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C O M M E N T S    /  H I G H L I G H T S
CCPR   5th out of 22                
FAC  Pr Selsey      0-1          
FAV 4th Long Buckby     2-3          
CCLC 2nd North Greenford   0-1          
SSC 3rd Walton & Hersham   4-5+          
Ho= me Ground:  Banstead Athletic F.C.              
Manager   Lyndon Buckwell   Asst - Tony Coombe        
President   Stella Lamont                
Secretary   Maryse Oakes                
Chairman   Tony Jeffcoate                
Vi= ce Chairman Pete Beddoe                
Treasurer   Rob Oakes                
Pr= ess Secretary John Ward                
Me= mbership Secretary John Ward                
Pu= blic Relations Pete Beddoe                
Committee   Dougie Burns, George Holland plus above=          
Cl= ub Captain:  Alex Rodrigues                
Pr= ogramme Editor  Richard Lambert              
6/= 6/09 Former player Matt Elliott joins Midland League club Oadby as Co-Manager. A step= 5 club.    
19/6/09 Combined Counties AGM ends in farce after Hart= ley Wintney are demoted to make way for Croydon, who transferred over 
from the Kent League at FA's request. Hartley had fini= shed second from bottom 22 points adrift, and their appeal was unlikely to 
be successful. Other changes see Dorking and Hanworth Villa promoted, but Champions of Division One Staines Lammas are 
denied due to ground grading issues. Bedfont Green are promoted and Cobham are also relegated with Hartley Wintney.
AGM 21/6/09 A couple of changes to the Committee . John Ward replaced Stella Lamont as Membership Secretary, and Pete 
Beddoe replaced Alb Bullen as Vice-Chairman. Club requ= ired £29,000 from Holding Company this year, excluding Ground Rent.
Committee had proposed John Ward as Press Secretary (written) and George Holland as Press Secretary (Audio), but it was
amended before the AGM as it was outside the club constitution. Position thought likely to be decided at an EGM but wasn't.=
Pricing structure announced following the AGM. First T= eam admission remains at £6 and £3 with Reserves at £3, Senior Citizen
£2= and Children under 16 £1. All Children under 6 are admitted free.          
Season Tickets are now £105 (£55) but club adds a new category of season ticket to cover Reserves too at £135 (£70) and for 
Al= l games inc Res and Youth at £150 (£80) and (£75).            
Match programmes to increase from £1.50 to £2. Club announces plans to sell them in the car park instead of at the turnstile.= All
they need now is someone to sell them! Golden Goal cha= nges from £20 first prize to two £10 prizes for first and last goals. If 
on= ly one goal is scored (or 0-0) then the prize reverts to £20. Programmes never move f= rom gate.    
22/6/09 Club announces that Matt Alexander is joining = the club as First Team Coach. He was Manager at Cobham last year and
he will assist Lyndon and Tony. Also Ken Jones returns= to the club from Merstham as Physio. Ken had been physio back in the 
eighties or nineties (find = out) and does not travel to Leatherhead along with the f= ormer Merstham Manager Mick Sullivan.
Ho= wever Matt Alexander doesn't arrive.                
J= ohn Chapman becomes Reserve Team Assistant Manager, moving from First Team Coach. The Former Reserve  
Team Manager Trevor Smith becomes Reserve Team Coach a= nd also Coaches the Youth Team with a brief to facilitating their
de= velopment to the Reserve Team.                
Russell Banyard has stepped down as Youth Team co-Mana= ger to continue his playing career at Corinthian Casuals.  The other
C= o-Manager James Deacons has left with the Coach Mark Honess to become Reserve Team Manager at Merstham  
Rob Oakes hands over all Secretarial duties to Maryse Oakes but will continue in the role of webmaster, Treasurer and Child 
Pr= otection Officer. The Club are attempting to appoint a Youth Team Secretary.        
27/6/09 Hartley Wintney lose appeal against relegation. Bedfont Green have gone up and Cobham and Hartley have gone down. 
They are replaced by Dorking and Hanworth Villa (Champ= ions Staines Lammas' ground is not good enough) and Croydon who 
tr= ansferred from the Kent League.                
30= /6/09 Training starts at Epsom College.              
J= une 09 FA Vase Exemption to the First Round Proper is confirmed, following our four= th place finish last year.  
11/7/09 Epsom host Chipstead at Wimbledon Common Extensions in the opening pre-season friendly, and a late Burns penalty 
en= sures a 2-2 draw. Kyle Hough has left for Walton Casuals but many new players have joined.    
We had trailed just before half time but Burns equalis= ed after 56 and although we trailed again after 66 the penalty came after 89= .
18/7/09 Originally due to play Croydon in a friendly, = but they cried off and many of the first team play in the reserve fixture aga= inst
Crescent Rovers who are beaten 3-0. Mark Jarman opens = the scoring in the second half and Marvell got the other two. 
2= 1/7/09 Kyle Hough scores for Walton Casuals at Merland Rise but Epsom still win 3-1 a= nd play well in the process.  
We= go two -nil up after 12 through Shoefield and Marvell and Burns made it 3-1 after 55.=      
23/7/09 League fixtures are finally released. Epsom st= art at home to Guildford and then visit Bookham on the Tuesday. A nice
lo= oking start.                  
25/7/09 Haywards Heath are dispatched 7-2 at Merland R= ise, but the first half was quite even before they injured their keeper. HT 
was only 2-1 but it was 7-1 at one point. Marvell scor= es four, although one of those is generously awarded by John Ward, when 
ot= hers might have called it an own goal. An 11 am k.o.            
28= /7/09 Third Annual Dave Wilson Trophy commences with Molesey defeating Banstead Athle= tic 2-0.    
30/7/09 Epsom relinquish their hold on the Trophy with= a semi-final defeat to Leatherhead by 5-3. An entertaining game saw the
Blues 2-0 down after 25 minutes. Burns replied quickly= and chances were missed before Leatherhead scored twice in a minute 
r= ight on HT. At 4-1 Epsom fought back to 4-3 through Burns and Shoefield but a fine 5th goal killed Epsom off.  
1/8/09 Finals Day of DWT III starts with Epsom winning= 2-1 over Banstead Athletic. The Blues trailed early and did not equalise 
until the second half through Mo Mann after a good run from Dale Marvell. The winner came after about 70 when Sinclair's deep 
cr= oss was expertly turned back by Marvell for Burns to roll it in. Should have won = by more.      
In the second match, Leatherhead go 2-0 up on Molesey = but Molesey get one back shortly after and equalise after 72. For the
th= ird straight year the final is drawn and goes to penalties which Molesey win 5-4.        
Au= g 09 Mole Valley SCR are now at Cobham FC following the loss of their ground.        
Au= g 09 former player Andy Davidson moves from Banstead Athletic to Chessington & Ho= ok United.    
Au= g 09 Charlie West returns from a very brief spell at Chertsey Town.          
Au= g 09 Leon White leaves for Colliers Wood United.            
8/8/09 Opening League match and Guildford City are defeated 2-0 at Merland Rise. Debuts for Ramzi Bedj Bedj (Colliers Wood)<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
Alex McGregor (Bookham), Mark Jarman (Bookham) and Matt Smith (Chessington & H). A comfortable win lit up by two superb 
goals. After 25 a left footed Shoefield pass landed at Marvell's feet and he stroked it under the keeper. A fantastic pass. In the 
second half Marvell turned in a pin point cross from t= he left wing for Burns to guide it home after 50 minutes. Bedj Bedj slapped a 
s= hot wide soon after and Shoefield had hit the post before the first goal, both from one on ones. A comfortable win.  
11/8/09 Robbie Burns HT against Bookham as Epsom win 3= -1. None of the three are with his right foot as two left foot strikes are 
either side of a header from a Hatfield corner. The fi= rst came from a free kick which wasn't cleared and Burns drilled it home afte= r 20
minutes, with his header a minute later. Soon after he= put another header wide but made amends with a third early in the second
half when he dispossessed the defender and drilled it = past former Epsom keeper Warren Aburn. Other goals should have followed,
but the only other one was conceded at the far end instead. Shoefield just wide at the end after a good run, but another fair result.
