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:: East Grinstead Town 1, Erith Town 0 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Another fine display from Grant Hearn’s Wasps reserves saw them take another 3 points, taking 16 points from a possible 21. Moving from bottom of the league to 7th in the space of 7 games.

The squad was boosted by 5 new signings including in the starting line up Osman Sillah 18, Razzaq Coleman De-Graft 18, along with Ayoderi Alabi 17, Luke Robinson 18 & Elias Hilali 19.

The squad was also boosted by having Williams Peauroux from the first team who came in to skipper the side and give a very young side some much needed experience. His talking and organisation on and off the pitch was excellent.

The pitch was in excellent condition after all the rain we’ve had lately and played very well. The game started tentatively with both teams trying to work each other out. The first action of note came in the 15th minute when the impressive De-Graft had a shot that was well saved. Grinstead started to dominate in midfield with Peauroux & West getting on the ball. The goal came on 30 mins, with a great overlapping run from Jacob Wright who whipped the ball in for De-Graft to meet with a powerful header only for an Erith player to handle the ball on the line. Peauroux stepped up to slot the resulting penalty home.

The Wasps stepped it up in the second half and dominated the possession, playing some really excellent football at times and created a large number of chances for both Yunnissi & De-Graft to add more goals. Both could have had hat ticks had we been more clinical in front of goal.

With only a 1 goal lead going into the last minute Craig Lardent pulled off an outstanding save after being a spectator for most of the second half. This save won the team 3 points rather then a point which would have been very harsh.

Grinstead; Lardent, Wright (sub; Alabi), Jones, Ford, Sillah, Peauroux, Kseniuk (sub; Robinson), West, Yunnissi (sub; Adomakoh), De-Graft, David. Sub not used Hilali, Hearn

McDonald’s man of the match: Osman Sillah

:: Molesey 1, East Grinstead Town 2 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A very encouraging performance saw the reserves pick up their second successive win in the Suburban League South on Saturday.

The squad was boosted by two first team players, Williams Peauroux and Leyton Regan, and two new signings, Ryan Hill and Michael Parr. Peauroux came into skipper the side and was a commanding presence and ran the show, showing his class on the ball.

The game was very even for the first 15 minutes then Grinstead started to impose themselves in midfield, starting to play their passing game.

Molesey’s goal came direct from a free kick for the Wasps on the edge of their box. The free kick was easily taken by the keeper whose long throw left us flat-footed. Two passes and five second later it was 1-0 to Molesey.

Grinstead should have levelled when Hill hit a curling shot from 20 yards which struck the post bouncing straight into the path of Leyton Regan who managed to put it wide from two yards.

The equaliser came five minutes before half time, when a good passing move involving Peauroux, Hill and Jacob Wright ended with a low cross into Ben Burns who turned to side-foot the ball perfectly into the bottom corner from 16 yards out.

The second half saw the Wasps continue to dominate the game, creating some very good chances with Regan, Hill, Peauroux and Burns all going close.

The winner came 10 minutes from time when a perfect ball was played by Pearoux into the path of Hill, who calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

Goalkeeper Craig Lardent had very little to do as Grinstead picked up three very good points.

Grinstead: Lardent, Kseniuk, Jones, Ford, Hearn, Peauroux, Wright, Parr (sub: Paul 70), Burns, Hill, Regan.

McDonald’s man of the match: Williams Peauroux

:: East Grinstead Town 3, Horley Town 1 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
This was the reserves' first competitive match since the 19th December 2015, so you would have expected a rusty game.

Grant Hearn welcomed three new signings into the squad: Tyrelle David 17, Jordan Paul 20 and Sam Cash 16 from the U18’s along with a starting slot for Jack Unwin also from Bob Smith's U18 team.

Wasps got of to a flying start after only 4 minutes when Ben Burns 30 yards out with his back to goal controlled on his chest and volleyed into the top corner of the net leaving the keeper with no chance. This really was a stunning strike and a contender for goal of the season. The advantage was short lived with Horley drawing level 4 minutes later after a misjudgement from goalkeeper Craig Lardent who went to pick the ball up but realised he was outside his box allowing the Horley forward to nick the ball off him leaving an easy tap in. Grinstead then started to control the game in very windy and muddy conditions, battling for every ball.

The second goal came just before half time with a nice move down the left involving Ross Jones, Dave Bridgeland & Ben Burns before Burns turned his man and fired a right foot strike again into the top corner from 20 yards out.

The second half started much the same with Wasps imposing themselves in midfield with dominated performances from Montagu-Dodds and Penollar winning everything. Some great football was starting to flow and Grinstead's dominance was rewarded with a third goal right at the end after a free flowing move involving six players and finished off at the back post by Dave Bridgeland.

Special mention to Sam Cash who played 45 minutes and was outstanding on his senior debut at the young age of 16.

