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C O M M E N T S††† /H I G H L I G H T S
CCP   4th out of 23                
FAC   Faversham Town Pr 1-2          
FAV   Abbey Rangers   2 2-3          
CCLC   Westfield   F 1-4          
SSC   Guildford City   3 1-2          
Home Ground: High Road, Chipstead F.C.            
President   Stella Lamont                
Clu= b Secretary Pete Beddoe                
Chairman   Pete Beddoe                
Vic= e Chairman Steve Dyke                
Treasurer   Steve Dyke                
Med= ia Officer Richard Lambert                
Mem= bership Secretary Mel Tough                
Oth= er Committee members Paul Marshall, Glyn Mandeville            
Manager   Glyn Mandeville     Assts - Matt Smith & Alex McKay & Steve = Eacott    
Club Captain: Dan Dean Vice-Captain Matt Farrell        
Training starts at Epsom College on Saturday 9th July = at 11am. It will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm when we do not ha= ve a match.
June 16 It is advised by the FA that the Cup will be commencing on 6/8/16 which was much earlier than all were expecting. As a result, the League, which had not
been consulted by the FA about this, are offering a st= art to the season of 2nd August which our club has applied for. Without this,= our first match would have
bee= n the FA Cup tie.                  
June 16 Friendlies are limited this season with four arranged. We start at AFC Uckfield Town on 16th July, Croydon Athletic on 23rd July and Orpington on 30th July.
All of these are away matches. Orpington are a Step Six Kent based club. We were also due to play Chipstead in the tenth Dave Wil= son Trophy on 2nd August, but
du= e to the early start to the season this match may be brought forward a week, or possibly put back, leaving us with just three friendlies.  
June 16 Epsom write to the League to request another h= ome fixture on Good Friday. Colliers Wood take up the offer that was advertis= ed by the League but in
return wish to play on a Friday evening towards the st= art of the season. We suggest the Bank Holiday weekend which is accepted. Provisionally therefore, we
wil= l travel to Colliers Wood on 26/08/16 with the home return on Good Friday 2017.        
17/6/16 the club travel to Chantilly for a match with = the host town team, losing 5-2. 20 players, management and officials made the journey and despite a late
arrival due to checks at the ferry port it was an enjoyable weekend. The club met Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville during the t= rip and the players met up with
TalkSport in the town when they went out for the eveni= ng on the Saturday, following the match. Rob Hendry scored both our goals af= ter 48 and 76, the first of which
was= from the penalty spot but the second was superb.              
25/6/16 at the League AGM the League Cup is made and we will host Abbey Rangers with the winners travelling to Hanworth Villa in = the second round. At the
last minute North Greenford United were transferred fr= om the Hellenic League to the CCL folowing their releagtion and the league w= ill start with 23 clubs in the
Pre= mier Division this season.                
Ju= l 16 Kyle Hough leaves for Horley Town as it is more local. Bentley Graham moves to Whyteleafe as he wishes to play at Step Four.  
Jul 16 Our FA Cup match at home to Gravesham Borough w= ill now take place on Sunday 7th August with any replay at Chatham Town on Tuesday 9th.
9/7/16 Training starts at Epsom college and we now hav= e 16 players registered with Reisse Griffin, Elliott Thompson and the returning Sam Robinson joining the
13 who had travelled to France and were already registered. Alistair Turpie and Matt Smith join that list during midweek = at further training sessions.
14/7/16 The friendly to Uckfield is cancelled at short notice. The kick off had been altered to 4.15 at Uckfield Community Colle= ge and the distance was also causing
a problem. As a result we do not have enough players to make the journey, although a friendly at Whyteleafe is hastily arranged instead. This is obviously more<= /td>
loc= al and will kick off at 3pm. Fortunately Uckfield manage to arrange another friendly = to take our place.      
15/7/16 Early season fixtures are released and we visit Bedfont & Feltham on Tuesday 2nd August, host Sutton Common Rovers on= 9th August and visit
Win= dsor on 13th August. Plus our FA Cup match on 7th August of course.          
16/7/16 We register a solid 0-0 draw at Whyteleafe, who had already played twice this season. We were second best in the opening = 45 minutes but the second
half was more even. 18 players played with first appearances in the second half from Jordan Gallagher, Adam Heagney, Jack Farage, Chris Lyttle.
23/7/16 Two goals in the last 15 minutes from Tom Neale (75 & 83) enable us to take a come from behind 2-1 win at AFC Croydon Athletic. A patchy performance
on a very hot day. New faces included Rob Hughes and R= oss Ward who both came to the club through the website. Hughes played for Oxf= ord United when younger
be= fore being attacked abroad and essentially losing ten years of his life. He is now 3= 5. Ward is a member of the GB deaf team.  
24/7/16 AGM at Epsom Common Working Mens Club. Mike Lo= vett stands down but all others are re-elected to Committee. Entry price is to rise to £7 with £4
for concessions and senior citizens= (65+). A season ticket is to be put in place for £120 and £65 but there are no o= ther changes of relevance.  
26/7/16 Fixtures are released for the season. Epsom ha= ve no home match between 24/09/16 and 15/11/16 unless we are drawn at home in the Vase on 22/10/16.
29/7/16 Dave Wilson Trophy match with Chipstead is to = be delayed into the season. This is largely as a result of the FA Cup being brought forward. It is to be played
la= ter on with a spare date to be arranged although may have to be branded with a League match if a date cannot be found to play Chipstead.  
30/7/16 another uninspiring performance results in a carbon copy result to the week before as we trailed at the break but rall= ied to defeat Orpington 2-1. We went
behind in the 21st minute but once Hastings equalised after 59 after the keeper had saved Neale's initial header from a free ki= ck, we looked the stronger team. Matt
Tanton hit the joint of post and bar after 64 before an excellent Hendry free kick was headed in by Griffin from 15 yards in the = 81st minute, looping over the keeper.
A n= ew face on show was Marlon McFarlane who showed promise and who came from the Totten= ham Academy.    
2/8/16 Amazing start to the season with records tumbli= ng as we trail 2-0 at half time at Bedfont & Feltham yet come back to win 9-2!! Daryl Cooper-Smith and
Matt Farrell both scored hat tricks and all 11 goals w= ere in the same net. It wasn't even windy! Equalled our club record for away goals in a match (Whyteleafe 1975)
and obviously broke our record for goals in a second h= alf which had stood at eight. We trailed after 9 and then 31 to two breakaway goals but we were not on top
as much as that statement would suggest. However, a he= ader from Cooper-Smith after Hastings had headed a Thompson corner back across goal after 48 was
followed up by a neat left footed finish from 12 yards= by the same player after 50. Farrell put us ahead after 61 with a low drive = from a Cooper-Smith cross before
Elliott Thompson extended the lead to 4-2 after 68 wit= h a fine low free kick into the bottom corner. Tanton was fouled in full flig= ht for a penalty that Cooper-Smith<= /td>
converted with his stronger right foot for a perfect h= at trick after 74 before Rob Hendry robbed a defender and chipped the keeper from 20 yards three minutes later.
