Saturday, March 30, 2013

Walton & Hersham 1 - 3 Tanners

Leatherhead long awaited return to winning ways was compete today thanks to three goals to get us on our way.

Tommy must have torn up the boot deal he signed just prior to the Maidstone game and got us on our way with two opening goals.  The Elliott Thompson got on the score sheet with a wonder strike.

Walton & Hersham did find the back of the net themselves but thankfully the damage was done.

Bogey club on Monday then... Corinthian Casuals!

Travelling Tanners

Big game.  Walton & Hersham are not quite in play-off contention to make this a six pointer BUT we have to get back to winning ways this Easter Weekend.

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tanners 2 - 2 Tooting

For just a few the prospect of watching England play out a draw in the warm was not enough, we needed to endure Leatherhead come back for what, at one point, looked like a rather unlikely one.

Leatherhead have had some poor luck recently and this was a feature of our opening goal.  A powerful shot took a wicked deflection and rather apologetically flopped in.  Prior to this Leatherhead arguably had the better of the game.

Tommy pulled a shot wide and Bradbrook headed over from close range.  Tooting did force our man between the sticks into a pretty good save but we were certainly having more than our fair share of play.

There was nothing lucky about Tooting's second early on the second half.  A fast move down just right of goal, then a neat ball to slip in a striker just to the left and finished with ease.  This was looking like it was going to be a total disaster.

Leatherhead were given a life life when a ball bobbled up and struck the hand of a defender at waist height.  The ref pointed to the spot and Simmo finished powerfully to make it interesting.  Leatherherhead were to shout for penalties at least another two times.  The first of which looked more a penalty than the one that was given.

Tooting were probably guilty of showing a lack of ambition, looking to time waste.  Leatherhead were probably more guilty of over playing.  Getting the ball wide, then passing the ball back round the box to the other side.  Rinse and repeat.  That said it was from taking a cross from a deeper position that found Bradbrook and this time he headed home.  2-2.

A string of late corners created some genuine excitement for the home fans but the game ended a draw.  Total disaster averted.  Just a disaster then...

Tooting are coming

The omens are good if not a little cold that tonight's game will go ahead.  A picture tweeted shows a pitch free of surface water with no rain since.

Richard Brady as stated he is more than aware of the significance of tonight.  Our form has let us slip out of the play-off places and now we need points from our games in hand.

Kick off at 7.45.  See you there.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Travelling Tanners

Leatherhead hope to host Crawley Down Gatwick tomorrow but a familiar threat of the weather sets to ruin another Saturday.

No news of pitch inspections yet but judging by the picture tweeted earlier today it may be beyond that...

Keep looking at twitter for updates!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Game off but pub on

The trip to Eastbourne is off but the club house will be open from 1pm.

Darts. Beer. Rugby.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Travelling Tanners

Hold your horses though.  According to their site the pitch is still thick with snow and subject to a morning pitch inspection so be sure to check on twitter for updates.

If the game does go ahead hopefully we can play without gifting them a goal as we have the past two opponents.  Not that they may need it as they, despite their mid-table standing, have outscored us by one goal...
If the game doesn't go ahead the next one isn't until Saturday when we host Crawley Down Gatwick.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tanners 1 - 1 Folkestone

Well this game pretty much followed on seamlessly from the Hythe game.  Nothing of note happening other than Tommy pulling up with a hamstring injury.  Considering this is two sides trying to reach the promised land of a top five finish this was hardly an advert for what we could "enjoy" come May.

Second half and we thought we might come out on top 1-0 thanks to a lucky goal.  Their No 5 completely mucked up his back pass which fell nicely to Bradbrook who slotted it away with a composed shot around the 'keeper.

Things were going nicely until Folkestone lofted a ball into the box with Jerry and our 'keeper coming together much like Shilton and Maradona.  Due to Jerry's superior height he managed to win it fairly and lob the ball perfectly into the back of his own net.  Habemus calamitas.

One all it finished and now we face a long trip to Eastbourne Saturday...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Folkestone Invicta are coming

Just eleven games to go and we are truly in the home straight now.  This Wednesday night fixture has become increasingly important as we begin to lose our way against higher placed opposition.

Another threat to this fixture is the cold.  The temperature is forecast to be freezing by half time so it could be another failed attempt.  Keep looking at twitter for updates.

Under starters orders at 7.45.  See you there!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Tanners 0 - 1 Hythe

With a heart as heavy as the pitch I report that we lose again to a side chasing the play-off spots.  Scant reward for Dave Blaz who worked on the pitch since 8am.

While it had its moments today was far from entertaining.  If World War I trench warfare was a spectator sport this is what it would have looked like.  Dulce et Decorum est indeed as the futility of our season is potentially unravelling before our eyes.

The high spot was a Tommy powerful strike that rebounded of the base of the post to fall to the new Burns.  His right footed shot bent round the players guarding the goal and narrowly missed the same post that Tommy had just struck.

Second half and Leatherhead were brighter and limited the visitors to just one attempt.  That attempt came courtesy of a Boulter slip leaving the striker to run clear on goal which was clinically finished.

Folkestone come on Wednesday looking to get a nose in front too... another big game!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Hythe Are Coming

Well I hope they are.  I was feeling pretty confident about the game going ahead before the big freeze sets in but then I realised it hasn't stopped drizzling for the last 48 hours.  Hopefully our pitch will cope with the rain that is set to fall until kick off.

If the game does go ahead we will face a Hythe Town side that have come to life in the league.  Five wins and a draw in the last six games has been their recent form.  I remember those days...

Kick off at 3pm.  See you there (weather permitting)!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ramsgate 4 - 1 Leatherhead

Well.  Leatherhead suffer their heaviest defeat of the season away to Ramsgate tonight.  The arrival of Simon Glover, who made it straight into the starting line up, failed to have the same effect as Tait.

It took only 15 minutes for Ramsgate to open their account.  While it only took 15 minutes for Hutchings to respond the hosts restored their lead after just five minutes.

Second half and Hutchings and Tait missed some good chances which may have changed the game but Ramsgate went on to score two more against a flagging Leatherhead side.

Hythe Town on Saturday for a chance to bounce back then!

Travelling Tanners

Down as another game I would like to go to but sadly it is not on the cards.  Ramsgate on a Tuesday night?  Blimey.

That said it is another crucial game with the home side just six points behind (albeit with us with some games in hand) and looking to sneak into the play-offs no doubt.

We have found our scoring boots again in the league but lets not forget that was against more modest opposition.

Directions can be found here.  Kick off at 7.45.  Good luck Tanners,

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Whitstable 0 - 5 Tanners

Tait has proved to be an instant hit since making his debut last week inspiring us to a four and now five goal wins.

He opened and went on to get a hat trick to outclass our hosts.  Tommy and Elliott also chip in to make the annihilation complete.

Kent away again as it is Ramsgate Tuesday...

Travelling Tanners

Today, we are away in the League to Whitstable Town. We find ourselves sitting in 5th albeit with a couple of games in hand.  Whitstable sit (for us) dangerously third from bottom but lets hope for a repeat of Saturday so we can come away with all 3 points.

Don't forget if you fancy a plate of cockles before the game parking can be a bit tricky in town...

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