Friday, July 22, 2016

Travelling Tanners

Leatherhead take in their next friendly away at Margate.  Not the obvious choice, the smaller club often hosting the friendly but I am sure it is good preparation.

Kick off at 3pm.  Directions can be found here.  See you there.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Herne Bay at River Lane

After Margate chickened out of hosting today's fixture we now face Herne Bay at River Lane at 3pm...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pre-season underway

Leatherhead’s pre-season got underway on Friday night with a 2-2 draw away at Corinthians.  This is a fixture we play every year, yet it somehow eludes me and still remains a ground for me to tick off.

Tuesday night Leatherhead play away at East Grinstead.  Directions can be found here.


Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Season Ticket Renewal

The club have asked me to mention season tickets are now on sale…

“The club are now able to offer the opportunity to buy a season ticket for next season under the Early Bird offer. For details please see the attached Application Form and the informative Membership Summary.

Last year the club offered a very special deal on season tickets.  Although many took up the offer the gate receipts went down by considerably more than the extra income from season tickets.

The good news is that we have gone back to the popular Early Bird offer of previous seasons and the adult season ticket prices under this offer are £5 lower than they were two seasons ago.

£175 Adults
£125 Over 65s/Students
£55 Juniors (under 16)
Please contact Richard Bligh directly here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Faversham are coming

OK; the prospect of hosting Faversham isn’t away to South Park exciting, but it is exciting all the same. 

Tonight Dorking Wanderers host our old friends from Kent in the Ryman South play-off semifinal.  Early tweets suggested it would be advance ticket only but I am sure if you get there early enough you may be in luck.  I have my ticket: so there.

Kick off at 7.45.  See you there!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Harrow 2 - 2 Tanners

A second half of open, devil may care football was on offer to the few that braved the Harrow traffic today.  With both sides comfortable with their positions in the table it could have been quite a stale affair, but it appeared both teams wanted to end the season on a high.
Leatherhead had a bright start and could have scored a couple as Ryan proved hard to handle.  It was the hosts who opened the scoring from a lovely move that Leatherhead appeared to halt on three occasions but they persevered and steered it into the goal.
The first half had some tempo to it but it was in the second half it picked up.  Tomi opening the scoring with a powerful finish as we were leaving the bar.
Then Mahal used his pace to get a one on one, for him to have the composure to lob the 'keeper.  2-1 and we were above Merstham and all was well with the world.
Then Harrow bounced back.  A lovely free flowing move down their right, a cross and a one touch finish that was steered in off the post.  2-2 and we finish the season below newly promoted rivals, Merstham,.  Disappointing, but survival was achieved and on to next season... where we do it all again...

Travelling Tanners

So, here we go into the last game of the season.  Leatherhead, 10th and can climb no higher, play 17th place Harrow (who can climb one place) in this exciting fixture. 

Operation Merstham is still very much in own hands though as we are two points ahead, but with an inferior goal difference so a point won’t do.

Kick off at 3pm.  Directions can be found here.  Good luck fellas.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tanners 0 - 1 Farnborough

Leatherhead lose their last home game thanks to a swift move from the visitors and poor penetration from the hosts.

The game pretty much had the same pattern all the way through.  Leatherhead built attacks through the endeavor of Mahal but all too often there was no support in the box to pose any threat.  Farnborough probed but on the whole we looked comfortable.  Wells was forced into a couple of fingertip saves and their goal was a powerful finish from a purposeful run to the byline.

The only thing that changed was Farnborough were keen to time waste at every opportunity once they took the lead.  Who can blame them when a double relegation looms over them.

The introduction of Walsh did boost our presence in the box but the telling touch still eluded us.  1-0 it ended and good luck to Farnborough with their great escape.