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"Boxing Day fixture" vs. Tooting

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)27/12/2014 11:37Sat Dec 27 11:37:15 2014

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Today we entertain Tooting & Mitcham Utd. Come on down for a 3pm kick off at the Leafe!




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Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0

By PBFC (legacy user)27/12/2014 19:20Sat Dec 27 19:20:59 2014In response to "Boxing Day fixture" vs. TootingTop of thread

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What a brilliant way to end an epic 2014.

Our visitors will feel hard done by based on possession, but we dug in when we had to and scored twice to secure a crucial victory in front of a bumper 301 crowd on a day when Worthing and South Park both lost.

Roscoe lead the line superbly but it was JT and Dylan who produced the performances of the day.

On to Chipstead next with the belief that the Play-offs are well and truly within our capabilities - an astounding achievement at the first time of trying.

PBFC

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Whyteleafe v Tooting

By Julie Pescod (legacy user)29/12/2014 09:23Mon Dec 29 09:23:18 2014In response to Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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Missing too many matches at the moment but always look for results and follow twitter feed! Now Christmas is over hope to get to matches on more regular basis but echo everyone's sentiments that the team/management have dine brilliantly this season so far . massive WELL DONE ! Good luck going forward and Happy New Year everyone !

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Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0

By Toby Lerone (legacy user)27/12/2014 20:36Sat Dec 27 20:36:09 2014In response to Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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We've earned the right to an ugly win in recent weeks, which duly came today as we had to dig in and weather the storm of Tooting's superior levels of possession. Never underestimate the value of stubborn defence though, and yet again our back four stood firm. Tom Pratt remains the unsung hero of our club... stick him at right back and he'll put everything on the line, stick him up front and he'll score, as he did against Corinthian Casuals. Well played Tom.
It's been a great year, and it must have been especially gratifying for those of you who have stood on the Church Road terraces for so long, thru thick and thin. Here's to a great 2015, and hopefully a playoff spot.

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Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0

By Clive (legacy user)27/12/2014 20:44Sat Dec 27 20:44:49 2014In response to Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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Congratulations boys on a fantastic result to end a great year.

I was in danger of watching a boring goalless draw at Launceston v Calington until a late injury time winner for the visitors. We think we have bad refs but this one booked 8 and sent off one for two ridiculous yellows.

The result from Church rd cheered me up loads.

All the best for everyone for 2015.

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Launceston v Callington

By Quiz Night Fridat 31st (legacy user)29/12/2014 09:19Mon Dec 29 09:19:33 2014In response to Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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Go Callington !

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Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0

By Paulo (legacy user)28/12/2014 10:25Sun Dec 28 10:25:55 2014In response to Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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Agree with PBFC, has been epic 2014. In fact our record for all league games is as follows:

Pld 45 won 27 drew 9 lost 9 for 116 against 55 Pts 90.

I am sure you will agree with me that this has been our best year ever.

Happy new year to one and all.

Paulo

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Yesterday

By LinesmanIan (legacy user)28/12/2014 14:52Sun Dec 28 14:52:02 2014In response to Re: Whyteleafe 2 Tooting & Mitcham 0Top of thread

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Interesting game for me. T&M looked like a side with no one in it who looked like he could head a ball. Their centre forward looked every inch a CF but I don't think won a worthwhile header all game. Their supporters bemoaned their lack of a real winger and in playing a goal scorer like Sawyer out wide was an interesting decision
Whyteleafe got a result without really performing although in Dsane there is always a goal scoring threat
Ive only seen a handful of games but in the last 2 (South Park and yest) Andrews and Clayton have looked short of fitness and involvement. JT has a left to die for and picks a pass every time. If you can win ugly and then get on a good run, youll be in with a shout

Talking to a couple of T&M supporters and one said he thought they may be in for a change of management. He'd like Bird to take over!Good luck with that

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Re: Yesterday

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)28/12/2014 20:11Sun Dec 28 20:11:37 2014In response to YesterdayTop of thread

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It would be tempting to say we won the game with the minimum effort but I thought the back four worked incredibly hard and perhaps, along with Roscoe, showed where our strength really lies.

It was slightly worrying that be played so deep for so much of the match and really struggled to keep possession. We'll need to be a little stronger if we're going to cling on to a play-off space but I'm confident we will be reinvigorated in the New Year.



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Re: Yesterday

By Clive (legacy user)28/12/2014 20:36Sun Dec 28 20:36:08 2014In response to Re: YesterdayTop of thread

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It's a strange looking league in a way. The top 4 look pretty secure at present but anything could happen.

The fight for 5th could easily involve at least 10 clubs. We have the advantage at the moment and are capable of retaining that place come the end of the season. But it's going to be a volatile 2nd half to the season with clubs yo young places.

If we can finish 5th it will be a marvellous season to get into the playoffs. Plenty to play for and a lot to look forward to.

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Re: Yesterday

By Lee Farmie (legacy user)28/12/2014 21:07Sun Dec 28 21:07:03 2014In response to Re: YesterdayTop of thread

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Finishing 5th would be ideal for us. We would surely win from there.



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Re: Yesterday

By Pink Panther (legacy user)29/12/2014 12:44Mon Dec 29 12:44:43 2014In response to Re: YesterdayTop of thread

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I took in this game along with Linesman Ian, with Dulwich Hamlet's game at Enfield Town washed out. Tooting reminded me of the embryonic version of the current Hamlet side from four seasons ago, when we snatched the final play off place with a record low number of points after still being in the bottom half of the table at the start of April: a "good footballing side" who can dominate the middle third, but on Saturday's evidence can be too easily frustrated by a determined and well organised defence, while also being vulnerable to brisk counter-attacks. They have a good core of experienced players and ought to be a bit better than they showed in this game.

As already mentioned, looking at the table the top four seem to be well set barring spectacular loss of form, with any number of other sides including Leafe & Tooting in with a shout of fifth place. One Tooting-supporting friend of mine was grumbling that "you can't get promoted from this division playing like this", which was my own feeling four years ago, but Hamlet ultimately proved that you can, if you have the right manager and are patient enough to give him enough time.

The finishing expertise of Roscoe D'Sane ultimately made the difference, coolly working his way into a prime shooting position and picking his spot with accuracy each time. The first goal summed up Tooting's afternoon; a sustained spell of pressure yielded no clear scoring chance, eventually someone took a hopeful pot-shot from just outside the box that was easily held by Ceesay in goal, and a few seconds later they were having their trousers pulled down at the other end. Their centre forward Danny Summers initially looked impressive, but he isn't he quickest and became isolated without sufficient support once his team fell behind. As Ian says, it might have been more interesting had Frankie Sawyer (T&M no.10) been deployed down the middle instead of marginalised on the left flank, as he's a really sharp penalty box predator.

It was good to see a decent crowd at Church Road with Leafe near the right end of the D1S table - pleasing contrast the the dwindling crowds and declining results of a few seasons back when you were regular league opponents of the Hamlet.

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