No slip-ups as Moles close the gap

Egham News - - FOOTBALL -

CCL Premier Mole­sey 3 Hor­ley Town 0 HOR­LEY were all Chat and no trousers as they suc­cumbed to Mole­sey.

Keeper Ian Chat­field was in­spired for the vis­i­tors but he alone could not pre­vent Mole­sey from clos­ing in on lead­ers Cove with a win that pleased boss Steve Webb after a slip-up in their last home game against Bed­font. De­spite Chat­field’s bril­liance, Moles still man­aged to over­come stub­born op­po­si­tion even though Webb de­scribed his team’s show­ing in front of goal as “waste­ful”.

He said: “I’m pleased we made up ground on Cove who lost against Ash­ford but I’m more pleased we didn’t drop points against some­one silly like we have done even though we should have scored more.

“Hor­ley have good play­ers and have just come off a good run in the Vase so we de­serve a bit of credit.”

On a heavy pitch, which didn’t suit Mole­sey’s style, a shot par­ried by Chat­field was fol­lowed up by Tom Wind­sor who fired home for 1-0 on 14 min­utes.

A bonus for Moles was Hor­ley’s old-fash­ioned cen­tre-for­ward An­thony Jupp be­ing sub­sti­tuted after 30 min­utes hav­ing been booked.

It took away part of the vis­i­tors’ threat and Mole­sey were able to add to their lead after 35 min­utes when the ball was played through mid­field with some ex­cel­lent pass­ing and Matt Baxter fin­ished off with a neat strike.

Webb ad­mit­ted to feel­ing a lit­tle flat at half time and ex­plained: “I was sub­dued as we have just played Ash­ford and Spelthorne who are good teams where you have to re­act.

“Some sides come to us to frus­trate and not test us and Hor­ley were one of those. They got a free kick with 15 min­utes to go and I thought if they scored we might come un­der pres­sure.

“But the free kick was woe­ful and sort of summed up their day.”

As it was Mole­sey added a third when sub­sti­tute Dre Grob­ler picked his spot. “That was it done and dusted,” added Webb. “Now we go to Wind­sor on a nice big play­ing sur­face.”

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