After 79 Tom Neale got through and cheekily chipped the ball over the keeper for 7-2 and two similar low drives from Farrell afte= r 86 and 92 wrapped it up, the first of
which took a horrible deflection and wrong footed the keeper. The most incredible second half in club history, yet questions re= main about our first half display.
6/8/16 Surrey Senior Cup draw is made live on Radio Su= rrey and we host Chipstead in the last 32. This match will probably also doubl= e as the Dave Wilson Trophy
match too and looks like it will be played on 4th Octo= ber as both teams are spare that day. However, it was spare as the club are represented at the annual Epsom<= /td>
Spo= rts Awards so will not be played then.                
7/8/16 Epsom defeat Gravesham Borough 5-2 at High Road= for our first home FA Cup win since 2012. However, it was a much closer match than that. We trailed
in the third minute to a simple long throw routine that was easily headed in with just 2:15 on the clock. Cooper-Smith hit the bar with a header as we pressed
for an equaliser which came in the 40th minute when Ta= ylor put ina great cross from the right and Cooper-Smith scored with a header = back across the keeper
from ten yards. We pushed more in the second half and = sub Ferdinando pulled the ball back for Tom Neale to hit the ball into the top corner from 12 yards in the
68th minute. The visitors had a man sent off but still equalised from a corner in the 85th minute. However, Neale was fouled in = the box and Robinson stroked
the penalty in after 89 with Cooper-Smith embarrassing= the keeper from 30 yards after 92 and his strong run set up Jordan Gallagher = to knock the ball in from
close range after his intial attempt was blocked by a defender in the fifth minute of injury time. Jordan Gallagher debut. We n= ow visit Faversham Town in the
nex= t round and win £1500 for this victory.                
Aug 16 Sutton Common Rovers draw in the FA Cup so our League match with them on Tuesday 09/08/16 is postponed. Rearranged for 08/11/16.
Aug= 16 Our trip to Westfield on 20/08/16 is now off because of our Cup tie.          
10/08/16 Committee Meeting at ECWMC - 7.= 30pm              
what the right hand is doing.                
month. Glyn and Paul subsequently spoke = about this and the matter appears to have been resolved.      
13/8/16 A 91st minute winner for Windsor as they win 2= -1 and end our club record run of away wins at eight. It was a carbon copy of our last away defeat which was
back on 23rd January. At Windsor! As with that match we led early but couldn't hold on after Cooper-Smith intercepted a back pass= to score in the 18th minute but
they were level after 28. A very even game although th= ey should have had a player sent off in the 72nd minute for a horror challen= ge on Robinson but somehow their
pla= yer escaped with a yellow. Elliott Thompson and Matt Ferdinando innjured in this matc= h.        
16/8/16 A good start against CB Hounslow counted for nothing as we conceded after 25 minutes and fell away badly to lose 5-1 at High Road. Three goals in a
six minute spell between 57 and 63 went in and although Tom Neale pulled a goal back after 82 finishing off a Heagney cross, they made it 5-1 in the 89th minute
with Terence Caribe scoring a hat trick. Adam Heagney debut. Alex McKay and Jack Watret away with Elliott Thompson and Ferdinan= do injured. Thompson could
be out for a month and is awaiting an MRI. Both were injured at Windsor and required replacement but Ferdinando hopes to be ba= ck for Saturday.
Aug= 16 Manu Sale joins club from Chessington & Hook United.            
20/8/16 Epsom depart the FA Cup at Faversham despite leading for almost an hour after Neale's effort just got over the line be= fore a defender headed it in off a
team mate while attempting to clear in the 13th minute. Neale then limoed off injured after half an hour and both Ferdinando and Tanton would also limp off before
the end. We conceded after 65 to a thirty yard free ki= ck and they scored the winner in the 76th minute after being well on top for= the entire second half. The winners
wou= ld have been at home to Cray Wanderers.              
Au= g 16 Charlie Clark-Gleave and Matt Price join from Tooting & Mitcham United. Price= is just a short term loan of three matches.  
21/8/16 Our match at Westfield is rearranged for Tuesd= ay 27th September and our home match with Guildford City will now be on Tues= day 17th January 2017.
23/8/16 Abbey Rangers will remember their first trip to High Road for a while as we defeated them 7-1. Despite scoring seven or m= ore three times in the last twelve
months, all of those were away. This was our first sev= en at home since 1998 against East Thurrock and our biggest home victory sin= ce the famous 11-1 against
Tring Town in April 1996. Clark-Gleave and Price both start the match but Clark-Gleave was injured early and had to go off at h= alf time. Price was a constant threat
and scored on his debut but the main headliner was Cooper-Smith with his second hat trick for the club this season, getting = to a near post Robinson free kick to<= /td>
turn and fire home after just 5 minutes. Abbey's job g= ot harder after a straight red card in the 21st minute when Bentley fouled Ferdinando and cooper-Smith made it
two-nil with a super strike from 25 yards into the top corner in the 33rd minute. Five minutes later Heagney got down the right = and laid the ball back for Griffin to
deliver. Cooper-Smith headed it back across goal for Ferdinando to drill home from twelve yards and in the 44th minute Cooper-Smith put Price through and he
rounded the keeper to score. Cooper-Smith completed his hat trick after 57 after Price returned the favour and he drilled home fr= om outside the area and Farrell
scored our 6th after 64 as they fell away a bit. A defensive error after 68 allowed them a goal back but Gallagher completed= the scoring after 81 when he rolled in
a l= oose ball after Robinson had put Price through to shoot (blocked well by keeper) wi= th an audacious back flick.    
Aug 16 Tom Neale and Elliott Thompson will be out for a while following hamstring and ankle injuries respectively. Matt Tanton mi= ssed this match but was resting
a s= light injury rather than anything more serious.              
26/8/16 our Surrey Senior Cup tie at home to Chipstead= is to be played on Tuesday 6th December and will also double as our Dave Wil= son Trophy match.
26/8/16 Friday night disaster as Epsom are thrashed 5-= 0 at Colliers Wood. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong as we suffered frustration
throughout with injuries, sending offs, poor officiati= ng, a number of near misses and the home side scoring almost every time they = went forward which wasn't often
to start with. Goals came in the 2nd minute from 30 ya= rds and another in first half injury time with further goals after 57, 70 and= 90 with Sam Robinson being sent off
for a second yellow card just six minutes after his previous yellow card and Matt Price being injured at the end of the game. Blatant time wasting continued
virtually throughout the match which the referee ignor= ed and the match was never alowed to flow as a result. That said it was an abysmal performance and was
inexplicable coming off the back of our 7-1 win. We ha= ve done this twice before in 1949 and 1964 and this is now the fourth time i= n a row that we have failed to win
ou= r next match following a game where we scored seven goals dating back to 1998 being the last time that we won after such a score.  
Au= g 16 our Surrey Senior Cup tie is confirmed at home to Chipstead on 6th December a= nd will also double up as a Dave Wilson Trophy match.  
29/= 8/16 Jimmy Hendry confirmes that Matt Price's injury is not as bad as first feared a= nd was just a soft tissue injury.    