15/8/09 Scary game at Wealden who lead for an hour in = this FA Cup tie before a cross from Webber evaded everyone and found 
it's way into the far corner of the net. Ben Hayward t= hen sent off by a dreadful referee, before Burns reacted well to score the 
wi= nner, and Bedj Bedj hit one from 20 yards into the top corner in further injury time for the ten men.    
18/8/09 Epsom are forced to settle for a draw as they = slip up 1-1 at home to Croydon. Croydon mispen 7 (SAVE) but they still
scored first just after half time, but Burns equalised soon after, reacting to a loose ball after his shot from Webber's cross was 
sa= ved at the first attempt. An even match.              
22/8/09 Epsom win deservedly at Egham, but the one goal scored meant that the game was tighter than it should have been. 
Egham hit the bar from 35 yards, but otherwise did lit= tle, while Epsom had scored in the first half through Mark Jarman, who 
scuffed his shot just inside the near post. The keeper looked as if he was going to stick a foot out but his studs semed to 
ca= tch in the turf. Robbie Burns (mispen) in this game.            
29= /8/09 Ash (A) is moved back for our FA Cup tie.            
29/8/09 Epsom depart the FA Cup at Selsey, 1-0 to a fl= uke goal, but fail to put the hosts under any pressure, despite the 
Selsey keeper being sent off after 20 minutes. Very disappointing. Best chance came fifteen minutes from the end when 
Ra= mzi Bedj Bedj broke through but blazed wide and over instead of placing the ball.<= /td>        
1/9/09 Epsom bounce back well with a 3-0 win over Chessington & Hook United. Bedj Bedj was further forward this week, a= nd after
being offside a  few times in the first half, scored just before HT from a great pass by Matt Smith. Early in the second half it was 2-0
after Robbie Burns powered in a  header from a perfect Dale Marvell cr= oss. Ramzi finished off Chessington in the final minutes 
w= ith a great one-two with Burns, steering the return past the keeper Daniels with four minutes remaining. Score was   
ha= rsh on Chessington.                  
5/9/09 Inconsistent Epsom strike again as they score a= fter 20 minutes at home to Hanworth Villa with a great move finished off by 
Burns after a Marvell dummy of a Bedj Bedj pass. The h= ad large periods of dominance, but then relaxed totally. Hanworth Villa 
equalised on HT and then scored a winner with an unmar= ked header midway through the second half. Epsom created little and 
we= re flat after they had taken the lead.                
12/9/09 Epsom win at Wembley for the second time in a = row after 47 years waiting for a win. Epsom trailed to a penalty that 
seemed to slip past Borg despite him getting his body = to it, but Burns equalised soon after, and two goals in the second half 
clinched it for Epsom. Bedj Bedj just reached a ball a= nd toe poked it into the roof of the net, whilst substitute Mark Jarman scored 
near the end as he jumped with the keeper for the ball, and reacted first to roll the loose ball in, despite virtually sitting on the 
gr= ound at the time.                  
Sept 09 Jordan Ellis and Chris Barnes leave club for Banstead. Leon White joined them there after moving from Colliers Wood.
Se= pt 09 former player Jamie Buckley joins Dorking from Banstead Athletic.        
Se= pt 09 former player Joe Loyza joins Dorking from Banstead Athletic.        
Se= pt 09 former player James Moran joins Banstead Athletic from Raynes Park Vale.      
Se= pt 09 former player Craig Prendergast joins Molesey from Chessington & Hook United= .      
Se= pt 09 Shane Sinclair leaves club for Horley but shortly after moves to Banstead Athle= tic.      
17/9/09 Peter Adams SCFA President passes away at the = age of 84. Had been connected with the County for 55 years as a 
former Secretary, Chairman and President, the only per= son in SCFA history to do this. Minute's silence to follow v Chertsey.
19/9/09 Epsom rally to defeat Chertsey Town and hand t= hem their first defeat of the season. Epsom trailed to goals after 7 and 30
but got one back just before HT when Ben Hayward's shot went in off the far post. Epsom deserved this, and equalised soon into
the second half from Hayward again, whose far post hea= der from Marvell's cross also went in off the far post. Epsom did most of 
the work in a fantastic second half, and Bedj Bedj laid the ball on for Burns to tap home in the fifth minute of injury time.
22/9/09 Good workmanlike performance at home to Wemble= y in League Cup but with little success until a Wembley player was
sent off after 53 minutes. Epsom led moments later when Mark Jarman charged down a defensive clearance which went past the
keeper, and two goals later in the game from Marvell w= ith a far post header and Ramzi Bedj Bedj who shimmied and sent two 
defenders the wrong way before clipping the ball past = the keeper. Boxall-like. 3-0 was comfortable, but a little harsh on Wembley.<= /td>
B= ad injury to substitute Chris Read in this match. Stretchered off and out for the seas= on with knee damage.  
26/9/09 Bad Epsom return again against second bottom Colliers Wood and concede a goal after 55 minutes. Very poor, although
Ky= le Hough reappeared as a substitute. Nothing else positive about this game could be written.    
3/= 10/09 First 100 Club draw of the season. Pete Beddoe wins first prize.        
3/10/09 Epsom's first match in FA Vase ends up quite c= lose against Farnborough North End, but they edge through 3-2 after extra
time. Epsom were ahead 2-0 with not long left but an o= wn goal followed by a strike from 40 yards forced extra time which Dale
Marvell scored the winner in. Kyle Hough had scored af= ter 6 minutes with a fine finish and Burns had looked like making the 
ga= me safe with a second after 70 ish before the late drama.          
5/10/09 Epsom drawn away to Moneyfields in FA Vase Sec= ond Round. They visited them in FA Cup during 2000/01 and won 2-0.
9/= 10/09 former player Craig Prendergast joins Banstead Athletic from Molesey.        
10/10/09 Epsom crash at Cove despite leading 3-1 at one point, and looking really comfortable throughout most of the game. The
Blues conceded early after a Borg fumble but stormed b= ack with a West equaliser shortly after and led 2-1 through Burns after a 
nice turn. Hough made it 3-1 as Cove fell apart at the back, and it looked like it would be five or six but Cove got one back before 
HT= and two in the last ten minutes gave Cove the points.             
17/10/09 Epsom lose to a 90th minute penalty after Bur= ns misses one for Epsom after 80 minutes. Epsom just edged this game,
but don't take chances and Molesey's defending was sup= erb and at times inspired. Ross Shoefield heavily concussed early and 
was almost dragged off the field as he stumbled to the touch line. Ambulance required but he would return sooner than expected.<= /td>
20/10/09 Defensive howler costs Epsom in this League C= up match at North Greenford. A second half goal is the only goal, and 
Ep= som can't get it back despite a sending off near the end for the home side.        
24/10/09 Despite recent poor form Epsom travel to Horl= ey and win 6-0. It was the first League win of that size since April 1976 at 
Eastbourne Town. A penalty after 20 minutes after Burns was fouled set them on their way and a second from Burns completed
the first half scoring. An early goal from Bedj Bedj w= as followed with a good goal from Marvell who ran on to Hough's b all in and 
headed it past the keeper, while McGregor scored twice late on, one with a low first time drive from a corner played to him on the 
edge of the box, and he also headed in Shoefield's deep cross near the end. The keeper saved his team from a double figure 
de= feat. Jarman hits bar and Burns hits post in this one-sided match.          
27/10/09 A shocking performance, particularly in the second half as Epsom follow up their 6-0 win with a 4-1 loss at Ash United. 
Really poor as they were outplayed for much of the gam= e. Kyle Hough reduced the arrears at 2-0 with a penalty early in the second<= /td>
ha= lf which was his 50th goal for the club.              
29= /10/09 Nathan Ayling leaves club for Bookham.            
31/10/09 Charlie West 100th appearance but little else= to celebrate as North Greenford win comfortably 2-0 in a League match at 
Me= rland Rise.                   
31= /10/09 100 Club draw is won by former Vice-Chairman Alb Bullen.          
Following this game Robbie Burns leaves the club citin= g a lack of service. Club places Mark Jarman in the starting line up instead.=
3/= 11/09 game v Bedfont (H) is brought forward from 14/11/09 as we have a Vase match.      
3/11/09 Epsom fight back after conceding early to Bedf= ont and lead 2-1 with two minutes remaining before a row of floodlights fail. 
