Monday 5th April 2010 (11-30 am)

Staines Lammas 4 CB Hounslow United 1
Combined Counties League Division 1
At: Laleham Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 11-30 pm
Admission: £5 including 56 page programme
Attendance: 25 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells, blustery wind
Duration: first-half: 45:24; second-half: 48:08

After dropping the family off at Hillingdon tube station for their day in Central London, I made my way round the M25 to the village of Laleham, a mile or so south-east of Staines. This was the first leg of a Bank Holiday ‘double’ and, coincidently, one of the few remaining home league game for the Staines Lammas first team at the Laleham Recreation Ground before a groundshare at Ashford Town (Middlesex) FC commences next season.

Going into the game in second position, one point behind leaders Worcester Park, Lammas found the opponents CB Hounslow United, uneven pitch and wind all difficult to cope with, particularly during a scrappy first half. They gained a single goal advantage before half-time and upped their performance after the break to gain with a 4-1 victory.

Staines Lammas (blue/blue/blue): 1. Dan Fox, 2.Jamie Redrup, 3. Adam Ridley, 4. Ben Whatford, 5. Lawrence Munns (capt), 6. Chris Bullen, 7. Ben Jacob, 8. Chris Baker, 9. Jamie Smithers, 10. James Stanford, 11. Ryan Copeland. Subs: 12. Lee Henson (for Copeland, 65), 14. Robbie Sitch (for Bullen, 73), 17. Calem Eaves (for Stanford, 84).

CB Hounslow United (mustard/black/black): 1. Andy Smith, 2. Mark Peters, 3. Darren Putman, 4. Andrew Stirling, 5. Ryan Joseph, 6. Wayne Phillips, 7. Karl Powell, 8. Gary Franklin (capt), 9. Andrew Whitham, 10. Jerome Edwards, 11. Mesi Olabi. Subs: 12. Carl Phillips (for Whitham), 14. Rob Mack (for Olabi, 68), 15. Nathan Rose (for Stirling, 56).

Referee: Colin Readett.
Assistants: Geoff Knock and Ahmad Rafique.

1-0 James Stanford (35)
2-0 Adam Ridley (56)
3-0 Ben Whatford (67)
3-1 Gary Franklin (83 pen)
4-1 Robbie Sitch (85)

Staines: Dan Fox (YC, 83)
CB: Mark Peters (YC, 34), Ryan Joseph (YC, 56), Wayne Phillips (YC, 81)