29/8/16 Against all odds we bounced back well to defeat Horley 3-0 despite the inclusion of Kyle Hough in their line up. An early Cooper-Smith header from a Farrell
cross after 9 minutes was a good start and we bossed t= he second half with Cooper-Smith scoring his second fromTaylor pass after 57 and Farrell scor= ing his
fif= th of the season from 20 yards in the 85th minute. Cooper-Smith now has 11 goals in= 8 matches.      
3/9= /16 No match this Saturday for the club.                
Sep= t 16 Sam Robinson is suspended for one match which is at home to Camberley Town on 10/09/16.      
6/9/16 We defeat Abbey Rangers 1-0 at High Road in the League Cup to earn a trip to Hanworth Villa in the next round but the game was overshadowed by a huge
scuffle in the final minutes which resulted in two Abb= ey players including their keeper and Daryl Cooper-Smith getting sent off. M= att Farrell had put us ahead in
the 17th minute after controlling a bouncing Taylor pa= ss with his chest and then firing home. Robinson missed a penalty (SAVE) aft= er he was fouled for it in first
half injury time and although he required treatment, he didn't leave the field as the defender had been booked. So he then took t= he ball off Hendry and had his shot=
saved. We were good in the first half but the second h= alf was more even and they could have taken it to extra time on another day. = We were not clinical enough.
Sept 16 We have been approached by an entertainment company regarding a reality type show involving famous celebrities and coaches who effectively run the<= /td>
club for a week or two. It may prove to be a bit of a gimmick but we have decided that the publicity gained could be important = and so we have applied for it. We will
kno= w more soon.                  
Sept 16 Rhys North leaves the club as he needs more playing time and appears to be behind Adam Heagney in the selection order= . He is to join Abbey Rangers
alt= hough it is not yet clear whether that is a transfer or a loan.            
10/9/16 Epsom draw 0-0 at home to Camberley in a League match. The visitors probably should have been ahead in the first half and Eacott was busy but the second
hal= f was more even and we could have pinched the points at the end. Matt Farrell 100th appearance.      
Sept 16 Daryl Cooper-Smith is suspended for three matc= hes after his sending off and they are against three of the top four clubs in= the table, starting with Knaphill (H)
on = 24/09/16.                  
17/9/16 Epsom win 4-1 at Badshot Lea in a match played= at Ash United. We took the lead after 70 seconds with Cooper-Smith having sp= ace and time to control a
Hendry corner and lash it in from ten yards. However, despite good pressure they equalised in the ninth minute and we had to wa= it until the 61st minute before
Cooper-Smith finished off a McKay cross from close ran= ge, slotting the ball past the keeper. He set up Farrell for an 86th minute g= oal before Assistant Manager
Matt Smith made his first appearance for twenty months= and with the last kick of the game in the 93rd minute Panayiotou put him in a= nd his shot squirmed under
the keeper and dribbled over the line! Unfortunately Hendry injured his ankle after 25 minutes and it looked quite serious, swelling up immediately.
24/9/16 Epsom defeat Knaphill 4-0 at High Road with our best performance of the season. A 90 minute show of hard work and commitm= ent. A crossfield
pass from Gallagher was met by Griffin just ahead of keeper and defender in first half injury time and he toed it into the net from 12 yards with the last
kick of the half. Neale scored our second after 64 when his powerful shot was saved by the keeper but the ball looped up about 20 feet in the air and
th= en dropped down into the net! Griffin controlled a Farrell shot brilliantly and clip= ped the ball in after 78 and Farrell himself finished off a good  
mov= e in the 93rd minute. Mennar Saleh debut and looked promising in a ten minute came= o.        
24/9/16 Rob Hendry confirms that the ankle injury isn't quite as serious as first thought and hopes to be back in about 7 days. Ferdinando was still out injured,
whi= le Cooper-Smith was suspended and Sam Robinson absent on holiday.          
27/= 9/16 Jason Nwachukwu joins the club from Corinthian Casuals.            
27/9/16 Westfield defeat us 2-1 at Woking Park, largel= y on the back of a very competent first half display. They led after 8 and sco= red another on 42. For large
periods of the half we were unable to get a meaningful touch of the ball. Tom Neale finished off an Alex McKay cross from close range in the 49th minute but we<= /td>
wer= e unable to force an equaliser. We wouldn't have deserved it though. Agi Panayiotou 5= 0th appearance.      
October. Also reported that Dan Dean's = father Jim, a regular supporter was taken ill yesterday and is in hospital for observation.  
chase the Old Suttonians in the first w= eek of October as they advised that they would be letting us know in September following a meeting.  
UPDATE: NESCOT are to advise us on 20th October, while Old Suttonians are to let us know on 9th October although = they don't!  
Dave Ellins, Pete Beddoe and Roy Betts a= re to meet with the new NESCOT principal on 20th October.      
Sept 16 Charlie Clark-Gleave will be out for some time with a damaged medial ligament. Elliott Thompson is due for an operation = on his cruciate ligament on 19/10/16
and= will be back in about 10 months!                
Sep= t 16 Matt Tanton is suspended for one match which is the Hanworth Villa League Cup = tie on 11/10/16.      
1/1= 0/16 Walton & Hersham (A) (L) is Glyn Mandeville's 100th match in charge of the c= lub.        
1/10/16 We get a point from Walton & Hersham in a = 1-1 draw between two very even teams. We led after 37 minutes when Hastings headed a deep free kick into
the path of McKay who scored from twelve yards with a = toe poke. However, we conceded to a good move finished off by former Salt How= ard Newton in the
52n= d minute. Jason Nwachukwu debut as a sub near the end. A midfielder who can play on= the right wing too.    
1/10/16 Club Social Multi Event evening takes place at= the ECWMC at 7pm with 14 entrants, all of which were players, Management or Committee. No supporters
made the effort to attend and as a result the event en= ded early but everyone got more pizza! Daryl Cooper-Smith won the event with = 67 points out of 100 with Alex
McKay second on 56 and Tom Neale third on 54. The five events were won by: 1) Pool - Rhys North 18 points, 2) Darts 501 - Daryl Cooper-Smith 18 points, 3)
Sh= ove Ha'penny - Paul Marshall 19 points, 4) Darts Round the Clock - four players 10 poi= nts, 5) Quiz - Glyn Mandeville 14 points  
Oct= 16 Mennar Saleh departs club for Cove after two brief sub appearances.          
8/10/16 We defeat Farnham 2-1 on their own patch for o= ur third successive win there. Rob Hendry put us ahead after 63 seconds after intercepting a pass, beating
his man and driving the ball into the corner and Farre= ll put Tom Neale through to score in the 45th minute. In between we had been= the better side but had not
done a great amount although should have extended our = lead in the second half but conceded a sloppy goal from a corner in the 73rd minute and had to
ho= ld on at times towards the end. Daryl Cooper-Smith returned from suspension as a s= ub, making his 50th appearance in the process.  
11/10/16 We defeat Hanworth Villa 4-2 after extra time= to progress to the last 16 of the League Cup. We led after a great strike fr= om Cooper-Smith from 25 yards
in = the 11th minute and held that lead until the 89th minute when the home team equali= sed.        
