BOSTIK SOUTH CENTRAL
EGHAM TOWN 1 Ashley Carew (57, pen)
ASHFORD TOWN (Mx.) 2 Nebay Haile (28, pen), Adam Baigent (54)
“Already relegated Egham Town were given a summary of their shortcomings”, said the Non-League Paper. True. Ashford Town (Mx.) became the 7th side to do the double over the Sarnies despite turning up at Runnymede Stadium with eight consecutive league defeats behind them. They won because they took two of the few chances they created while Egham didn’t respond in any great measure until those goals had been conceded.
Updated 10:50 - 21 Apr 2019 by Tempest Ward
There were signs of attacking intent in the first half, Anthony Thomas linking with Kildane Tesfu to set up Kiemon Robinson for a shot that Tyler Tobin held comfortably, but conceding a penalty two minutes later stifled them. The award came after Luke Randall clambered over Tom Brunton, Nebay Haile just about squeezing his spot kick beyond Ryan Sandford in the Egham goal.
Mark Bitmead forced Sandford into a decent save with an angled shot in the 53rd minute, but from the corner Adam Baigent thumped home a header. That sparked a reaction from the home team and when Robinson’s enterprising run down the Egham left and into the Ashford box was ended by Steve Loveridge’s foul there was no option but for referee George Warren to point to the spot. Ashley Carew, on at half time for Samir Bajja, scored with ease. Robinson grabbed the attention with his attacking runs, one leading to a corner from which Carew mistimed his volley. Sandford had to save from Haile as the Egham momentum dwindled and in the end the game, like most of Egham’s season, ran out of steam.
Egham end the season with a trip to FC Romania on Easter Monday and next Saturday play Chipstead at home.
EGHAM TOWN: Ryan Sandford, Kildane Tesfu, Kiemon Robinson, Luke Randall, Tristan Toney, Samir Bajja, Brandon McCarthy, Greg Wright, Anthony Thomas, Connor Channon, Joseph Adoo-Peters. Substitutes: Ashley Carew (Bajja, HT), Alexandre Miranda Antomim (Thomas, 82), Jack Hatcher, Joseph Morrison, Ibrahim Kehinde (Wright, 53).