Sandhurst Town 0 Colliers Wood United 1By Tony Dean
January 08, 2009
The Fizzers' new year did not get off to their desired start on Saturday as Colliers Wood United ended their run of six games without a win at Bottom Meadow.
In freezing conditions, Sandhurst’s was one of the few games that went ahead, but both sides played their part in an entertaining match.
Both sides coped well with the tricky conditions and the first half saw chances at both ends with Pete Mulvaney and Errol Hutchings going closest for the Fizzers.
However, neither side could secure the advantage going in at half time as the score remained goalless.
Sandhurst started the second half brightly and, as in previous weeks, Matt Hopton was proving a handful for the Colliers Wood defence, although he was not rewarded for his efforts.
Colliers Wood, however, defended well, absorbing the Fizzers early second half pressure.
The deadlock was finally broken on 77 minutes when Colliers Wood striker Joseph Frimbong making his debut for the visitors, fired home from just inside the box following the Fizzers failing to clear their lines.
Sandhurst responded well and proceeded to create a number of chances with Neil Selby, Hopton and Mark Corbett all going close but not hitting the back of the net.
Pete Browning the Fizzers manager was disappointed that the side came away from the game with nothing.
“I have no complaints – the lads worked very hard for one another, but got nothing for their efforts which is disappointing.
“Although we created a number of chances unfortunately we were not able to convert them.”
The Fizzers travel to North Greenford on Saturday, but are back at home on Tuesday, January 13 against Reading Town in the second round of the Berks and Bucks Senior Trophy (kick off 7-45pm).
Sandhurst Town: Agon, Fisk, Williams, Parker, Hogston, Nesbitt, Fairminer, Hutchings, Hopton, Corbett (Wilde), Mulvaney (Selby).