In extra time Alex McKay put us ahead with a glancing header from Gallagher's free kick after 98 minutes and Farrell extended t= he lead from a penalty after
Cooper-Smith had been fouled after 110. Hanworth pulle= d a goal back on 112 but Gallagher clinched the win with a great right footed volley from Panayiotou's left
win= g cross after 114.                  
To= m Neale was named as a sub for this match but chose not to go on the bench and may le= ave the club. He joins Hanworth Villa.  
Als= o not clear if Sam Robinson has left the club. He went on holiday and hasn't been seen since!      
11/10/16 League Cup draw was carried out at Hanworth V= illa during half time and we are to visit Worcester Park or Cove in the last 1= 6. They don't meet until 19th
No= vember so we won't play this tie for a while, especially if it is at Worcester Park as they have no lights and a Saturday would be required.  
15/10/16 We lose 2-1 at North Greenford to a 91st minu= te goal. We didn't play well but seemed to have secured a point after Cooper-Smith headed in McKay's
header from a Ferdinando free kick, awarded for a foul= on Jason Nwachukwu on the edge of the box in the 64th minute. We trailed aft= er 23. Michael Eacott 100th
appearance and Reisse Griffin 50th appearance. A very = poor goal cost us at the end through a complete absence of marking, allowing a close range header.
at present.                    
exceeding the cost of the lease. We nee= d to give them an indication of what we intend to do before or maybe at their = next meeting next month.  
Sutton Grammar School on Monday 5th Dece= mber. Next Committee meeting is moved back to Wednesday 7th December.    
22/10/16 We defeat Bridon Ropes 1-0 with a Craig Hasti= ngs header in the 22nd minute which was his first goal for the club. Also Alex McKay 150th appearance.
We deserved to win this Vase tie based on our opening = 20 minute spell and had chances later on that weren't taken but fortunately = it didn't come back to haunt us.
Michael Eacott dislocated a thumb towards the end of t= he match and may be out for a couple of games. Hastings header came from a Panayiotou free kick at the
clu= bhouse end of the ground.                
Oct= 16 Sam Robinson has left the club and appears to have moved to Nottingham accord= ing to Glyn.      
24/10/16 FA Vase draw gives us a home tie against Abbey Rangers who visit for the third time this season. Match to be played on Sunday 13th November as
Ch= ipstead are at home on the Saturday. This also means our League match at Abbey Ranger= s is off as one of us will be in the Third Round.  
25/10/16 Missing a substantial number of players we are fortunate to get a point at Raynes Park Vale, requiring a 92nd minute free kick from Ferdinando into the
bottom corner to secure it. We had conceded to an unma= rked header in the 6th minute and the first half was poor. We improved down the hill after the break and
were deserving of a point in the end. Daryl Cooper-Smi= th, Rob Hendry, James Taylor all away while Jason Nwachukwu has a groin strain and Adam Heagney had
been called up for Leatherhead to play in their Alan Turvey Trophy match at Merstham. Michael Eacott was unable to play in goal but sat on the bench which had
just the two players on it, including Charlie Clark-Gleave. Fortunately all players are expected to return for the Guildford trip on 5th Novemberalthough there will still=
be = doubts about Heagney and Eacott.                
29/= 10/16 No first team match. 23 teams in the league and it was our day off!          
Nov= 16 James Cottee joins Westfield from South Park Reserves            
Nov= 16 Richard Lediju is at Ash                
5/11/16 Epsom win 2-0 at Guildford City with a goal at= the end of each half. Cooper-Smith, Hendry and Eacott all returned after miss= ing the draw at Raynes Park Vale
with Hendry putting us ahead in first half injury time= and Farrell scoring in the 89th minute after Gallagher's right wing cross was palmed out to him by the keeper.
We = were second best to start with but got on top after about an hour and were well on top from that point.      
8/11/16 We edge out Sutton Common Rovers 2-1 at High R= oad wfter Matt Tanton scores a 62nd minute winner. Jordan Gallagher had put us ahead after 42 with
a shot from the edge of the box but SCR equalised after 48. We probably should have made it 3-1 before we had a late scare when t= hey hit the post in injury time.
13/11/16 Epsom lose 2-3 to Abbey Rangers in the big Va= se match after beating them twice previously at High Road this season. A nas= ty match badly refereed and
Griffin was sent off after 11 minutes for reacting to a bad challenge. This obviously gave us a problem although Farrell put uss ahead in the 17th minute and we
looked good for twenty minutes. A foul by Ferdinando, playing at right back conceded a penalty but Eacott saved the spok kick f= rom Ruzicka. However, the same
player scored minutes later from distance and scored t= wo more in the second half both times on the counter attack from our own free kicks after 67 and 73. A
Gallagher free kick from 40 yards was just touched in = by Cooper-Smith on the way after 75 and there was a massive goal mouth scram= ble in the final moments with
a c= ouple of Epsom shots blocked. Hugely disappointing. Abbey draw Eastbourne Town at = home in the Third Round.    
15/11/16 Windsor are defeated 2-0 at High Road with go= als after 23 and 27. It was a comfortable win and Nwachukwu set up Gallagher = for an easy finish after a good
run for the first while Gallagher did well on the wing= to cross for Cooper-Smith to head in from close range for the second. We tir= ed a little in the second half but held
on fairly comfortably and had further chances, although they did hit the post themselves. Griffin mised an open goal from eight y= ards (HIGH) after their keeper had
par= ried a Gallagher shot. Adam Heagney returned as sub after a few weeks out with an injured knee.      
19/11/16 Epsom beat Bedfont Sports 5-1 after an even f= irst half had ended 1-1. In fact we had trailed in the 29th minute but a great individual goal from Cooper-Smith
levelled it up inside a minute. Good saves from Eacott kept us in it before a great second half performance ended with four goal= s in the last 21 minutes. Taylor put us
ahead after 69 as he controlled and finished off a Hastings header from a Ferdinando corner before Griffin came on and rolle= d in crosses form Cooper-Smith (82) and
Gallagher (88) to finish off from close range. Then Hastings headed a Gallagher corner to McKay who poked the ball into the r= oof of the net from 12 yards.
21/11/16 The League Bulletin advises that our League C= up tie at Worcester Park will take place on December 3rd at 1.30. Four of our players will be suspended for
thi= s match. The Abbey Rangers rearranged league match will be played on Monday 20th Febru= ary.      
26/11/16 Epsom led a 2-0 lead disappear in the final f= ive minutes plus injury time and have to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to AFC Hayes. They hadn't managed a
shot on target in the first 85 minutes and Cooper-Smith put us ahead in the 40th minute with a calm finish after getting behind a defender on the left and cutting in.
Agi Panayiotou put us further ahead after 66 with a gr= eat top corner finish from a Cooper-Smith pass but we struggled to see the ga= me out and conceded after 85 and
93= . At the end Matt Smith was sent off from the dug out and could be in trouble after two sendings off last season. We await the reports.  