Despite there being enough light to continue in most people's opinion, the game is abandoned by the referee. It transpires aft= er the 
ga= me that Banstead knew about the fault and they take a while to correct it.        
7/11/09 Epsom are the better side but have to settle f= or a 1-1 draw at Raynes Park Vale. Epsom concede early in second half but
Hough equalises with twenty remaining. Keeper saves Va= le with many fine saves and Smith and Webber both hit the bar. Near the
en= d Ramzi Bedj Bedj is sent off for dissent second after being booked for arguing about a throw in.    
1= 0/11/09 League unsurprisingly order a replay of the Bedfont game which will take place on 3rd February.  
14/11/09 In hurricane conditions at Moneyfields Epsom = edge this Vase game 3-2. Nearby Solent records a wind gust of 76 mph and
Epsom go with the wind in first half but are behind to= an own goal after just 4 minutes. Much of this half is wasted as crosses are 
blown away in the wind, but just before half time Jarm= an nips in front of the keeper to equalise and moments later Marvell fires a=
fine shot in under the keeper first time from a deep c= ross from the right side of midfield. Maybe lucky to be 2-1 despite having 
most of the play, Epsom then had to face the strong wi= nd, and they did well for twenty minutes until a home defender shot from 
thirty plus yards and it sailed past Borg into the net. With 77 on the clock though Epsom scored the winner as a rare attack was<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
tu= rned into a goal scoring opportunity by Jarman and he shot the ball into the roof of = the net.      
Ja= mie Hatfield 100th appearance as a substitute in this match.          
16/11/09 In the next round Epsom are drawn away at Wellington AFC from the Western League. A win will guarantee an 
exemption to the Second Round next year. It will be the second longest first team journey in club history after Fakenham 
To= wn in 1998.                  
16= /11/09 future player Paul Wedt moves from Dorking to Chessington & Hook Unit= ed.      
21= /11/09 Dorking v Epsom p/p. Waterlogged. Game rearranged for 09/02/10.        
28/11/09 Epsom continue to be Horley's bogey side as t= hey win again 2-0. Jarman is absent but Burns returns to the club and 
scores the opening goal in the second half. Horley cre= ate little although a fine goal line clearance was required by Hatfield to keep 
the scores level in the first half. Near the end substitute Amfo-Brobbey and Burns pressure the defenders who pass it stra= ight to 
Amfo-Brobbey who rounds the keeper and scores the seco= nd goal. Our record over Horley is 13 wins and 2 draws in 15 matches.
4/12/09 Club runs coach to Wellington (Somerset) on Fr= iday evening. A few supporters travel down too including regulars Richard
La= mbert, Steve Davies and Pete Lumm.              
5/12/09 Epsom & Ewell survive a mad game in Somers= et to sneak through against Wellington 3-2 after extra time. The game was 
in doubt until the morning of the game, but the pitch = held up well, and after an even start with the same formation with Rodrigues a= t
 right back, t= he Blues took a lead after 20 minutes through Kyle Hough, who ran on to a pa= ss and was fouled. He clinically
 dispatched the penalty, and hit the post a few minutes later. Soon after this Burns scor= ed with a tap in after a great run and pass
 from Hough, although with a couple of minutes remaining the hosts pulled one back. In= the second half, the wind and rain was at 
Epsom's backs and the slope was in their favour, yet we still conceded as a hopeful ball in was met by a far post looping header. 
With twenty minutes left we still created the bulk of = the chances, yet in the 94th minute Paul Borg brought down a Wellington 
attacker although fortunately he saved the penalty low= to his right. A great save. The whistle blew a minute later and the game 
went into extra time which the visitors dominated. A g= oal from Jarman was disallowed after a great run from Matt Smith which 
ended in a pass to the adjudged offside Jarman. In the second period Smith had another run and was taken out with a wild
 challenge tha= t the officials deemed was inside the box, and the nerveless Hough scored again= for what proved to be the winner. A
 deserved win, but far closer than it s= hould have been and too many goals are being conceded right now.    
A= fter the game in the club house Neil Harrowing and Paul Borg said that they can't = stop Hough's penalties either!  
7/12/09 FA Vase draw gives Epsom another away game at = Long Buckby, a Northamptonshire based United Counties League team.
Th= ey had beaten the other Wellington in the previous round of the Vase!        
D= ec 09 Molesey (A) brought forward from 16/01/10 to 05/01/10 due to Epsom's Vase involvement on that date.  
8/12/09 Epsom and Chertsey both won after extra time on the Saturday in their Vase matches but Chertsey were blown away 3-0 
in their Surrey Senior Cup tie at Merland Rise. Cherts= ey had started the brighter but after Jarman had put in Hough's low cross 
just before half time there was only one winner, altho= ugh it required another Hough penalty, and substitute Robbie Burns scored 
after good interplay with him and Hough. 6 goals for E= psom in three day, 3 for Hough and the other three were Hough assists.
12/12/09 A poor defensive display in a 3-4 loss to Egh= am Town. An over hit cross from Jamie Hatfield looped over everyone
 including the keeper, Lee Pearce formerly of Bedfont Green and Wembley for his first go= al for the club, but we conceded a soft 
goal just before half time. We were the better side but conceded early in the second half with a cross shot that deceived Borg. 
However Burns and Jarman exchanged passes and Burns sc= ored the best goal of the match to make it 2-2. Yet we conceded
 again as poor marking allowed a far post volley that wasn't hit too well but still went past Borg. A shot from Alex McGregor was
 just going wi= de until a defender stuck out a foot and diverted it into his own net for the equaliser. With seconds remaining though 
we= let in another goal and there was no way back.             
15/12/09 A very cold evening but the game was played at Merland Rise and Banstead were defeated 2-0 in the Boxing Day match
 that was brou= ght forward. Epsom just edged this game, but it was scoreless at half time and Burns broke the deadlock by robbing
 a defender wh= ose control let him down after 55 minutes and as the keeper advanced he rolle= d it across to Matt Smith who 
side footed it into the net. Ten minutes from the end Burns did score after he ran on to a long pass but the keeper headed it clear.
 The ball only= went as far as Jarman who returned it to Burns who chipped it round the keeper= and defender into the net.
15= /12/09 future player Dean Sammut moves from Coulsdon United to Banstead Athletic= .      
19/12/09 North Greenford (A) is p-p due to a few inche= s of snow that came down on the Friday night. Epsom have no games 
arranged until the New Year but many games are p-p bet= ween this date and the end of the year for the wintry conditions.
De= c 09 Guildford City (H) postponed from 27/1/10 to 14/4/10 to fit in the Walton & Hersham SSC game.    
De= c 09 Cove pitch out of use due to a burst sewage pipe. They would return soon.        
D= ec 09 Raynes Park Vale (A) moved from 19/01/10 to 23/02/10 due to their involvement in= the Surrey Senior Cup.  
Da= ve Argent quits as Manager of Dorking in Jan 10 - replaced by Peter Augustine        
2/1/10 Sandhurst game is p/p for a frozen pitch. Decis= ion taken at 11.30 and seemed very premature as everything was melting in 
my= area. However, only three games survive in the division. Rearranged for 09/03/1= 0.      
5/= 1/10 Molesey (A) is brought forward from original date of 16/01/10 as we play Long Buc= kby then.    
5= /1/10 Molesey (A) is p/p the night before as pitch is frozen and 8 inches of sn= ow is forecast that night. It arrives.  
No= rth Greenford (A) rearranged for 2/3/10, Sandhurst (A) for 9/3/10 and Guildfo= rd (A) for 14/4/10.    
9/1/10 Camberley (H) is p/p due to masses of snow on p= itch still. Coldest snap since winter of 1981/82 and most snow collectively
si= nce 1978/79. In the end it looks to me as if this is the most snow and worst winter si= nce 1962/63.    
11= /1/10 Molesey (A) rearranged for 16/03/10 and Camberley (H) for 30/03/10.        
13/1/10 More snow falls and Vase game at Long Buckby is now in serious doubt for 16th Jan. Epsom have played three games 
since their last Vase tie, while Long Buckby have play= ed only once, losing 2-1 to the bottom team in their league, Raunds Town.