Team: Lardent, Wright (Cash 45), Ross, Smith, Ford, Montagu-Dodds, Kseniuk, Penollar, Burns (Yunnissi 70), Unwin (West 30), Bridgeland Unused Subs: Paul, David

McDonald's man of the match: Montagu-Dodds

:: Greenwich Borough 7, East Grinstead Town 1 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A much changed East Grinstead team reflected in a very disappointing performance and result. The game got off to a terrible start with 3 players arriving 15 mins before kick off and another right on kick off. The lack of warm up was punished with an early goal conceded after some sloppy defending. East Grinstead made it 1-1 with a powerful header from an excellent corner by Ross Jones converted by Dollard Zola on his return to the club after having a brief spell with Redhill. This goal and another impressive display from keeper Craig Lardent were the only positives in a poor game.

Team: Lardent, Wright, Jones, Ford, Watts, Mcauliffe (Emmanuel), Penollar, Hearn, Kseniuk, Wright, Zola

McDonald's man of the match: Lardent

:: East Grinstead Town 2, Chessington & Hook 4 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
With wet and windy conditions it made for a difficult afternoon and a very disappointing performance.

The free-flowing football that has been played over the last few months seemed to elude East Grinstead in these difficult conditions.

Chessington scored first when Grinstead failed to clear a routine ball. George Wallis pulled one back just before the break with a deflected drive from the edge of the box to go in level at the break. This followed a number of excellent saves from Craig Lardent.

The second half continued in the same pattern with many stray passes before an Grinstead sliced clearance was deemed as a deliberate back pass inside in six yard box. Not one of the Chessington players or management appealed. The resulting free kick was converted from six yards.

Chessington scored another 2 goals before Charlie Montagu-Dodds pulled one back with a deflected free kick from 20 yards.

Team: Lardent, McAliffee, Jones, Ford, Montagu-Dodds, Penollar (Emmanuel), Kseniuk, Wallis, Burns (Watts), Wright, James (Wright) Sub not used Hearn

McDonald's man of the match: Lardent

:: East Grinstead Town 2, Greenwich Borough 3 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A very impressive display against top of the table and undefeated Greenwich Borough although we got off to a poor start when a sloppy goal was conceded inside five minutes.

East Grinstead raised their game and then dominated much of the first half. Grant Rigler hit the bar from 25 yards before a controversial moment when a Greenwich player appeared to tip the ball around the post with his hand. In our opinion it should have been a penalty and red card, but nothing was given.

We did level, though, following a swift move down the left and direct run from Mikey Kseniuk who then curled the ball into the top corner for a superb goal.

The second half started the same as the first with Town conceding another sloppy goal after losing the ball in midfield. Again this seemed to kick start East Grinstead who dominated large parts of the match. The equaliser came on 70 mins from a corner and a powerful header from the impressive Charlie Montagu-Dood.

But it wasn't to be for Wasps, the deciding goal coming on 82 minutes from another set piece, when a Greenwich player being marked by three players still managed to flick the ball into the corner of the net.

It was disappointing to lose but the impressive display and team work reflects how much the team have improved over the last four games.

Team: Lardent, Green, Jones, Smith, Montagu-Dodd, Wallis (sub: Wright), Kseniuk, Penollar, Rigler, James, Bridgeland (sub: McAluiffee): Subs not used: Watts, Ford

McDonald's man of the match: Montagu-Dodd

:: Crowborough Athletic 2, East Grinstead Town 2 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Tonight's draw sees 7 points from a possible 9 and stretches an unbeaten run to 3 games.

East Grinstead started poorly going 2 goals down within the first 20 minutes. Both goals were easily avoidable. The passing and high tempo game that has been improving with every game was just not clicking with simple passes going astray and conceding possession far too often. Craig Lardent kept Wasps in the game with a number of excellent saves. The visitors pulled one back right on half time with a well taken goal from Dave Bridgeland, slotting from 18 yards.

After some direct words at half Grinstead came out flying in the second half and pushed Crowborough back and spent long periods in the opposition's half, dominating possession. Chances were being created as the pressure built. A free kick was given right on the line of the box when the foul was a least 2-3 yards inside the area after another direct run from Mikey Kseniuk.

The equaliser finally came 3 minutes from time when a free kick was superbly flicked into the top corner by Ross Jones. East Grinstead still had time for Chris Smith to smash a corner against the post which would have taken all 3 points.

The team work, commitment, hard work and fighting spirit was tremendous and pulled a certain defeat into a draw.

Team: Lardent, McAuliffe, Jones, Smith, Montagu-Dodd, Wallis, Bridgeland, Penollar, Burns (Tobin), James, Kseniuk Sub not used; Hearn

McDonald's man of the match: Craig Lardent

:: East Grinstead Town 3, Cobham 1 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Another impressive performance sees East Grinstead move up the league. This now makes it 2 wins on the row after coming from 1-0 down at half time.

Once again we conceded a weak goal from a corner when the Cobham player had time inside the 6 yard box to turn and shoot. Cobham went in at half time 1-0 up after a very equal first half.

