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FC Romania 3 Egham Town 1

By Tempest Ward

Just the one away win then...

FC ROMANIA 3 (2) Roddy Lemba (33), Cosmin Miron (39), Lawrence Neuruba (53)
EGHAM TOWN 1 (0) Kiemon Robinson (69)

Egham Town’s dreadful away form has seen them lose 18 of 19 games, only Northwood losing to the Sarnies. This particular loss, as predictable as the rest once the home side had taken the lead (that win at Northwood was also Egham’s only travelling clean sheet), also meant that even a win at home to Chipstead on Saturday guarantees the club’s lowest points total since three points for a win were introduced in 1978-79.
In a match devoid of any meaning other than statistical improvement the home side spent the first 30 minutes away with some terrible ball control and sliced clearances. They got their act together in the 33rd minute as Roddy Lemba’s well executed conversion of a right wing cross proved too strong for Ryan Sandford in the Egham goal. Six minutes later Cosmin Miron hared down the Romania left before drilling a fierce shot into the visitor’s net. Egham’s sole reply was Ashley Carew’s free kick that home keeper Adrian Damarant had no trouble catching.
FC Romania extended their lead with a goal created by Gela Lipu’s fine solo run and a powerful finish from Lawrence Neruba. The Sarnies pulled a goal back in the 74th minute after Connor Channon pushed from midfield and passed to Kiemon Robinson, who skipped past one tackle and rolled a superb shot round Darabant. Soon after Carew combined with Anthony Thomas for Robinson to have another go, but this time Darabant pulled off a good save. Next came a scramble in the Egham box, George Taban firing in a shot that Sandford superbly tipped up to the underside of his bar before grabbing the ball. Thomas beat two defenders in the tackle before his shot was saved by Darabant. The last few minutes petered out, just like Egham’s season.
EGHAM TOWN: Ryan Sandford, Kildane Tesfu, Joseph Adoo-Peters, Luke Randall, Tristan Toney, Connor Channon, Brandon McCarthy, Andrew Carew (Captain), Anthony Thomas, Ibrahim Kehinde, Kiemon Robinson. Substitutes: Jack Hatcher (McCarthy, 65), Tommy Cole, Greg Wright, Morgan Cooper (Kehinde, 52).

Updated 22:16 - 22 Apr 2019 by Tempest Ward

Where next?

Programme - EGHAM TOWN v CHIPSTEAD 27.04.2019 Sarnies wave goodbye to the Bostik League
EGHAM TOWN 1 ASHFORD TOWN (MX) 2 Well, the weather was nice!


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