15/1/10 Long Buckby shovelling snow off their pitch in= an attempt to get the game played on 16/1/10. They are successful.
Pitch inspection 6pm and then again at 8am on 16th and 11am that day. The game goes ahead, one of only four Vase ties to
be= at the weather even though heavy rain falls on the morning of the game..        
16/1/10 Ben Hayward suspended and Ross Shoefield injur= ed for the Vase tie and Bedj Bedj also has to pull out with a family 
emergency. Epsom go out of FA Vase at Long Buckby 3-2. Epsom led early after Hough was fouled in the box, and although the 
award was a little soft, Hough scored clinically again from the penalty spot. However, Epsom do very little from then on as we a= re
pushed back for the remainder of the half. Hosts equal= ised after 18 as Borg was nudged while trying to catch the ball, and it went
into the net. Probably a foul, but the ref was generou= s to us earlier, so it evened up. Just before HT Long Buckby had a goal 
disallowed, but within a minute it was 2-1 anyway afte= r a good move left them with a tap in. Another good move down the opposite
flank after 57 made it 3-1, and although we pulled a g= oal back after 73 when a bad back pass wrong footed their half injured 
keeper, and Burns ran on to poke it over the line just before it crossed from its own momentum, we couldn't equalise, and in all 
honesty, didn't really deserve to. We would have been = home to Dawlish or Gresley in the next round; as good a draw as we could
 have hoped for in the last 16.                
16= /1/10 former Vice Chairman Alb Bullen and partner give birth to Ottilie Edith Bullen.<= /td>      
19= /1/10 Raynes Park Vale (H) is moved back as they have an SSC tie. Rearranged for 23/02= /10.    
23= /1/10 Epsom's game at Farnborough's ground against Badshot Lea is p-p. Waterlog= ged      
24= /1/10 Mark Jarman returns to Bookham. He will return in future.          
26= /1/10 former player Joe Loyza moves from Dorking to Croydon.          
27/1/10 Epsom depart the Surrey Senior Cup in bizarre circumstances as they lead 4-1 at half time after conceding first, yet lose 
28= /1/10 former and future player Antony "Freddie" Myers moves from Banstead Athletic to Feltham.    
5-4 in extra time after an injury time equaliser for Walton levels the game at 4-4. 8 goals scored in the top goal including f= our direct 
free kicks, two for each. After conceding an early goa= l, Burns equalised when in lots of space, and this was followed after half an 
hour by a fantastic free kick from Hatfield that flew = into the top corner from 30+ yards. Minutes later he curled one in from the 
opposite flank, and everyone including the keeper miss= ed it, and when Andy Amfo-Brobbey got through and scored it looked very 
comfortable. An error from Borg early in the second ha= lf gave the visitors a foothold, and in extra time they scored a winner with 
a= header. It was the first time since 1966 (Ware 4-5) that we had led by three goals at home (3-0) yet lost.  
Robbie Burns scores in his seventh straight game. This= was the last time someone had done this since Tommy Tuite in 1974/75.
30= /1/10 Another early decision is made to call off the Ash game for a frozen pitc= h. Prog produced and Y.    
30= /1/10 Jordan Ellis rejoins club from Banstead.              
2/2/10 Epsom play Bedfont in a rematch after the origi= nal floodlight failure. That game was called off with Epsom 2-1 up and this 
game finishes with Epsom as 2-1 winners after a late Amfo-Brobbey goal after good work from Burns. Hough had put us ahead 
after 6 minutes with a cross in that eluded everyone a= nd crept in at the far post, although Bedfont were worth a draw and should 
ha= ve got it after equalising on 82 minutes.              
Feb 10 Following the Walton game, Merstham put in an approach for Dale Marvell, not for the first time. This time he goes 
fo= llowing a chat with Lyndon after the Bedfont game.            
6/2/10 First half destruction of Hanworth Villa as Eps= om make their first ever visit to Rectory Meadow and lead 4-0 at the interva= l,
eventually winning 4-1. First half hat trick for Hough, whose first was another penalty after Burns was fouled by the keeper. His 
ninth minute goal was added to after 38 when a header = on from Burns left him the entire half to run through and beat the keeper. 
Ramzi Bedj Bedj scored from a narrow angle soon after<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  when he ran on to a throw on expertly dummied by Hough, his shot 
beating the keeper at the near post, and two minutes l= ater Hough rounded the keeper and slotted into an empty net as the Villa 
back line was in a mess. The hosts came out in determi= ned mood and a player took out Jamie Reive with a bad tackle. Charlie 
West pushed the offender, who then punched him, yet bo= th were sent off for some reason. Soon after Hanworth pulled a goal back.
They had missed a sitter over the bar from six yards a= fter the original shot had hit the bar, but they scored soon after with a corner 
th= at Borg blocked but couldn't clear and the loose ball was headed in.          
Hough's penalty was his eighteenth consecutive penalty success. Easily a club record. George Mackesy was reported to have 
eleven or twelve, but the stats didn't back this up an= d no one else came close to this, although Jimmy Richardson didn't miss any 
of= his during the late eighties, I think he only got 8 or 9.            
9/2/10 Epsom follow this up with a 5-0 win at Dorking = who were poor. However, we didn't actually score until 23 minutes, when
Hough scored three goals over the next seven minutes a= nd four seconds. Maybe the quickest hat trick in club history. Check!
Burns got two himself before half time and Hayward and Amfo-Brobbey both hit the post in the second half. Hough's second goal
was his nineteenth straight penalty. He also became the first Epsom player to score consecutive hat tricks since Steve Hill in 19= 84.
13/2/10 Lazy performance at home to Wembley ends with a late penalty in a 2-1 defeat. We trailed in the first half and although 
the performance improved in the second half and Ramzi = Bedj Bedj scored an equaliser, we missed chances and paid the price.
17/2/10 Much better work rate against Croydon and Epsom took the lead after just six minutes at the Arena when the corner from
Bedj Bedj was headed in by Burns. A deflected equaliser gave Croydon hope for a while but a defence splitting ball from Hough 
was drilled in by Bedj Bedj after 41 minutes and we he= ld on comfortably in the second half, with chances missed to extend our lead= .
Fu= ture keeper Adrian Jones played well for Croydon this day.          
20/2/10 Epsom defeat an average Colliers Wood team 3-1= at Merland Rise. We scored with a run from Bedj Bedj and a good turn 
and flick from Burns at the near post after 23 minutes= and six minutes later Richard Webber scored a lucky one when his right 
footed cross from the right wing deceived the keeper a= nd dropped in at the back post. Most unusual as it would normally curl away<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
with the right foot. A third goal was scored in the se= cond half when Charlie West headed a deep Hough cross in at the far post, 
while we hit the bar through Burns and the post through McGregor, and should have had nearer to six, but they pulled one back 
after 89 minutes when a near post shot caught out Neil Harrowing, making his first start of the season for the injured Paul Borg who 
hu= rt himself at Croydon on Wednesday.              
23/2/10 Much rain over the Monday and Tuesday leads to= the postponement of the Raynes Park Vale home game. Programme was
no= t produced, as production was delayed due to the weather forecast in the first place.=      
2= 7/2/10 Chessington & Hook (A) is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Rearranged for Thursday 15th April.  
It is then realised by League that we are at Guildford= the day before and this game is then rearranged for 22nd April instead.
27/2/10 Hastily arranged friendly involves some first teamers but mostly Reserves v Leatherhead Reserves on back pitch at 
Fetcham Grove. Game played over 120 minutes in three 40 minute segments. Epsom went 2-0 down early in the second period. 
R= adford reduced the arrears, but Epsom went 3-1 down after 92 minutes. Then Epsom scored four times to win it 5-3!  
28= /2/10 Tommy Moorhouse joins Epsom from Chertsey Town. Former Leatherhead player.      
2/= 3/10 Late kick off 8.15 due to accident on A40 which delayed many Epsom players.      
2/3/10 Defensive shockers as Epsom lose 4-2 at North Greenford despite having as much of the game as their table topping
opponents. Epsom started well but found themselves 2-0 down after about 20 minutes. Epsom reduced the arrears from Burns 
a= fter Ramzi Bedj Bedj's shot was only half stopped, but they went down and scored aga= in almost immediately.  
