Pom­roy at the dou­ble for Chert­sey

Surrey Herald/News - - FOOTBALL -

Combnd Cn­ties Prem West­field 1 Chert­sey Town 3

AFTER mid­week de­feat against Knaphill a John Pom­roy dou­ble perked up Kim Har­ris’s Chert­sey at another Wok­ing-based out­fit. They even man­aged it with­out striker James Cot­tee who was ab­sent from the line-up through in­jury while goal­keeper Michael White started the game but had to be re­placed be­fore the in­ter­val by Luke Da­ley fol­low­ing a re­oc­cur­rence of a groin strain. The per­for­mance be­tween the two of them was seam­less, Da­ley mak­ing one match-sav­ing full length block at the time Chert­sey were a goal down. Pom­roy had an early ef­fort ruled out for off­side. Then just be­fore the half hour a Kieran Wood­ley free kick was headed home by an un­marked Michael Gar­rick but his joy was short­lived as the ref­eree blew for a push. It was West­field who scored first when Shane Cheese­man curled in a classy strike from 25 yards. Town re­sponded well, Wil­liam Bor strik­ing over, and Chert­sey be­gan to buzz in at­tack. They were soon level when a rak­ing through ball from Jack Wad­more was met by Pom­roy who just man­aged to get his toe to the ball be­fore Dave Hill in goal to rat­tle it home. The sec­ond half was pretty much one-way traf­fic, Gar­rick and Pom­roy hav­ing early ef­forts be­fore Pom­roy added his sec­ond on 57 min­utes to give his side the lead – his in­stinct for goal still in­tact. A third ar­rived thanks to Hill’s un­cer­tain han­dling as the West­field keeper dropped the ball from a Wood­ley cor­ner. It dropped in

nicely be­hind him for Gar­rick to head com­fort­ably home. With Chert­sey still on top, Pom­roy looked odds on for the hat-trick when in a po­tent po­si­tion but Hill, re­deem­ing him­self to some ex­tent, smoth­ered. It not only pre­vented Pom­roy from in­creas­ing his grow­ing goal tally but also stopped Chert­sey stretch­ing beyond the three-goal mark, some­thing that has not hap­pened for almost a year.

Alis­tair Wilson WK145825

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