3/12/16 Despite having four players out suspended we defeat Worcester Park on their own patch by six goals to three in the Lea= gue Cup to progress to the QF. We
took the lead when Cooper-Smith finished off a half cleared Gallagher cross in the 9th minute and it was 2-0 after 17 when He= ndry fed Gallagher with a great pass and
he took it past the defender with his first touch, crossing for Cooper-Smith to score his second from close range at the far post. They pulled a goal back against the
run of play on 31 but Agi Panayiotou restored the lead= by finishing a Hendry pass off via the keeper on 34. We extended the lead af= ter Cooper-Smith set up
Panayiotou for a close range finish on 51 and Cooper-S= mith completed his hat trick after great work on the left from Gallagher after= 64. We conceded a looping
header after 67 and a poor goal was conceded from close range after 81 but Cooper-Smith was put through down the middle in the 89= th minute and he rounded
the keeper to score our sixth and his fourth goal. This was the first time we had a player score four times since Joao Tome on 08/09/98 v Flackwell Heath.
Dec 16 Disasi Vicente signs for the club from Chantill= y. However, he lives in Tottenham currently so is unlikely to play for us. He apparently played in the
mat= ch against us in June yet wasn't listed in the players we were given for their line up.        
3/1= 2/16 Also Ali Dewar returned as a substitute for his first outing since January 201= 5 at Molesey.      
probably for the new year with Pete Bedd= oe, Richard Lambert and David Cook expected to attend again..      
6/12/16 Epsom demolish Chipstead 3-0 in te Surrey Seni= or Cup; a match that also doubled as the Dave Wilson Trophy. We led after 15 when Cooper-Smith broke
th= rough but was fouled by the keeper and Farrell slotted the penalty in. Further pres= sure ensued and Agi Panayiotou started and finished a  
move via Cooper-Smith after 67 with Cooper-Smith scori= ng the third with a low swerving drive that deceived the keeper after 77. Captain Dan Dean received the
tro= phy from Chris Page, our keeper in the Vase Final at Wembley in 1975.          
De= c 16 former keeper Kieran Campbell joins Redhill from South Park Reserves. As a strik= er! Would go on to get nearly 30 goals!!  
6/12/16 It has been confirmed that Matt Smith will fac= e a substantial suspension for his sending off. According to the referee repo= rt he was sent off, then came back
on the pitch, then got involved in an argument with the referee after the match, although the referee had invited him in to his dressing room rather naively in the first
pla= ce. Themaximum that could be given is a 13 m= atch suspension.          
9/= 12/16 Surrey Senior Cup draw live on BBC Radio Surrey gives us a home tie against Guildford City or Horley Town in the last 16.  
10/12/16 Epsom lead at Hartley Wintney but lost Matt Tanton to a second yellow card in the 26th minute and concede three times= to lose 3-1. Matt Farrell finished
of= f a Gallagher cross aided by a slight deflection after 15 minutes but two gre= at free kicks after 26 and 48 and a third after 58 cost us the points.  
13/12/16 A late Gallagher goal rescues a point from a = 2-2 draw at home to Hanworth Villa at High Road. We had trailed to a 19th min= ute goal from former Salt Tom
Neale and were awful in the first half. However Cooper-Smith was replaced by Nwachukwu at half time and we equalised in t= he 47th minute when he headed a
Gallagher free kick across to Taylor who managed to fo= rce the ball in off the bar with the ball being cleared away just too late. We pressed for a winner only to
concede in the 85th minute to Neale again but a late f= ree kick headed back by Hastings to Gallagher on the edge of the area and his shot went through a crowd
of = players and into the bottom corner.                
14= /12/16 Our largest Super Six jackpot of £560 is claimed by Matt Parker and Rita Christian who share it. Rita sponsors a match soon after.  
17/12/16 Epsom build a two goal lead and look solid wh= ile doing so. However, like with AFC Hayes a few weeks earlier we conceded on= ce and fell apart, this time
managing to hold on for a 2-1 win over Chertsey Town. Hendry headed in from close range after a Gallagher shot looped up kindly= for him after 38 minutes and
Gallagher met a near post free kick from Hendry with a neat flick to put us 2-0 up in the 53rd minute. The less said about the r= est, the better. We conceded in the
64t= h minute and were restricted to very little from that point. Not a great day at the of= fice but we move up to fifth as a result.    
Dec= 16 Craig Hastings picks up his fifth booking and will miss the SCR match on 2nd January.      
Dec 16 Epsom confirm a link with a new Betting site, MyClubBetting.com If bets are placed through it, then if you lose, 20% of= the money goes back to the club!
27/12/16 another disappointing performance as we create little against Raynes Park Vale but then break through in the 84th minute through Hendry who finished well
from fairly close range. However, as with the Chertsey match we then had to hang on, despite the opposition doing little to that point and they equalised in the 92nd
min= ute from a narrow angle. Highly frustrating! Matt Tanton suspended for this match.        
2/1/17 A late Jordan Gallagher equaliser rescues a poi= nt as ten man Epsom draw 1-1. We conceded to a long range effort that was dropped over the line by Eacott
in the 21st minute and then lost Dan Dean for a second yellow card in the 77th minute. However, a deep ball in rebounded off Hen= dry to Gallagher who tucked it
awa= y from 8 yards in the 81st minute. Another poor game though and we seem to be miss= ing a spark at present.    
3/1= /17 League Cup QF at Walton & Hersham is arranged for Tuesday 31/01/16.        
Jan= 17 Dan Dean will miss the Guildford City League match on 17th January with his one ma= tch suspension.    
7/1/17 Epsom get back to winning ways as we defeat Spelthorne Sports 3-2 at High road with Ferdinando getting the winning go= al for the third straight year at High
Road, each of which has been an Epsom victory by the o= dd goal. We trailed in the 27th minute to a free kick to an unmarked player = and had to wait until the 51st
minute before getting back on equal terms after Ferdin= ando was bundled over in the box, Farrell slotting the penalty away in the 51st minute. A Gallagher cross and
a Hendry volley in the 63rd minute was brilliantly sav= ed but the loose ball was collected by Hendry who tucked it away from close range and Ferdinando belted one
in from over 25 yards in the 73rd minute to make it 3-= 1. A good header reduced the deficit after 75 minutes but we held on fairly comfortably this time, unlike in
rec= ent matches.                  
10/1/17 Epsom crash out of the Surrey Senior Cup with a 2-1 home defeat to Guildford. It was another flat performance against a h= ard working side but we missed
two great chances to score from Hendry and Ferdinando before they took the lead after 36 with a long range strike from the edge= of the box. A superb left wing cross
was perfect for an easy header to double the lead in t= he 66th minute and although Hendry reduced the arrears after 81 with a low s= hot from the edge of the area,
we = were unable to force an equaliser.                
presumably near the base of the original clubhouse is where it appears we will be moving to at some point in the future.    
Hopefully we will not have so many issu= es with contact going forward and it does also confirm that they are now interest= ed in us.  
for now and make a decision at the next = meeting in a month or so's time.          
The TV programme company are still hopin= g to tie this up with a channel and we hope to hear more on this shortly.    