In the second half, Ramzi scored after a great move involving a Burns back heel and Epsom camped in the home half for a while but 
eventually they broke away and they scored again. Near= the end of a badly refereed match, Richard Webber was sent off for 
dissent and is sent off a second time after the game. Misconduct charge is to be heard in April. One match suspension for the 
fi= rst sending off.                  
6/3/10 An improved Bookham side including Nathan Ayling and Mark Jarman make Epsom work for their win, but the Blues required
a = 60th minute penalty from Hough after Burns was fouled to clinch the points.        
8/3/10 Dan Jackson rejoins club from Corinthian Casual= s. Injured for much of the season and was with Epsom three years ago.
9/3/10 Epsom recover from 2-0 deficit at Sandhurst mid= way through first half to pull one back through Burns just before HT and 
score two more in the first part of the second half through Amfo-Brobbey and a back heel from Jamie Hatfield who got on the end 
of= an Amfo-Brobbey low cross that was just behind him..            
11= /3/10 former player Andy Briant moves from Dorking to Farleigh Rovers.        
12= /3/10 former player Shane Sinclair moves from Banstead Athletic to Molesey.        
13/3/10 Epsom deservedly beat Cove 2-1 but should have been further ahead and a late Cove goal left Epsom hanging on a little 
nervously. Hough rounded the keeper to put us 1-0 up in the first half and a Ramzi Bedj Bedj solo goal running from the half way<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
li= ne and scoring from just inside the area was enough to get the points.        
16/3/10 A tough looking fixture for Epsom at Molesey b= ut the Blues won 4-0. An early own goal settled the nerves and then Robbie 
Burns made it 2-0 in off the post despite the half bei= ng even. Epsom got two late goals through hard work by the sub Amfo-Brobbey<= /td>
who made the third goal with a low cross that was knoc= ked in by a defender ahead of Burns, and he scored the next with a great 
l= eft wing run and shot which was blocked the first time but he put the loose ball away. Epsom high on confidence.  
20/3/10 Epsom win 4-2 at Bedfont in a game they mostly dominated. Ramzi cross for easy tap in for Burns after just 6 minutes, 
but should have been further ahead before Bedfont equalised through a well worked free kick by ex-Chelsea player Mark Nicholls. 
Epsom went straight down the other end and Jamie Reive scored his first goal for the club with a header from a Hatfield free kick, 
and Burns broke through one on one and scored moments later for a 3-1 HT lead. Bedfont reduced the arrears during a good start<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
to the second half, but we got back into it and won it with a great goal from Amfo-Brobbey who finished off a ten pass move with 
a = great run and shot.                  
23/3/10 Game v Ash nearly doesn't start as one of the floodlights doesn't come on. After half an hour Lyndon Buckwell jumps into 
the electricity box and resets the pylon switch, enabl= ing the game to start. Epsom then went behind after ten minutes but it didn't 
affect them, and an equaliser from Burns from a Hough cross soon followed. Just before HT Hough found Ramzi Bedj Bedj who 
scored with a low left foot drive. The second half had= a few Epsom chances but we couldn't finish them off until ten minutes from<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
time when Amfo-Brobbey won a penalty with a good run. Hough scored and two late goals made the final score 5-1. Dave Jones 
scored after less than two minutes of his debut and Bu= rns scored from distance around the exposed keeper who had fluffed the 
cl= earance to him in the first place.                
D= ave Jones is the third player with this name to represent the club, following one in 1985/86 and another in 1994/95.  
23= /3/10 future player Terry Fennessey moves from Croydon to Croydon Municipal.        
27/3/10 Banstead (presume Terry Molloy) allegedly requ= est a pitch inspection for Epsom's game with Sandhurst. It is on anyway.
2= 3/3/10 former player Gary Meakin scores HT for Bedfont v Horley Town in League C= up SF at Bedfont this day.  
27/3/10 Epsom lead Sandhurst at HT and look good for t= heir seventh straight win, but they paid for not being further ahead as 
Sandhurst equalised early in the second half and Epsom= got a bit sloppy. Sandhurst won it with a shot after 76 minutes but this 
wa= s harsh on Epsom despite the poor second half.            
30/3/10 Camberley (H) is p-p. Waterlogged. Early postponement which turned out to be the right decision, but there is criticism of
th= e decision being made so early. Prog is issued - Y. Rearranged for Tuesday 4th May.<= /td>      
1/4/10 Raynes Park Vale (H) is p-p. Waterlogged despit= e a totally dry day on the Thursday itself. Joint issue prog with 
Do= rking is issued - Y. Rearranged for Tuesday 27th April.            
3/4/10 Dorking (H) is p-p. Waterlogged due to a Friday night downpour. Joint programme with Raynes Park Vale is issued - Y.
Re= arranged for Monday 12th April.                
5/4/10 Epsom travel to Banstead Athletic for an 11.30 = a.m. kick off. Rearranged from a 3pm kick off. However, despite game
allegedly being on an hour before kick off the match referee calls it off quickly and leaves. Very odd. Game rearranged for 19/4/10.
10/4/10 Camberley defeat a weak Epsom side missing Hou= gh, Hatfield, Moorhouse and Bedj Bedj who is working for the 
remainder of the season in connection with the upcoming election. An even game but a decent move won the game for Camberley 
after 72 and we couldn't get back. Hayward injured ear= ly and replaced by Durmus Karapinar who made his debut, along 
w= ith Dennis Nyarko who started up front and looked good in patches. Camberley finish = with 9 men after injuries.  
12/4/10 Monday night match with Dorking finishes goall= ess at Merland Rise, and although Epsom have chances, so do Dorking,
wh= o deserve the draw on a frustrating evening for the supporters.          
14/4/10 Epsom are defeated by Guildford 2-1 at the Spectrum in a poor match, where all three goal scorers are helped out by poor 
defending. It was nil-nil at HT but the home team scor= ed not long into the second half. Burns equalised soon after, but the home
side scored again with a good finish after Reive was caught in possession. At 1-1 Paul Borg was sent off for a professional fo= ul and 
th= e penalty proved to be the winning goal.              
17/4/10 Kyle Hough has one of his best games of the se= ason as he creates one and scores one, both after skilful mazy runs. The
first resulted in a tap in for Burns in the first half, but a fine Badshot Lea free kick levelled things up. Hough put Epsom ahead again
after beating at least two players before steering the ball past the keeper, but we conceded a late equaliser as Epsom sat back<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
an= d Borg was unsighted. The game finished 2-2 at Merland Rise.          
19/4/10 Banstead are defeated at Merland Rise in their home game by 2-0. Epsom had a goal controversially disallowed at 0-0 as 
H= ough was deemed to be interfering, but two goals from substitute Burns who was bei= ng rested, made the difference.  
22/4/10 Tired goalless draw at Chessington & Hook = as both teams settle for a point in a really empty game. One of the dullest in 
h= istory with Borg having a half chance to save in the second half and this was the only time either keeper was tested.  
24/4/10 Epsom lose 3-0 at Chertsey Town in a game that= was fairly even to start with, but was probably a fair result in the end. An<= /td>
ea= rly second goal just after the restart finished the Blues off. Goals after 26 from distance and 49 and 65.    
27/4/10 Epsom's worst home performance as Raynes Park = Vale win 2-0 at Merland Rise. They needed the points to avoid
re= legation and it showed. Chances were missed by Burns and Hayward and they scored after= 9 and 20.    
1/5/10 Epsom travel to Farnborough 26 years to the day after gaining promotion to the Isthmian Premier, but this time they play<= /td>
Badshot Lea. Only one substitute travels, and that was= the Manager, so when Epsom's Jamie Reive was injured after a bad
challenge he came on with an hour left. Epsom were ahe= ad at this point after a good one-two with Burns and Amfo-Brobbey is
finished off by the latter who rounded the keeper afte= r 23 minutes. It was 1-0 at HT but Epsom tired and conceded within ten
minutes of the restart. They then conceded another thr= ee in a mad ten minutes, as the referee lost control and so did the Blues.
At the end Richard Webber is carried off and Buckwell = is sent off. Six Epsom bookings this day yet two bad injuries ending the
s= easons for Reive and Webber who had a broken ankle, yet neither received a caution f= rom a poor official.  
