri
Kousso-Doua. Ed Humphries played well as the Colts too= k a half time lead but Conteh equalised after 50 from a Powell corner.
19/3/07 Epsom go down 2-0 at Godalming. A late arrival didn't help and Rob Oakes' report says we conceded after just 9 seconds
af= ter an error by Dos Santos. Another followed at the close of the first half.        
27/3/07 Title hopes are gone as we are defeated 2-1 at Leatherhead. We were behind after 17 and a second followed after 19.
La= vrado took advantage of a keeper error to reduce the arrears after 67 but we didn't = play well.      
4/4/07 Epsom are defeated by Godalming again who win 2= -1 at Merland Rise. They led after 20 and a second followed quickly
again as it was 2-0 after 25. Akiotu converted a penal= ty after 67 when Dixon was fouled in the act of scoring. Another clearer
penalty shout wasn't awarded and the keeper was very l= ucky to only have a yellow card against him at the end of the day.
11/4/07 Epsom are defeated by champions elect Warlingh= am at Merland Rise. It was our fifth successive loss. We took the lead
after 10 when James Kelly headed the ball in at the ba= ck post but they were level within a minute. Warlingham cleared an Epsom
chance off the line after 34 and they took the lead af= ter 36 with a third goal following after 38. Little happened in the second ha= lf but
th= is wasn't a bad performance against a team that would remain unbeaten for the whole league season.    
17/4/07 Staines were 2-0 up at HT but although we pull= ed a goal back through Lavrado after 65 Staines were the deserved
wi= nners and could have scored more.              
23/4/07 Youth lose 1-0 at Merstham to Warlingham in a = game played at Merstham's Moatside ground. The goal came in the
first half.                    
Two outstanding matches are not played (as are quite a= few others) and they are all classed as 0-0 draws by SYL. Very odd, as
the= re was plenty of time to play them. These are Kingstonian (A) and Staines Town (= H).      
Friendlies     H/A Score H/T Prog? Att Scorers & Notes  
= 25/07/2006 Croydon   H 4-2 3-1 N 30 = 29/07/2006 Three Bridges A 2-1 1-1 N 20 Hatton, Talling  
= 29/07/2006 Three Bridges A 0-2 0-1 N   RES    
= 01/08/2006 Ruislip Manor H 0-3 0-2 N 25      
= 02/08/2006 Carshalton Athletic H 1-1 1-0 N   YTH Conteh  
= 07/08/2006 Croydon   H 3-2 1-1 N   YTH = 12/08/2006 Harefield United A 1-4 0-2 N   RES ?  
= 15/08/2006 AFC Wimbledon A 3-2 1-1 N   YTH ?  
= 17/08/2006 Chipstead   A 1-0 1-0 N   YTH Powell  
= 23/08/2006 Croydon Ath A 0-0 0-0 N   YTH    
  @ Crescent Rovers                
= 04/10/2006 E & E Colts (u-16) H 3-2 1-1 N   YTH                   Alkass  
= 15/10/2006 Queens Park H 3-3 2-1 N   YTH = 04/02/2007 AFC Wimbledon A 0-5 0-0     YTH    
1= 4/03/2007 E & E Colts (u-16) H 2-1 0-1 N   YTH