Pomroy at the double for Chertsey
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.
Predatory instincts: John
Pomroy nabs his first.