It= was also Lyndon Buckwell's 100th appearance.            
4= /5/10 Epsom Chairman Tony Jeffcoate announces that the club are leaving Merland Rise after 17 years.   
The club are moving the First team to Merstham, while = the Reserves and Youth are going to Raynes Park Vale. The Reserve
pitch at Banstead is likely to be converted in part to= an all weather pitch as part of an agreement with Epsom Eagles, who use
the Reserve pitch for training. The news is announced = in the match programme which is a bumper edition of 64 pages, 12 more
th= an any previous Epsom programme.                
4/5/10 Camberley were the first league team defeated at Merland Rise back in 1993 and they are the last as Epsom recover from
conceding after half an hour to equalise through Burns= and Hatfield put the Blues ahead just before HT. Burns scores another
fine goal to put Epsom 3-1 up just after the second ha= lf started and a late goal for the visitors led to a nervy final few minutes=
bu= t Epsom held on to win 3-2 in their final match at Merland Rise.          
May 10 Rob and Maryse Oakes announce their intention to resign their positions at the AGM where Steve Dyke and Richard
Lambert are expected to join. Not yet known whether th= eir reasons are valid or just personal, but timing is not great, seeing as the 
c= lub faces a step into the unknown. Club advertises for replacement Treasurer and Secretary in the League Bulletin.  
May 10 Former Manager Peter Kenchington passes away. Father of former supporter and regular social member Doug 
Ke= nchington and occasional Reserve keeper from a couple of years back Guy Kenchington= .      
May 10 Slight doubts remain about the potential groundshare as Ryman League block Merstham from allowing Epsom to play
th= ere but this would be cleared up in early June.              
8/= 6/10 Presentation Evening at Corinthian Casuals,            
Fi= rst Team Player of the Year: 1st Robbie Burns, 2nd Alex Rodrigues, 3rd Charlie Wes= t      
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: 1st Robbie Burns, 2nd Charlie West, 3rd Jamie Hatfield        
Re= serve Team Player of the Year: 1st Matt Chapman, 2nd Jack Witts, 3rd Dave Jones      
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: 1st Dave Jones, 2nd Ben Radford, 3rd Jack Witts        
Yo= uth Team Player of the Year: 1st Anthony Panayi, 2nd Ricky Borratt, 3rd Peter Ley<= /td>      
Pl= ayers Player of the Year: 1st Anthony Panayi, 2nd Ricky Borratt, 3rd Peter Ley        
                     
Reserves: Suburban League South Division              
Position:  6th out of 17                
Manager:  Lee Anderson remains in this position w= ith John Chapman as Assistant and then Trevor Smith assisting.  
AG= M 10/6/09 at Sutton United. Epsom remain in South Division.          
One less team this year. Welling, Woking and Corinthian Casuals (relegated) join league while Leatherhead and Croydon Athletic
a= re promoted and Walton Casuals leave or may have been transferred. Eastbourne Borough leave League.  
25/7/09 Hanworth Villa third XI are Epsom's opponents = this day due to a mix up in fixtures by Villa. Reserves win very comfortably
but only 1-0. Effectively it was their first run out of the season after the first team took over the Crescent fixture last week.=
Mo= ore hit the bar as did Amfo-Brobbey but Moore headed in after 49 for the win.        
28/7/09 Hastily arranged friendly at Warlingham. Web s= ite says first team but it was the Reserves who played, winning 3-1.
We= were 1-1 at HT and Moore's goal was added to by two for Dennis Nyarko in the second h= alf.    
1/8/09 Reserves lose 2-0 to Corinthian Casuals at Wimbledon Common Extensions. Both goals in last twenty minutes.
8/8/09 Reserves have tough friendly away to last years Suburban League Champions Tooting & Mitcham who score a late goal to<= /td>
salvage a 2-2 draw. They went ahead early in the second half but Simon Moore equalised soon after. We led midway through the 
ha= lf through Junior but an equaliser came less than a minute from the end.        
17/08/09 Epsom unlucky to lose 3-2 at home to Chipstea= d. Hat trick for former Epsom player Liam Oxley. We led after 28 with a 
Lee Binns header but it was 1-1 just two minutes later= and we were behind by HT. The lead was extended to 3-1 within a minute 
of= the restart and although Jones pulled one back a couple of minutes later Chipstead he= ld on.      
24/08/09 First point of the season in a 0-0 draw at ho= me to Chessington & Hook United. Epsom again the better side and 
s= hould have won comfortably. Chris Read has returned from Merstham, and played his fi= rst game since his return.  
2/9/09 Reserves lose 2-1 at Merstham, but had ten men = for 71 minutes after Jamie Reive was sent off for dissent. We were two 
do= wn by HT although Jarman reduced the arrears midway through the second half from t= he penalty spot.    
5/9/09 A horrible draw in Suburban League Cup as Epsom travelled to Tooting & Mitcham. They got a draw there in a friendly, and 
led again through Ellis and Amfo-Brobbey with moments remaining before the hosts equalised, despite being down to nine men by
that point. Extra time failed to separate them, and Ep= som lost 3-2 on penalties despite Jack Witts pulling off two good saves.
12/9/09 First win of season for Reserves at Weycourt by 2-0 over Godalming Town. Epsom leave the bottom of the table thanks to
tw= o Nyarko strikes, one in each half. This is the start of a good run.          
14/9/09 Epsom win again 48 hours later 3-1 at home to Colliers Wood United. Ben Radford and Mark Jarman (2) were the scorers.
21/9/09 Another win for Reserves as a Ben Radford, Nat= han Ayling and Dennis Nyarko all score in a 3-1 home win over 
Cr= owborough Athletic.                  
26/9/09 Epsom win 3-1 at top of the table Horley Town.= Ben Radford hat trick with his goals after 3, 17 and near the end.
29/9/09 Epsom make it five wins in a row and reach the= top half of the table with a 3-0 win at Corinthian Casuals. It must be said 
that Charlie West and Ross Shoefield and Mark Jarman w= ere all playing, while Andy Amfo-Brobbey scores twice and West 
ge= ts a late header.                  
3/10/09 Reserves make it 6 straight wins following a 3= -0 win at Oakwood in Suburban League. Jamie Reive, Dennis Nyarko and 
David Jones were the scorers as Epsom move to sixth in= the table. Reive opened the scoring after 33 and Nyarko's goal two 
mi= nutes later was from 25 yards. A great run from Radford was headed in by Jones after = 76.      
5/10/09 Run comes to an end with a home 3-1 defeat by Raynes Park Vale. We were behind after 2 to a deflected shot and it was 
2-0 after 52 to another long shot that took a deflecti= on. Jones pulled one back after 82 but a good goal after 85 clinched the win for 
Ra= ynes Park Vale.                  
17/10/09 Reserves concede early but recover to beat Molesey 5-1 at Walton Road in Suburban League. We were behind after 3 
but Braggins was fouled in the box after 17 and Nathan Ayling struck the penalty away. Jones put us ahead after 45 and Williams<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
made it 3-1 after 47. A fourth goal came after 60 from Williams again and Radford completed the scoring after 76. Anthony 
Pa= nayi debut for reserves as a second half sub with Tom Porter who also made his debut= .      
26/10/09 Reserves win 2-1 at home to East Grinstead wi= th two second half goals. Late consolation for the visitors. Dave Jones 
sc= ored after 60 from a Radford pass and Junior Magallanes extended the lead after 67.<= /td>      
31/10/09 Epsom win 4-0 at Crowborough Athletic. Fine w= in and were 3-0 up by HT. Two goals for Andy Amfo-Brobbey.
An easy win started by Amfo-Brobbey after 36 while Dave Jones volleyed into the top corner after 38. Amfo-Brobbey added his 
se= cond after 41 before Redford completed the scoring on 76.          
4/11/09 Fantastic win in Surrey Premier Cup over Sheerwater who are a Step Six team and had only recently lost 6-5 after e= xtra
time to Camberley in the League Cup. Epsom win 2-0 wit= h a goal in each half. First goal after 102 seconds for David Jones and 
Ra= dford was then fouled in the area after 41 so Chapman scored the penalty.        
In= next round Epsom travel to Corinthian Casuals. Game played on Reserve pitch at Merla= nd Rise.    