Jan 17 Matt Smith's suspension comes through. He recei= ves a combined total of a 6 match touchline ban and £95 fine. He got 3 matches (+£60) for the original
se= nding off, 1 match (+£10) for re-entering the pitch and 2 matches (+£25) for arguing w= ith the referee. These take effect from Saturday 28/01/17.  
Jan 17 Dan Rose has had an accident at work and will be out for a week or two. Also Charlie Clark-Gleave has decided to retire, following his latest back injury.
Jan 17 Bedfont Sports (A) is likely to be moved back f= rom 07/02/16 while work continues on converting their pitch to a 3g surface. = We await further from the League.
Jan 17 G4 Group provide money for a new kit and become= the new sponsors. Mel Tough will continue to sponsor the away kit and will provide a new home kit for
nex= t January, possibly a Centenary kit.                
Jan 17 we receive a 7 day approach for one of our play= ers while we approach another club on the same basis. Neither player can be n= amed at this stage.
14/1/17 Epsom lose 1-0 at Hanworth Villa to a 9th minu= te goal despite dominating possession throughout the match. However, our inability to create anything of
qua= lity during that period hurt us badly.                
Ja= n 17 Matt Farrell picks up his tenth booking and will miss two matches from 28/01/1= 7, provisionally AFC Hayes (A) and Walton & H (A) (LC).  
17/1/17 Epsom turn the tables on Guildford with a 1-0 = win thanks to a Craig Hastings header from a Matt Ferdinando free kick. It was very cold at Chipstead with
many other matches frozen off but we were able to play= and scored in the 40th minute. We were the better side in the first half alth= ough they pressed a little more in
the= second but without causing too much trouble. A comfortable win despite 5 minutes of injury time.      
21/1/17 Bedfont & Feltham FC (H)(L) is p-p for a frozen pitch as are many others across the league. Rearranged for Tuesday 7/3/17. Prog Issued (20) Y.
21= /1/17 Epsom & Ewell Supporters FC 30 year reunion takes place at Acorn 30 (used t= o be the Magpie) in Epsom. 25 attend.  
24/1/17 CB Hounslow (A)(L) is p-p at 6.15pm for a froz= en pitch. It had been playable earlier in the day and they were confident of playing but a late drop in
tem= peratures ansured the p-p. A couple of matches were played in the area but others w= ere off and some were abandoned.    
25= /1/17 Our League match at Bedfont Sports cannot now take place on Tuesday 7th Febru= ary as their new 3g surface will not be ready in time.  
28/1/17 An 88th minute penalty awarded for a foul by Heagney leads to a 1-0 defeat at AFC Hayes but this defeat was the fault = of our attackers who missed a
number of chances. Defensively it was our first goal conceded in 259 minutes and Eacott only had one other save to make as we dominated 80% of the match
but= without really testing them anywhere near enough. Frustrating! Matt Farrell and M= att Smith are suspended.    
28/= 1/17 Dan Dean 100th appearance at AFC Hayes - the 119th player in history to reach that mark.      
28/= 1/17 CB Hounslow United (A)(L) is rearranged for 14/02/17. The Bedfont Sports mat= ch will not be arranged for a while.    
Ja= n 17 Football Manager tv programme is confirmed as taking place on uktv. Await= ing confirmation whether this will occur in July 2017 or 2018.  
Jan 17 The FA determine that the FA Cup will start nest year on 5th August. A bit of a joke. League will look into its options bu= t at least the FA gave us a bit of
not= ice this time.                  
31/1/17 Epsom progress to the Semi Finals of the League Cup for the first time since winning it in 2013 with a 3-1 win at Walton & Hersham. We conceded an early
goal when McKay sliced a low free kick into our own net but we fought back well and equalised in the 30th minute when Hendry's ri= ght wing cross was controlled by
Ferdinando whose touch wrongfooted the keeper and he t= hen had an easy finish from a couple of yards. In first half injury time Ferdinando won the ball in his own half
and then set Gallagher off down the left, cutting in a= nd drilling the ball into the bottom far corner from outside the box for a g= reat strike. Three minutes after the restart
Hendry and Ferdinando robbed a defender who was trying= to see the ball out and Hendry ran in on goal before setting up Ferdinando to finish low from close range.
Nwachukwu missed a great chance to make it 4-1 before Ferdinando sliced one wide from just ten yards out and then skied a penal= ty in the 90th minute after
sub= stitute Cooper-Smith had set up Gallagher who was then brought down in the area. A great fight back.      
In= the SF we could play Windsor who beat Horley 2-0 the same night, Guildford / Raynes Park, or Westfield / Camberley. Draw not yet made.  
4/2/17 Epsom recover from a 2-1 deficit to defeat relegation threatened Badshot Lea 4-2 at High Road. We led in the 19th mi= nute after Jason Nwachukwu fed Matt
Ferdinando to score from 8 yards out in an identical manner to our third goal at Walton & Hersham four days previously. However, a break on the right caught us out as
we saw the flag start to raise for offside before the assistant took it down agaiin. We hesitated and their man was through, rounding Eacott. His shot was blocked
on the line by Taylor but the loose ball was forced in= at the far post in the 28th minute. Worse happened in the 40th when a Gallag= her clearance was blocked back
into our area where their player was considered onside= and he fed a teammate who scored from close range. There were furious complai= nts from our players
as their player was apparently well offside. fortunate= ly we were level within three minutes as Nwachukwu came through a challenge = to slot the ball past
the advancing keeper in the 43rd minute. We controlled much of the second half but a number of saves held us at bay until Gallag= her and Nwachukwu
swapped flanks and Cooper-Smith came on for Hendry. Al= most immediately Gallagher provided Cooper-Smith with an easy finish after 78 minutes from a low right
wi= ng pass and Ferdinando finished off in the 91st minute after Gallagher caused trouble down the right and his shot was deflected across goal.  
Feb 17 Rhys North rejoins the club from Abbey Rangers. Also joining the club is Callum Rolfe who joins from Sutton United. Not s= ure at which level he was playing
for= them though. He isn't yet 20.                
11/2/17 Epsom produce a clinical performance to earn a= 3-0 win at Chertsey for our fourth straight win at Alwyns Lane. Although they= had a stand in keeper due to
injury, he was brilliant and denied three certain goal= s. We led after 15 when Gallagher got through and although the keeper blocked his shot he retrieved the ball
before it went out of play for a corner and cut it bac= k to Cooper-Smith whose first shot was superbly blocked but he smashed in the rebound. We made it 2-0
in the 35th minute when a Ferdinando corner reached Cooper-Smith at the back post and he dragged the ball back and poked it o= ver the line all in one movement.
Galllagher made it 3-0 in first half injury time as he= cut inside his man and drilled the ball low into the bottom corner. There was= no score in the second half but
we = remained well on top with Panayiotou working particularly hard in midfield.          
11/= 2/17 Hendry, McKay and Nwachukwu were all away for this match.          
Fe= b 17 Bedfont Sports (A) is now to be played at Bedfont & Feltham on Wednesday 15th March. The new 3g pitch is taking longer to finish.  