The second was totally dominated by East Grinstead who passed the ball well and created many chances. George Wallis putting EG level after 60 mins with a fine strike from the edge of the box. New signing Connor Tobin was introduced and had an immediate effect scoring a delightful chip from 25 yards giving the keeper no chance. Another sub and U18 player Jack Unwin finished off a great move and powerful run from Nic James to slot home from close range.

The team is really starting to gel now and is a reflection of the hard work and commitment put in by all the players.

Team: Lardent, Green, Jones, Smith, Hearn, Wallis, Bridgeland (Tobin), Penollar (Tester), Burns, James, Kseniuk (Unwin). Unused sub: Tarpey

:: East Grinstead Town 3, Croydon 2 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
Wasps reserves secured there first win of the season with an impressive performance today. The team worked hard and fought for every ball and should have won by more after dominating for long periods.

The game got off to a perfect start with some good direct passing played at a high tempo resulting in a superb goal from close range from Ben Burns to go 1-0 up. Grinstead looked comfortable in possession and were their own worst enemy when conceding a sloppy goal. Great work on the left from Mickey Kseniuk who ran 60 meters beating 5-6 players, crossed for Burns to score his second goal with a excellent finish again on his weaker foot to go into the break 2-1 up.

The second half was much the same with Grinstead seeing more of the ball. Croydon drew level only for Ben Penollar to smash an unstoppable 25 yard strike into the top corner with 10 minutes to go. Craig Lardent pulled off an excellent save right at the end to secure our first win of the season.

Team: Lardent, Lentz, Jones, Wright, Smith, Wallis, Paisley, Penollar, Burns, James, Kseniuk subs; Emmanuel, Rigler, McAuliffe, Unwin, Wright

:: East Grinstead Town 1, Farnham Town 3 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A much improved performance saw EG Lose for a 4th consecutive game. A starting debut was given to 16 year old Josh Martin starting up front who impressed and a further 6 players under 20. Things are starting to look more positive after an impressive performance even if the result didn’t reflect our dominance of the game and the ball.

East Grinstead started the game very brightly with long periods of possession without much penetration in the last third. Farnham scored against the run of play when a free kick was given away midway in the EG half. The resulting free kick was floated into the box and came of an EG players head for an own goal. EG once again took control of the game in midfield with George Wallace and Eddie Tester impressing on the ball. Farnham countered from an EG corner only for the Farnham forward to push Jacob Wright into our Keeper causing him to drop the ball and the forward to score. How the referee or linesman gave the goal I don’t know, much to the annoyance of the whole team.

Within 2 mins EG pulled a goal back after Grant Hearn played a through ball to Ross Jones who first time low cross was side footed superbly into the bottom corner by Nic James for his 2nd goal in EG colours.

The 2nd half started much the same way and EG pushed for the equaliser and had a perfectly good goal disallowed. After defending for 30 mins Farnham again broke to score the important 3rd. EG again ran out of steam in the last 15-20 mins.

Team: Sean O'Brien, Rob Lentz, Ross Jones, Jacob Wright, Grant Hearn, George Wallace, Donovanne Paisley, Eddie Tester, Josh Martin, Nic James, Dave Bridgeland Sub used: Tom Hawkins, Aaron Prospere not used Jamie Watts, Bradley White.

MOTM George Wallace

:: Knaphill 6, East Grinstead Town 1 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A much changed team with only three starting the game from Thursday's impressive display against a strong Horley Town team.

A young and inexperienced East Grinstead were outplayed, outclassed and outfought in a very disappointing performance. There were a couple of positives from 2 new debutants, Dollard Zola who scored on his debut and U18 goalkeeper Sean O'Brien despite the score made numerous excellent saves.

Team: Sean O'Brie, Harry Haggis, Ross Jones, Jamie Watts, Chris Smith, Donovanne Paisley, Aaron Prospere, Bradley White, Dollard Zola, Dave Bridgeland. Subs used Louis McAliffe, Joshua Martin, Tom Hawkins.

:: East Grinstead Town 2, Molesey 5 :: back to top Go to the top of the page
A much changed Wasps' reserves with only 2 players from last season's squad on show got off to a losing start in the Suburban league South with a 5-2 defeat to Molesey.

With a very young side, nine new signings and no recognised keeper, there were many positives to take. With three of the midfield being 18, 18 and 19 years old, things look bright for the future. Three Under 18's were named on the bench and all came on, including 16 year old Josh Martin who made an instant impact with his blistering pace and direct running.

Being 3-0 down at half time Wasps fought hard to bring the game back to 3-2 with goals from new signings Nicholas James and an ex player who has re joined, Ben Burns. East Grinstead had one cleared off the line and a stonewall penalty claim turned down. Wasps tired chasing the equaliser ande conceded two goals in the last ten minutes.

Team: Craig Pither, Louis McAuliffe, Ross Jones, Jamie Watts, Chris Smith, Donovanne Paisley, Bradley White, Tom Hawkins, Ben Burns, Eddie Tester, Nicholas James. Used subs Josh Martin, Rob Luntz, Harry Tingley Unused sub Grant Hearn
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