11/11/09 Reserves cruise past Colliers Wood 3-0 at Wibbandune in Suburban League. Reserves are really good right now and 
Augustine fired past the keeper with the aid of a big deflection after 36. Amfo-Brobbey scored after 82 and Prince Nsiah scored in 
injury time.                    
16/11/09 Another win, 3-1 over Horley places the Blues= in fifth place at Horley's expense as Epsom complete a League double.
We took the lead after 14 when Jones finished off a Chapman cross and Jones set up Radford for number 2 after 49. Jones made<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
it= 3 after 66 after a good run from Roberto Barcellona before a consolation after 78.        
21= /11/09 Reserves game at Woking is p/p.              
25/11/09 Recent form goes out of the window as Epsom concede a last minute equaliser at home to bottom club Cobham in 
1-= 1 draw at Merland Rise. Fourth minute of injury time after we had led through Radfo= rd on 35.      
28/11/09 Bad tempered match at Chipstead and Epsom sco= re after 40 seconds and win 5-2. David Jones HT but sent off near the
e= nd after a brawl near the end. Two Chipstead players also sent off. Jones goes for retaliation which is a bit harsh.  
Dec 09 Many postponements due to weather including 01/= 12 and 16/12 at Corinthian casuals in Premier Cup, and Chessington
aw= ay in Suburban League on 19/12/09 for snow.            
30= /12/09 Corinthian Casuals (A) is p/p again. Waterlogged.            
4/= 1/10 Godalming Town (H) is p-p. Frozen pitch.            
9/= 1/10 East Grinstead Town (A) p/p. Snow.              
12= /01/10 Corinthian Casuals (A) p/p again for more snow. Rearranged for 23/1/10.        
16= /1/10 Reserve game off at Chessington & Hook Utd. Waterlogged.          
20= /1/10 Horsham YMCA (H) is p/p. Waterlogged.            
23/1/10 Finally the Reserves play at Corinthian Casuals and are beaten 3-1 in Surrey Premier Cup but have half a team ineligible<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
because of registration requirements in Surrey FA competitions. We only had 12 eligible and were behind after 16 and a long 
range effort a minute later doubled the deficit. Amfo-Brobbey pulled a goal back after 26 but despite further pressure we<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
co= nceded again after 71.                
25/1/10 Epsom bounce back with a fine 3-0 win over Godalming at Merland Rise. We led after 9 when Antonio Carlos Roberto 
Junior Magallanes scored. Amfo-Brobbey extended the le= ad after 37 and we got the third after 73 with a low drive from Binns.
25= /1/10 Also this day Manager Lee Anderson and Lisa give birth to Jessica Rose.        
1/= 2/10 Merstham (H) is p/p for a frozen pitch.              
6/= 2/10 Raynes Park (A) is p/p                
8/= 2/10 Horsham YMCA (H) is p/p. Waterlogged pitch.            
15/2/10 Epsom defeat Oakwood 4-1 at Merland Rise despi= te conceding an own goal after 4 minutes. Radford equalised after 7 
and Williams put us ahead after 23. Gary Dennis scored after 36 and substitute Amfo-Brobbey scored after 85 after the keeper 
ha= d saved the original shot.                 
Re= cord at this stage is W14 D1 L1 F48 A 13.              
20= /2/10 Chessington & Hook (A) is p/p for a waterlogged pitch.          
22/2/10 Molesey (H) is p/p for a waterlogged pitch. It= had cut up quite badly on the Saturday v Colliers Wood and didn't recover.
1/= 3/10 Reserve game (H) p-p. Can't recall who against right now.          
6/= 3/10 Slightly weakened Reserve team are held goalless at East Grinstead Town.<= /td>        
8/3/10 Epsom lead through Dave Jones after 27 minutes = but lose at home 3-2 to Horsham YMCA who fought back with three goals 
after 37, 60 and 67 (penalty). Dan Jackson reduced the arrears with a penalty of our own after 87 but we couldn't force the equaliser.
15/3/10 Home defeat to Merstham by three goals to one = as Reserves beginning to run out of steam. We were behind after 11 and 
i= t was 2-0 after 28. Jones took advantage of a keeper error after 446 but Merstham scored their third after 61.  
22/3/10 Reserves defeat Corinthian Casuals 4-0 at Merl= and Rise. Website mentions that the opponents had won their last 16 
matches, but this is very unlikely. Youth Team keeper Ricky Borrett makes fine debut for Reserves. Former Corinthian
Casuals player Dan Jackson had just re-signed for us a= nd got HT against his old club. He opened the scoring after 7. Radford 
scored after 32 and a Jackson penalty after 35 made th= e HT score 3-0. He completed his hat trick on 82. Ben Jeffcoate, son of 
Ch= airman Tony also made his debut.                
24= /3/10 Reserves are poor at Horsham YMCA and lose 3-0. Never got going HT 1-0.        
26= /3/10 Club advises that Woking (H) has been moved forward from 26/04/10 to Saturday 24/04/10.    
30= /3/10 Woking (A) is put back 24 hours.              
31= /3/10 Woking (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.              
3/= 4/10 Raynes Park Vale (A) is p-p. Waterlogged.            
6/4/10 Reserves win 4-2 at Chalky Lane in a League mat= ch. We led after 5 when Solomon beat the keeper at the near post and 
Nyarko took advantage of a foul on Jones as everyone e= lse stopped and he went through to score after 7 minutes. We were well 
on top but had to wait until 37 for our third goal sco= red by Nyarko who finished  a Jones c= ross off. We conceded right on HT but =
went 4-1 up after 50 when a goal kick went straight to Jones who then beat the keeper. Another goal after 66 for the hosts made<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
no difference.                   
8/4/10 Reserves recover from going behind to defeat Molesey 2-1. Ben Ward sent off after 92 for foul and abusive language. It was 
goalless at HT but we were behind within the first min= ute of the second half. Jones equalised after 56 just getting to a Radford 
cross before the defender. He hit the post after 63 but Williams scored the winner with a scuffed shot after 69 which caught the<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> 
al= ready committed keeper out.                
8/= 4/10 Aaron Williams 50th Appearance and Ben Radford 100th appearance v Molesey.      
12/4/10 Reserves defeat Raynes Park Vale 3-0 despite s= ome of their players missing on duty for the first team. All three goals 
w= ere scored by Youth Team players, Max Smith, Tom Porter and Lee Wilkinson after 50, = 60 and 70 minutes.  
1= 7/4/10 Reserves game at home to Welling is switched to Park View Road and the Bl= ues lose 3-0. HT was 2-0.  
21/4/10 Reserves draw for the second time this season = with Cobham, this time 3-3 at Anvil Lane. We were behind early but two 
from Aaron Williams ensured a half time lead. Cobham levelled it up early in the second half but almost immediately Radford put 
us= ahead again. It was 3-3 with twenty minutes remaining and the result was about right.      
24/4/10 Reserves lose 1-0 at home to Woking, who are Champions of the League. Assistant Manager Trevor Smith played in the 
first half as players were delayed arriving at the ven= ue but we were behind after 58. Panayi hit the bar from a free kick after 64 and 
Wa= rd had an effort cleared off the line twelve minutes later.            
30/4/10 Reserves 4-0 down after 21 minutes on a Friday night at Woking but end up only losing 5-3 in the end. Goals came after 4, 
16, 19 and 21. HT was 4-0. Karapinar and Amfo-Brobbey = then found Jones who scored after 54 but it was 5-1 straight after. 
However we kept going and Jones pulled another back wi= th a flying header and Radford also scored as we made a real battle of it. 
And= y Tete-Djawu was sent off in injury time for a second yellow card. Both were bad fouls= .      
Youth: Southern Youth League   Central Division          
Position:  9th out of 10                
Manager:  Trevor Smith Asst Randall Henry          
Au= g 09 No friendlies for Youth team this season although many appeared in reserve friendlies.      
26/08/09 First competitive match of season and the You= th lose narrowly 1-0 at Chalky Lane to Chessington & Hook United. The
goal came after 8 and although we did most of the work= and hit the woodwork in the second half we were unable to equalise.
2/9/09 Youth team are humbled at home by Cobham. They = are 4-0 down before a late Munns consolation with five minutes 
re= maining. We were 1-0 down after 3 and 2-0 at HT.            