13/2/17 We are drawn at home to Windsor in the League = Cup Semi-Final. In the other SF Guildford or Raynes Park will meet Westfield = or Camberley (venue unknown).
14/2/17 Desopite many players missing and just one recognised centre half available, we produced a fantastic 2-0 win at CB Hounslow United at their temporary
home at Bedfont & Feltham. We started with a back = line of Rhys North Reisse Griffin, Dan Dean and Adam Heagney but took the lead= in the 12th minute when
Ferdinando robbed a defender and ran in on goal, squar= ing the ball for an easy finish from Daryl Cooper-Smith. We scored a second in the 45th minute when
Ferdinando took a short corner to Panayiotou who retur= ned it too him. The ball was then drilled in at the near post from just inside the box. Cooper-Smith was then
sent off for retaliating after 65 minutes before North then hurt his hamstring and Gallagher moved back to left back with Ali De= war coming on as sub. Dewar was our
only fit substitute! Then Farrell had to go off briefly for treatment to a cut head but CB rarely found a way through and we look= ed very solid on a day that is our best
in = history defensively with just 9 goals conceded in 13 matches on that date. It was= n't pretty at times but it was effective!    
Cooper-Smith will be suspended for four matches but barring any postponements he will be available for the Leageu Cup Semi-Fi= nal which is now confirmed for
the= 21st March against Windsor.                
18/2/17 Epsom defeat Westfield 2-1 at High Road to keep any hopes of a second place finish alive. We led after 12 minutes when Cooper-Smith scored his 30th of<= /td>
the season and 50th for the club with a dipping volley from 30 yards but we were largely second best for the opening forty five minutes and they equalised through
former Salt James Cottee who smashed one in from 20 ya= rds in the 43rd minute. Ferdinando scored the winner in the 71st minute after= a low Griffin cross
wa= sn't cleared and was forced in from ten yards. A great result and our fifth win in a r= ow in our first ever home match on 18th February.  
18/2/17 Salts Super Six was won this day after we had a record 94 tickets sold. Rita Christian won £406 and she had been a joint winner back in December!
20/2/17 Epsom defeat Abbey Rangers on a Monday evening= on their first visit to Addlestone Moor thanks to a 55th minute Dan Dean goal after Cooper-Smith had
dummied a Gallagher free kick from wide out between his legs. An very even match that we just pinched but a draw wouldn't have be= en unfair on either side.
25/2/17 Epsom trail twice but secure a point with a la= te Dan Dean equaliser in a match where we had opportunities and were the bet= ter team, but couldn't shake
the opposition off. We weren't helped by a very poor officiating display from a regular offender Andy Mawby who booked Jordan Gallagher for complaining after he had
been studded on the knee, just 3 minutes after he had = been fouled by the same player. We had a penalty saved in just the 4th minute = and trailed in the 16th minute,
before Jason Nwachukwu set up Daryl Cooper-Smith to ma= ke it 31 for the season in the 35th minute. We pushed with the wind in the second half but trailed in the 74th
minute before a late equaliser when Dean headed in a Panayiotou corner and Cooper-Smith saw his injury time strike from close range deflected over the bar by the
kee= per with Gallagher also firing wide from a good position seconds later.          
27/2/17 Former player from the fifties Ron Ruffell pas= ses away aged 84 in Scotland where he lived. He had previously been married to Liz Sperring, the daughter of
Cl= ub Founder Reg in 1954. His father Bill used to play for the club, while Ron played = in the 1954 Surrey Senior Cup Final.    
4/3/17 Epsom draw 1-1 with Walton and Hersham in an ev= en match. We conceded after 27 to a penalty but Jordan Gallagher equalised in the 67th after a bit of
pressure. A fair result on the day although we ended up with five booked. A minute's silence was held before the game for Ron Ruf= fell and his family attended the match.
7/3/17 After conceding early against Bedfont & Feltham, two quick goals put us ahead and two late goals put a gloss on t= he scoreline as Bedfont & Feltham deserved
better. They led in the 10th minute but Hendry glanced= in a Gallagher diagonal free kick after 14 and Agi Panayiotou struck a swerv= ing drive from the edge of the area<= /td>
in the 20th minute. We had a fair bit of defending to = do but weathered the storm and a Hendry header from another Gallagher free k= ick after 86 sealed the win with
Fa= rrell getting on the end of a McKay long throw as it bounced up to head in from close range in the 92nd minute to secure a 4-1 win.  
safe fall back option if they can't get = anything better, but at least they have let us know this.      
being planned for next year's Centenary, although with the news about the ground, this must also be in doubt due to the outlay.  
to go live at the start of next season. = Next meeting 26th April.            
15/3/17 Epsom trail at half time but recover to win 3-= 1 at The Orchard v Bedfont Sports whose own pitch wasn't ready yet. We trailed= in the 23rd minute but a lucky
own goal equaliser in the 59th minute got us back into= the game as Taylor flicked on a Tanton cross which then went in off a defender Jeffrys who had already
scored for Bedfont! Hicks was then sent off for an all= eged stamp on Griffin and we took full advantage as Hendry drilled the ball ac= ross the goal and into the
corner from just inside the box after 80 before a short corner between Ferdinando and Panayiotou which the latter delivered for Farrell to head in after 82. We also
saw= the referee appear to send off a spectator for something he said to the Assistantjust after the sending off!    
18/3/17 Epsom's 10 match unbeaten run and 17 match unbeaten home league run came to an end as runaway leaders won 1-0 in a v= ery tight game with not more than
a few half chances either way. We conceded the goal af= ter 39 minutes when we didn't deal with a long throw and leading scorer Argent turned quickly to fire in from
close range. There was very little between the sides b= ut we couldn't break through. Cooper-Smith served the final match of his four game suspension.
21/3/17 Epsom reach the Cup final with a 2-0 home win = over Windsor. It was a fairly close contest but was decided by two bits of gre= at skill. We led after 39 after
Cooper-Smith chased down a defender, half blocked the clearance and reched the loose ball first, running at the near post but t= hen laying the ball back for Ferdinando
to slot in from 8 yards. We made it 2-0 three minutes later when a right wing Hendry cross was perfect for Gallagher to head in from just beyond the far post. It wasn't
our greatest display and we didn't have much possession but they didnít hurt us much and we now play Westfield in the Final after they beat Raynes Park 4-0 at
Gra= nd Drive. The Final will be at Windsor FC on Friday evening 5th May.          
25/3/17 A fairly flat performance on a windy day and t= wo gift goals enabled Farnham to lead twice but we fought back on both occas= ions to force a 2-2 draw. We went
behind in the 8th minute after an underhit McKay back = pass was intercepted and taken round Eacott. McKay redeemed himself for his er= ror as he was on hand to
finish from close range after a great left wing run and cut back from Tanton. However, we trailed again in the 48th minute after McKay called for and missed a header in
midfield which bounced through to their striker who finished under Eacott but a Gallagher cross was knocked in from close ran= ge by full back Reisse Griffin in the 68th
mi= nute. Gallagher had come on for Ferdinando who hurt himself just before half ti= me. Hopefully nothing serious but we await further.  
