Moseley visited Cranleigh for the first time on Saturday and were welcomed by a very heavy pitch but at least we could play. Unbelievably Cranleigh kicked off and created a chance after 20 seconds with Leo Lord shooting narrowly wide. It was all Cranleigh early on despite not playing particularly well. After 10 minutes we were awarded a penalty for handball. Sullivan Howick confidently stepped up only to blast the ball straight at the keeper and the score remained 0-0. Harry Dancaster was having another immense game in defence for Cranleigh aided by Buster Boomer, Ali Hills and Jack Westerman. Another chance for Cranleigh as out wide Jack Rogers passed inside to Zach Whittle who from outside the area scrapped the bar. Yet another Moseley handball this time on the edge of the area. The freekick was taken by Jack Rogers and looked to be sneaking inside the post but the keeper scrambled across to save. It had been all Cranleigh and just before the end of the half Sullivan Howick came close with his effort inches passed the post.

So 0-0 at half time in a game Cranleigh had dominated without managing to score. Problems at half time as our keeper was unable to continue, Ethan Payne stepping up to take the gloves. With Ethan in goal we missed a bit of his energy in midfield as Moseley started brightly. Disaster after 10 minutes with a goal mouth scramble and the ball falling to the Moseley forward to smash home 0-1. Now we would see what Cranleigh were made of going behind after so much possession and missed chances. The goal galvanised Cranleigh as once again all the play was in the oppositions half. A great ball from Zach to Sully saw him round 2 defenders before scoring the equaliser 1-1. Cranleigh really started to push forward pinning Moselely back. Unfortunately Cranleigh continued to miss chances. The worst miss of the game as Sullivan beat the full back and crossed for the on rushing Leo. With goal at his mercy and the perfect cross Leo somehow managed to screw the ball wide from 3 yards. As Leo stood hands on head you really felt we had let the game slip away. Further chances came our way as we now had 9 sometimes 10 players inside their half. With time running out Jack Rogers had another superb freekick saved as the game ended 1-1. Unfair on Cranleigh only managing a draw perhaps but we had our chances we just didnt take them.

Scorer – Sullivan Howick

Man of the match – Harry Dancaster – imperious in defence and driving forward with the ball