9/9/09 Epsom lose 5-0 at Sutton United in FA Youth Cup. Another tough draw. They did not score until 38 but conceded a second 
ju= st two minutes later. Further goals came after 48 and 54 and then 82.        
16/9/09 Molesey defeat Epsom 2-0 at Walton Road to hand the Youths their fourth straight defeat. We could have been ahead by 
the time Molesey opened the scoring after 34 after a defensive lapse and they scored the second less than a minute later.
23/9/09 Youth leading 4-1 at home to St Andrews with n= ot long left but Epsom's Will Timms broke his leg after 57, and the delay 
meant that the game had to be abandoned. Points lost because of an "agreement" with the residents near the ground, w= hich is
t= he same poor excuse used for our abandonment against Egham in April 2008. Something sh= ould be done about this.  
Le= e Wilkinson and Tom Porter each scored twice.            
30= /9/09 Epsom are defeated 4-1 at Chertsey Town in SYL.            
7/= 10/09 Colliers Wood (H) is not played.              
14/10/09 Two late goals flatter Carshalton who knock E= psom out of the Surrey Midweek Floodlit Cup 3-0 at Colston Avenue. We
went behind after 12 and we were fortunate to be just = one behind at HT. We did much better in the second half but conceded after 
86= and 89 as we tired.                  
21/10/09 First win of the season as Chertsey are beaten 2-0 at Merland Rise in Grant McLellan Youth Cup. We took the lead after 
63 with a great chip from Benny Eisenbeiss which the keeper could only palm onto the post and Porter knocked in the loose ball. 
Fo= ur minutes later Lee Wilkinson scored from 30 yards and we held on comfortably.        
28/10/09 Epsom win 5-1 at foggy Dorking in Southern Yo= uth League. An own goal gave us a great start after just 6 minutes and 
Wilkinson scored a good solo goal after 31. The game w= as nearly p-p for fog at HT but we continued and won a penalty straight 
after the restart but (SAVE) Porter struck it down the middle. Wilkinson scored after 48 and Eisenbeiss scored after 61. The fog 
got worse and it was likely that the game would have b= een abandoned had the scores been level. Dorking did score after 79 but we 
go= t our fifth ten minutes later when Matt Wilkinson crossed for Panayi to score from ten yards.      
2/11/09 Epsom lose 4-1 to Camberley Town's SYL side in Southern Youth League Cup First Round at Krooner Park. We were
behind after 13 but Lee Wilkinson found Porter to equa= lise after 15. They went back ahead after 20 and further goals after 35 and 
76= finished us off.                  
23= /11/09 Game at home to Colliers Wood is p/p as opponents have County Cup tie.        
30/11/09 Sudden notice game is arranged 24 hours earli= er v Westfield but it is postponed anyway. Was brought forward fro 02/12/09.
7/= 12/09 Croydon (A) p-p. Waterlogged.                
17= /12/09 St Andrews (A) p-p. Frozen pitch and snow.            
D= ec 09 No further games arranged in December. Snow and rain at various times. Getti= ng behind on fixtures now.  
13= /1/10 Westfield (H) p/p. Snow plus burst pipe at Merland Rise.          
20/1/10 Youth game v Colliers Wood is p-p as opponents= are in Surrey under 18 cup. Game v Chertsey (H) is also off a week later 
a= s Southern Youth League didn't realise that the Epsom first team had a SSC game v Wa= lton & Hersham that day.  
28/1/10 Epsom win 3-0 at Cobham in first match for nea= rly three months. Cousins (17), Smith(23) and Porter(37) all scored.
3= /2/10 Epsom fall to first half three goal blitz at home to Chessington & Hook. Lo= st 3-0. Goals on 8, 22 and 31.  
10= /2/10 Westfield (H) p/p due to a sudden snowfall that evening.          
15= /2/10 Colliers Wood (A) is moved to Merland Rise as the fixtures are switched, but…..      
18= /2/10 Colliers Wood (H) is p/p for a waterlogged pitch anyway.          
24= /2/10 Westfield (A) is p/p. Waterlogged.              
Yo= uth team are at the halfway point in their matches with 12 of their 24 still to play.<= /td>        
1/3/10 Epsom are defeated 4-0 at Molesey in Grant McLe= llan Youth Cup QF. 0-0 at HT but fell away in second half. They took the
l= ead after 50 and scored again after 68, 72 and 87. We had two goals disallowed for off= side in the second half.  
3/3/10 Dorking had not got a point before this game but won 4-0 at Merland Rise this evening. 3-0 down after 12 minutes as we 
started with ten men. All three goals scored by the sa= me player. By the time of the third goal we were up to eleven men. A further 
go= al after 67 was about the only time they ventured into our territory in the second ha= lf.      
10/3/10 Youths recover to record a 2-1 win at home to Croydon with two late goals. A much better performance even though we 
were behind after 18. An odd decision by the assistant after 87 led to a free kick against the Croydon keeper for wasting time. We 
earned a corner from it and Peter Ley's corner curled straight on to the post and Porter reacted first for the equaliser. Ashley Hall 
th= en scored the winner in the second minute of injury time.            
18/3/10 Another point in the away game against St Andr= ews played at Cobham. Epsom led but trailed by HT and equalised through
Porter. We led after 21 when a Ley corner went in off = the keeper but it was 1-1 after 32 and we fell behind after 42. We equalised on 
66= when Porter collected a diagonal pass and fired home from an angle 15 yards out.      
22= /3/10 But Croydon get their revenge 3-0 at the Croydon Arena. Three down by HT.        
24= /3/10 77th minute winner for Westfield at Merland Rise. It is the only goal of the g= ame.      
29/3/10 In a home game switched to Molesey, Epsom are level at HT but unlike in the Grant McLellan game they hold on and 
d= raw 1-1 this time. They actually took the lead after 80 minutes through Max Smith but conceded straight after.  
1/4/10 Colliers Wood United (A) is p-p a day early. Not sure if this was at Colliers Wood or Cobham where they have been playing<= /td>
so= me of their games.                  
7/= 4/10 Chertsey are unable to play on this date. Game rearranged.          
12= /4/10 Home v Colliers Wood is postponed as Epsom game with Dorking takes priority.      
14= /4/10 Youth team lose to an injury time goal (93) v Westfield at Westfield.        
21/4/10 Epsom are defeated 4-2 at home to St Andrews, despite leading 4-1 in the original abandoned match. Kyle Matheson put 
us ahead after 24 and looked comfortable but two gifts= in the 41st minute left them ahead at HT. We equalised after 60 when Jack 
Jo= nes arrived at the far post. However, two goals in injury time (91 and 96) clinched t= he points.      
23= /4/10 Two goals down to Chertsey after 8 minutes, and lose 2-1 at home. Max Smith scored after 50.    
2= 8/4/10 Double header with Colliers Wood United at Wibbandune results in two 1-0 = wins for the home team.   
Both were played over an hour instead of 90 minutes an= d we conceded in the 14th minute of the first match and the 22nd minute
of = the second.                  
Friendlies     H/A Score H/T Prog? Att Scorers & Notes  
= 11/07/2009 Chipstead   H 2-2 0-1 N   Burns (2, 1 pen)  
= 18/07/2009 Crescent Rovers H 3-0 0-0 N   Jarman, Marvell (2)  
= 21/07/2009 Walton Casuals H 3-1 2-1 N   = 25/07/2009 Haywards Heath Town H 7-2 2-1 N   Marvell (4), Burns,  
                = 25/07/2009 Hanworth Villa XI A 1-0 0-0     RES Moore  
= 28/07/2009 Warlingham A 3-1 1-1 N   RES = 30/07/2009 Leatherhead H 3-5 1-4 Y   DWT = 01/08/2009 Banstead Athletic H 2-1 0-1 Y   DWT = 01/08/2009 Corinthian Casuals H 0-2 0-0 N   RES    
= 08/08/2009 Tooting & M Utd Reserves A 2-2 0-0 N   RES = 19/10/2009 Wearside Rangers H 2-1 0-1 N   RES Magallanes (2)<= /td>  
= 27/02/2010 Leatherhead Reserves A 1-2 5-3 N                    
                Hough (pen), Burns