1/4/17 A very poor performance at Camberley got what it deserved as we lost 2-0 to first half goals, picked up five bookings and = had to put up with a pitiful
officiating performance, while Camberley were at their most direct. A frustrating afternoon with goals conceded after 25 and 42 minutes, the second an own goal from
Dan= Dean with Ali Turpie caught off his line. An easily forgotten match.          
8/4/17 Dan Dean starts a two match suspension but desp= ite his absence along with Tanton and Taylor, we win 2-1 at Knaphill. It was a largely forgettable end of
season match but after 62 minutes they led. We replied within a minute through Farrell who met a deep right wing delivery by steering the ball into the bottom corner,
although the highlight of the game came in the 72nd mi= nute when Heagney dispossessed a defender and lashed the ball in from nearly 35 yards off the far post to
register his first goal for the club. We couldn't have argued if it had finished level though and a late flag denied the home si= de an equaliser towards the end.
8/4= /17 programme problems at Knaphill. Just a team sheet issued. Y.          
14/4/17 A poor match at home to Colliers Wood ends with the visitors winning 1-0 with a 92nd minute goal. They had an outfielder = in goal who played well but we
didn't test him at all until the final 20 minutes. We really didn't get going in this match. Michael Eacott conceded and then brilliantly saved a penalty in the 29th
min= ute but it was a harsh award in the first place. Referee was former Reserve team pla= yer Zach Jacquart.      
This was the ninth league match in a row where we had conceded first! Alex McKay was in charge as both Matt Smith and Glyn Mandeville were unavailable.
17/4/17 Epsom bounce back well to defeat Horley Town 2= -1 away from home on the Easter Monday morning. Hendry scored the first with= a close range header after
37 minutes after Gallagher's close range strike from a Ferdinando left wing cross had been brilliantly saved and Ferdinando scor= ed the second with a stylish low drive
from outside the box after 64 minutes. We conceded aft= er 75 and it was a little nervy near the end but former Salts Ayden Richards= and Kyle Hough had no success.
Other results are favourable over Easter with Walton &= amp; Hersham losing twice, and Hanworth and Camberley both also losing once. We are back up to fourth, just a
poi= nt from third place Walton & Hersham who visit Hartley Wintney on the final d= ay.        
22/4/17 Epsom win 3-2 against North Greenford United w= hich confirms fourth place after Walton & Hersham could only draw with Har= tley Wintney. It was a strange
match as we trailed after 17 before goals from Reisse Griffin (33) and Jordan Gallagher (35) turned it around. Griffin got his = toe to a Gallagher delivery just ahead of the
keeper and Gallagher then turned in a low shot at the = far post. However, they equalised in the 39th minute after a header had come = back off the bar for an easy tap in.
The second half was much better and a Farrell penalty awarded for a foul on Gallagher after 62 proved to be the winner, althoug= h we probably should have won by
mor= e in the end. Matt Ferdinando 100th appearance.              
22/= 4/17 Club Presentation Evening at The Green Man pub in Ewell Village - 8pm. MC - Richard Lambert      
Pla= yer of the Year - Matt Farrell, 2nd Michael Eacott, 3rd Agi Panayiotou          
Man= agers Player of the Year - Reisse Griffin                
Pla= yers Player of the Year - Agi Panayiotou                
Clu= b Person of the Year - Maggie Beddoe                
remains to be seen. Report from Holding = Company advised that we hold £276k, up from last year, due to good investments.    
list.                    
Relocation Update - 1) Old Suttonians -= No further action - probably dead and nothing further is expected to happen = in the short to medium term.  
time, and it is encouraging that they h= ave asked us to the meeting as opposed to sending an email saying that they w= ere looking elsewhere.  
Update: NESCOT meeting took place on 03/05/17 with Steve Syke and Pete Beddoe present. The idea for us to lease the site has been rejected and they are to
rebuild the clubhouse to include a gym. Not sure why they need to do this, but th= ey may still be open to a 3g pitch. Alternatively we may be able to get help from the
Council on this to insist on a pitch as a condition of the rebuild. NESCOT are looking for a commercial partner and it may be that we are able to get so= me funding for
a pitch through that route. Either way it doesn't look as though we will be able = to have a clubhouse there so questions remain regarding our revenue stream a= nd a base.
†3) Glyn School - rumourde to be putting together some sort of joint project with NESCOT and indeed this may well = be the reason why we are to attend
move to in 1993 is vacant. However, ther= e is already a clubhouse on site so viability is an issue here.      
may be a sporting covenant there which w= ould be helpful.            
turning the Arena into a sporting hub fo= r the Borough with our club at the heart of it, even if we only needed a bit of= it at first.    
26/4/17 AGM planned provisionally for Sunday 23rd July= but ECWMC is having building work so we may be at the Green Man instead. We w= ill speak to them. There will
be = no Committee Meeting between now and then, although there is likely to be a Relocation Steering Meeting.    
Either late April or early May 17 former player Chris Dunne dies of throat cancer aged 64. Funeral is on Monday 15th May at Randalls Park, Leatherhead.
2/5/17 A Jordan Gallagher equaliser in the second half ensured a 1-1 draw against Leatherhead under 21s at Fetcham Grove in a friendly. We trailed to a penalty in the
26th minute after Dan Dean brought down his opponent, = but Matt Farrell had a first half injury time penalty saved. Gallagher equali= sed from a Heagney pass after 64.
We finished the stronger of the two teams but had star= ted slowly once again before getting into our stride. Tom Harland-Goddard and Bentley Graham guested for
us= in the second half while Daryl Cooper-Smith turned his ankle in the first half a= nd came off early. Should be ok for the Final but not certain yet.  
5/5/17 Westfield defeat us in the League Cup Final by = 4-1. They scored in the 3rd minute and never really looked back, with former player James Cottee scoring a
second goal after 38. Two further goa;s followed after= 62 and 80 with a Cooper-Smith injury time goal being little less than a consolation. It was not a great performance
but= the last few weeks have seen some flat performances and this was another.        
May= 17 AGM details announced. It is to be on Sunday 30th July at 8pm at the Green Ma= n in Ewell Village.    
May= 2017 Bobby Bennett is at Met Police Reserves with occasional first team appearances<= /td>      
                     
Friendlies     H/A Score H/T Prog? Att Scorers & Notes    
1= 8/06/2016 Chantilly   A 2-5 0-2 N 38 R.Hendry (2)    
1= 6/07/2016 Whyteleafe   A 0-0 0-0 N 57      
2= 3/07/2016 Croydon Athletic A 2-1 0-1 N - T.Neale (2)    
3= 0/07/2016 Orpington   A 2-1 0-1 N - C.Hastings, R.Griffin  
0= 6/12/2016 Chipstead - DWT H 3-0 1-0 Y (13) 67 M.Farrell (pen), S.Panayiotou, D.Cooper-Smith
        this was doubled up as a Surrey Senior Cup tie on 6th December            
02= /05/2017 Leatherhead YouthU21 FC A 1-1 0-1 N 50 J.Gallagher