Goal scorers Ryan Taiani 2, Camron Lawson 1, Isaac Collins 1, Archie Freeth 1

Man of the Match – Luca Ellis

The U15’s kicked off their campaign with a tough one, away to East Grinstead Town. The two teams were neck and neck last season, with Cranleigh ultimately taking the Division 2 title by a solitary point.

Despite a promising start, the visitors went behind after a well worked break from the home team left goalkeeper Dan Laws exposed.

Despite a less than ideal playing surface, Cranleigh persevered with a high tempo passing game and were finally rewarded after 25 minutes with an equaliser courtesy of the pacy Ryan Taiani.

A spectacular long range effort from Taiani minutes later and a penalty from the ever dangerous Camron Lawson saw Cranleigh’s dominance rewarded.

The second half was hard fought and although Cranleigh squandered a number of good chances, further goals from debutants Isaac Collins and Archie Freeth, sealed an impressive start to the 2017/18 season.