While I had intended to head out to Surrey and watch Lingfield vs Colliers Wood, a personal appointment came up on the afternoon of the game and so I had to give it a miss.
While most people who travel to Lingfield to watch horse racing, the town’s football club play on the edge of the town at the Sports Pavilion. The Sussex County League side had already dispatched of Cray Valley PM and Dorking Wanderers and were doing fairly well in the league too. In contrast, Colliers Wood since I saw them easily win at Camberley had lost a couple before going on a decent run and seeing off Hanworth Villa, Windsor and Wembley FC to come into this game on decent form.
The game looked a close one to call and it ended up that way as I missed a decent game watched by Steve Sidwell (his brother Lee, plays for Lingfield). Reading both match reports, Lingfield started off the better side but couldn’t create too many chances in this spell with only Harry Sintim’s shot going wide being anything of note. Lingfield did take the lead before HT though with Joe Robson firing home a rebound. The 2nd half seemed to be heading for a narrow Lingfield win before a frantic final 10 minutes turned the game on its head. Firstly Colliers Wood won a penalty which Nathan Turner dispatched before a last minute winner from Turner send Wood into the Vase 2nd Round.
Colliers Wood have a home game in the 2nd Round as they look to have a fairly winnable tie against Hellenic Division 1 side Old Woodstock Town. Famous last words though…
ROAD TO WEMBLEY 2012/2013:
1ST ROUND: Lingfield 1-2 Colliers Wood United (Godstone Road, Att: 50)