Leatherhead forge ahead into the final thanks to goals from Smith and Bradbrook. Leatherhead got off to the dream start with Smith opening the score as he ran onto a Bradbrook flick on minutes into the game. Bradbrook minutes later took the ball on the edge of the box, made room for a shot and curled his strike into the top right corner. A goal that even made Matt Le Tissier sit up and take note on twitter!
Another Bradbrook goal in the second half when he pounced on a knock down from a corner put us in charge. Until the 75th minute it was all Leatherhead and Guernsey were lucky not to go 5-0 down when two clear chances went begging. Guernsey was finding life with Bradbrook far too difficult and for a spell targeted him with some unpunished rough stuff.
Guernsey did get one back and suddenly the momentum changed and we were hanging on at the end when they scored another ten minutes from the end. All in all a perfect finish. Guernsey had some goals to think about in the Premier Inn, we celebrate a hard fought win. So many good performances do dwell on. Smart and Smith broke up attacks in midfield. Ryan at right back had the beating of their left back. Bradbrook couldn’t be touched. Jerry and Coyle kept Ross Allen quiet for much of the match.
On to Folkestone then on Saturday. Hopefully they will have some tired legs after their extra time win against Hastings last night…