Evo-Stick Southern Division 1 Central
Saturday 6th August 2016
Egham Town were the visitors to The Glassworld Stadium on the first day of the 2016-17 season and returned home to Surrey with all three points courtesy of two first half goals from Brendan Matthew.
The Sarnies deserved to take the lead when Matthew got to a cross at the far post to head home in the 21st minute. The same man was in the right place just before the break to finish from close range when a low ball across the area found him unmarked to double the visitors’ lead.
Soon after half time Steve Fallon made a change bringing on Jos Gwynne and a few minutes later Danny Gould, both operating wide and bringing a bit more attacking energy to the Histon play and Gould went close to halving the deficit soon after with a right footed volley from a tight angle.
The visitors were forced into a change of goalkeeper on the hour mark with Norris going off injured but his replacement James Reading soon had to be at his best to keep out Pat Bexfield’s low curler that was heading inside the far post.
Gould and Gwynne were causing the Egham defenders some problems with their pace and direct running down the flanks and Gould went close again, cutting inside to drive a fierce shot that Reading did well to push away.
A much improved second half was not enough though as Egham saw the game out and secured the victory.
Egham Town website Match Report here.
Histon: Niall Conroy, Max York, Elkanah Sibanda, Pat Bexfield, Cameron Watson, Tom Moran, Callum Russell (Jos Gwynne 51), Jordan Traynier, Matty Allan (Charlie Brown 74), Simon Unwin, Luke Seaber-Shinn (Danny Gould 56).
Histon subs not used: Harry McGregor, Aysa Ourtilbour.
Histon yellow cards: Pat Bexfield.
Egham Town: Jamie Norris (James Reading 60), Jordan Ajanlekoko, Ryan Parsons, Reece Yorke, Luke Neville, Wes Daly, Chris Henry, Ollie Jones, Brendan Matthew (Chris Moore 80), Callum Webb (Aaron Berry 67), Zak Joseph,
Egham Town subs not used: Joel Scott, Bajram Pashaj.
Egham Town yellow cards: None.
Egham Town scorers: Brendan Matthew (21 & 42).