A very foggy and damp morning and a home game against Ewell
Cranleigh were missing quite a few players and  down to the bare bones of the squad. Ewell kicked off and started brightly. No real chances in the opening 10 but with Ewell slightly on top Cranleigh conceded a free kick near the corner of our area. A really good free kick was driven across the box and the defenders seemed very reluctant to get a touch on the ball as they faced the goal, luckily it avoided the Ewell players to. Cranleighs first chance came from a corner which was cleared by Ewell to Harry Dancaster on the edge of the box who shot wide.
Another chance fell to Cranleigh when after a great passing move Leo Lord had his goal bound effort cleared off the line. The first half finished 0-0 with Cranleigh having the best chance to score in half with few efforts on target.
Despite coming closest to scoring Ewell had at times run us a bit ragged with Cranleigh being pulled out of shape and having to chase the ball a lot.
So a few words at half time saw a very different Cranleigh start the second half.
As we started to dominate the game a cross by Jack Rogers was met at the far post by Jackson Stones who was unlucky not to score. From the resulting corner Sullivan Howick struck the post. It wasent all our own way and an amazing last ditch sliding tackle by Alastair Hill denied Ewell a scoring chance. Jack Rogers was finally starting to have the type of game we know he is capable of and had a good effort saved .We were reaping rewards down our left with Jack and Charlie OBrien combining well. The game was entering the final moments and although Cranleigh had been the better team all half it was looking like a draw.
However with 2 minutes to go Jack Rogers picked up the ball someway outside the Ewell area and with the keeper off his line smashed the ball into the top corner from 25 yards out .
A fantastic strike by Jack and for once we got the result we deserved winning 1-0
This game really was a game of 2 very different halves with Cranleigh struggling to find their rhythm and shape in the first half but dominating the second.
Jack Rogers
Men of the Match
Jack Rogers – Looks a different player when he tries to bring others into the game
Harry Dancaster – Consistently brilliant